Q&A: how do you shoot weddings?

A few weeks ago I received an email from Zak, a wedding photographer in the USA. Hi Joeri, My name is Zak and I’m a wedding photographer in the United States. I wanted to thank you for the wonderful resources you’ve provided to the Leica community (and photo community in general)…(..)  I’m curious if you’d […]

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 […]

Leica Noctilux on first wedding of the year

The season has started early. Usually I shoot my fist wedding in April, or the last days of March. This time it was early February. After having spent enough time with my Noctilux in the streets, it’s time to take it out to the wedding field. Without looking at the lens specs in Lightroom, my […]

A 35 Noctilux?

The end of my wedding season is near and I’m happy to have more time on my hands in the next few months. One of the thing I will do is update this website more regularly. While I was editing one of my weddings, I was struck -again- by the sheer beauty the M240 delivers […]

The documentary photographer podcast by Roger Overall

Today I came across an interview with me that is part of a very interesting series of interviews, done by Roger Overall. It’s two years old by now, it’s a bit lengthy and my English couldn’t be worse that day, but it’s still interesting enough. If you’re interested in how I use my Leica in […]

New 35 summicron?

the 35 cron is about all you need when you need a fast, lightweight and small lens… Yes, I know. It’s still a rumor, but it might be true. They say that this Photokina, Leica will present a new 35 summicron. The current version, the first aspherical 35 summicron has been in production since 1996. […]

What is in my wedding bag?

Many people have asked me what I take in my wedding bag. Well, I have some variation in what I pack. For longer days, I pack some extra food and an extra shirt. For weddings in winter, I take more fast lenses. In general, this is what my bag looks like on a typical wedding […]

A picture not worth taking?

Yesterday I read an article about high ISO photography and the quality of light. The author stated that with really bad and low light, it wasn’t always worth it taking a picture, because the technical quality of the picture wouldn’t be good enough. Instead he offered the readers his solution of using LED-light to brighten […]