ASMP Member and veteran National Geographic photographer Gerd Ludwig leads this master class in storytelling that is geared to both committed amateur photographers who want to take their skill to the next level and professionals who want refinement in their photographic essay, reportage or series creation. The six and a half day workshop (spanning 13 days) scheduled February 5 thru 17, 2022, will be held virtually for the second year in a row in partnership with Nobechi Creative, allowing students from around the globe to participate while choosing a subject from their individual surroundings.
Gerd will emphasize the process of finding and researching subjects, photographing people in an intimate fashion, and making photographs that communicate emotionally as well as editorially while using aesthetics in a sophisticated manner. The goal of this class is to create work worthy of contest entries or editorial submissions. The workshop begins with two days of portfolio reviews, instruction and theory, before participants begin photographing a subject of their choice for a total of seven days. Editing days will be interspersed between, with Gerd guiding students through this process. The final two and a half days will be filled with culling, toning and sequencing, followed by a joint presentation of the final stories to conclude the workshop.
Back for a second time due to popular demand, a deferred payment plan is available for this small class. The first official April Nocifora Scholarship (April herself was a student of this class) is available for photographers of all ages and backgrounds. Applicants should submit a portfolio of 10 to 20 images in JPEG format, max 20MB total file sizes along with a Bio/CV and a brief essay: one to two pages explaining why they would like to take this class.
ASMP Members: $350 Discount on Workshop Registration