I just got back from Alaska leading a workshop in Lake Clark National. I promised bears & we got bears! We stayed at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge and had a terrific three days of photography.
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A reminder that we are half way through the International Year of Forests – 2011. Let us not forget the importance of preserving and maintaining this invaluable resource. Here are some important statistics to consider:
– The livelihoods of over 1.6 billion people depend on forests.
– Forests are home to 80% of our terrestrial biodiversity.
– Trade in forest products was estimated at $327 billion in 2004.
– Forests are home to 300 million people around the world.
– 30% of forests are used for production of wood and non-wood products.
– Forests cover 31% of total land area.
– Primary forests account for 36% of forest area.
In the Pacific Northwest, efforts to curb logging to save the spotted owl and critical salmon runs from extinction have resulted in creating a huge carbon sink—larger trees and forests store massive amounts of carbon that would otherwise contributed to greenhouse gases. For once, unintended consequences are terrific for the environment!
Seattle Times Article: http://tinyurl.com/4xnlhkg
The Community Artists Program (CAP) had their first event Saturday at the Seattle Design Center. It was a resounding success.
Art Wolfe supports this program and in addition to the talented artists respresented by CAP, has several of his prints on view and for sale in the gallery at the Seattle Design Center. Please stop in to view the work of these artists and the beautiful images of horses that Art has created.
CAP is the brainchild of arts energizer, Anne Lancaster. CAP supports artists to be sustainable. Retailers are joining up because it supports artists and benefits the entire community. Another example of this can be seen in the window of the Safeway on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Art Wolfe has images in the Safeway window to draw attention to this unique exhibition space for artists.
For more information >>CLICK HERE
Photo credits: Top – Libby Pfeiffer / Bottom – Aaron Dixon
Seattle Sheraton Hotel has just put up 4 large panels in their 6th Ave facing windows. Have a look as you pass by. They look great. It is nice to be reminded of nature when you are downtown.
Installation by Take it for Granite
TFG, Inc. Sign Systems
photo: Libby Pfeiffer
September 12, 2011 – Port Angeles, WA – With Jay Goodrich.
This 1-Day class follows Art Wolfe’s Olympic National Park Workshop. This is a great way to take what has just been taught in the field and learn to improve your process of development and managing large volumes of images with Lightroom 3.
As the popularity of digital image making grows, so does a photographer’s image catalog. How do we manage a hundred, thousand, or even 10,000 images? With the latest edition of Lightroom 3, Adobe is making the life of the photographer much, much easier. Photographer and writer Jay Goodrich has been using the Lightroom package since the first version, and is now offering a class to help those who are in need of a management solution for their collection of photographs. This one-day addition to our Olympic Peninsula workshop will begin with an overview of the Library and Develop Modules. Jay will then spend the rest of the time working with each participant to help catalog and maximize the images they created during the previous three days.
For more info e-mail Jay at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Participants in the Olympic Peninsula Workshop will need to book an extra night in Port Angeles. This class is open to anyone.
• A large brown bear was sighted in the North Cascades and photographed last October by hiker Joe Sebille. Last week federal biologists confirmed that it is in fact a Grizzly. This is the first sighting in 50 years. Click Here for the article.
• A gray wolf pack has been found near Cle Elum and confirmed by state biologists. This is the first pack sighting in many years. Gray wolf packs can move 100 miles in a day. Click here for the article.
• Interstate 90 is widening and will include improved wildlife passages near Snoqualmie Pass. The Department of Transportation is improving habitat by fashioning larger culverts and wildlife passages under and over I-90.Click here for the article.
• A newborn calf has been spotted among one of the pods of killer whales returning to the Puget Sound.Click here for the article.
My friend Frans Lanting and I are doing the Keynote talk at the PDN Outdoor Photo Expo 2011. The Expo is held in Salt Lake City, UT on August 4-5. The Keynote event is from 6:30 to 8:00pm on August 5th. I am looking forward to sharing the stage with Frans. Please come.
Here are the details of the talk:
For the first time ever, two of the world’s most acclaimed nature and outdoor photographers come together on stage to share images and insights about the power of photography to shape ideas about our natural world. Join us for a unique event featuring presentations by Frans Lanting and Art Wolfe, followed by a live discussion moderated by photo industry expert Patrick Donehue. Become part of the conversation and submit your questions to Art and Frans at Patrick Donehue email@example.com. Sponsored by EPSON.
HILTON SALT LAKE CITY CENTER
Salt Lake City, UT August 4-5, 2011
We had a long day of driving today as we headed back to Reykjavik from the south coast. Late last week the Kafla volcano had a small eruption under the ice, and glacial meltwater rushed down and washed out the bridge on the highway. We were forced to alter our route somewhat and had to retreat through the highlands. Our photographic surprise for today were horses. There’s never a dull moment when these spunky little guys are around—they are truly a horse in a pony-sized package!
In their July issue, the UK’s Photo Plus magazine is celebrating its 50th birthday. To help them celebrate, they’ve asked 50 of their favorite Canon photographers, yours truly included, to share their very best images – along with their insider tips on how you, too, can capture such inspiring photographs.
CLICK HERE – FOR AN EXCERPT FROM PHOTOPLUS MAGAZINE ISSUE 50 – ON SALE NOW. To read the full article in all its glory and to see the Top 50 Photographers and their photos, go to http://www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk/photography/ where you can subscribe or buy individual issues.
The Top 50 Photographers as featured in PhotoPlus issue 50, in no particular order, are:
1. Guy Edwardes
2. Tom Mackie
3. Kym Morris
4. Annabel Williams
5. Steve Bloom
6. Brutus Östling
7. Brett Harkness
8. James Cheadle
9. Julian Love
10. Mark Hamblin
11. Paul Newman
12. Bragi J. Ingibergsson
13. Charlie Waite
14. Steve Sharp
15. Yann Arthus-Bertrand
16. Mark Cleghorn
17. Jade Lord
18. Dan Milner
19. Drew Gibson
20. Howard Waddicor
21. Gbenga Sodeke
22. Fran Halsall
23. Christian Hough
24. Tim Fitzharris
25. David Maitland
26. Colin Prior
27. Martin Parr
28. Gareth Hughes
29. John Freeman
30. Jathin Premjith
31. Clive Nichols
32. Paul Whiting
33. Marc Aspland
34. Ben Hall
35. Douglas Seifert
36. Chas Williamson
37. Ben Brain
38. Cheryl Molennor
39. Kevin McNeal
40. Erik Johansson
41. Yinka Oyelese
42. Art Wolfe
43. David Noton
44. Nigel Blake
45. Tom Ang
46. Chip Phillips
47. Matt Henry
48. Adam Burton
49. Jack English
50. Damien Lovegrove