This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
"You have inspired me more in the few weeks since I found your site online than others have done in years. I absolutely love the way you see life and light. Thanks!"
- S. R. (Bolivia)
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- D. M. (USA)
"Inspired by the workshop! Thanks Thorsten for teaching us the effective workflow. It really makes my life & photography easier."
- W. L. (Hong Kong)
"Half a year ago I came across with your wonderful webside and thought - why not give it a try with a Leica, which was always my dream ever since I was a boy ..."
- T. S. (Hamburg)
"I just wanted to express my sincere appreciation for what you do and especially in how you present yourself. Having been a professional photographer for a number of years, I've seen all kinds of people. Very few can articulate their philosophy and world view as you do. Thanks for sharing!"
- S. R. (USA)
We're going to Asia and Australia
We will be going to Asia and Australia for the next two months. We start off in Hong Kong, then Perth in Australia, Tokyo, Shanghai and land in Singapore in the end of the month to do workshops and exhibition. From Singapore we will be going to Sydney, Jakarta, Seoul and Bangkok in December and will somehow make our way back soon enough for the London workshop on January 3, 2014.
"Just wanted to commend you on a beautiful website. I am a long time Leica watcher, and I believe that you, through your site, have successfully pushed me over the edge. Today I placed an order for the M240 and the 50 Lux. I am very much looking forward to this transition in my photographic journey."
- G. C. (USA)
The most amazing camera store in a city furthest away on the planet (in a dark corner of the known universe)
Perth, Western Australia, November 18, 2013
I visited Perth in Western Australia for the second time. Last time was about a year ago. This time I did a four-day workshop and a one-day workshop together with the brothers Frank at Camera Electronics, a second-generation camera store that employ 22 people and does really well in Leica second-hand and is now also a Leica Bourtique for new Leica cameas and lenses.
A collage from the Leica One-Day Workshop in Perth on Novembe 17, 2013. Photo by Don Ward
"Just purchased your eBook "Finding the Magic of Light". I enjoyed reading it. Look forward to your next eBook. Thanks for teaching and sharing your pearls!"
- R. L. (USA)
Here's a photo from the workshop in Perth, 2012. I am not stealing his Hermés Leica M9-P only adjusting it for a portrait. Photo by Richard Wing
"I’m one of many silent admirers of your work. Just wanted to let you know."
We arrived with the first flight into Tokyo airport on Tuesday 6.05 AM. They open at 6 AM. We had to get to the hotel in Ginza, and then straight to the Chinese Embassy in Tokyo to get a new visa for Joy. And then to the Apple Store in Ginza to get a computer serviced that had gotten a drop of water on the SSD (we travel with three computers and everything was backed up, so no worry).
Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish-American multiple award-winning photographer, known for his writings about photography and Leica cameras. He travels to more than 25 countries a year, photographing and teaching workshops to photographers. Some photos are available as signed editions via galleries or online. For specific photography needs, contact Thorsten Overgaard via email.
You can follow Thorsten Overgaard at his television channel magicoflight.tv.