January 2020 the correspondent of the famous Internet Magazine Bird-In-Flight went with us to the Optimistic cave. It took him almost six months to recover from horror, but finally he pulled himself together and wrote this article. Read about a thousand buckets of clay, the delight of the discoverer, a week without sunshine here.
On July 24, Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin gave a lecture live on Nikon Ukraine Facebook. At a meeting with fans of the brand, he spoke about his current project in Optimistic Cave – the longest cave of the continent, which is located in the Ternopil region.
Victor revealed the secrets of organizing large projects, the peculiarities of shooting underground, answered questions about the new Nikon mirrorless cameras of Z series and optics for them.
Yesterday, June 23, 2020, Viktor Lyagushkin gave an online lecture on Nikon Russia Instagram about shooting with Nikon Z-series mirrorless cameras in the Optimistic Cave and answered questions from the audience. The lecture aroused keen interest, gathered about one and a half thousand listeners in total.
On April 28, 2020, our leader Viktor Lyagushkin gave a three-hour lecture in Zoom on how to shoot for National Geographic magazine. It is amazing how many new things we have learned: what are the criteria for choosing the material, how to find a topic that may interest the magazine, how to make your photo story according to the requirements of the editors. Viktor gave examples of his projects both under water and underground.
Thanks to everyone who connected to the broadcast, and have sent us such rave reviews! Let me give you a few:
Andrey Krivoshein: A positive moment of what is happening in the world – more virtual meetings that we need, the opportunity to hear something new, to see each other at least on the network and chat! Viktor, thank you for carrying away yourself and us!
Sergey Sheremet: Viktor, thank you, it was interesting to listen about the NG routine and the competition among authors. I caught myself thinking that I personally know almost all speleo photographers who shoot for NG, they are on the fingers of one hand. I also noticed that people came to listen about photography and asked questions about caves, you fascinated them so!
Elena Kurilyuk: Thank you very much for the lecture! So much new and interesting! Sheer delight. I’ll definitely visit the remaining lectures. Thank you for your work and time.
The lecture is available in recording here:
Hurry to see while the service stores the record.
I swear that everything was as it was written in the article, including the filling of pies and the fear of imaginary bears.
Dear friends, we are happy to be back from our White Sea 2018 expedition. We spend behind the Arctic Circle 4 weeks, from the middle of the March to the middle of April, did 75 dives under the ice, feasted our eyes on aurora borealis and take hundreds of gigabytes of amazing photographs. Now it is time to look through them, to select the best of the best for our project Until The Ice Melts.
Many thanks to the Arctic Circle Diving Centre for their kind invitation and open-armed welcome.
Here in Moscow the spring is in full power, and only photos may help us to travel down memory line and bring to mind an old joke: “There are two states of water: warm and solid”. Here is the proof – Bogdana SnowKitty and Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic photographer Viktor Lyagushkin did dive into solid water. 🙂
The TV channel “My Planet” took 10 documentaries about the top 10 Nikon photographers within the project “Russia through the Nikon lens”. One of them is a story of our National Geographic expedition to the Baikal Lake in June 2015.
We are very grateful to scientists from Baikal Limnology Institute Igor Khanayev and Professor Dmitry Shcherbakov, the Nikon company, and all persons who lend a helping hand.
And here’s the movie: