MrLeica.com – BLOG
(Matthew Osborne Photography)
A one stop blog for Leica M cameras and Leica M lenses ..plus an array of film cameras, films and film formats
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 stronger than ever. 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 M Typ 240 camera is my current do everything digital M camera but my favourite Leica camera is the Leica M3 film camera. I am also a huge fan of Hasselblad medium format film cameras and I use them a lot for client film photography shoots.
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Mr Leica – About:
Hi, I started 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, my photography began in 2008 after getting a Panasonic Lumix TZ5 for Christmas. Today I have a lot of 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 M240 and M8 plus Leica M3s, M2, M4-P and M6 film cameras for most of my photography. This includes Leica wedding photography, Leica lifestyle photography and Leica fashion / model photography. I also enjoy using medium format film cameras such as the amazing Hasselblad 501C 6×6 camera (my main medium format film camera), 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. In 2014 I started to teach portrait photography and lighting in London running monthly group photography workshops. Currently I teach photography on 1-2-1 basis providing 1-2-1 photography tuition (normally with a model) on location, often in London if on location and in the UK, from my Coventry UK studio or overseas such as New York, Zurich and Amsterdam.
Sample of only. Please use the search box if you can’t see something listed (ie. lenses)
- Leica M film cameras buyer’s guide
- Leica M Typ 240
- Leica M9 – Examples , Examples
- Leica M8
- Leica M6
- Leica M4-P
- Leica M3
- Leica M2
- Leica S2
Non-Leica Cameras (A-Z)
- ARAX-CM – Examples
- Contax 645 – Examples , B&W Examples
- Fuji GA645
- Fuji GF670
- Fuji GS645
- Hasselblad H3D-31 (Digital)
- Hasselblad 501CM
- Hasselblad 501C – Examples
- Hasselblad XPan – Examples
- Mamiya RZ67 Pro II – Examples, Examples
- Mamiya 6
- Mamiya 645 Super
- Olympus PEN-F – Examples
- Olympus 35RC
- Pacemaker Speed Graphic (Large Format)
- Panasonic Lumix G1 – Example photos
- Panasonic Lumix G3
- Pentacon Six TL
- Moskva 5 – Examples
- Nikon D700 Camera Review
- Nikon D800 – Examples , More Examples! , Examples
- Nikon FM – Examples
- Nikon F4
- Rolleiflex SL66E
- Sinar F2
- Voigtlander Bessa R3A – Examples
- Yashica MG-1
- Agfa Vista Plus 200
- CinesStill 800T
- CineStill 50D (vs Kodak Portra 160)
- Fomapan 100
- Ilford FP4+
- Ilford Pan F 50
- Ilford Delta 100 – 35mm examples / 120 examples
- Ilford Delta 400
- Kodak Ektar 100
- Kodak Portra 160
- Kodak Portra 400 & 800
- Kodak T-Max 100 & 400
- Kodak T-Max 400
- Kodak Tri-X 400
- Kentmere 100
- Rollei Retro 400S
- Rollei Retro 80S
- C41 Colour Film Developing
Destination 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.
Analogue Film Wedding Photographer UK
Film wedding photographer that still prefers film cameras in the digital era. I use 35mm Leica film cameras, medium format Hasselblad cameras 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 and on location. 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. Currently I focus on providing 1-2-1 tuition rather than teaching groups both here in the UK and overseas.
I hope you find the content as enjoyable to read as I find it is to document.