Tag: Leica masterclass

  • Leica Workshop and the quest for a camera

    Leica Workshop and the quest for a camera

    I’m not sure if I have to be proud of it, but so far most of my workshop clients that didn’t have an M when attending my workshop, bought one shortly after the workshop. I guess I infected my clients with a virus that will make their lives considerably more expensive. Luckily, buying a digital […]

  • Night street photography workshop

    Night street photography workshop

    When the sun sets and the countryside turns completely dark, cities become interesting places with contrasting lights. In winter, we spend most of our ‘street time’ in the dark. So why wouldn’t we shoot in the dark? Yes, light is more challenging and completely different compared to regular daylight, but the dark opens up new […]

  • Backlit

    Backlit

    It’s funny how the lack of light can make us more creative. Sometimes I hear people complaining about these dark days in december (for the readers on the northern part of the globe). They tell me it’s useless to go outside and take pictures. For me, working with concentrated light from windows, it makes me […]

  • A nice Leica workshop in Delft

    A nice Leica workshop in Delft

    Today was a pretty good day. Vincent came over for a Leica Introduction workshop and we had a good time. First we had a good look at the M9 and it’s lenses and menu. After that, we took a train to Delft (one of the oldest cities in The Netherlands) and went for a walk […]

  • Leica Testdrive

    Leica Testdrive

    Leica Netherlands recently introduced a very interesting program for potential Leica customers: Leica Test Drive. After enlisting – and maybe a bit of waiting – you just pick up a bag with a Leica M240, a 35 and 50 summicron and there you go. Shoot it for a few days and bring it back. Costs: […]

  • New 35 summicron?

    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. […]

  • A poor man’s Noctilux I

    A poor man’s Noctilux I

    The Leica M240 offers something we haven’t seen before: Live view! Although I thought I’d never use this feature when I bought the camera, I have found it to be incredible useful: when used with non-RF coupled lenses. I started my career in photography with a Minolta XD-7, also known as the XD-11. I needed […]

  • Introduction workshop on a sunny day

    Introduction workshop on a sunny day

    What does a typical introduction workshop look like? Well, because my clients are usually not yet very familiar with the M-system, I always begin with explaining how the rangefinder and the menus work. I also show them the differences between film Leicas, the M9 and the M240. After a few espressos we head out and, […]

  • Leica Masterclass

    Leica Masterclass

    You are the proud owner of a rangefinder camera and although you made some pretty good pictures, you think you can get more out of your camera. Focussing is not speedy enough and exposure isn’t always spot on either. This is what you’ll learn: Focussing quickly on static objects Focussing quickly on moving objects Using […]