Submitted by Double Negative on October 24, 2013 - 12:54pm
PHIX brings us this fascinating video on making platinum prints or platinotypes. Essentially a monochrome (B&W) printing process that provides the greatest (and most delicate) tonal range, surface quality and permanence of any printing method using chemical development. Unlike the silver print process, platinum lies on the paper surface, while silver lies in a gelatin or albumen emulsion that coats the paper. As a result, since no gelatin emulsion is used, the final platinum print is absolutely matte with a deposit of platinum and can last thousands of years - it also doesn't curl! The downside is the DMax (in this context, the blackest black) is lighter than that of silver prints.
Submitted by Double Negative on October 22, 2013 - 8:36am
Nick De Marco takes us on a tour of Seoul, shot on the street with a Leica M in September 2013. You can read more about his time there on his blog in part one and part two. Nice to see how happy people generally seem!
Submitted by Double Negative on October 21, 2013 - 11:07am
Well, it does have some Leica cameras in it... An M, MP, C, Edition Hermés and a few others.
Submitted by Double Negative on October 8, 2013 - 7:43pm
While not really a Leica story (he used a Canon EOS 7D with an EF 50mm f/1.2L lens), it's a pretty interesting project. First a little back story. In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project: to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog with more than a million fans he called "Humans of New York" in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.
Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York. Printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, in a distinctive vellum jacket.
Update (10/18/13): CNN has an interesting story on "The Photographer Behind 'Humans of New York'"
Submitted by Double Negative on October 7, 2013 - 8:30pm
On location at the beach in St. Peter Ording, Germany, Portrait Photographer Markus Tedeskino and his team use the Leica S2 with central shutter lenses to capture a ballet dancer in mid-jump.
Submitted by Double Negative on October 3, 2013 - 12:18pm
Peter Turnley reflects on his long career as a photographer and his relationship with Paris. His new book "French Kiss - A Love Letter to Paris" is now available for sale.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 19, 2013 - 9:08pm
The Leica M isn't just for available light! Check out this how-to from Scott Morvay on using flash triggers for off-camera flash in this video...
This video is an introduction to off camera flash for Leica M Digital Photography. In future videos I will go into more details. The trigger and receiver shown in the video are from impact and on location I was shooting the profoto airs simply because I forgot my other set. As far as flashes go I use the Leica SF24D and a classic vivitar. I like the Vivitars because of their simplicity of use and the ability to use light modifiers on them. I will also talk about light modifiers in future videos.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 19, 2013 - 9:03pm
Since the M (Type 240) is still so hard to get, we'll have to live vicariously through this video...
Photographer Kristian Dowling unboxes the very first Leica M (type240) camera to reach Australia.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 15, 2013 - 9:59am
Using a combination that's also very near and dear to our hearts - an M camera and the Noctilux-M 50mm f/0.95 ASPH, Scott Morvay expands on his earlier video about this amazing lens. A down to Earth look at what makes it so unique - and challenging.
I wanted to go a little more in depth on my favorite lens from the first video. It is my favorite M lens and between the videos and picture samples you will get my personal point of view on the lens and how I use it. All pictures were taken by myself from London, Paris, Venice, and Miami.
Submitted by Double Negative on September 15, 2013 - 8:03am
Scott Morvay does it again in another fun, instructional video for Leica shooters! This time he shows us how to use the self timer (which is always on-hand) rather than relying on a more traditional cable release.
How to Shoot your Leica M240 or Leica M9 on a tripod without having to use a cable release.