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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