Rocky Nook has published a new book "The Leica M Photographer" by Bertram Solcher. You can see the table of content and few sample pages on rockynook.com. The book is currently available for pre-order on Amazon, but I will be giving away a copy to one lucky LeicaRumors reader. This giveaway is open to anyone and is not restricted to US residents only. The book is also available on Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, Amazon France, Amazon Canada, Amazon Japan, Amazon Italy and Amazon Spain.
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This giveaway is void where prohibited by law. The prize cannot be shipped to countries embargoed by the United States.
"What it is and what it isn’t.
This not a camera manual for the Leica M, nor is it a book that will teach you photography. Nevertheless, in Bertram Solcher’s book you will learn a whole lot about your camera and how to use it, and about the art and craft of photography. This book contains a collection of illustrated essays that are meant to reveal the secrets of working with a rangefinder camera. To be more precise, with the best camera ever made. The book’s ultimate goal is to ignite your passion for the kind of spontaneous, minimalist, and creative photography we admire in the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Joel Meyerowitz, and other great Leica photographers.
All Leica M model cameras, both analog and digital, use rangefinder technology. Because of its design, working with a Leica M requires a more methodical style of photography where the photographer must slow down and exercise attention and purpose. Using these cameras is both challenging and rewarding.
With a Leica M, you can mingle discretely within your environment to capture candid, exciting, insightful images. Bertram Solcher, a professional Leica M photographer for over 35 years, demonstrates how to use this unique camera in a practical and effective way. Solcher’s enthusiasm, substantial experience, and technical expertise will help you learn the skills necessary for creating masterful photographs with any Leica M camera."