It is finally here: the Leica APO-Summicron-SL 75/2.0 ASPH lens. Long overdue, but better late than never, right? I’m not really dependent on native SL lenses myself. I do not own a single one of them. But that might change with this 75mm. Man, it’s good. Much better than I thought. If you’re looking for […]
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The Leica M and playing children: a great combination
This summer I was invited by my friend Susannah for the third time to take some shots of the children playing in her child nursery. Because the nursery is quite small it is impossible to ‘not get noticed’, especially with small, curious children. Blending in is the only way to get the shots that I […]
Tuesday travel: crossing John Gardner pass
I never regretted having been an alpine climber for a few years. If you know how to handle a camera while it’s freezing, hanging in a harness, with an ice axe in one hand, you’ll probably be able to handle that same camera wearing a suit on a wedding. But the day we crossed John […]
Wednesday Wedding Pic: the first look
Although I shoot digital almost exclusively these days, sometimes I’m asked to shoot on film. For me, the biggest difference is the planning I’ll have to think about. Which film do I load in which camera and when do I change film? Focussing and exposure are similar to my digital workflow, except the exposure should […]
Tuesday Travel: The opera house
While I’m not a big fan of shooting the highlights, you can’t miss the Opera House when you’re in Sydney. When I’m traveling, my credo is “don’t try to shoot the postcard images”, instead, do something else, or ignore the highlight at all. One day, I found the Opera House in front of a magnificent […]
What’s up on the gear news?
Well, lots of reviews to be published, but I’m also in the middle of my wedding season. Being a photographer is still my job, so you’ll have to be patient I’m afraid… What to expect in 2015? At least these lenses will be reviewed: Leica 28/2.8 Elmarit (Just buy it already, it is that good!) […]
The future of photography?
For some it is, unfortunately. I just keep getting busier and busier. It must be that crazy little camera… Leica M8 with the excellent Zeiss 35/2.8. Why didn’t anyone tell me how good this lens is?
Wednesday wedding pic: make-up and champagne
This is an old one. Maybe four years ago, but I still like this scene. The bride having a glass of champagne while getting ready for the ceremony. And you know what? I took this one with my good old M8. Now you can see why some people call the M8 the ‘poor man’s Monochrom’. […]
Tuesday travel: the boat
Cambodia is a fascinating country foe traveling. Although there are some parts you’d better not go to, there are lots of interesting places to visit besides the well know Angkor area. Here we took a boat trip to a fisherman’s village, on a lake that only exists in the rain season. When one of the […]
Wednesday Wedding pic: The beach
Now this is a shot that says something about the way I work. Imagine a very, very hot day. The beaches are crowded and everybody is sunbathing, half naked. And this is the day you’re getting married. Yes, in a suit, made out of wool. The traditional wedding photographer would have shot this scene facing […]