Earlybird Special: Collaboration for Cause Conference in Seattle

Blue Earth Alliance, in partnership with PhotoWings, presents its 5th annual conference, Collaborations for Cause, to be held May 5-6 at the Seattle Downtown Library. I will be giving the keynote on May 5th. Early-bird tickets are on sale now, and you can get an additional 10% by using the code ARTWOLFE10.

Collaborations for Cause is a two-day event that brings together cutting-edge content creators and front-line organizations for an exploration of how to harness the power of the evolving media landscape

This fifth annual conference builds upon the organization’s 20-year history of facilitating issue-driven visual storytelling. With a mix of presentations by leading experts including Annie Griffiths and Helen Cherullo, and in-depth case studies showcasing real projects, insightful arm-chair conversations, and break-out sessions, participants will leave inspired and armed with fresh approaches, an expanded network of contacts and new resolve to build lasting positive change.

The conference will include interactive, small group discussions hosted by experts on topics such as innovative marketing, funding, image social media and non-traditional publishing. Opportunities for optional private portfolio reviews will also be available.

Who Should Attend:
• Nonprofit program, marketing and communications staff
• Directors and account supervisors at public relations firms
• Communications and education staff at government agencies and universities
• Program directors, exhibit designers and curators at institutions (museums, aquariums, etc.)
• Photographers
• Filmmakers and producers
• Graphic and sound designers
• Concerned citizens, activists and changemakers

Seats are limited, so reserve yours today and visit the Collaborations For Cause 2017 schedule.

 

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Meisterhaft Getarnt Open Air Exhibit in Hamburg Opens Tomorrow!

I’m heading off to Germany today to celebrate the opening of “Meisterhaft-Getarnt”; translated – “Masterfully Disguised”, an exhibition of my work from Vanishing Act, in Hamburg’s Überseequartier. This open-air gallery exhibit will highlight my primary goal with Vanishing act – capturing animals at home in their natural habitat, blending in with their surroundings for survival.

The exhibit runs from March 30th to June 30th, 24 hours a day and admission is free. I will be in attendance tomorrow, March 30th at 6 PM local time.

For more information on this event, click here!

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‘Eden’ Wins Two Awards at ITB Berlin

Earlier this month in Germany, EDEN, the German edition of Earth Is My Witness, won two awards at ITB Berlin. ITB Berlin is the world’s largest international tourism trade fair.

EDEN, published by National Geographic, won the Special Award Presented by the Management of ITB Berlin and the Illustrated Travel Book Award.

The selection jury described their choice as follows:

“Art Wolfe succeeds in capturing nature’s diversity in magical and atmospheric moments.“ The author sums up his photography best: ”Most people will probably never travel to Bhutan or Pakistan. By enabling them to look at my pictures I would like them to feel as though they have been there nonetheless. I want them to feel what I felt in these places. In order to do that I need to capture as much as possible of the landscape, nature and culture of the people I encounter on my travels.“

A 175 print exhibit of Earth is my Witness is available on loan in Europe (artwolfe.de). Contact statdtmuseum@schleswig.de for information.

 

 

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Creative Live Rebroadcast of “Creating Art Through Photography” 3/26

If you missed my CreativeLive course two weeks ago, you’re in luck. They will be rebroadcasting it beginning Sunday, March 26th at 9:00am PDT. Set your reminders!

Create Art Through Photography: Maximize Photographic Opportunities to Enhance Your Creative Vision

You can also check out my other CreativeLive classes offered in this glorious three-course bundle!

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C is for Coyote Published this Week!

 

C is for Coyote, written by Andrea Helman and with photographs from myself and Gavriel Jecan has been published this week and is available for purchase in my online store! This 32-page board book utilizes photos of animals and unique places from the south western United States to teach the alphabet to young readers.

Complete the whole set with our other two board books, O is for Orca and 1, 2, 3, Moose!

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First Day of Spring!


Happy Vernal Equinox! Spring officially arrived here on the west coast at 3:28 a.m. this morning. Hope you enjoy the pics, and if the start of spring has gotten your creative juices flowing, why not join me next month for a workshop here on the Olympic peninsula? I’ll have three great assistants with me for plenty of guidance!

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Introducing the Art Wolfe Gear Page!

Some of the most common questions I receive from photographers of all skill levels and backgrounds are in regards to the equipment I use and recommend. While I always emphasize the importance of understanding fundamental art and design principles first and foremost when it comes to taking great photos, finding the right equipment in a sea of options can be understandably overwhelming.

I’ve put together a gear page you can check out here that highlights some of the equipment I use and recommend, as well as some of the brands and companies I trust. Bookmark this page and check back often, as I’m constantly trying out new equipment!

 

 

 

 

 

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One Month Away – Olympic Peninsula Workshop!

I have decided to jump in on the Olympic Peninsula workshop happening in in April with Gavriel Jecan, Yuri Choufour and Libby Pfeiffer. It is only one month away, so now is the time to pull the trigger if you’ve been contemplating joining us to capture the forests, coastline, and mountain peaks of this lush location. Join myself and trusted instructors in an area with a never ending variety of subjects to shoot!

If you need any more persuading here are ten reasons to take this workshop!

Check out the terrific photos our past workshop participants have taken here:


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Happy 118th Birthday, Mount Rainier National Park!


In March of 1899, Mount Rainier National Park was founded as the nation’s fifth national park and the first created from a national forest. The pinnacle of the cascade range and an active stratovolcano, Mount Rainier can be seen looming in the distance from the hustle and bustle of caffeinated Seattle. It’s long been a place of study for volcanologists and glaciologists alike.

Coming home from trips to the remarkable places of the world is  easier knowing I’m fortunate enough to live in the midst of such incredible places. The verdant Cascade Range is a must-see for anyone traveling to the Pacific North West!

Join me for a workshop at Mount Rainier this August!

Mt. Rainier Workshop with Art Wolfe
August 10-13

 

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CreativeLive Event: Make Artistic Statements, Enhance Your Creative Vision, and Preview Photography As Art

You may have heard that Friday I will be giving a class over at CreativeLive starting at 9am PST. You can sign up to watch the live class for free, or you can pre-order on-demand access for $59, a savings of $20.

I will be concentrating on several key areas:

1. Navigating an Ever Changing World

How images were collected in the past has changed and the world has become closer in terms of access thanks to the advances in travel and technology. As a result, change seems to accelerate and keeping in step becomes a necessary skill. I will share how I research, plan, and execute as well as review and edit for projects. With over 100 book titles, television shows, exhibits, presentations – how does one manage it all and how do projects transition from an idea to achievement?  In this segment, I will review my processes for efficiency, economy and how I chart the course to a successful outcome.

2. Ways Technology has Improved my Work

The truth is that technology has been giving artists new ways to share their work for a very long time. Tools and art have evolved together, becoming intertwined.  Cameras, software, lenses, even drones – they are all tools for the photographer, the artist, the storyteller. I will share how I have incorporated technology to enhance and redefine my work.

3. Preview to Photography as Art

“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. I will share an excerpt from this seminar created for the creative professional to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, I explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster personal style, and discover ways to distinguish your own photography from others.

4. Live Critique

At the end of the program, I will critique viewer-submitted photographs.  These photo critiques provide viewers a great opportunity to look through the eyes of a professional photographer and learn by constructive feedback on what makes an image stronger.

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