This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
"I’m excited, and can’t wait. You have inspired me to take my photography to another level. I sold all of my Canon gear and purchased an M10, with 50mm lens. My pictures have more life, depth, and are much more natural looking. One of your. You are a blessing to many! I will have to start to wear my camera!."
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In this easy to read and apply eBook, Thorsten Overgaard takes you on a journey to see, understand and simply use light.
"One of the most important ways to get an aesthetic and pleasant picture is to find the good light."
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Rock Climbing in the Rocky Mountains
Colorado Springs, USA, March 6-8, 2018
Went to Denver and Colorado Springs to visitSave the Storks and for meetings. When asked if I wanted to get up early and go rock climbing, or sleep in, I didn't pay attention. There was some concern that I should change my Louboutin sneakers to some more practical, which I didreluctant. I thought we were going to walk in the mountains!
I'm born in a country where the highest point is 400 feet, I had not imagined we would actually climb the mountains. But that's what we did, and it was scary, but a relief and an accompolishment to do. I guess few people have done so in a fashionable way as I, in Hermes scarf and Phillip Plein jacket.
"Thank you for your YouTube videos. I appreciate having access to your thoughts, and I agree with your philosophy about the camera being a tool for getting the right exposure and therefore other things don't belong on the body! I am shooting medium format film at present."
"You have already added so much to my life that I cannot thank you enough (photography has been my hobby/passion for a long time and your site was the first I came across where you speak about life and the camera vs camera review). Life is simple yet unique and that how it should be captured and presented."
"Came across your website and videos only a week ago. Have been a long time Leica fan but crap photographer. Really helpful advise you have given - has been a game changer for me and will allow me to take my interest to a completely different level. Hoping to attend your course in May"
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Also: Specialized first-help chapters on how to sync your entire photo archive with the smartphone, how to
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Special black & white conversion, better skintones
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You need the desktop software application "Capture One Pro" to utilize my Capture One Pro Surivival Kit and to edit pictures in Capture One. You can download both Capture One Pro software and software updates: Capture One download page
LA Fashion Week 2018
Los Angeles, March 2018
"I'm a hobbiest and I learn every single day something new about photography. When I entered in Leica world, your youtube channel Magic of Light Television was my first look into rangefinders. Then I start reading overgaard.dk ... and tonight, you made my day! Thank you!"
It's a humorous understatement to call this
new eBook by Thorsten Overgaard for "A Little Book on Photography".
It's a grand book, a history lesson, life experience, a biography and poetry book and brilliant photo book!
All in one beautiful package of 180 pages
to fire you up and get you to love
photography ... unconditionally!
"A Little Book on Photography" eBook for computer, Kindle and iPad. New updated version September 2020
Release March 2017. 202 pages.
"Thank you for the e-book. I have found it very useful."
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Photography Extension Course
"My wife game me this course and I absolutely love it.
Now I think more in light and shadows. Used a lot of the techniques on a recent trip and
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"I'm already in page 81 of the Extension Course, and your communication and words provoked a change in me at an aesthetic level that I felt but I couldn't explain"
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The waiting list is over!
After a couple of years with a long waiting list, I have finally redesigned the course so I can handle the students interested in this course. Not only that. The number of pages has gone up from 120 to 330!
I teach you the basics of photography in an easy-to-understand and step-by-step way that anyone from ages 12 to 90 can understand and easily apply.
The intention with this extension course is to get you going in your photography adventure with lightning speed, and to inspire you to reach to new heights.
Specially tailored for Leica and digital photographers.
You work at your own pace after you receive the full package of material via mail. It works as a PDF on computer, iPad, Kindle, or - if you like - make your own print.
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.
I am in constant orbit teaching
Leica and photography workshops.
Most people prefer to explore a
new place when doing my workshop.
30% of my students are women.
35% of my students dotwo or more workshops.
95% are Leica users.
Age range is from 15 to 87 years
with the majority in the 30-55 range.
Skill level ranges from two weeks
to a lifetime of experience.
97% use a digital camera.
100% of my workshop graduates photograph more after a workshop.