Karl Ludik presenter at Bright Festival of Photography

MEET KARL LUDIK


This man is so dedicated to Olympus that he’s got a reputation for wearing blue underwear and has at one point even attempted to change his name to be more. aligned with the brand. He’s the Professional Photography manager at Olympus and brings more energy to his workshops that I ever thought possible. To give you a quick snapshot of this guy, we are talking about someone who finds ultra marathons fun... that's the energy level I'm talking about. You will want to keep an eye on him though because that lovely camera in your hands is bound to be converted to an Olympus unit by the time you’ve finished speaking to him. With years of experience in photography as well as the food industry Karl’s expertise will be doubled down on this year as he shares his wealth of knowledge to all photographers…. even if it’s not an Olympus!



Mieke Boynton Queens Cascades photograph

Mieke Boynton Zodiac Light photograph

Denis Smith Bright Festival of Photoraphy (BFOP) Image 1

Denis Smith Bright Festival of Photoraphy (BFOP) Image 2



CURRENT BFOP STATUS:



  • BFOP 2019

    Graduating to Vetren BFOP status this year Karl has even recruited more of the Olympus team to help spread the good word

  • BFOP 2018

    Karl flew the Olympus blue high and proud in 2018 and shared a wealth of knowledge with us

  • BFOP 2017

    Nope, no Karl to be seen at BFOP 2017…


HEAR MORE FROM KARL ON BFOP'S FAV PODCAST:



2019 BFOP WORKSHOPS & PRESENTATIONS:



CAPTURING THE LITTLE THINGS - Macro

If you love small things this is the workshop for you. Join Karl Ludik, (Olympus guru but very helpful with all brands) in this brilliant workshop which completely sold out in 2018. You will look at the history and technology behind macro photography and then take a trip into another world as we make everything small BIG! In the workshop sessions you’ll cover nature, jewellery, abstract and storytelling. If you’re an Olympus user Karl will have a few Zuiko lenses for you to try.. if you’ve got a tripod, you’ll need to bring that along.Being an Olympus Specialist he'll also be able to introduce you to some of their latest products (but any camera brand is welcome!).


FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY STYLING - Food

Keen foodies rejoice! Karl (from Olympus) has served up a brand new workshop this year covering you guessed it, Food Styling & Photography! He’ll be showing you how to plate up, dress, light and photograph food, demonstrating the art of constructing a dish from bare table to completed image. He’ll draw from his years of experience as a restaurant manager in South Africa as well as his current role working with some of Australia’s leading professional photographers.