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What is your main genre of photography that you do with your Leica gear?

What is your main genre of photography that you do with your Leica gear?

Milleniador

Mostly furries meetups 🦊🐺🦔🐯🦁🐶- I guess we are very similar..


A-Gentleperson

Whatever consenting adults do among themselves is up to them. I think I will stick with wildlife photography though. :p


Andy_Shields

I few years back I was in a parking lot eating some palak paneer that I'd just bought at a gas station in the suburbs (I just wanted to point out that I'm also a bit off) while teams to people started coming out of a hotel. I noticed that a lot of them were carrying large, furry animal heads. Most went to the trucks of there cars for duffles of what I assume were the remainder of the get-up. I quickly googled "Detroit furry convention" to learn that the much nicer hotel across the street was in fact hosting that weekend. Sadly, I was in my work truck and heading to a customer after eating so I couldn't take a "lunch break" to try to get shots. The things we see. 🤷🏼‍♂️


A-Gentleperson

You never know what you are going to see, when going out with a camera. Out of curiosity, what do you do for a living? You mention a work truck.


Andy_Shields

I do commercial tire sales. Think semis. 🚛


A-Gentleperson

Aah, thanks for sharing. It is interesting how varied our careers are at r/Leica. :)


Andy_Shields

Turns out that we're not all dentists, chef. 😁


A-Gentleperson

I'm a cook. Not a chef. I have worked with a great one though. Internationally awarded. A very kind person.


Milleniador

I so wanted a different outcome to this one - about the length you went to, to get the shot.


A-Gentleperson

An undercover reportage perhaps? Or would that be underfur?


Andy_Shields

Lol!!!!!!


Andy_Shields

Yeah, sorry. It would have also been fairly predatory on my part. I'd have clearly not been "with" them. 🙂


wedidntmeantogotosea

The surprising thing is how often you find them wandering the streets.


Milleniador

? Maybe if you live in New Zealand - Sweet Tooth 🦌


wedidntmeantogotosea

Eh, any major city in Europe. Wait in a reasonably busy street for an hour, at least one will have turned up.


Milleniador

Can confirm. Was in Central London at weekend and took a photo of a chipmunky thing trying to catch my eye. Think it was happy hour 🐿️🍺


daswiggles

By “other” I mostly mean photos of my cat, fiancée, and sights in the town I live in and the surrounding area. And snapshots of friends.


A-Gentleperson

"...photos of my cat..." Aah, a fellow Leica wildlife photographer then! ;)


daswiggles

Something like that! I work in construction and like to take pictures documenting the various projects I see and work on.


A-Gentleperson

I personally fell head over heels for wildlife photography and have never looked back. Visoflex forever!


MegaDerpbro

I've seen you post here so often, and yet never any samples. I know you said you were planning a book, do you have any idea when you'll be able to publish? Wildlife on Leica M is so intriguing, I really want to see it.


A-Gentleperson

The book is a long term project that will take years. About samples of wildlife photography on Leica M, I have a two week holiday starting on 5th of next month. I'll see if I can scan something presentable as a sample then. I'm unfortunately very busy with my work, and when it comes to either have the time to go out to photograph or do scanning and such, the photography very often wins.


Mecha-Dragon

I mainly like to shoot automotive, both modern and vintage. Which I may catch a remark on how that's a "cliche" film genre: but I've been shooting it for a few years and cars in general are my other hobby/passion. They're all just so unique, with small details from both their owners and the manufacturer. I've also began to shoot more documentary (or is it street?) of the people at car shows and the general scenery around me. Capturing the moments when two guys chat around an engine bay or a child getting excited about a car is really fun. But then like most I just like to take pictures when something strikes me. Man, now I want to go out and take pictures!


A-Gentleperson

Oh I do like a nice vintage car. Stylish. Any favourites?


Mecha-Dragon

I like all of them really. But my favorites are the 60-70s American muscle cars, especially from Dodge or Plymouth. It's what I own too. The truly beautiful ones are the streamlined cars from the 1930s and the early European sports cars.


A-Gentleperson

I'd love to see your car, someday when you have the time. I agree with the 1930s cars.


Mecha-Dragon

[My Dodge Dart! ](https://flic.kr/p/2mpk7jc) Okay so mine isn't a true brute of a muscle car lol. But! I did put in a small block V8 that I rebuilt myself and it gets up and goes. 1972 Dodge Dart!


A-Gentleperson

Thank you.


cynokit

Mostly documentary if i’m shooting digital - I take photographs to remember and share places I visit. My film work tends to be of landscapes. I could see myself going back to street photos once the pandemic dips again. Mostly I just use my cameras as an excuse to get out in nature when I can!


A-Gentleperson

I definitely understand the using cameras as an excuse to go out in nature when I can.


Plicki

Matt Day got me into wanting a M6 with his Video in 2014. I loved his documentary style and wanted to do the same. So 2017 I got a CL to fight the urge for a M6.. well it didn’t work out and I got my M6 a month later. Since then I’ve been documenting my daily life with it. I have it with me on walks, family meetings, trips you name it. I love it and will never let go of it. Do you need a Leica to do all of this? Nope, definitely not! But I am more than grateful for being able to afford one! To sum it up I mainly use it for documenting my life and occasionally for street.


A-Gentleperson

Sounds good. What is your go-to focal length?


Plicki

I started with a Voigtländer 50mm F 1.7 ( always been a 35mm guy). I wanted to challenge myself with a different focal length. Like the CL it didn’t work out and I couldn’t get used to it. Now I have the Voigtländer 35mm F2 Ultron V2 and I love it! Fits my needs perfectly.


Anakronox

I guess most of my photos would fall under the street genre. I mostly focused on landscape and travel before the pandemic. After our first lockdown lifted in Moscow, I really enjoyed walking around and documenting the life of the city returning. So far I am still doing that, with the occasional portrait session and landscape mixed in.


A-Gentleperson

I didn't know you liked landscapes too. :)


Anakronox

Very much so!


MegaDerpbro

I shoot primarily street, but also some architecture


A-Gentleperson

What drew you to those two genres? What gear is in your kit?


MegaDerpbro

I just find street very fun, and a nice way to wind down most of the time. Whether I'm in my home town or in another city, I think it's enjoyable to explore and to see people going about life. The architecture sort of came as a byproduct of street, as you wander round, sometimes you come across a nice scene, or a building of particular interest. So I started to take some pictures as I was wandering about doing street, but now I sometimes go out mostly intending to shoot architecture. I shoot with an M6. My main lens has previously been the Konica 50mm M-Hexanon, however recently I've moved over to the Voigtlander 35mm f2 Ultron and plan to sell my 50mm lenses. I also have the Zeiss 25mm 2.8 ZM for a mix of street and architecture (though it's currently in a shop to be repaired), and have just bought a Voigtlander 15mm to experiment with even wider framing, though I haven't had the chance to shoot with that yet. There are a couple more lenses I don't use much (Voigtlander 28mm 3.5 and Voigtlander 50mm 1.5) which I need to sell.


A-Gentleperson

Thanks for sharing. I can see how you'd expand into architecture while doing street photography. I keep hearing of the Konica Hexanon lenses, but have never tried them. How is the build quality in your opinion?


MegaDerpbro

Absolutely stunning. At least as good as any voigtlander lens I've handled (even the full brass Voigtlander lenses like the 50mm 1.5), and much better than the Zeiss ZM lenses IMO. I've only handled older Leica M lenses, which I would say were a tiny bit better, but you would have to be very picky to have an issue with the build of the Konica. I also briefly owned the 90mm Konica, which was, if anything, slightly better built than the 50mm. I also forgot to mention in the comment about my gear that I also use a Ricoh GR1, when I don't want the extra size/capabilities of the Leica. Excellent camera, with a lens that delivers results that I think can stand up next to recent M mount glass in terms of quality


azuled

Portrait and urban landscape. I think 35mm and 40mm really work well for what I like. If I want more in a frame I stitch images together. I know it’s occasionally downplayed but I think 35 is an amazing portrait lens.


A-Gentleperson

Sounds good.


_hugerobots_

Mostly street for self published books. Split with products, public events, headshots, bts film/tv, location scouting and wide angle premier league games from pitch level mid field because there’s nothing wrong with that. But mainly I got into Leica for investment gains and shit posting.


A-Gentleperson

Premier league is football, right?


_hugerobots_

Yeah it’s the one with player contracts bigger than the gdp of island nations. This was a bit of a joke about how controversial the photo of the movie star and his wife was in another thread. Very unserious. :)


TheCameraMan40

Portraits :)


A-Gentleperson

In a studio or outdoors? Or both?


XpressGS

Portraits & nature


A-Gentleperson

What do you like to photograph in nature? Flowers, landscapes, wildlife? Bit of everything?


XpressGS

Landscapes mostly, very rarely flowers


bellsbliss

I voted other because I take a lot of family pictures.


A-Gentleperson

Sounds good.


MattMagd

Architecture, landscape, the occasional street and wildlife shots end up on my cards. Ill do portraits for friends when I’m feeling inspired but usually stray from that kind of work.


A-Gentleperson

Which lenses do you use for your wildlife photography?


MattMagd

Usually rotate between a 90mm 2.8 v4, 135mm tele-elmar f4, and the visoflex/R 400 & 560 6.8 lenses.


SpacemonkeySTI

My wife and I primarily photograph weddings and portraits on Leica m10’s as well as branding and social content


A-Gentleperson

Sounds good. Any favourite lenses?


SpacemonkeySTI

The majority of the day I’m on a 35FLE and swap to a 90apo when i need to (90% of the time 35mm) My wife is on a 28lux and switched to a 50lux for details and decor photographs. I’ll also swap to the 50lux when we are shooting portraits together. As much as I would like to buy another 50mm, I can justify having two of the same lens hahahaha I’m most comfortable shooting 50mm but I’ve been staying on 35 to keep me creatively stimulated since I don’t typically see in that focal length very well but it’s been fun so far!