Author Archives: Gerd Ludwig

New Group Exhibition in Mexico City

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C40 is a network of the world’s megacities committed to addressing climate change. This year, Mexico City has been selected to host their 6th bi-annual C40 Mayors Summit.

In support of environmental sustainability, the Lucie Foundation is presenting a photographic exhibition on climate change. Originally curated by Susan Baraz and Hossein Farmani for the UN Climate Conference in Paris, this photographic exhibition brings together a group of photographers who have spent a large portion of their careers addressing climate change.

Along with revered colleagues such as James Balog, Joel Sartore, Ed Kashi and others, Gerd Ludwig is participating in the exhibition.

The show is on view from November 30, 2016 – January 11, 2017 at the Chapultepec Park in Mexico City. More information here.

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The Invisible Flash – PDN Online

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This month, Gerd Ludwig was interviewed by David Walker, Executive Editor at PDN, about his upcoming lecture “The Invisible Strobe – Updated” at next month’s PhotoPlus Expo in New York City.

In Walker’s video, he explains how he incorporates small, handheld flashes into his photos to create an evenly balanced look in the final photograph. The lecture follows the release of the German edition of minus 2/3: The Invisible Flash by dpunkt.Verlag and precedes the release of the US edition by Rocky Nook, scheduled for this December. Watch the full video here.

Registration is still open for “The Invisible Strobe – Updated.” The first 100 people to register through the link below will receive 20% off. Register here.

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Dpunkt.verlag publishes German edition of Minus Two Thirds

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Gerd Ludwig’s German edition of his new book “Minus 2/3 Reportage- und Straßenfotografie mit dem unsichtbaren Blitz – Eine Meisterklasse” will have its official launch this week at PhotoKina.

More than 20 years ago, he began incorporating small handheld flashes into his photography with the aim of creating an evenly balanced look in the final photograph. These small flashes also alleviated the burden of carrying heavy equipment and allowed him to be flexible and inconspicuous when moving around in the field. Over the years, he has refined his use of small flash to hone his technique even further. The flash appears so subtly in the final image that it is easily mistaken for natural light — hence an invisible flash.

A book signing is scheduled for 11am this Saturday, September 24 at the dpunkt.verlag stall, located at Hall 4.1 Booth C27/D24. We hope to see you there!

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PhotoKina 2016

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Gerd is honored to be stepping in for Jim Brandenburg in connection with his exhibition “A Pristine Vision” at this year’s PhotoKina in Cologne, Germany. Jim is an internationally renowned film maker, National Geographic photographer, environmentalist and has published numerous best sellers.

In Jim’s words:

“This week National Geographic Germany is sponsoring my retrospective exhibit ‘A Pristine Vision’ at Photokina, the world’s premier photo expo in Cologne, Germany. My plan was to do a presentation on Thursday, Sept. 22, but after climbing on a glacier recently in the Swiss Alps while filming for a new movie, an injury progressed into the need for a minor medical procedure which prevents international travel. I will share more about the new movie later. Gerd Ludwig, a National Geographic colleague with much experience and many stories will be filling my time slot.”

Gerd’s talk and image presentation titled “Winds of Change” will be held this Friday, September 23 at Passage 4/5 Stand A 31, beginning at 8pm. The presentation will follow an awards presentation for National Geographic Deutschland’s ‘Photo of the Year’ contest that Gerd helped judge this summer.

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More Than Just a Picture

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Titled ‘More Than Just a Picture’ – Hayden Sedar of SVPN Magazine interviewed former National Geographic Director of Photography Kent Kobersteen and Gerd Ludwig in anticipation of their upcoming workshop at The Center in Sun Valley, Idaho. Leading up to the workshop, Kent and Gerd will present a joint evening lecture.

Read the interview here.

More information on the workshop and lecture here.

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“The Invisible Strobe” At PhotoPlus Expo

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Capturing quality images at high ISO’s has not only opened up new avenues for shooting in natural-light, it also has turned handheld strobes into powerful lighting tools. For more than twenty years, Gerd Ludwig has been a master of using small TTL-flashes in unusual and unpredictable ways – to emphasize his message, offer a sense of place, maintain atmosphere, and create a personal vision, while simultaneously avoiding the obvious “strobe” look. He will show a wide range of potential uses, from utilizing strobes at high-speed sync in broad daylight to enhancing extreme long exposures at night by firing the flash(es) multiple times. Throughout the lecture he will share his secrets and show examples both from his personal projects and his many years of photographing on assignment for National Geographic. Finally, Ludwig will share his secrets to surviving in today’s marketplace, using crowd-funding, social networking and new media to get personal projects financed and seen by a wider audience.

Sponsored by Canon USA, the 2-hour seminar takes place at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on Thursday, October 20th, from 2-4pm.

For more information and to register: http://www.photoplusexpo.com/conference/conference-schedule.shtml

PDN PhotoPlus International Conference + Expo is the most important event in the photo …

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