Exploring Porto with the Leica M-D

Nicholas La | @NIKK_LA

I’ve anticipated sharing this new camera with you guys since the very first day I got to play with it. I was one of the lucky few to be able to test this camera out along with my two extremely talented friends Rui Palha & Daniel Arnold. They flew us into Porto, Portugal for several days with a film crew. We had a few days to capture this amazing city with the new camera. It was quite a excitement because we didn't know what camera we were getting. This new Leica camera is a digital rangefinder with no back display, providing the feeling as if you were shooting on a film camera. The city was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to, not knowing what my shots were going to look like was a bit nerve-wrecking, but made it just as exciting at the same time. Overall, I love the the simplicity of this camera. It doesn't offer much options like all the new cameras that come out today, but it helps make photography so much more enjoyable. Less is sometimes more; making you concentrate on what is most important and that is capturing photos. I’ve been shooting with this gem for a couple of months now and am absolutely loving the experience.