This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
"My overall goal taking part in the Rome Workshop, was to focus much at the light, which I can transfer to future photo and television news stories that I produce. And I got it.
The hands on practice and advice from Thorsten benefits both experienced pro´s like my self, and amateurs who wants to step up a level. So with my tired feets walking around hot Rome, I now will go back and let the experiences and inspiration go into my photography works. You are newer to old, too experienced or (especially) too good to learn."
- M. A. (Denmark)
Unboxing video: Karl Lagerfeld's Fendi book
Denmark, August 7, 2015
I normally don't do unboxing videos, but for Karl Lagerfeld I will do an exception. We got his new FENDI anniversary book (it's been 50 years) made by master bookprint Gerhard Steidl.
City of Angels
Hollywood, USA, August 8 - September 26, 2015
We'll be in LA for a while, wirting, photographing, performing, recording, shopping, training, reading ...
"I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for your review of the Leica Q. I'm considering coming to Leica from a Fuji x100 and found your review balanced and informative. For a relative beginner like me the level of detail was very useful and your wide range of sample pictures were a great help. Thank you again."
- R. P. (UK)
My new morning ritual in Hollywood is to go on the rooftop before the sun starts to heat up the city. Here I read a chapther or two in my Jay-Z bible Decoded while zipping coffee and smoking my morning cigarettes. Leica M 246 with Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4
"I enjoyed your review of the Leica Q very much. Thank you!"
270 pages on how to set up a photography workflow, from calibrating the screen to editing in Lightroom, and printing. How to deal with Lightroom CC vs. Lightroom CC Classic. How to organize files, back up, clouds, use DAM (Digital Asset Management) catalogs and Photoshop.
"I am a 16 years old street photographer from Romani that shoot only on film on my Leica IIIa. I saw your video on YouTube and you inspired me a lot. Thanks a lot!"
- P. M. (Romania)
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"I have your New Inspiration Extension Course and have viewed all videos and started a Blipfoto account. I recently submitted a few images to a gallery. I will continue to refine and work on the things you have talked about. I diligently edit and process my images after every shoot as taught in your workshop and am always up to date with my images".
- J. L (USA)
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"Thank you for all the effort you put in your great website and keep up your amazing work."
- M. V. (Germany)
"Dear Mr. Overgaard, Thank you for posting all those newsletters. I've been following your site for quite a while and I must say, I love your style of photography and your articles! Keep up with your great work!"
- O.B. (Germany)
We went to see the Seattle band Down North perform at The Mint in Los Angeles on August 31.
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator.
Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.