A Professional Leica Photographer. Now YOU Can Be One Too!

The Professional Leica Photographers here at Leicaphilia are pleased to announce the Leicaphilia Professional Leica Photographer’s Website.***

Welcome to your future in the exciting world of Professional Leica Photography. We here at Leicaphilia have created a new, exclusive website to help you to learn to be a Professional Leica Photographer! At our exclusive website you’ll find some of the most talented photographers in the world, experts you won’t find even in the most expensive subscription magazines. That’s because they only post on our site; you won’t find this information anywhere else! Some of them, famous enough that they must post under an alias, while others disclose their studio name, it’s up to them. In either case you’ll get to read and discover photography techniques from the Pros, highly prized and vigorously protected Leica trade secrets that will make you an expert at taking pictures with a Leica. We have one goal: to turn you into a Professional Leica Photographer.

Unlike other websites, we don’t try to pitch DSLRs, lenses, and other gear while collecting sales commissions. We don’t sell photography tutorials, books, videos and courses while promising that your photography will improve only if you buy what’s being promoted. We promise that your photography will get better. We promise because we are Professional Leica Photographers. We are professional photographers (or serious amateurs), some with decades of experience, who use Leica cameras and will share with you what we’ve learned – what Leica gear we use, which Leica products really work, which techniques work and which don’t (e.g. how to get great bokeh etc).

It’s all completely unbiased. We simply have no reason to lie to you. We have travelled the world, living out of suitcases, taking photos of beautiful and glamorous people who live in villas and/or own yachts, or we are on the front lines of conflict around the globe, risking our lives for the money shot. Many of us have photographed ‘Royalty.’ The one thing we have in common is this: we use Leicas, and we know everything about them.

You’ll discover this information straight from the source, from famous Professional Leica Photographers, not from grumpy self-appointed “experts” in some amateur magazine or rich rock stars who think they know everything because they use a Leica. It’s what makes us different from other photography websites out there – we’re the real deal. We’re Professional Leica Photographers. 

A Woman Professional Leica Photographer. Yep. Believe it or Not – They Exist (and Most of Them are Hot, too!!)

Discovering what famous Professional Leica Photographers have to share will help you figure out which Leica gear to use and how to use your existing Leica gear to its fullest potential. So it doesn’t matter if you are only thinking of which Leica to buy or if you already have all your Leica equipment — you’ll still find plenty of solid advice for any situation.

We cater to beginners, intermediate, advanced, and professional photographers. As long as you use a Leica or want to use a Leica. It doesn’t matter whether you are just getting into photography or you have decades of experience — you’ll still find plenty on our secret professional website that will interest you because we cover all bases. We make it simple for the newbies, yet interesting for Professional Leica Photographers who’ve shot hundreds of gigs and would gladly be reminded of things they once knew but forgot. So no matter what your expertise level is — keep reading below.

  • We cover both film and digital Leica photography because film photography, along with digital, is a preferred medium for Professional Leica Photographers.
  •  We talk about Professional Leica Cameras. Professionals agree – the best camera is a Leica. You’ll be one of a select group of Professional Leica Photographers like Ansel Adams, Robert Capa, Amelia Earhart, and Lenny Kravitz who’ve all used the famous Leica Camera.
  • You’ll learn the one reason why Leicas take the best photos (hint: It’s because of a device first discovered by mariners to help chart their course – that’s why Amelia Earhart used a Leica!). You’ll learn that, unlike other cameras, every Leica ever made contains this amazing device…and you’ll learn to use it to make amazing photos.
  • It doesn’t matter if you shoot with an M1 or with the new M10. You need to know how to take great pictures with the Leica you have on you right now, while the shot is still there, not later when you get your Leica out, yet the opportunity to take the the picture is long gone.
  • You’ll learn to take photographs as amazing as Carter Bresson, a Frenchman who used a Leica and invented a type of photography called the Decisive Moment. We’ll teach you the Decisive Moment technique used by Bresson, Eric Kim, Thorsten von Overgaard and other legendary greats – which moments are decisive and which are not and how to use your Leica when you’re presented with a Decisive Moment. It’s all there!

Famous Professional Leica Photographer Eric Kim – Ready For the Decisive Moment!

  • We cover all types of Leica photography from portraits to landscapes to weddings and events to action shots to macro photography. (Which one interests you the most? Stop and ask yourself right now. No matter what you shoot, you’ll get better at just that. Just be decisive. Our Professional Leica Photographers will show you how!)
  • We cover all aspects of Leica photography –  from picking Leica gear to composition to working with models to handling strangers asking you about your Leica, and everything in between. If you are lacking in some aspect, you’ll improve. If you are a total newbie, you’ll learn it all. And through all of it, you’ll be sporting a cool Leica camera which will impress your friends…and the ladies. You’ll gain the confidence to become a Professional Leica Photographer.
  • You’ll be receiving new tips and techniques on how to take the kind of pictures that will make your friends, relatives and peers just stare in amazement, speechless, when they see your work. Yep! That’s how good your photography will become when you own a Leica and take our exclusive Professional Leica Photographer course.
  • If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and a Professional Leica Photographer will cover your question in an Email direct to you.

Famous People Like Eric Clapton (guitarist for Vivian Stanshall Sean Head Showband) use a Leica! Find Out Why!

Trust me, I know the feeling. And you’ll know it too. People telling you “oh wow, it’s like in the magazines! And you took it with a Leica!” when seeing your pictures. (Surprisingly, the most common response you’ll hear from people after you’ve taken our course is “it’s like in the magazines”. Not Instagram/Facebook/Snapchat feed or whatever, but quality magazine. That’s the first association that comes to their mind. The mark of a true Professional Leica Photographer, even if you are an amateur – a dentist or a doctor, even if you work in a saw mill! – and do this just for fun. I love it when people say that while looking at my pictures, even when they are looking at my pictures on a screen. Oh, the irony! Just imagine that feeling. Pretty soon, they will be saying that to you.

You’ll be receiving all original content – tips, tricks, reviews and discussions that you won’t see anywhere else. Not at La Vida Leica, or Thorsten von Overgaard’s, or Ken Rockwell’s. You’ll only see this Professional Leica Photographer information on our website, – not the same old and tired copied and re-copied “tutorials” of fake people who claim to be “professionals” who seem to be flooding all the Leica sites out there.


A lifetime subscription to our Professional Leica Photographer website is only $2399. Yes, that’s right. Only $2399* for a lifetime of professional photography education with continuing online support**. ( Sign up today and we’ll send you, at no extra cost our supplementary course “Bokeh: What It Is and How To Get It“). That’s less than a 50mm Summarit 2.5. Enroll now. Space is very limited and demand has been high. Act today to assure your participation in this once in a lifetime opportunity.

And while you’re at it….help us maintain this free site by contributing $25 to us here at Leicaphilia. It costs money to bring you the professional content we’re known for, and your $25 [monthly] contribution will help us defray those costs. So, if you’ve been enjoying the content of Leicaphilia, please Paypal your $25 [monthly]**** payment to, the one site you can trust to give you unbiased Leica information.

Seriously: Who do you trust? Professional Leica Photographers….or some guy named Boudewijn Klop?

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  1. Dominique Pierre-nina

    I don’t need lessons in how to photograph.. Seeing a seen, framing it, composing it and and imagining it is an art that is innate. Like class, elegance and style you either have it or you don’t. Can’t just pay and learn it.

    1. Leicaphila Post author

      You sound just like the sort of person who would benefit most from Leicaphilia’s Professional Leica Photographer‘s Course.

  2. Ashley

    At some point in its long life a previous owner scratched flash aperture settings directly into the chrome on the back and top of my Professional Leica M2. Even though my Professional Leica M2 is covered in writing can I still be a Professional Leica Photographer or will I need to get my Professional Leica M2 re painted black and faux brassed?

    1. Leicaphila Post author

      Great question, Ashley. Yes, you too can be a Professional Leica Photographer, even with a scratched old M2. Heck, We have Professinal Leica Photographers on our site who still use the orginal M1! That’s why Leicas are so great!

  3. Joe DuPont

    Can I be a Professional Leica Photographer if I use a Leica genuine Leica rangefinder body (an M4 and M3) but not a genuine Leica lens?

    1. Leicaphila Post author


      We discuss this at length on our exclusive Professional Leica Photographer website. Hope to see you there!

  4. David

    Love the Eric Clapton picture. He was probably surprised his shot came out too dark. Then he increased his iso, took another shot. Realised it was very grainy and then took his iPhone out. He will definitely benefit from the Leica Professional Photographers course.

  5. Rob Campbell

    Can one become a bona fide Professional Leica Photographer by taking a basic Nikon body, masking off all the writing and visual clues, and using a carefully prepared copy of the Leica logo pasted where the Nikon identity once reigned?

    Or would that just amount to a cheap photographic trick bound to result in disappointment?

    I do all my major photography in hand-held mode; I imagine that must count for something, because all the videos that I have seen of Professional Leica Photographers at work clearly show they eschew the tripod accessory.

    I ask, because all my bitcoin wealth seems to have been temporarily lost in the post somewhere just off the Seychelles. Of course, once those red sails show, I’d abandon the Leicon immediately and replace it with a real, genuine, made-in-Germany, black-paint Leica that I promise to buy at your Professional Leica Camera Emporium.

    In the meantime, can you send me a few complimentary copies of the official, certified, Leica Professional Photographers’ Guild Annuals, please? It’s never too early to get into the groove!

    1. Leicaphila Post author

      Rob: Looking forward to hearing back from you once you get the Bitcoin thing sorted.

      1. Rob Campbell

        Are you willing to let me use unsecured credit just until the coinage glitch (temporary) is fixed? If so, I could enroll in the course at once, and accept the Professional Photographer Leicas (I need at least two, because he with a spare has no care) which you can send via registered mail right to my accountant’s office in Mahe. I’ll be there soon to shoot my first, official PLP magazine article.

        If you are able to cooperate in this matter, I promise to give you a credit line, which will more than make up for any inconvenience you may incur.


  6. What's behind door number two?

    I’m so happy to finally have found the Professional Leica Photographers class.

    Steve Fluff told me to buy a Nikon, because he was In Love With it, and it was better than the other thing he had, which he Used To Love, and if I bought from his advertisers, he would send me a big! bag! of exclamation! points! for free! Then there were a lot of pictures of the same girl, and a very small little dog. I don’t think the guy gets out of his house much, but he seems very excited! Also, he has a lot of Advertisers and they Need Your Support! He also talks to ghosts, so he must be really smart.

    But then I got confused, since Ben Stockwell told me to buy a rangefinder. Then he said Nikons were better than Leica. Then he said Sony was better Nikon. Then he said Canon was better than Olympus. Then he said SLRs were better than rangefinders, then electronic viewfinders were better than Nikon, which was better than Leica. And he used to be a professional electronics guy or something! Oh, and the Leica was better than something, but by then I’m not sure what I was supposed to do. And he wants me to buy from his Approved Sellers.

    Then Thog Hogan told me all this was covered in his new book, the Big Guide to Photo Junk, 21st edition. And he told me all about sales statistics and wow, Canon really is something huh? Nikon, whew! Sony is making some cool cameras, though, aren’t they? There is something called “CIPA”, and I think he said to buy the new CIPA Nikon, or the new G lenses, which are better than the AIS lenses, which are better than the Leicas which have some abbreviation like GOOFITRON . But definitely this is all covered in his seminar, or safari, or book, or can’t I just please buy from his Approved Sellers I’m Not Advertising I Promise?

    Then some guy named Princess Joy Thorsten von Undergaard der Fancy-Boy said Leica works best if you dress like a euro-hipster-doofus, smoke funny cigarettes, PRAISE XENU, and take his special Leica Walk Around Lower Gullibullstan. You can take pictures of people on rainy streets in some special city that the Tourists Don’t Know About, and drink very small cups of coffee, while gazing longingly at your Leica in its special bag. Maybe Steve Fluff shows up and Gets! All! Excited! or Ben Stockwell drops by to remind you that the Leica is less better than the Sony or Olympus or something. He has a special how-to-look-like-a-dork class, which is available for a low fee, but it comes with big bag of free baloney.

    Then some crazy Texan called Dirk Buck (which sounds like a good Texas name) told me the way to be a Real Working Pro was to spend a lot of time in a weird outdoor swimming pool, and take weekend walks to take pictures of buildings. He said he was using an Olympus, no… Nikon… no…. Canon…. no Leica…. no Sony. He seemed kind of wired and sounds like he drinks a lot of coffee. He was the only one who didn’t have advertisers which got me confused. But he kept stopping to run off to someplace called a Ultimate Mega Precision Camera Store Since I Don’t Run Ads on My Website But Will Plug Them Instead and hey, when was the last time you went to see a play? Also, please buy my books.

    Then some guy named Erwin GetsAndPuts told me about lenses, but there were lots of words and funny graphs and more words and no punctuation and he seemed to know a real lot but it was about as exciting as reading a dictionary and then I fell asleep for awhile.

    When I woke up some guy named Thing of Mine showed a lot of pictures of office buildings, but no people. He seems weird.

    Then there was some guy in Japan who was apparently “hunting” for cameras, which was more confusing than anything else I read. He seemed really concerned about camera bags, and I think he may know Princess Fancy-Boy.

    There was also some guy Living The Leica Life. He spends $100 for a cheeseburger and another $300 for the coffee. Everything in his world seems black and red. He doesn’t seem As! Excited! as Steve FluffRNutter. But he had a lot less pictures than the My Thing guy.

    So, as you can see, I’m now just really confused. Finally maybe the Professional Leica Photographers course will help me figure out what to do, since all I know right now is I’m please supposed to buy from Approved I’m Not Advertising Really places. I think I’m supposed to change my camera all the time since that’s what that swimmer guy in Texas does. I should take more pictures of office buildings like the Mike Thing guy. I think I should care about how many cameras get sold since I’m not sure what to get, but Hulk Hogan probably explains it in his books. Ben Sockwell says to buy a lot of different stuff, but I’m not sure which one is right because he seems to change his mind a lot. Mr. Putty makes me think I should spend less time online. I don’t drink coffee, so just Can’t! Get! Excited like the Fluff guy. And the Princess guy just seems to need someone to kick his butt in one of those dark European alleys.

    Sign me up for the PLP source, so I can finally understand how to take photos of cats by spending lots of money on a camera! Oh… this thing has autofocus, right?

    1. Leicaphila Post author

      Ok. Lot’s of great input from readers, but you win the “best reader reply”. As such, you get $200 off the Leica Professional Photography website access price. Use code “THSTNVONOVRGRD” to get your discount.

  7. ScottP

    I have ordered my bank in the Cayman Islands to transfer US$2399 to my Paypal account, so your payment is, as it were, in the mail.
    I am particularly interested in the Hot Female Professional Leica Photographer Curriculum.
    In the meantime, I have already purchased the Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M and the Leica Thambar-M 1:2.2 / 90 mm.
    Which Leica Professional camera body would you suggest for these?
    In your opinion, which will produce the most bokeh?

    1. Leicaphila Post author

      You’re in luck, Scott. We have a section of the website devoted exclusively to Hot Female Professional Leica Photographers, many of them dressed in nothing but thongs. We’ll occasionally be hosting live video conferences with Stormy Carter-Bresson; trust me, you’ll enjoy those one-on-one videos!

      1. ScottP

        I should warn you that I saw Blow-Up in 1967, and that has been the guiding theme of my career. Ever since I was a young man, I have been fascinated by the intersection of …

        Also, I’ve noticed that that Carter-Bresson (the guy; not Stormy) almost never uses Shallow Depth of Field. (He made one picture of Jeanne Sart that’s a little fuzzy in the back, but I think that was an accident.) I think if he bought a Professional Leica 50mm f/0.95 Noctilux-M and used it wide-open all the time, like I do, his pictures would be better.

        I look forward to discussing this in your course.

        1. Leicaphila Post author

          Scott: Mr. Bresson, unfortunately, lived and worked before the discovery of “bokeh,” which is what Professionals call that fuzzy look. You weren’t able to get it back in the day, for reasons too complicated to explain in a few sentences. I do agree that Carter’s photos would be much better if he could have used bokeh; unfortunately, the Noctilux lens line only came out after his death. The general rule is this: Any photo, however good, is better when you add bokeh.

  8. Steve Wilcox

    Wow, quite a lengthy post! You were certainly motivated to produce that one! Very funny!

    Keep up the good work!

    Steve Wilcox

  9. John

    Is the knowledge I acquire on this Leica course transferable when I use my Olympus OM cameras – the OMs do look a little Leica like and the OM1 was originally named M1.

  10. Archiver

    You forgot Matt Osborne, who not only has the distinction of being a Leica Photographer, but also a Hasselblad Photographer. It boggles my mind when people market themselves and their services based on the gear that they use. I kind of get it in the commercial video advertising industry where owner-operators have a RED or two, but marketing oneself as a Leica or Hasselblad photographer to engaged couples seems bizarre.

    1. Rob Campbell

      Don’t give up!

      Once you’ve completed the Professional Photographers’ Course and bought the right body and lens combination, you will see things differently: the goof will turn onto a wow! It’s all a matter of personal projection and having a plan. Never have a plan B, because that will only serve to distract you from your life’s work which, you will soon come to realise, is the furtherance of all things Leica.

      There is poetic justice in all things!

  11. HarryBH

    Too bad I didn’t find this on April 1st! For I while there I thought you’d gone off the deep end…

  12. Ashley

    I get my Professional Leica Photographers Professional Leica M2 CLA’d every month. That’s how professional I am.

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