Newsletter – August 2022
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Hi friends! Here is the latest edition of my monthly MrLeica.com newsletter – A summary of posts and videos you may have missed, upcoming events, useful information and anything else I can think of. I hope you enjoy it!
- Recap from July
- New Updates
- YouTube Videos from July
- New Blog Posts
- UK Workshops
- Overseas Workshops
- Patreon, Zoom Calls & More
- August 2022 – Coming up!
Recap from July
I was about to write no travel in July but just realised I was in Poland at the start of the month! (The weeks pass in a blur). Being in the UK for most of the month meant I could try to catch up with everything and make YouTube videos, blog posts etc. I also had multiple workshops and weddings.
For both my UK weddings I was using the Leica Q (and loving it!) paired with the Leica SL. I then had 4x UK 1:1 workshop days requested; Birmingham, Bath and a 2-day booking for London. A Mexican photographer flew in for the London booking so that is my most travelled student and I think he tops the guy that travelled from Boulder CA a few years ago! (More to come on that in August).
For all you film enthusiasts, I am still shooting film but i’ve not had time to develop any for 3-4 months. I probably have 15 rolls in the fridge. I shot 3 rolls this weekend in London so I do need to get onto it so I can share the images! (For the weddings I send the film to the lab so not to be delayed).
The rest of the month was me finishing the wording of my free eBook. (Thanks to some of my Patreons for proof reading for me!) (see below). I did my 1:1 Zoom calls helping photographers around the world with any questions or difficulties they had. (Often Leica related but not always). I also sent out the first of my new photobooks out to Patreons and Blog Insiders.
I’m still changing things to this blog most days. I’ve setup new menu tabs to make navigation easier – Products, Services, Reviews, All-Content.
As mentioned last month, Patreons and now Blog Insiders both get to access my model photobooks. I sent an email out to all Blog Insiders and Patreons giving a preview of both softback A5 size zine style books with 40 model photos in each book, all shot on film. I ordered 15 copies of each book so most have now gone out. If you want one sign up to the blog (if not already) and contact me asap to order.
My free eBook is almost ready. I need to find time to make a cover page and then I can start sending them out. If you’d like a copy just add your details here.
Patreon welcome video
I made a new Patreon welcome video. In hindsight Patreon is more than just model photography and Leica but if you have an interest in either you’ll probably love it! (I mention “beautiful girls” but as my existing Patreons tell me this phrase is not PC in 2022 so please take it as “I photo awesome people, fabulous models” or something similar!)
New Lightroom Presets
As mentioned last month, I will be developing a full MrLeica Leica Q preset pack (3+1 free) for my own needs. I hope to make this available now in August here. I did develop and release new Leica Q2M presets if you have a Leica Monochrom camera. (They will work with all Leica Monochrom models).
Latest Photography Gear
See my latest photography kit list at https://mrleica.com/kitlist/
Group Photowalk Workshop Interest
We’ve still not managed a UK photowalk. I will try to start sending available dates out on email more frequently. (I’m sure people are probably on holiday at this time with the kids being off school). Join the new workshop mailing list if interested.
July 2022 YouTube Videos Catch-up:
Below is a catch up of all the YouTube videos I published last month:
The Leica Q – My new “Money Maker”
Sharing my experience so far with the Leica Q + my preferred settings
Are Leica iii cameras worth it in 2022?
Absolutely! ..the video shows a variety of models and lenses.
The seemingly unknown but brilliant Voigtlander SL lenses
Smaller/ lighter than Leica R lenses & as sharp as Voigtlander M lenses
Boys and their toys! Paralysis analysis from too much kit
Sharing my experience after one of my Leica workshops
Upgrading to the Leica Q2M (Monochrom).. is it worth it?
Comparing the Leica Q vs Leica Q2M plus new Leica Q2M presets
Turn your Leica M into a Leica Q with this lens! (Well almost!)
7Artisans 28mm f1.4 M lens on Leica M, SL, CL vs Leica Q
New Blog Posts in July
3 new blog posts shared in July. I enjoy blogging more than the stress of YouTube but both are very time intensive!
- 7Artisans 28mm 1.4 vs Leica Q
- Leica Q2 Monochrom Presets & Portraits
- Voigtlander 75mm F1.5 Nokton Portraits
These written posts supplement my YouTube review videos including full res images. There are 300+ existing blog post articles so feel free to browse the back catalogue!
Model Workshop Dates and Updates
> Workshop dates – If you are looking to kick start your photography for 2022 you are welcome to join me for one of my 1:1 workshops. There are limited places so I offer on a first come basis. For notification and dates of future workshops and photowalks in your area join my workshop mailing list.
- August 2022 – London 1:1 – 1 Space + Gdansk (Poland)
- September 2022 – London 1:1 – 2 Space (or Birmingham 1:1)
See workshop prices and testimonials on the blog
I’ve booked more flights for Poland (Gdansk and Bydgoszcz) and still want to get back to Budapest when I get a chance. If you are interested in Poland model workshops / photowalk workshops get in touch via the mailing list.
> July Travel – I flew to Poland and split the trip between the cities of Gdansk and Bydgoszcz. The latter was better for this trip and I worked with a few new models.
August 2022 – Coming Up
August will include lots of photo editing. I just got back from 3 days in London so I need to send photos to 8 models (and the agency for 2 models). I have 3 weddings outstanding to edit (they tell me their favourites to edit) so waiting for those.
I’m booked to teach in Poland again. A German photographer will meet me in Gdansk for the workshop. (If you are German and would like a workshop with me this seems to work well).
I will do a Lumix G preset blog post. I made them originally for my little Lumix G camera files but I’m loving the presets applied to my Leica SL images. All the 3.5K images shot in London are being edited with the colour and B&W Lumix G preset pack so I’m excited to share some of those. (Leica Q presets still to come and I still have the Leica M9 presets flashing red on my overdue list!)
I’ll get the free eBook released and I’m tempted to make an audio book version (as someone that likes to listen rather than read). That would include the eBook content plus real examples as I share my experiences.
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts to try to improve the service!
YouTube video – spotlight (1 of the videos coming soon!)
I almost recorded the vintage Canon 28mm f2.8 LTM lens video I promised and then it got pushed back again. Still to come! For August I hope to share a Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4 ASPH lens review (stay tuned!).
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- > 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!
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