Beginner Photography Workshop with National Geographic's Gerd Ludwig

Emerging Experience
PAST EVENT: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

These lecture-based workshops are meant for all levels of photographers, amateurs, and photography enthusiasts. Even emerging professionals will benefit. Using his photographs from National Geographic assignments worldwide, and centering on his food truck assignment as a practical example, Gerd Ludwig will teach participants how to make engaging and memorable photographs of everyday life, giving advice that can be applied anywhere around the world. His approaches when photographing National Geographic assignments can be utilized in a variety of circumstances. Central to creating interesting images is the photographer’s ability to think outside the box, even when shooting seemingly ordinary situations. Ludwig will openly share his own photographic techniques he employs when working for National Geographic, specifically the methods he used photographing food truck food, people enjoying the trucks, and the trucks themselves. In general, he will reveal his tricks and tips to create candid, unexpected and unique images in uncontrolled environments.

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.


Gerd Ludwig
Gerd Ludwig

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…

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