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.
On May 5, 2020, Viktor Lyagushkin gave an open lecture on Zoom. He told his listeners how to take pictures in caves. The master shared with us the secrets of photo shooting in complete darkness: how many and what kind of light sources are needed, how to choose the location of shooting, how to devide fore- and backgrounds, what kind of light sources are needed in which situations, and so on, so forth.
The lecture is available on YouTube on the link here.
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.
On December 11, 2019, Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin met his fans at the Kiev School of Photography. The photographer told the audience about the progress of the project Until The Ice Melts, including the world’s first exhibition under the ice, showed videos and photographs taken during the project.
The pre-holiday situation in the city set Viktor in a cheerful mood, so the lecturer decided to appear in front of the audience, leaving the telephone box in the corner of the photo studio, as famous Doctor Who.
On November 15, there was a presentation of our Сalendar 2020 with photographs by Viktor Lyagushkin in the cafe “Our Circle”. It sounds very formal, but in fact it was a very chamber, almost family event.
Viktor told the guests about underwater animals that inhabit the White Sea, paid special attention to those whose photos were included in the Calendar. Bogdana Vashchenko spoke about climate change in the Russian Arctic and the impact of the change on the lives of animals and people.
This year PHOTOTEAM.PRO took part in the Moscow Dive Show 2019 with the exhibition “Until the Ice Melts.”
The pictures presented on it are not the complete exposition, but only a part of the world’s first photographic exhibition under the ice. This is not an exaggeration and not a metaphor – from Moscow the works by Viktor Lyagushkin will go to the Arctic Circle and will be put under the thick ice sheet of the White Sea.
Under the Ice exhibition is part of a large project to document the animals of the White Sea in their natural environment named Fantastic Creatures and Where to Find Them.
On the final day of the Dive Show, Viktor Lagushkin delivered a lecture on the main stage of the event, speaking in detail about the project. “We live at a time when climate change and the melting of the Arctic ice become increasingly threatening phenomena, – says the photographer, – My goal is to draw public attention to these problems, and capture the amazing creatures of the White Sea while they still exist.”
The general sponsor of the Under the Ice exhibition is Nikon, partner – the Dive Centre Arctic Circle.
Just came to an end the TOUCH Conference on digital marketing technologies in Tbilisi, Georgia. Many thanks to organisers for the invitation to participate. We were very glad to share our experience with young people of Georgia who visited the conference; happy to meet new friends and partners.
January 23 at 11:00 am in Kiev Kyiv School of Photography will host a master class by Viktor Lyagushkin How Are Masterpeices Born And How To Sell Them?
The world renowned photographer will share his experiences and secrets of working on projects ranging from the birth of the idea, every step of its implementation to completion. Victor will explain where do we get the money for the realization of our dreams and how to sell the results of our work, talk about specific moments of communication with an editor, and most importantly – will reveal the secret, how one may create unique photos.
This year National Geographic Magazine celebrates 125 anniversary.
October 15, at the Center of Photography Lumiere brothers was held a master class 10000 lumens Underground and Underwaterwater by staff photographer of National Geographic Russia Magazine Viktor Lyagushkin. The event was set as a part of the photo exhibition 125 years of National Geographic.
Thank you, Viktor, for great time with you and Happy Birth-year to National Geographic!