Thorsten Overgaard’s Photography Pages – The Story Behind That Picture 202 “What is Sharpness in Photography?”

Great article.  A few years ago I watched a video on how a Leica factory approaches the design of a lens.  Having come from the world of Nikon and always touting how “sharp” Nikkor optics have always been I was surprised at Leica’s approach.
Their approach was to go through the process of making a very sharp lens perhaps with the aid of computers and then in the end backing off the lens formula so that the lens was not 100 percent “sharp.”  After listening to the video I was sold on the fact, based on images I have always admired from Leica glass, the so called “Leica look.”
A friend of mine sent me this article from Thorsten Overgaard, a photographer that I truly admire, who explains the Leica look overall and it really hits the nail on the head.
It is well worth reading it.
I would love to purchase Mr. Overgaard’s books, but they are way out of my retired life’s budget.

Thorsten Overgaard Official Homepage Since 1996 – Thorsten von Overgaard is a Danish writer and photographer, specializing in portrait photography and documentary photography, known for writings about photography and as an educator and photo compeition judge. For specific photography needs worldwide, contact Thorsten Overgaard via e-mail. Some photos are available as signed prints and limited editions via galleries or online.

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