MrLeica.com – Matthew Osborne Photography
I rebranded this blog as ‘MrLeica.com‘ and hope to grow the Leica content to become a one stop blog for all things Leica M (*and now also Film Photography).
Leica M cameras are my workhorse tools for all types of photography, both digital Leica cameras and Leica film cameras. I also shoot medium format and large format film and my appetite for analogue film photography is growing by the day. The majority of the blog content is either Leica M camera related or film photography. I am a people photographer, models, fashion, lifestyle and wedding photography so most of my photography is portraits, experimenting with various cameras, lenses and films. The digital Leica M9 camera is my most used but my favourite is the Leica M3 film camera.
Where else can you find me:
Homepage: www.MatthewOsbornephotography.co.uk (Generic Website)
Leica Weddings: LeicaWeddingPhotographer.co.uk (Leica Wedding Photography)
Desination Leica Wedding Photographer
Leica Wedding Photographer offering desination Wedding Photography both in the UK and overseas. Natural documentary style wedding photography fused with stylised wedding portraits. As a Leica photographer I like to work quietly as an observer in the background and photograph by available light where possible. I use both digital and film Leica cameras but my passion is film photography.
Film Wedding Photographer UK
Film wedding photographer that still prefers film cameras in the digital era. I use 35mm Leica film cameras, medium format and 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 wedding photographer but like the idea of a few special images shot on film? I would be happy to oblige!
Engagement photography is very rewarding and I enjoy working with a couple to create natural yet stylised images using a aray of cameras to give you as set of unique looking images. E-sessions are invaluable for giving couples experience in front of the cameras ahead of their wedding day and it gives us a chance to get to know each other too.
Large Format Portrait Photographer
Large format camera portrait session that gives one of a kind photos. 4×5 format sheet film images and instant Polaroid photos. 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 the future 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.
Studio based model photographer in Coventry specialising in black and white female portraiture using both digital and film cameras. I help new models build a model portfolio and regularly collaborate with model agencies and published models in the UK, 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 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 June 2014 workshop sold out in under 48hrs. If you are interested in booking 1-2-1 photography workshop please get in touch regardless of your location.
Mr Leica – About:
Hi, I setup this 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 37 and live in the UK. My photography began in 2008 after getting a Lumix TZ5 for Christmas. 6 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 and Sinar F2. 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 and for 2015 overseas also.
Blog Content: Featured Cameras
- Leica M9 – Examples , Examples
- Leica M8
- Leica M3
- Leica M2
- 4×5 Pacemaker Speed Graphic (Large Format)
- Sinar F2
- Fuji GF670 + Fuji GS645
- 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 (March 2015) :
- Nikkor 85mm f1.4D lens (Mint with hood / without box)
- Samyang 24mm f1.4 lens (Nikon Mount) (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 document.