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.
Radio “Komsomolskaya Pravda” released a program from the cycle “Club of Famous Travelers” in which the presenter Yevgeny Sazonov interviewed photographer Viktor Lyagushkin. The conversation was about the secrets of shooting underwater caves and sea animals and about photography as a way of life.
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.
Today, Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin spent a one-hour stream on the official Instagram channel of Nikon @nikonrussia and answered readers’ questions about projects, photographic equipment, inspiration and much more.
The best stream quote: “The better the extreme photographer, the less extreme situations he has.“
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.
A great interview with a member of the PHOTOTEAM.PRO and Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin on the PhotoWebExpo channel.
Honestly and sincerely, Viktor answered the questions: is camera plays the most important role in taking pictures, how to become the best, how do sea animals like to be shot, etc.
Nikon Ambassador Viktor Lyagushkin talks about the world’s first under ice photo exhibition “Until the Ice Melts”, which had been exhibited under the ice of the White Sea in February-April 2019. How the idea had been born, what difficulties had to be encountered in the process of its implementation, the author says.
Nikon School posted a video in which Viktor Lyagushkin tells about the new AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15 / 3,5-4,5 E ED – those lens which made possible recent White Sea series and the project Until the ice melts.
Filming, script and direction – Bogdana Vashchenko.
Viktor Lyagushkin came up recently in an absolutely new role – as a main actor of Nikon Glasses Advertisement.
The main idea of the clip is perfectionism in any manifestation of life. As for me, the word “perfectionism” has some negative connotation, but it means a wish (and efforts) to achieve an ideal result despite of all.And this describes Viktor very well.
In the clip, Viktor learns to create an ikebana with Master Sletlana Zamriy. Viktor founded parallels of an ancient Japanese art and one of the main principles of photography: mastery of “decisive moment” formulated by prominent classic of photography Henri Cartier-Bresson and demonstrated how it works.
It was very interesting to observe an interaction of the two masters. They understood each other perfectly, and it seems they both was very glad with their association.
Ah, yes. A couple of words about Nikon glasses. Viktor is so delighted with them that he is ready to look dreams with them but he still should take them off for the night.