Craig Semetko

"Don’t think while photographing. Thinking constipates things."

Craig Semetko is based out of Los Angeles, California in the USA and is known for his wildly authentic style and commitment to showcasing real moments involving real people. As a long-time teacher at the Leica Akademie, we're extrmely proud to welcome Craig as a COOPH Master!


Leica M10-R
Leica 35mm F1.4, 50mm F2.0, 75mm F1.4

Leica SL2
Leica 24-90mm, 90-280mm

Summilux 35mm

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Craig Semetko: How to use a Leica M

Follow along with photographer Craig Semetko as he answers this question and explains how to use the Leica M, including techniques on focusing.

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Craig Semetko: Portrait

A portrait of photographer Craig Semetko by Konstantin Adenauer. His new book "Unposed," with a forward by renowned photographer Elliott Erwitt, was published in Oct. 2010 by teNeues.

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The photographer's DIET

Watch photographer Craig Semetko give some useful photography tips and tricks that break down what makes a great photograph. This tutorial on the ‘photographer’s DIET’ will help you take better pictures!

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