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On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · The July 2014 Journal
 
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95
   
 
   

On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · July 2014

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The New Leica Store San Francisco

463 Bush Street, San Francisco, USA, July 1, 2014

I arrived one day too late to be there for the soft opening of the new Leica Store San Francisco on Monday, but got to see the store that is getting finished.

 

Leica Store San Francisco. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
Leica Store San Francisco. Leica M 240
with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. © Thorsten Overgaard.

 

The Leica Store SF has the potential to be one of the best Leica Stores around. The feel and the size will invite to become a place to hangout, to meet up and share photos and show off old film cameras. That's how the best Leica Stores work, such as LA, Tokyo and London.

Note that there is the Akiko's Restaurant Japanese restaurant just down the street that is a great place for lunch or dinner after having visited the Leica Store.

 

 

San Francisco

San Francisco, USA, July 2-5, 2014

 

San Francisco in the fog. © 2014 Thorsten Overgaard
San Francisco in the fog.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.


My daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard photographed by Ben Smukler
My daughter Robin Isabella von Overgaard photographed by Ben Smukler

 

Robin Isabella von Overgaard and Joy Villa acting as models, July 2014.
Robin Isabella von Overgaard and Joy acting as my models, July 2014.

 

San Francisco.
San Francisco.


San Francisco. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
San Francisco.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

San Francisco. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
San Francisco.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

 

     
 

"I had an extraordinary time attending your workshop. You have a very natural way of teaching and the things I learned from you about photography, techniques and workflow are invaluable."

 
  - J. L. (Canada)  

 

 

A short trip to Los Angeles

Los Angeles, USA, July 6-8, 2014

We have a secret place in LA where we hang out, and we planned to do so. Sleep for long hours and do nothing. But as it is often the case with us, we ended up working a lot. Some of it you can read about in The Story Behind That Picture "The Hollywood Murder", my photo session with actor Terence Hines:

 

© 2014 Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. This photo is with available soft light from the windows covered with white curtails.
© 2014 Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0. This photo is with available soft light from the windows covered with white curtails.

 

We also got to play around with the Leica M 240 and Leica 90mm THambar f/2.2, my lens from 1938 that is a special lens to create "sunny images".
We also got to play around with the Leica M 240 and Leica 90mm THambar f/2.2, my lens from 1938 that is a special lens to create "sunny images".

 

GUCCI photo bag by Thorsten von Overgaard
A GUCCI camera bag in Los Angeles. Read more in the article Sexy Stuff for the Worlds Most Sexy Camera.


Robin met Anna in LA, a friend from Denmark who moved to LA. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
Robin met Anna in LA, a friend from Denmark who moved to LA.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

Robin hanging out in LA. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
Robin hanging out in LA.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

 

Winner announced in the I SHOT IT competition

San Francisco, USA, July 9, 2014

 


The result of the Prestigious I shot it Black & White Photo Competition #2/2014 has been announced. The first price is a Leica M Monochrom and $10,000 cash award. See this and the Mark of Excellence awards here. Judged by Thorsten von Overgaard and Birgit Krippner. You can already now enter to participate in the #3/2014 competition to win a Leica M Monochrom and cash award. Enjoy!

 

     
 

"Thank you very much for your info. I managed to get my Leica set at the downtown Leica Frankfurt store. But would love to visit the Wetzlar store someday just to see the production line. It's been my dream to own a Leica for years and I am so so very ecstatic to be able to achieve it today. Am very excited to get started!"

 
  - A. K. (Singapore)  

 

 

         
 

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Writing holiday in Florida

Clearwater, USA, July 9, 2014

We arrived in Florida to hang out here with writing stuff and hang out with my kids for the next five weeks before we have some concerts and events in LA. Then we have another two weeks where we will have to decide where to hang out.

 


Hanging out in Clearwater with my sons wedding and writing holiday. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

My son got married!

Florida, USA, July 11., 2014

My son Oliver got married today in Florida. The lucky bride is Brittany who is from LA and is half Irish, half Italian.

Oliver and his 14 minutes older sister Caroline have been living in Clearwater since September 2012, and it was quite a surprise for Caroline that her 14 minutes younger twin brother would get married before her!

 

My son Oliver with his new wife, Brittany. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
My son Oliver with his new wife, Brittany. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

My youngest daughter Robin Isabella sneaking in on a photo. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.
My youngest daughter Robin Isabella sneaking in on a photo. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 

My oldest daughter Caroline. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
My oldest daughter Caroline. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

     
 

"Your work has deeply encouraged me to progress in my photographic journey after having been burned out working in the wedding photography field for many years. You have encouraged me to tap in once again to my creative side and my photography is much better in part due to your influence. Keep up the good work!"

 
  - S. R. (Saint Luis, USA)  

 

 

How to set Photoshop CC2014 to 100% preview

July 17, 2014

Since I upgraded to Photoshop CC 2014 I have been bothered by Photoshop showing 100% previews that was much smaller than what the images actually looked in browswer.

After having looked in the Photoshop Preferences again and again for a way to set this to actual preview, I finally found out that the way to do it is to go to the Application folder on the Macbook Pro Retina and take info (press command + i) and then check the box Open in Low Resolution.

That solves the issue.

The thinking behind that 100% preview is much smaller in PS than in real applications is that one pixel on the screen (a Retina screen in particular) is not the same as in a web browser. A retina screen has 220 'points' per inch whereas a traditional screen had/has 100 'points per inch. Hence PS shows the actual pixels - which is 220 points now vs. 100 before, making your 100% image roughly 40% the sieze of what it is in actual use in a web browser. It is not very applicable when you edit images and want to see how they will look in a web brower, hence I had to find a way to change it. And I did!

 

How to set Photoshop CC2014 to 100% preview
Photoshop CC 2014 tip: The way to get your 100% preview back to 100% so Photoshop and web browser 100% previews look the same on your Retina screen is to go to the Application folder on the Macbook Pro Retina and take info (press command + i) and then check the box Open in Low Resolution.

 

Meeting Dick Zimmerman

Clearwater, USA, July 20, 2014

I met with Dick Zimmermann who have had a great career as a photographer in New York, Los Angeles and London photographing a lot of fashion and celebrities, the Michael Jackson album cover for Thriller" probably being the most iconic with a place as the no 7 album on the Rolling Stones top 100.

Zimmerman originally went into photography to become better painter, and one day he put down the camera and returned to painting, which is what he does now.

We had a long talk and a cigaret on the balcony with a view to the water whilst we fondled the Hasselblad that he used for the Thriller album some of my Leica's and the Thambar lens that I though might be just him. Read more in my upcoming The Story Behind That Picture.

 

Dick Zimmerman
Dick Zimmermann. Read more in my upcoming The Story Behind That Picture. © 2014 Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

 

The Singer

Florida, USA, July 25, 2014

We have met a few times and we're sort of warming up to a photo shoot that I am sure I will get back to. Here's a photo of Stacy Francis from her performance today.

 

Stacy Francis doing Purple Rain that used to be available on iTunes. © 2014 Thorsten Overgaard. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.
Stacy Francis doing Purple Rain that used to be available on iTunes. © 2014 Thorsten Overgaard.
Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0.

 

 

Florida, July 26, 2014

One has to take into planning that it takes 10-15 minutes for the camera and lenses to adjust when they go from air condition to outside in Florida.


 

 

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Leica M digital cameras:   Leica L digital cameras:
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Leica M10-R   Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica M10-D   Leica TL2
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Leica M9 and Leica M-E    
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Leica M240    
Leica M246 Monochrom   Small Leica mirrorless digital cameras:
Leica MD-262 and Leica M60   Leica D-Lux
    Leica C-Lux
Leica M film cameras:   Leica V-Lux
Leica MP   Leica Q2
Leica M4   Leica Q
    Leica Digilux 3
Leica M lenses:   Leica Digilux 2
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica Digilux 1
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4   Leica Digilux
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4    
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R film cameras:
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R8 / R9
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica R4
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 FLE   Leica R3 electronic
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0   Leicaflex SL / SLmot
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.2    
7artisans 50mm f/1.1   Leica compact film cameras:
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica CM 35mm film camera
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0    
Leica 50mm Elmar-M f/2.8 collapsible   Leica R lenses:
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
7artisans 75mm f/1.25   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.5   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 250mm Telyt-R f/4.0
    Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leitz Cine lenses:   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica Cine lenses from Leitz Cine Wetzlar   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/4.0
     
History and overview:   Leica S digital medium format:
Leica History   Leica S1 digital scan camera
Leica Definitions   Leica S2
Leica Lens Compendium   Leica S
Leica Camera Compendium    
The Solms factory and Leica Wetzlar Campus   "Magic of Light" 4K Television Channel
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Calibrating computer screen for photographers   Thorsten Overgaard Masterclasses & Workshops
Which Computer for Photographers?   Lightroom Survival Kit (Classic)
What is Copyright? Advice for Photogarphers   Lightroom Presets
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Capture One Survival Kit
Quality of Light   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
Lightmeters   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
White Balance & WhiBal   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
Film in Digital Age   "Composition in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
All You Need is Love   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
X-Rite   The Overgaard Photography Extension Course
The Origin of Photography    
Hasselblad/Imacon Flextight 35mm and 6x6 scanner    
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Henri Cartier-Bresson   Christopher Tribble
Birgit Krippner   Martin Munkácsi
John Botte   Jose Galhoz
 
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Vivian Maier  
Morten Albek    
Byron Prukston   Richard Avedon
     
The Story Behind That Picture:   Learn with Thorsten Overgaard:
More than 200 articles by Thorsten Overgaard   Leica M9 Masterclass (video course)
Thorsten Overgaard Workshop Schedule   Leica M10 Masterclass (video course)
    Leica M240 Masterclass (video course)
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Sean Reid Review (reviews)   Street Photography Masterclass (video course)
Heinz Richter's Leica Barnack Berek Blog    
I-Shot-It photo competition   Thorsten von Overgaard Free Online Masterclass
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The Von 24hr Jetsetter Travel Bag   Ventilated Shade for older 35mm/f2 lenses
Desk Blotters 'Always Wear a Camera"   Ventilated Shade E39 for 50mm Summicron lenses
Software for Photography   Ventilated Shade for Leica 28mm Summilux
Signed Prints   Ventilated Shade for current 28mm Elmarit-M
Computer Shade for MacBook Pro   Ventilated Shade for older 28mm Elmarti-M
Video Masterclasses   Ventilated Shade E49 for 75mm Summicron
Photography Books by Thorsten Overgaard   ventilated Shade E55 for 90mm Summicron
Home School Photography Extension Courses   Ventilated Shade for 28mm Summaron
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Above: Joy in Bangladesh in June. We visited the local football field before we left and gathered a crowd that followed us all the way to out car. Leica M 240 with Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95.

 



 


 

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Thorsten Overgaard
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish born multiple award-winning AP photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops which cater to Leica enthusiasts. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail.

You can follow him at his television channel magicoflight.tv and his on-line classroom at overgaard.com

Feel free to e-mail to thorsten@overgaard.dk for
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