MrLeica Newsletter – January 2023
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Hi friend! Here is the latest edition of the monthly MrLeica newsletter – A summary of Leica posts and videos you may have missed, upcoming events and useful info.
- Recap from December
- New Updates
- YouTube Videos from December
- New Blog Posts
- UK Workshops
- Overseas Workshops
- Patreon, Zoom Calls & More
- January 2023 – Coming up!
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Recap from December
Happy New Year! OK so to recap the end of 2022, December was another busy month. I did one overseas trip for photoshoots (and sunshine), see below, I finally released my second eBook, I shared the “I Quit” YouTube video and held the last Patreon and Zoom calls of the year. I’ll explain more below!
Wedding blog updated
If you enjoy wedding photography i’ve uploaded 4 more weddings from 2022. Getting married in 2023? Get in touch!
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I finally open up on going full time with YouTube almost 12 months since giving my notice, and 9 months since being self employed. (Probably the same time I started blogging more frequently again!) Video below.
Second Lanzarote trip
After having my eyes opened to the warmth, sunshine and longer days I couldn’t stop myself booking a follow up trip to Lanzarote when the flights were only £19.99 each way. I was back there in December, this time travelling alone (see last months newsletter if you’re new here).
I met 3 new fantastic models that I found via Instagram. You can see them in action in the photoshoots YouTube video linked further down. I was so impressed i’ve booked a third trip, for 2023!
New eBook Released!
Following my free model photography eBook I finally released my next book – How to MAKE MONEY with your Photography. I launched it with an early bird offer price of only £9.99. (50% off). I’ll extend this deal for a few more days as the newsletter is slightly late going out so grab one if you’re interested. (If you missed my “I Quit” video perhaps watch that first so it makes more sense).
If you have feedback after a Leica service, repair or CLA I’d love to add it to the Leica Repair Directory page to help others. Equally, if you love watching YouTube, let us know you favourite Leica YouTuber channel?
Leica M11 Lightroom presets
After releasing my Leica M9 presets i’ve received several requests to make Leica M11 presets for Lightroom. If I can spend some time with a Leica M11 in 2023 I’ll be sure to develop some presets. Stay tuned!
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December 2022 YouTube Videos Catch-up:
Below is a catch up of all the YouTube videos I published last month:
Leica M zoom lens? Yes they do exist. The Leica MATE (Tri-Elmar 28-35-50)
Revisiting the Leica M9-P in 2022 – Still a great camera?
Photography tips and tricks I learnt from attending a Leica club meetup group
The 3 smallest Leica cameras I own (*with EVF for digital) and interchangeable lenses
My best smallest lenses for Leica M and LTM
I quit my job! Now what? (See my backstory)
3 model photoshoots in Lanzarote (Sharing Patreon video behind the scenes footage during the shoots)
HOW I was able to Quit my day job (Making MONEY with photography in 2023)
My TOP lens picks for 2022 (Lenses that impressed me the most)
New Blog Posts in December
4 new blog posts shared last month. I enjoy blogging much more than YouTube but both are very time intensive!
- Is a Leica iii Good? Pros, Cons + Leica iii Portraits (Models)
- MrLeica – Leica Photowalks 2023
- Career Change + How to Make Money with Photography in 2023
- Leica M9: Still King of Colour? + Leica M9 Presets for Lightroom
Written posts to supplement my YouTube review videos including full res images. 300+ existing blog post articles so feel free to browse the back catalogue!
Workshops and Photowalks
- January 2023 Travel – Spain (Alicante region) – Get in touch if you want to meet for a workshop or photowalk
- February 2023 Travel – Lanzarote – Get in touch if you want to meet for a workshop or photowalk
- March 2023 Travel – TBC (Possibly Poland)
- April 2023 Travel – TBC
- May 2023 Travel – TBC (Spain I think, to teach a workshop) – Get in touch if you want to meet
January 2023 – Coming Up
Now that my second eBook is out I need to get back to work on the third one – my Model Photography Bible! I want to test a few of my non-Leica 35mm film cameras so results and videos to come. I need to start shooting more medium format film as my 35mm supplies are going down fast. Still waiting for Voigtlander to send me the new Nokton 35mm f1.5 VM lens to test. I have 1:1 workshops booked for January and February so looking forward to running those! Time to make the next YouTube video. Have a great day!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts to try to improve the service!
YouTube video – spotlight
Coming up in January will be my video on my favourite cameras of 2022 + hopefully at least 1 film camera review video.
Monthly Updates: Videos+Blogs
Previous Newsletters (+ Video Links!)
First Time Reader? Additional Info Below
> UK Workshops
- Discounted UK workshops (Birmingham) – full day UK workshops for only £399.99 (£50 off) or half day for £249.99 (£30 off)
- Poland – Gdansk, Bydgoszcz, Warsaw. (Same price as London )
- Hungary – Budapest. (Same price as London workshops)
- Spain – Valencia-Alicante region. Multi-day, More info coming soon!
- Tenerife/ Lanzarote – Small group/solo + model, multi-day. More info soon!
- US – New York. I will trying to plan a visit perhaps later in 2022.
- Your country – Want me to fly to your city? Get in touch!
> Overseas Workshops
Happy to travel worldwide to run photography workshops. See above for some of the planned countries and join the mailing list to submit your interest.
Some advantages of meeting in your city include (1) you don’t need to travel (2) I will give you model contacts in your city that you can keep in touch with after I leave. This has worked well for photographers in the past. The flipside of that is, if you rather come to the UK for a London workshop you have the excuse for a holiday!
Want to learn how to take portraits?
Join my Patreon where I teach model photography and we have 2x 1 hour general photography Zoom calls each month
Want to meet the models? Join a workshop
Do the same as Jorge from Mexico and book one of my 1:1 workshops