Posts Tagged ‘Gerd Ludwig’

Gerd Ludwig on His “Invisible Flash” Technique

Posted by on Thursday September 29, 2016 | Lighting, PDN Video Picks

  Photographer Gerd Ludwig is a lighting master with TTL strobe lights. He uses them in unusual and unpredictable ways to direct the the viewer’s eye through his photographs, convey a sense of place, and define his visual style. Yet his strobe lights are all but invisible, blending with available light sources. In this video,... More

Gerd Ludwig Wins POYi’s Best Photo Book of the Year Award

Posted by on Wednesday February 18, 2015 | Awards/Contests/Grants, Photojournalism

Gerd Ludwig has won the 2015 POYi Best Photo Book of the Year honors for The Long Shadow of Chernobyl, his book about the lingering environmental, social, and economic consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. The award, part of the Reportage Division of the POYi competition, was announced on the POYi web site. Ludwig’s... More

PhotoPlus Expo 2014: Gerd Ludwig’s Tips on Shooting in Low Light

Posted by on Tuesday November 4, 2014 | Lighting, Photojournalism

During his PhotoPlus Expo seminar, “Digital Vision in Low Light,” the photographer Gerd Ludwig offered a peek behind the curtain at the tools and techniques he uses to make National Geographic-worthy images under terrible conditions. The veteran photographer spoke for two hours about the ways he uses small strobes and long exposures as well as rapport... More

PDN Video: Gerd Ludwig on Why He’s Risked His Life at Chernobyl

Posted by on Friday August 22, 2014 | PDN Video Picks

In 1993, photographer Gerd Ludwig began documenting the consequences of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster while on assignment for National Geographic. “I got involved accidentally [while] covering a story about pollution in the [former] Soviet Union,” he says. “I was struck by the post-apocalyptic feel of the whole zone.” He ended up returning nine times... More

PPE 2012: 8 Dos and Don’ts for Crowd-Funding Campaigns

Posted by on Tuesday October 30, 2012 | Business

It seems like nowadays every photographer is launching a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for a book or to shoot personal work. But how many of those photographers are actually meeting or surpassing their fundraising goals? At the PhotoPlus seminar “Crowd-Funding Your Photography Project,” five panelists shared their thoughts on how to raise money using... More