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On The Road with Thorsten Overgaard · The March 2014 Journal
 

   
 
   

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By: Thorsten Overgaard

This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment. March has been dedicated to getting stuff done, so I'm in one location most of the month, going to do workshops in Bali, Australia and New Zealand from March 25 - which also happen to be my birthday!

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"In researching the Leica M240, I love your website and the detail you go into. At the same time I've fell in love with your style of photography. Hopefully I can take the time to attend one of your workshops."

 
  - X. L. (Texas)  

 

The winner of the I-SHOT-IT.COM announced

San Francisco, United States, March 3, 2014

Since 2010 I have been the judge of the Premium Compeition for I-SHOT-IT.COM along with Birgit Krippner. It is always interesting to see the submitted photos, and generally I must say that the quality has gone up. There are really many greay photos, and that is also why we don't just announce a winner but make sure to give a Mark of Excellence to the ones that - who knows - could have won if the winner hadn't sent in his or hers photo to this competition.

 

The winner, Ralph Dutt-Ballerstadt from Berlin/Portland shot this photograph in Kolkata, India with a Olympus OM-D. We as judges don't know who shot the pictures, which cameras they used, when or where they did them, not even if it is film or digital. All we see is the images. So part of the joy is to see when the winners are announced, what the story is behind the image, and who did them.
The winner, Ralph Dutt-Ballerstadt from Berlin/Portland shot this photograph in Kolkata, India with a Olympus OM-D. We as judges don't know who shot the pictures, which cameras they used, when or where they did them, not even if it is film or digital. All we see is the images. So part of the joy is to see when the winners are announced, what the story is behind the image, and who did them.

The compeition is every three months, and we also judge the prestigious I-SHOT-IT.COM Black & White competiiton every three months where the stakes are even higher. Last year I wrote this article, "How to Win Photo Competitions" as so many asked me how we judge the pictures.

 

     
 

"I keep reading your articles online. Your website is for me a precious source of inspiration, technique and passion. Thank you for sharing all of this with "us" Leica users! (and the others as well)"

 
  - R. V. (Switzerland)  

 

Leica R-to-M adapter has arrived

Denmark, March 6, 2014

 

The long awaited original Leica R-to-M adapter finally have arrived, making it possible to use Leica R lenses on the Leica M 240. They may be backordered, but they are shipping, so delivery will happen within short time now.
The long awaited original Leica R-to-M adapter finally have arrived, making it possible to use Leica R lenses on the Leica M 240. They may be backordered, but they are shipping, so delivery will happen within short time now.

 

     
 

"I discovered your web with a lot of interest. I purchased a Leica Digilux 2 in 2006 and still using today with my two Leica D-lux 6 cameras."

 
  - M. F. (Switerland)  

 

 

     
 

"Big fan of your site. Hope some day to sign up for one of your excursions."

 
  - M. D. (Tennessee)  


I read books

Denmark, March 10, 2014

Through February and March I have managed to do quite a raid on Amazon and eBay for books that I want. Every few days books show up in a hotel in USA. or here in Denmark. I think most of it is for research of some kind, of other photographers career and the history of photography.

 


I have bought most of Ansel Adams books from back when.

 

I have been wanting the Magnum Contact Sheets for a while. I finally got it sent to me, and in reading it, I stumbled over some unublished Cornell Capa images from The White House from 1961. In the images I recognized JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen (1928-2010) who was a good friend of mine. I mailed them to his wife and daughter, and his wife could tell that Ted Sorensen is seen talking to Arthur Goldberg, the secretary of labor under JFK, US ambassador to the UN, and Supreme Court Justice.
I have been wanting the Magnum Contact Sheets for a while. I finally got it sent to me, and in reading it, I stumbled over some unublished Cornell Capa images from The White House from 1961. In the images I recognized JFK speechwriter Ted Sorensen (1928-2010) who was a good friend of mine. I mailed them to his wife and daughter, and his wife could tell that Ted Sorensen is seen talking to Arthur Goldberg, the secretary of labor under JFK, US ambassador to the UN, and Supreme Court Justice.

 

     
 

"Hi Thorsten,
I truly love your website. I have been following it for years. I was what pushed me over the edge to buy a Leica M9. My first Leica. I love it. Well I just broke down and bought the new Leica M240 after feeling it in the Leica Store Los Angeles. I have to say the body and camera is beautiful and amazing. I see you have dedicated some parts of your site to the new Leica M240. I was wondering if you could share with me some of your new found setting for DNG processing that you are using for your m240 raws. I see they have alot of range in them. Thanks a lot. Keep up the amazing photographs."


 
  - T. B. (Los Angeles)  

 

 

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"You do excellent work and are a good writer and more importantly a good 'explainer'"

 
  - E.  S. (USA)  

 

 

     
 

"I see your having fun traveling around the world shooting and educating others. I'm still using all I learned from you. Your system was so easy not only to understand but to apply to my shooting. Since your class I have upgraded to the M240."

 
  - B. B. (USA)  

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

     
 

"Thank once again for a great time and a fun learning experience. Joy, thank you in particular for modeling for us today. Your beauty is matched only by your sweet nature and patience."

 
  - J. G. (Melbourne  

 

My first German book

Munich, March 14, 2014

My book "Finding the Magic of Light" that was published in August 2013 is now available in German as well. "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" is the title. It is likely that it will be available in more languages in 2014 if I can find good translators and language editors for the languages I am considering (Indonesian, Spanish, French, Korean and Japanese).

Click here to see preview of the book and order your german copy!

 

Thorsten von Overgaard: Die Magie des Lichts Finden

 

     
 

"Thorsten, I really enjoyed your book!

So many times I’ve found books about photography sterile and clinical, but yours has a kind of poetry to it. It makes me think of when I was learning the guitar (when I was a teenager and very impatient). I wanted badly for someone to say “X, Y, and Z” and then magically I would learn how to play the guitar.

What I recognize in your book that is so refreshing is that you don’t waste the reader’s time.

What I mean by that is there are countless books on photography that try to tell you everything you need to know, until your head will explode and in the end, you’re so bogged down by that information that you come away feeling opposite from how you should feel, inspired.

Your book directs the reader to information that will help them to continue to grow as a photographer, not stunt their growth…it’s like the old adage "teach a man to fish"

Again, and always, thank you!

 
  - J. J. (New Jersey)  

 

 

A train is coming

Hamburg, March 16, 2014

Something is cooking, and it's going to be awesome. That's all you need to know now. Author of the "Work Your Leica" Joeri van der Kloet and author of "Finding the Magic of Light" Thorsten von Overgaard met in Hamburg.

 

Joeri van der Kloet and Thorsten von Overgaard in Hamburg 2014
We met in Hamburg on a Sunday. Joeri is from Netherlands and is working as a photogarpher, journalist and magazine producer.
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"I just got your eBook "Finding the Magic of Light"! Thank you, it's such an authentic writing towards finding light, Thank you, really enjoyed it."

 
  - M. C. (Paris)  

 

Grace Law wins 1st Price in LFI/Leica Camera contest

Hamburg, March 18, 2014

My workshop student Grace Law from Hong Kong with the artist name Grace von Monotone won the 1st price today in LFI/Leica Camera's "Me & My Leica X Photo Contest"

Grace did the workshop in Istanbul May 2013 and again a one-on-one in Hong Kong in November 2013. As her artist name indicates, the Leica M Monochrom is her preferred tool, but she also has a weakness for other Leica cameras.

 

Grace Law wins 1st Price in LFI/Leica Camera contest

 

     
 

"Dear Mr. Overgaard,

I have received my Leica M a few weeks ago. I enjoy every single moment with the camera, a dream has come true. I have read almost every single article of your fantastic website the past year and the new articles about the M are once again so interesting.

Thank you so much, for all of your beautiful written articles, tips and for sharing all your splendid inspiring photography. I have made my first street shots with the „M" and „Thorsten Overgaard" in mind."

 
  - G. O. (Belgium)  

 

Nerding around with macro

Aarhus, Denmark, March 22, 2014

I got a sample of the Leica R bellows from a friend and former student in Portugal who had bought one too many of them. I have updated the Leica M 240 article "The Leica R Lenses Catwalk" with my new gained knowledge.

 

The Leica M 240 with Leica R-to-M adapter and Leica R bellows (Model No 16 880) and Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0. On a Leica Table Tripod.
The Leica M 240 with Leica R-to-M adapter and Leica R bellows (Model No 16 880) and Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0. On a Leica Table Tripod.

 

     
 

"Dear Thorsten, Many thanks for a fantastic few days. I really learned a lot, and had a great time. Thank you, and I look forward to working with you again in the future."

 
  - J. B.  

 

Updated article about the Leica 50mm Noctilux

Aarhus, Denmark, March 24, 2014

I As you may know, I have been using the Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 a lot over the last years, so I thought it was time to update my "King of the Night" article on this lens. New photos, as well as more about which one to pick, the f/1.0 or the f/0.95. Enjoy!

 

 

 

     
 

"Since I discovered Leica rangefinders, and your site, I haven't slept in months. And my girlfriend is getting sick of me too. I made the decision that I would buy a digital M Leica, and just 2 days ago, I won an ebay auction for my very first Leica camera - a second hand Leica M-E! I was having lunch at a cafe when i won the auction, and felt so sick from excitement that I couldn't eat most of my meal."

 
  - S. L. (Australia)  

 

 

Colors of Bali

Bali, Indonesiai, March 25-April 2, 2014

 

We have rented a villa close to the beach in Bali where the religoius festival takes place from tomorrow.
We have rented a villa close to the beach in Bali where the religoius festival takes place from tomorrow.

 

My workshop in Bali has one space left. We arrived to Bali on my birthday, March 25 and have rented a huge villa close to the beach where two of the major Melasti religious rituals will take place over the next few days. The idea is to combine the Overgaard Workshop with the melasti event, and then take a complete rest on the "Day of Silence" the day after the workshop. This is the day where everybody stay indoor, no electricity or light is allowed and everybody is supposed to spend the day in reflection.

 

Working hard from 8 AM in our house in Bali.
Working hard from 8 AM in our house in Bali.

 

I have no experience with such a thing, but I have some very fond memories from when I was a child in Denmark and the electricity (and school) was out becasue of heavy snow.

 

     
 

"Thank you so much for an amazing seminar. I know I still have a lot to learn, but I'm pretty sure there can be no better introduction to 'real' photography than what I've experienced on this seminar. It will certainly burn long in the memory!"

 
  - A. M. (U.K.)  

 

 

 

 

 

   
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Thorsten Overgaard's Leica Article Index
Leica M digital cameras:   Leica L digital cameras:
Leica M11   Leica SL
Leica M10   Leica SL2
Leica M10-P   Leica SL2-S
Leica M10-R   Panasonic Lumix S1R
Leica M10-D   Leica TL2
Leica M10 Monochrom   Leica CL
Leica M9 and Leica M-E   Leica L-Mount lenses
Leica M9-P   Leica R digital cameras:
Leica M9 Monochrom   Leica R8/R9/DMR
Leica M240   Small Leica mirrorless digital cameras:
Leica M246 Monochrom   Leica D-Lux
Leica MD-262 and Leica M60   Leica C-Lux
    Leica V-Lux
Leica M film cameras:   Leica Q2 / Leica Q2 Monochrom
Leica M6   Leica Q
Leica M4   Leica Digilux 3
    Leica Digilux 2
Leica M lenses:   Leica Digilux 1
Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica Digilux
Leica 21mm Leica Super-Elmar-M ASPH f/3.4    
Leica 21mm Super-Angulon-M f/3.4   Leica R film cameras:
Leica 28mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4   Leica R8 / R9
Leica 35mm Summilux-M ASPH FLE f/1.4 and f/1.4 AA   Leica R4
Leica 35mm Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica R3 electronic
Leica 35mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leicaflex SL / SLmot
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/0.95 FLE    
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.0   Leica compact film cameras:
Leica 50mm Noctilux-M f/1.2   Leica Minilux 35mm film camera
7artisans 50mm f/1.1   Leica CM 35mm film camera
Leica 50mm Summilux-M ASPH f//1.4    
Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 "rigid" Series II   Leica R lenses:
Leica 50mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 19mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 50mm Elmar-M f/2.8 collapsible   Leica 35mm Elmarit-R f/2.8
Leica 75mm Noctilux-M ASPH f/1.25   Leica 50mm Summicron-R f/2.0
7artisans 75mm f/1.25   Leica 60mm Macro-Elmarit f/2.8
Leica 75mm Summilux-M f/1.4   Leica 80mm Summilux-R f/1.4
Leica 90mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.5   Leica 90mm Summicron-R f/2.0
Leica 90mm APO-Summicron-M ASPH f/2.0   Leica 180mm R lenses
Leica 90mm Summarit-M f/2.5   Leica 250mm Telyt-R f/4.0
Leica 90mm Elmarit f/2.8   Leica 400mm Telyt-R f/6.8
Leitz 90mm Thambar f/2.2   Leica 35-70mm Vario-Elmarit-R f/2.8
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Which Computer for Photographers?   Lightroom Survival Kit (Classic)
What is Copyright? Advice for Photogarphers   Lightroom Presets by Overgaard
Synchronizing Large Photo Archive with iPhone   Lightroom Brushes by Overgaard
Quality of Light   Capture One Software
Lightmeters   Capture One Survival Kit
Color meters for accurate colors (White Balance)   "Finding the Magic of Light" eBook (English)
White Balance & WhiBal   "Die Magie des Lichts Finden" eBook (German)
Film in Digital Age   "The Moment of Impact in Photography" eBook
Dodge and Burn   "Freedom of Photographic Expression" eBook
All You Need is Love   "Composition in Photography" eBook
How to shoot Rock'n'Roll   "A Little Book on Photography" eBook
X-Rite   "After the Tsunami" Free eBook
The Origin of Photography   The Overgaard New Inspiration Extension Course I
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Above: Boston in the snow, February 2014. Thorsten Overgaard © 2014. Leica M 240 with Leica 21mm Summilux-M ASPH f/1.4

 

 



 


 

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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
advice, ideas or improvements.

 

 

 


 

 


 

 

 






 

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