MrLeica Newsletter – September 2022
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Hi friend! Here is the latest edition of my monthly MrLeica newsletter – A summary of Leica posts and videos you may have missed, upcoming events, useful info and anything else I think you might like.
- Recap from August
- New Updates
- YouTube Videos from August
- New Blog Posts
- UK Workshops
- Overseas Workshops
- Patreon, Zoom Calls & More
- September 2022 – Coming up!
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Recap from August
August saw me travelling to Gdansk, Poland to host a Leica model photography workshop for German photographer, Alex. If you follow me on YouTube you’ve probably seen the cool apartment we had and some of the models.
If you love film, I’m still using film cameras on my various photoshoots and hope to finally start developing again in September. (After all my recent testing of modern autofocus L mount lenses I can’t wait to get back to something more creative!)
No wedding booking for August. I still need to blog the last 6 or so weddings so all that to come as I find time. One thing I rarely mention is my paid client photoshoots. I will do a blog post and share some sample images of the male and female sitters I work with.
In addition to my free eBook there is a special non-yet-mentioned accelerator pack that i’ve been working on. See the last page of the eBook for a discount code. Available soon! (Patreons enjoy a discount).
Zoom calls are still proving very popular. I’ve changed the page to “Leica support” as that is what I do 99.9% of the time. If you’re new to Leica or are having teething problems you might find it useful.
New! Leica Repair Directory (I need your help!)
I thought I’d help the wider Leica community by setting up a Leica repair centre page/ directory. (It’s a question I get asked a lot so I thought why not answer it on a grand scale). I invite you to visit the page and recommend your favourite Leica repair shop (with feedback) in the comments section. (I will then paste the info into the page layout). Thanks in advance!
New! Leica YouTubers Directory + Quiz!
On a similar Leica community theme I setup a page to list all the best Leica YouTuber channels that you recommended.
Blog Refresh.. Continues
I’m still changing things to this blog most days. In addition to the new tabs (Products, Services, Reviews, All-Content) the next big project is a better store interface for presets etc. Wish me luck!
There are still a few photobooks left if you’d like to get a copy. Softback A5 size zine style books, 40 model photos per book, all shot on B&W film.
New eBook is ready!
My free eBook is finished and planned to go out this weekend for all those who have already registered their interest.
Patreon Photo Critique Sessions Begin
If you’ve seen my Patreon welcome video I mention girls and Leica but it is much more than that. We enjoyed our first group monthly photo critique session via Zoom where members get to present their work.
Thomas went first and shared his 5 favourite images and received valuable feedback (who as a group bring a broad range of experience and areas of expertise). I learnt a lot and it wasn’t even me presenting!
If you’d love to be part of a photography community I think you’d enjoy our Patreon even if you only dial in for the 2 monthly 1-hour calls.
New! Lightroom Presets for Leica Q
After buying the Leica Q camera I needed to make Lightroom presets for my own needs. Presets now available, see the photos and full blog post.
Need Leica Presets?
Latest Photography Gear
See my latest photography kit list at https://mrleica.com/kitlist/
Group Photowalk Workshops
Join the photowalk workshop mailing list if interested!
August 2022 YouTube Videos Catch-up:
Below is a catch up of all the YouTube videos I published last month:
Testing the premium Leica Summilux-M 35mm f1.4!
Is this $6000 Leica M lens worth the big investment!?
Do all professional photographers need autofocus?
The advantages and lens choice if you want an autofocus lens for your Leica camera (Full frame L mount)
New Voigtlander Heliar 40mm f2.8 lens for Leica M + LTM!
Testing this amazing new lens for screw mount and M mount
What is the best Voigtlander 50mm M mount lens? (x6)
Comparing all current production Voigtlander 50mm M lenses. Which of the 6 lenses is best for you?
New Chinese APO lens smashes the Voigtlander Ultron!
Shock result as the new 7Artisan 35mm f2 APO lens easily beats my beloved 35mm f2 Ultron
Every creative photography needs this filter!
I’m so late to the party on this but now can’t be without it! (Product linked in video description)
Sigma 35mm f2 DG DN L mount lens for Leica – Review
Testing this 35mm autofocus lens on my Leica SL. It’s sharp!
Sigma 65mm f2 DG DN L mount lens for Leica – Review
This lens is a strong performer if you like sharp and modern. See it against the Voigtlander 50mm f2 APO lens ..and win easily!
Do M lenses perform better on Leica M cameras vs SL series?
This video explores that question and provides some interesting results!
New Blog Posts in August
3 new blog posts shared last month. I enjoy blogging more than the stress of YouTube but both are very time intensive!
- Cheap Leica Alternative: Soviet Kiev 4a Camera
- 1-Click Editing: Leica Q Presets for LR
- Leica Portraits with Lightroom Presets for Lumix G Cameras
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
> Workshop dates – Kick start your photography with one of my 1:1 workshops. Limited places so on a first come basis. For notification and dates of photowalks in your area join my mailing list.
- September 2022 – London 1:1 – 2 Spaces (or Birmingham)
- October 2022 – London 1:1 – 2 Spaces (or Birmingham)
See workshop prices and testimonials
If you are interested in Gdansk, Poland model workshops / photowalks get in touch via the mailing list as I will be booking more events.
> August Travel – I flew to Gdansk, Poland to run a 1:1 model photography workshop for a German photographer. On the way home I stopped at Bydgoszcz, Poland for more photoshoots. 8 models in total.
September 2022 – Coming Up
For September i’ve booked less things I can catch up with projects i’ve started and never have time to finish. Multiple new lens videos on the way!
I hope to run a London photowalk if the dates work for those on the mailing list. I’ll be running an additional 1:1 workshop with a photographer in the UK where we’ll photograph a popular model from a previous workshop. This time I’m definitely shooting film!
I have a UK wedding booking coming up where they asked me to shoot film so I’m planning to use the Hasselblad H2 and HC 100mm f2.2 lens!
Now the free eBook is finished I need to get my head down and starting making the full version. (Also my how to make money with cameras book).
As always I’d love to hear your thoughts to try to improve the service!
YouTube video – spotlight (1 of the videos coming soon!)
Look out for my Canon R6 vs Leica SL video! Talking of Canon.. the vintage Canon 28mm f2.8 LTM lens video is still to come too.
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First Time Reader? Additional Info Below
> UK Workshops
I teach basic to advanced level photography to anyone with a camera. For full details see workshop prices and testimonials + join the mailing list for dates.
- > 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.
Want to meet the models? Join a workshop
Do the same as Jorge from Mexico and book one of my 1:1 workshops