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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Art Wolfe Pro Tours

Photographers at sunset, Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Since I can’t be everywhere, all the time, and all things to all people, I have recruited several colleagues for USA-based trips in 2017. These Art Wolfe Pro Tours are led by exceptionally able photographers and travelers Gavriel Jecan, Sean Fitzgerald, and Yuri Choufour, who are well versed in my curriculum and teaching style. Who knows, you will probably have more fun without me!

There are ten featured destinations:

Death Valley March 9-12, 2017
Joshua Tree March 16-19, 2017
Moab March 30-April 2, 2017
Olympic Peninsula April 13-16, 2017
Abstract Astoria April 20-23, 2017
Palouse May 18-21, 2017
Great Smoky Mountains May 25-28, 2017
Big Sur July 20-23, 2017
Mt Rainier Aug 10-13, 2017
Grand Teton Sept 21-24, 2017

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Photography As Art Coming to Denver 10/2!

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I’m excited to bring Photography as Art to Denver in just over a week! Space still remains to join me as well as other like-minded artists and photographers and explore the ways we can expand our visual imagination, and discover the amazing artistic elements all around us!

Sign up today and guarantee your spot at this event!

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Photography As Art 2017 Early Bird Specials


Just a reminder that until September 21st 2016, all of my 2017 Photography As Art seminars are available for the discounted price! Locations for the first half of the year include Austin, Atlanta, Portland, Scottsdale, Memphis and Toronto.

We are also about a month away from my visit to Los Angeles to present this seminar, so if you’ve been waiting on reserving your spot, now is the time! I will also be visiting Denver, New York, and Indianapolis to close out the year.

Photography As Art is a culmination of my life’s work in the field as well as my studies of the art world, and is about creating beautiful images regardless of the subject matter itself or the accessibility you may have to exotic locations. I have been blessed to have had access to vistas and wildlife the world over; however there is an endless amount of both accidental and intentional beauty all around us, wherever we may be. My goal is to share with you the vision to create and capture interesting and visually immersive images, and to couple the limitless expanse of the human imagination with artistic fundamentals. I aim to unlock the potential for we, as photographers, to capture a compelling image at any time, in any place – and to truly change the way you see.

I’m genuinely excited to bring something very dear to me to your cities. Stay tuned for additional locations for the second half of 2017!

 

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Two Spots Remain for the Abstract Astoria Workshop 8/11

The weathered remains of wood pilings recall an earlier era when pilings were widely used to contain the vast rafts of timber harvested from the Northwest's old growth forests. Today, less than ten percent of the old growth remains. The old pilings remind me of platoons of soldiers from forgotten wars. Oregon, USA

Oregon is home to one of the most scenic and beautiful coastlines in America. Two spots remain to travel with Art, where you will not only explore the location but also your creativity as he describes new ways to visualize and compose your images from a conceptual perspective that will make your captures unique and personal. On top of experiencing this stunning locale, you will take away techniques that will enhance and personalize your photographic endeavors to come.

Sign up here to join this nearly full workshop!

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Photography as Art Seminar in Boston on Sunday!


A few spaces are still available for Photography As Art at Boston University This Sunday, July 17th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a new perspective on the way we see and capture photographs!

“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking new seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. The all-day seminar encourages creative professionals to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, participants explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster their own personal style, and distinguish their photography from others.

Click Here to sign up today!

 

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Ten Reasons Why You Should Take One of My Olympic Workshops

There is one spot left on my Lake Quinault Photography Retreat June 8-12 and four spots left on my Olympic Peninsula Workshop coming up June 16-19.

1) Check the Olympic National Park off your bucket list. Do you have a National Parks passport? Maybe it’s time to get one and start visiting the sites of “America’s Best Idea.” The park system is marking its 100th anniversary this year.

Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

2) Check a workshop with Art Wolfe off your bucket list. A UNESCO world heritage site combined with a world renowned photographer, who also happens to be a great teacher and inspiration? Check!

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3) The trees. The temperate rainforest has a living standing biomass which may be the highest anywhere in the world. And it is stunningly gorgeous.

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

4) The coast. The rocky headlands, beaches, tidepools nurturing a living rainbow of colors and textures, offshore sea stacks of the park’s 73-mile wilderness coastline is a rare treasure.

Sunset on Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

5) Assistants. I am accompanied by terrific assistants to assure that your photographic experience is as rich as your surroundings. The Quinault retreat is manned by my workshop coordinator Libby as well as two experts in Leica cameras, who will have equipment on hand for you to use; Libby, Bill, Yuri, and Anthony will be working the Olympic Peninsula workshop.

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6) Friendship. I don’t know how many friendships have formed as a result of these workshops in particular.

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7) Vampires. They’re sexy.

8) Water. Water defines Olympic National Park. There’s a reason why the trees are massive and the moss lush; why the rivers are highways of life; why the glaciers are there to sculpt the massive peaks.

Another long exposure of the rapids along the Queets River, with the reflection of the sky and trees above adding subtle shades to the blue of the river waters.

9) Wildlife. We may get lucky and see the huge Roosevelt elk that make the Olympics home.

A small group of Roosevelt Elk stands alertly in the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington.

10) Adventuresome learning. I work hard to make sure everyone comes away from these multiday workshops feeling better about and more enriched by their photography skills.

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Photography as Art coming to Houston 5/23


“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking new seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. The all-day seminar encourages creative professionals to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, participants explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster their own personal style, and distinguish their photography from others.

Only a few spaces remain available for the upcoming seminar at the Houston Museum of Natural Science this upcoming Monday, May 23rd. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a new perspective on the way we see and capture photographs!

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Art Wolfe Photography As Art Instagram Contest #1

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Introducing the Art Wolfe #PhotographyAsArt Instagram contest! This will be the first of a series contests that will highlight the many elements of design integral to crafting compelling images.

On May 23rd I will be presenting my Photography As Art seminar in Houston, Texas. Among the topics we will discuss is color. Show me your best photo that captures the stunning colors of the world around you! Think about color schemes, contrast, and composition – but most importantly have fun!

One lucky winner will have their selected image resposted to my Facebook and Twitter page, and recognized on my blog at www.ArtWolfe.com!

Entering is simple:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @artwolfe
  2. Post your personal original photo to your Instagram account using the following hashtags: #ArtWolfe #ExploreCreateInspire #PASHouston
  3. Deadline for entries is midnight PST on May 23rd

Feel free to submit multiple images, but always keep in mind that as artists we are only as reputable as our least impactful work!

Best of luck to everyone who enters, and I look forward to more of these in the future!

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Technique: Photographing the Magic Hour

You’ve probably heard many photographers talk about getting shots during the “magic hour”, other people may call this “at sunset”. Learn how to get the best sunset photos, shot on location in Baja.

Want more composition tips? I am offering several more composition tips through my Photography as Art seminars this year throughout the U.S.

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