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    David Knoble

    The best photographs are all about the right light, at the right time, on the right subject. Here is how I got started on my journey learning light.
    I grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and Pisgah National Forest. Eventually, I added film photography to my hikes. I learned to see the early morning light and evening colors and the light in my photography first developed. Later, I began studying Physics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where 35mm black and white film photography was taught. I spent three years teaching the photography lab where I began to refine light in my images.
    Over the years I’ve developed a unique vision in several photographic areas. Leica lenses have an incredible history of science, and really paint light on the sensor allowing me to concentrate on my passion – landscape photography and documentary work, having published books in both areas. My current work includes the importance of protecting our natural resources and the relationship of humans in nature with a focus is the coastal areas of South Carolina and a collection of work from Iceland.

    My Camera Gear

    Leica S007
    Leica Super-Elmar-S 24 f/3.5 ASPH
    Leica Elmarit-S 30 f/2.8 ASPH
    Leica Summarit-S 35 f/2.5 ASPH
    Leica Elmarit-S 45 f/2.8 ASPH
    Leica Summarit-S 70 f/2.5 ASPH
    Leica APO-MACRO-Summarit-S 120 f/2.5
    Leica APO-Elmar-S 180 f/3.5
    Leica SL-2
    Leica SUPER-Vario-Elmar-SL 16–35 f/3.5–4.5 
    Leica APO Vario-Elmarit-SL 90–280 f/2.8–4
    Leica 70mm–180mm f/2.8 Vario-APO-Elmarit
    Leica 180mm f/2.8 APO-Elmarit-R I
    Leica 280mm f/2.8 APO-Telyt-RLeica M10 Monochrom and Leica M lensesLeica S to SL, R to SL adapters
    Leica APO Extender R 1.4x and 2.0x

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