Teaching

I love to teach. For 30 years I taught workshops and field seminars, written books on photographic technique, and tried to show how I work in the field with each episode of Travels to the Edge. Teaching is part of the mission of both this blog and the Art Wolfe website itself. I intend to introduce some new, special, and exclusive learning opportunities to be held both in the field and in our classroom. Stay tuned.

19 Responses to “Teaching”

  1. Len Villano says:

    My dear friend:
    I can testify to the importance of teaching, passing on vision and sharing talent, and influencing the next generation of artists. When I realized that nature photography is what I wanted to do and was meant to do, I knew that I had to meet and study with Art Wolfe. So I spent 4 days on a Grey Hound bus, traveling from Chicago to Seattle in the middle of winter. Thru blizzards, wind storms, ice storms and 4 different arrests (not me) off the bus, I finally arrived in Seattle. I was not disappointed. Art took me up on a hill where we could watch swans fly over head. We were so close you could hear and feel the wing beats and it seemed as tough you could reach up and touch the swans. What an experience for a street kid from the inner city of Chicago. That trip changed my life and I owe my success to Art and his guidance. Lots of teachers teach about equipment, others teach technique, but Art teachings vision, dedication and commitment. Today, equipment comes much easier then it did years ago. Technique is almost automatic and a given. But it is what Art taught me that has carried me through the good times as well as the bad and will continue to provide the foundation for my success. I for one anxiously await the new learning opportunities Art will be offering. Even at this point in my career I know there is a lot I can learn and gain from Art Wolfe.
    Thanks Art
    Len

  2. Len Villano says:

    My dear friend:
    I can testify to the importance of teaching, passing on vision and sharing talent, and influencing the next generation of artists. When I realized that nature photography is what I wanted to do and was meant to do, I knew that I had to meet and study with Art Wolfe. So I spent 4 days on a Grey Hound bus, traveling from Chicago to Seattle in the middle of winter. Thru blizzards, wind storms, ice storms and 4 different arrests (not me) off the bus, I finally arrived in Seattle. I was not disappointed. Art took me up on a hill where we could watch swans fly over head. We were so close you could hear and feel the wing beats and it seemed as tough you could reach up and touch the swans. What an experience for a street kid from the inner city of Chicago. That trip changed my life and I owe my success to Art and his guidance. Lots of teachers teach about equipment, others teach technique, but Art teachings vision, dedication and commitment. Today, equipment comes much easier then it did years ago. Technique is almost automatic and a given. But it is what Art taught me that has carried me through the good times as well as the bad and will continue to provide the foundation for my success. I for one anxiously await the new learning opportunities Art will be offering. Even at this point in my career I know there is a lot I can learn and gain from Art Wolfe.
    Thanks Art
    Len

  3. Art, I’ve admired your work for years. I commend your efforts to share your experiences and skills to young aspiring as well as veteran photographers.

    At the end of the “Iceland” show three photo’s were displayed with a comment stating for more information on these, go to your website. I’m having trouble locating the additional information.

    Thanks for the years of inspiration.
    John

    • admin says:

      Hi, John,

      Sorry about that. When we were having the T2E website updated, the web company went out of business, leaving us with no ability to update. We recently got out site files back and did some of the updates but not all. That is on our to do list.

  4. Art, I’ve admired your work for years. I commend your efforts to share your experiences and skills to young aspiring as well as veteran photographers.

    At the end of the “Iceland” show three photo’s were displayed with a comment stating for more information on these, go to your website. I’m having trouble locating the additional information.

    Thanks for the years of inspiration.
    John

    • admin says:

      Hi, John,

      Sorry about that. When we were having the T2E website updated, the web company went out of business, leaving us with no ability to update. We recently got out site files back and did some of the updates but not all. That is on our to do list.

  5. I believe that it helps to make the great professionals (and mens): no fear to teach and hide knowlegde. Congratulations! Best regards from Brazil!

  6. I believe that it helps to make the great professionals (and mens): no fear to teach and hide knowlegde. Congratulations! Best regards from Brazil!

  7. Daniel says:

    Dear “Professor” Wolfe (that is what you are).
    I have re-discovered photography through your shots and videos. You reached such a level of excellence that I can’t hardly look at any other photographs. Thanks for your always wise words and comments and for sharing your knowledge with us. Best regards!

    Daniel

  8. Daniel says:

    Dear “Professor” Wolfe (that is what you are).
    I have re-discovered photography through your shots and videos. You reached such a level of excellence that I can’t hardly look at any other photographs. Thanks for your always wise words and comments and for sharing your knowledge with us. Best regards!

    Daniel

  9. Kathy Leicester says:

    Dear Art: you are an inspiring mentor and teacher. Your joy for your craft speaks to my heart in a way that has me standing up and shouting for joy, and laughing. Then I run for my camera bags and head out to the wilderness.
    Thank you for all you do. (And I LOVE the new website motif, very very nice.)

    Kathy

  10. Kathy Leicester says:

    Dear Art: you are an inspiring mentor and teacher. Your joy for your craft speaks to my heart in a way that has me standing up and shouting for joy, and laughing. Then I run for my camera bags and head out to the wilderness.
    Thank you for all you do. (And I LOVE the new website motif, very very nice.)

    Kathy

  11. Buck Rivard says:

    Hi Art,
    I’m a big fan of your show, and I’m wondering if when you go on a shoot for the show how many photos you take and how often they turn out well. And if you have any travel photography tips.

    • admin says:

      I can shoot anything from nothing to 500 shots a day, or even more if it’s all wildlife. It’s easy for a pro to get a static scene but when things are moving, you need some luck so more shots are better. I am going to post a series of shots I took in China soon that will show how I approached a difficult lighting situation while trying to get just the right composition. Give me a couple weeks to get around to preparing that. I plan on preparing several short slide shows with voice overs to illustrate how I work on an image as I shoot it.

  12. admin says:

    I can shoot anything from nothing to 500 shots a day, or even more if it’s all wildlife. It’s easy for a pro to get a static scene but when things are moving, you need some luck so more shots are better. I am going to post a series of shots I took in China soon that will show how I approached a difficult lighting situation while trying to get just the right composition. Give me a couple weeks to get around to preparing that. I plan on preparing several short slide shows with voice overs to illustrate how I work on an image as I shoot it.

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