I have a treat for all of you Leica guys and gals. Here are a couple of images taken by Mr Joseph Hughes while he was taking a course from a great friend of this site, Thorsten Overgaard. Jospeh had the chance to photograph Thorsten’s daughter Caroline with the M9, 50 Noct and the Leica S2. Wow, what a kit! Anyway, thanks for sending these along Joseph and while we are on the subject of Thorsten Overgaard be sure to check out his online course HERE. He also started a new course recently on workflow and color management. Great stuff! Anyway, onto the images which are a great inspiration!
I am in Aarhus, Denmark and had the opportunity to shoot Thorsten Overgaard’s 14 year old daughter Caroline this week. What a great model! No doubt we will see her on the international stage one day.
For the past week or so, I have been in Denmark to learn the “proper and best” use of my Leica equipment from Thorsten Overgaard. What an incredible course. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is serious about photography, regardless of camera type. Light, composition, workflow, it has all be a tremendous help to me.
Thought you would like to see one of the many “albums” of photos using the S2 and M9 along the beach and in the park. Most shots were wide open with both cameras (f2.5 for the S2 and f.95 for the M9). No doubt the depth of field on the Noctilux is special but the S2 is providing similar benefits for wide open shots. The only “fill” light was from a handheld reflector, a flash was not used. (More details below.)
The S2 is a real treat to use, and it’s easier for me to think of it as a 35mm camera than as a “studio camera”. The camera is incredibly versatile and convenient for location or street shooting. No studio for this camera!
Thanks for the time and effort you spend on the website, it has become a great information source for me. My decision to purchase the M9 in December was based on your reviews and other information on your website. The decision to take the “Thorsten Overgaard Leica Course” was largely based on information initially found on your website. Keep up the great work!
1st shot – Noctilux at 1.4. 2nd shot, S2 at 2.5.