Photography Workshops with National Geographic’s Gerd Ludwig

This weekend, June 27 and 28, seize the opportunity to learn some tips from a professional National Geographic photographer storyteller, Gerd Ludwig.

Unsolved tragedy:  These children, all from only two neighborhoods in Moscow, were born with missing forearms.  Although no certain links can be drawn between their defects and Moscow's bewildering mix of pollutants, the incidence of congenital deformities is higher here than in the rest of Russia. (Photo credit: www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/09/24/awards/26211/gerd-ludwig-received-the-dr-erich-salomon-award-2014)
Unsolved tragedy: These children, all from only two neighborhoods in Moscow, were born with missing forearms. Although no certain links can be drawn between their defects and Moscow’s bewildering mix of pollutants, the incidence of congenital deformities is higher here than in the rest of Russia. (Photo credit: http://www.loeildelaphotographie.com/2014/09/24/awards/26211/gerd-ludwig-received-the-dr-erich-salomon-award-2014)

Ludwig will divulge his own photographic techniques he uses when working for National Geographic, such as the recent methods he used photographing food truck food, people enjoying the trucks, and the trucks themselves. He will reveal his tricks and tips to create candid, unexpected and unique images in uncontrolled environments. Join me in the Beginner Workshop this Saturday from 10 AM – 1PM.

Beginner Workshop: Ideal for photography enthusiasts looking to improve the quality of their images, even if their only camera is their phone. Ludwig will teach how to consider backgrounds, depth of field, light, color, shapes and cropping to make images interesting even with less expensive camera equipment. During the lunch break, food trucks will be on-site for students to purchase food, photograph and practice new skills.

Ideal for photography enthusiasts looking to improve the quality of their images, even if their only camera is their phone.

Tickets: $99 pre-sale ONLY.

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Photo credit: annenbergphotospace.org/events/workshop/advanced-photography-workshop-gerd-ludwig

Advanced Photography Workshop (Sunday, June 28 from 2 – 6 PM):

This workshop is geared towards amateur and serious photographers who are interested in taking their photography to the next level.

Starting briefly with basic information similar to the beginner workshop, Luwig will add further technical instruction, such as choice of lenses, lighting and filters, including the many uses for on-and-off-camera strobes when photographing the varied situations in everyday life, using images from his previousNational Geographic assignments as examples. From landscapes to nightlife, he will emphasize the importance of thinking outside the box to create more unusual, engaging, surprising and personal photographs. Approaches to using light, color, shapes, background, depth of field, and composition will be covered. Ludwig will also explain how content and composition work in unison to tell a story.

Tickets: $150 pre-sale ONLY. 

ABOUT GERD LUDWIG

Gerd Ludwig shares his photography techniques this weekend at the Annenberg Space for Photography.
Gerd Ludwig shares his photography techniques this weekend at the Annenberg Space for Photography. (Photo credit: mulita.com/blog/?p=136)

Award-winning National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig has captured the colossal changes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union to today. His images have garnered him distinction as the world’s foremost color photographer documenting the region. From the broken empire’s legacy of environmental exploitation, to the warp-speed economic transformation of Russia, Ludwig’s work reveals a many-faceted people, by turns suspicious and sympathetic, greedy and generous, stoic and exuberant.

ANNENBERG SPACE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY SKYLIGHT STUDIOS

10050 CONSTELLATION BLVD.

LOS ANGELES, CA 90067

 

EMERGING EXPERIENCE EXHIBIT

WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: 11AM – 6PM

CLOSED MONDAYS AND TUESDAYS.

ADMISSION IS FREE.

PARKING WITH VALIDATION IS $3.50 WEDNESDAYS – FRIDAYS AND $1.00 ON WEEKENDS.

 

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