MrLeica.com – Matthew Osborne Photography
I have rebranded this blog as ‘MrLeica.com‘ and hope to grow the Leica content to become a one stop blog for all things Leica M. 35mm Leica M cameras are my usual workhorse tools for all types of photography but I also shoot medium format film. The majority of the blog content will be Leica M camera related going forward but I will retain the posts relating to non-Leica brand cameras. I will continue to share the occasional medium format film blog posts and any other cameras of interest. I live sleep breath Leica photography (and small Leica size medium format rangefinder cameras such as the Fuji GF670 / GS645) so I thought the domain name MrLeica.com was quite fitting. In contrast size wise I now also enjoy 4×5 large format film photography!
Where else can you find me –
Homepage: www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk (Generic website about my photography that is non-camera specific)
New Lauch: LeicaWeddingPhotographer.co.uk (New website dedicated to my Leica Wedding Photography)
- Wedding Photographer, Coventry UK using a Leica M9. Documentary style photos.
- Model Photographer specialising in female Fashion & Beauty portrait photography.
- Photography Tuition & Lighting Workshops, 1-2-1 and groups, Coventry & London.
- Film Photographer, wedding photography and fashion with analogue film cameras.
Leica Wedding Photographer. Coventry Wedding Photographer offering Leica Wedding Photography both in the UK and worldwide. Natural documentary style wedding photography and stunning high fashion wedding portraits. Provides both Leica digital photography (Leica M9 and Leica M8) and analogue 35mm Leica film photography (Leica M3s and Leica M2). As a Leica wedding photographer I like to work quietly as an observer in the background. I shoot by available light where possible, adding flash for subtle creative lighting. I also shoot larger medium format and large format film cameras, 645, 6×6, 6×7, 4×5 formats.
Analogue Wedding Photographer. UK wedding photographer offers wedding couples analogue film photography both here in the UK and overseas. I use combination of 35mm Leica film cameras and medium / large format film cameras. If you appreciate film photography as much as I do then I would be delighted to cover your wedding. You may have already booked a digital wedding photographer for your wedding but would like a few special images shot on film? I would be happy to oblige. You could always treat yourself to one of my film photography engagement sessions. I can promise one of a kind images from the quirky camera equipment I use.
Analogue Engagement Sessions. I bring a variety of interesting cameras and lenses to give you as set of unique looking images. I find posing couples easy and rewarding due to my model photography background. E-sessions are invaluable for giving couples experience in front of the cameras ahead of their wedding day and if gives us a chance to get to know each other and for couples to quiz me on any questions they have.
Large Format Portrait Photographer. If you would like a portrait session that gives one of a kind photos then please get in touch. 4×5 format sheet film images. I fuse my model photography experience with my passion for film photography.
Leica Lifestyle Photographer. I have realised from how I direct my model shoots that I am in fact a lifestyle photographer. Posing often everyday people in everyday situations to look very natural. I have not yet branded myself as a lifestyle photographer but it may be a route I take in 2015 as this style comes very naturally to me and I find it easy to work closely with my clients to get the best from the images. If you are looking for new and creative photos for your social media site, blog, website or business then do get in touch.
Fashion and Beauty Portrait Photographer. Studio based model photographer in Coventry specialising in black and white female portraiture. I use both available light and flash photography in my images. I help girls build their model portfolio and collaborate with experienced published models both in the UK, across Europe and the US.
UK Photography Workshops. I provide 1-2-1 photography tuition and lighting workshops from my Coventry studio. I will help you to understand light and your camera and bring to enhance your photography. Through 2014 I was running London photography workshops teaching small groups of photographers how to work with a professional model on location. The date I announced for June 2014 sold out in under 48hrs. If you are interested in booking a workshop day please get in touch.
History – How I Started:
Hi, I setup my blog page in March 2013 as my Flickr followers keep asking me to share some of my thoughts. To give you a brief background, I’m 36 and live in the UK. My photography began in 2008 after getting a Lumix TZ5 for Christmas. Almost 5 years later I now have many cameras and offer Photography Tuition to those who often get paid for their work. Besides teaching, I shoot as a Wedding Photographer and Model Photographer. I am 100 % self taught so thought a blog would be a great way to share some of the things I have learnt so far. At the end of 2012 I started to develop a passion for Film Photography and in the summer of 2013 I bought my first Leica camera. I am now officially a Leica nut and use a digital Leica M9 and M8 plus Leica M3 and M2 film cameras for most of my photography, whether Leica wedding photography, Leica lifestyle photography or Leica fashion / model photography. I also enjoy using medium format film cameras such as Fuji GF670, Rolleiflex SL66E, Mamiya RZ67 Pro2 to name a few and 4×5 large format film using a 1947 Pacemaker Speed Graphic. For 2014 I started to teach portrait photography and lighting in London running monthly group photography workshops and continue to offer 1-2-1 photography tuition from my Coventry studio.
Blog Content: Featured Cameras
- Leica M9 – Examples , Examples
- Leica M8
- Leica M3s
- Leica M2
- 4×5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic (Large Format)
- Rolleiflex SL66E
- Mamiya 645 Super
- Panasonic Lumix G3
- Nikon D800 – Examples , More Examples! , Examples
- Yashica MG-1
- Nikon FM – Examples
- Pentacon Six TL
- ARAX-CM – Examples
- Contax 645 – Examples , B&W Examples
- Mamiya RZ67 Pro II – Examples, Examples
- Rodinal Stand Development
- Nikon D700 Camera Review
- Samyang 85mm 1.4 Lens Review
- Lensbaby Edge 80
- Nikkor 200mm f2 AI-s lens
- Moskva 5 – Examples
- Voigtlander Bessa R3A – Examples
- Lumix G1 – Example photos
Camera Gear for Sale (November 2014) :
- Pentacon Six TL camera
- Nikkor 85mm f1.4D lens (Mint with hood / without box)
- Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens (Mint & Boxed)
- Contax 645 Polaroid back
- Mamiya 645 1000S + Pistol grip
I hope you find the content as enjoyable to read as I find it is to write.