Using a Leica M 240 for Fashion
by Isi Akahome – His Instagram is HERE
It’s been 5 months since I got my first Leica, the M240, and I have loved using it to shoot models, and fashion work on location in Chicago. I love the simplicity of the system, and the way it makes shooting a more romantic experience. I have only shot natural light photos with the camera, and It has made me make an effort to look for better light, and better planned shoots. I am totally in love with this system. It’s not perfect by any means. I really don’t like how slow the buffer is when I shoot about 10 frames back-to-back, review the shots, and try to shoot again. It takes about 5 seconds before the camera allows you to take another shot. It can be frustrating especially when you miss a nice pose. That’s about the only complaint I have. I don’t miss having autofocus, and my rangefinder skills have vastly improved in a very short period of time. I also like how understated the camera is, especially when I’m in the streets and in crazy locations shooting. I know Leica M’s are known for street shooting, but they make awesome cameras for shooting fashion too.
I attached a few photos for your viewing pleasure. You can find more on my Instagram page: @isispiks.
Thanks Steve, I wanna be balling like you someday so I can get an M10.