Few things are more respected than the legacy of the beloved Leica camera. Those who shoot with the prestigious Leica models understand what it feels like to work with the best camera ever made, and even those who do not shoot with it appreciate the talent required to operate such a device.

Inside “The Leica M Photographer: Photographing with Leica’s Legendary Rangefinder Cameras” (http://tinyurl.com/lbm73ly) you’ll find a collection of essays that touch upon the finer points of working with a rangefinder camera. This book (US$35.99 for an ebook, $44.95 for the print edition that’s coming in June) strives to ignite a passion for the kind of spontaneous, minimalist, and creative photography found 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. That is why users of this camera often refer to the process as simultaneously challenging and rewarding.

With a Leica M, you can mingle discretely within your environment to capture candid, exciting, insightful images. In this book, 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.

While studying medicine, Solcher worked as freelance photojournalist for regional and national newspapers, as well as national and international magazines. For the last 10 years he has worked in public relations and corporate photography, with a focus on medicine and science.