Technique: Composition in Surreal Landscapes

It is important to pay attention to foreground and background elements when trying to compose an effective surreal landscape image. Shot on location in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. Speaking of which, there is only one spot left in my exclusive Glacier Bay Tour happening next July. Cruising the majestic bay in this small yacht is quite a different experience than traveling in one of the large crowded cruise ships. One caveat- due to the cabin space, the remaining spot is for a man only.

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Human Canvas at Rotella Gallery SOHO

Take a virtual tour of the Human Canvas by Art Wolfe exhibit currently at the Rotella Gallery in Soho, New York, through December 3rd. This is a show you don’t want to miss!

Monday – Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 6pm
468 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012


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Mahale Mountains National Park & Lake Tanganyika

I last photographed in Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania for my Y2K project The Living Wild. In the intervening years it seems the chimps have become even more nonchalant around people, brushing past like a person would on a crowded street. There is a definite mental connection, but when they come that close you want to be careful in your movements and eye contact. They are incredibly powerful animals and powerfully intelligent so R-E-S-P-E-C-T is in order.

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My Passion for Books

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To know me is to know how much I love gorgeous photography books. Not only am I creatively driven by my own publishing projects, but I love collecting other photographers’ works as well. Years ago with the advent of eBooks many opined that the death of the traditionally published book was near. Thankfully that is not the case.

Are you thinking of buying one of my books as a gift and you want it signed? Get your orders in now as I’ll be in town before heading back to Ethiopia at the end of November. I’d be happy to personally inscribe it for you.

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Technique: Creating Abstract Images

I love to create abstract, painterly images. I often find my favorite ones in locations that most people might not even notice. This video was filmed on location in Eastern Idaho.

I also want to instill this passion in the participants of my workshops. I will be focusing on this specifically in my Oregon Coast Workshop next August. Join me and I will change the way you look at photography and the world around you!

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A Photographic Passion: Aerials over Lake Natron

Lake Natron is a soda lake in the Rift Valley of Tanzania that I have photographed many times. But each time it feels like a new experience. The light, patterns, colors, and textures vary immensely from year to year, even hour to hour. These photos are from my latest trip in October.

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Book Signing at Kenmore Camera 2015 Digital Photo Expo

EIMW_cvr_021914-loresThe New Art of Photographing Naturenew_coverI will be signing Earth Is My Witness as well as Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky and The New Art of Photographing Nature this weekend at the Kenmore Camera Digital Photo Expo.

When: Saturday, November 7th, 11am-1pm
Where:  Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036

This is the largest photo show on the west coast and there are a lot of great presenters. I encourage photo enthusiasts to attend!

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Human Canvas Exhibit at Rotella Gallery

Rotella Galleryhumancanvas_shaman_study_001 Presents: Human Canvas by Art Wolfe

The Rotella Gallery invites appreciators and collectors of Fine Art Photography to join us for the exhibition of internationally renowned photographer, Art Wolfe and his “Human Canvas.” The highly collectible Human Canvas series is a culmination of Wolfe’s extensive background in painting and photography. Blending these two disciplines manifests as an intriguingly unique showcase of Art’s talents and insight, which challenges our perception and concept of nude photography.


The Rotella Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for the exhibit on November 5th, 2015 from 6-9pm, including a meet and greet with Art Wolfe.

Human Canvas will run from November 5th – December 3rd, 2015. The location of the exhibit and opening reception will be held at the Rotella Gallery SOHO.

The exhibit is open the public Mon-Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 11am-6pm. We do ask however, that you please RSVP for the reception by emailing For general inquiries, please contact or 212-260-1140.

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November Print of the Month

Before getting to this month’s print, I invite you to check out my new Fine Art Print page, complete with downloadable PDF catalog.

November’s print of the month is a panoramic. While in Grand Teton National Park recently I was able to photograph this moose cow and calf hidden in an aspen grove. Moose love feeding on the sweet shoots and bark of aspens.

Moose and calf, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

Save 20% on any Moose in Aspens print purchased this month! They are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks, and I hand sign them with a silver acid-free pen.

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