MrLeica Newsletter – December 2022
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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 November
- New Updates
- YouTube Videos from November
- New Blog Posts
- UK Workshops
- Overseas Workshops
- Patreon, Zoom Calls & More
- December 2022 – Coming up!
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Recap from November
November 2022 was perhaps the most exciting month in my photography journey so far. You may have seen me mention that I was asked to travel to Dubai to teach a group model photography workshop. In 2014 I used to teach small groups of photographers in London but since then I’ve taught almost all 1:1. This event was 12 photographers, 6 models and others facilitating on the day. A huge thanks to Patreon Asif plus Omar, Mariia and The C.C Collective in Dubai who organised everything and were the perfect hosts. You’ll see some Dubai based YouTube videos to follow in the weeks ahead and since getting back to the UK I have offered the group participants remote Zoom support.
*My full length Dubai workshop theory presentation video (+ some BTS action) will be available to watch on my Patreon teaching platform if interested.
Budapest models + Leica iii cameras
It was great to be back in Budapest for a few days in November, one of my favourite cities to photograph. I shot a lot of film but still need to develop it all. I’m loving the small Leica iii cameras more and more to take on a trips and I’m excited to see and share the results. I use these cameras more than Leica M cameras now (especially for non-portraits) and highly recommend them to anyone. I recorded multiple videos for Patreon, both model BTS videos and walking/ running around the city with cameras.
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Unexpected Lanzarote trip
My running partner/ model friend messaged me in November and said she needed a break from work and would go somewhere sunny. I said I’d go too and found us flights to Lanzarote for under £100 return (each). I packed a big bag of cameras and really enjoyed shooting in the sun. I highly recommend the Canary Islands in the winter months if you want to escape the cold and rain. Warm winter sunshine works wonders for mental wellness (for me anyway).
For those of you that downloaded my free model photography eBook, I’m making Patreon videos for some of the most requested topics until I get time to write the full model photography eBook. The make money with your camera eBook is now finished, I just need to proof read it and I can make it available for anyone interested.
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 M9 presets
While I was in Dubai Asif kindly leant me his Leica M9 camera so I could create some new Leica M9 presets for Lightroom. (I lost my original M9 presets that I used to use some years ago). They’ll be available in December and I’ll make a blog post to share example images.
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Group Photowalk Workshops – Dubai
After joining a photography club photowalk in Dubai it reminded me how much fun they are and that I need to be more proactive in 2023 with running photowalk workshops. I plan to travel each month to make myself available to more photographers so make sure you are on the photowalk workshop mailing list so to get notified when I travel to your city(ies) of interest.
November 2022 YouTube Videos Catch-up:
Below is a catch up of all the YouTube videos I published last month:
What I learnt from 9 Leica workshops
New 7Artisans 35mm f2 Mark II lens review (Pre-Release)
The Gateway to Leica – Leica Q/Q2
My Top 10 Portrait Lenses for Leica! (Soft and Dreamy look)
Revisiting the Classic! Voigtlander 35mm f1.4 Nokton MC lens in 2022
Is a Leica for Life? Looking at the new Leica M6 Re-issue 2022
10 Reasons why the Leica Q/Q2 are the best cameras for travel
New Blog Posts in November
2 new blog posts shared last month. I enjoy blogging much more than YouTube but both are very time intensive!
- 9 Leica Workshops in 29 Days – The Highlights!
- My Top 10 Leica Lenses for Soft Dreamy Portraits + 5 Secrets for Zero Editing
Written posts 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
December 2022 Travel – TBC (Possible a cheap winter sun trip to escape the cold and rain)
December 2022 – Coming Up
I need to develop my B&W film from the last few months and then I can make the overdue film related YouTube videos. I have a new LED light video to make too – great units! I’m also waiting on the new Voigtlander 35mm f1.5 lens to test. All that to come!
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts to try to improve the service!
YouTube video – spotlight
Coming up in December will be videos from Dubai including my review of the Leica M9 in 2022 + Leica M9 LR presets (at last!)
Monthly Updates: Videos+Blogs
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> 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 workshops – Budapest. (Same price as London workshops)
- Spain – Valencia-Alicante region. Multi-day, More info coming soon!
- Tenerife – Small group/solo + model, multi-day. More info soon!
- US – New York. I will trying to plan a visit perhaps later in 2022.
- Your countries – 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 you 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