This is the ongoing journal of my travels, photography, experience with people, places and equipment.
"I want to say thank you for keeping me inspired. I have lost my drive to shoot and my inspiration so many times especially during this time. So thank you for strengthening me. You are an inspiration truly!"
- A. A.
"Coffee & Leica Meetup" in Chicago
Chicago, Friday October 9, 2020
Hosting a "Coffee & Leica Meetup" in Chicago 8:30 - 10.00 AM at Sewada Coffee, 112 N Green Street.
Thorsten Overgaard in Chicago. Leica M9 with Leica 50mm Summicron-M f/2.0 Rigid.
"I’m sure you get messages like this all the time, but I just wanted to say thank you. I’m new to photography, and your work, books, guides, and online content have been a huge help to me, both in terms of selecting a camera (Leica Q), and getting started."
New Magic of Light TV video on the Leica R4 film camera.
My new The Von Cuba 55 travel bag
I have made a new bag for myself and other photographers, "The Von Cuba 55" for short trips, carry-on for the necessary stuff, or simply a short trip to the gym and back.
A travel bag, for photographers. The Von Cuba 55 in black soft Italian calfskin on the outside, with handpainted orange edging, soft alcantara on the inside. Designed by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin.
"I actually want to thank you for work to educate me via your books.
I 'll have tomorrow my first payed job as photographer. I 'll tell you how it went"
- I. F.
"I recently started to record my passion. With the little confidence I have, but I do think I will get there. One day I will be able to buy a decent camera, for now we do it with baby steps and I take pictures with my phone. I just had tears in my eyes, tears of happiness because I am very grateful that I was able to experience this free webinar. So thank you very much for sharing your experience."
- G. V..
"I have just finish your Leica Q2 training and it was brilliant thank you. Thanks so much. I appreciate your help and look forward to the next one."
- P. P.
New Cuba 55 travel bag
A travel bag, for photographers. Designed by Thorsten von Overgaard and Matteo Perin.
"Thank you very much for the last video on your channel. In addition to inspiring me a lot it is really helping me to organize ideas for different projects that were very disorganized. The idea of ??working on chapters was really excellent."
- P. M.
New soft leather camera pouch from Overgaard
New camera pouch handlade in soft calfskin and handmade in Italy. With a discrete "Always Wear a Camera" in silver stamped onto it. Fits a Leica Q2 or Leica M with lens. Orange inside and with orange edging details, zipper across body (so it can open wider), inside protection of zipper (so it doesn't scratch the camera). Available in black or green.
"Hi Thorsten , I purchased your Capture one survival kit last week and am making my way through it currently. I just wanted to thank you for a great production there is lots of great information there . Coming from the Lightroom background and previously having purchased the Lightroom survival kit, the concepts are congruent."
- R. P.
"Unlike other books I’ve read on the subject of composition, the 'Composition in Photography - The Photographer as Storyteller' is not a reference manual (or imitation of such.) Thorsten Overgaard is quite frank from the very first pages that the purpose of the book is to inspire and share his experiences and techniques, rather than analyze the work of photographers as a gallery curator or an art critic would. I find that most approachable and practical way to teach someone something. Think about it like working with a vastly experienced co-worker and mentor, rather than sitting in a class. I love how hands-on and laid back Thorsten Overgaard's witting style is."
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.