Exploring Svalbard, Norway is an unforgettable experience. Because it is so difficult to reach, and to travel around, it is one of the last wild places in the world with stunning arctic wildlife. Unique and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this voyage through the Arctic.
Services included in this photography tour:
Expedition with 12 nights aboard the MS Stockholm
All meals and drinks, including alcoholic, aboard the MS Stockholm included
Land activities during the cruise: Zodiac excursions with an expert expedition team
Private field instruction with Art Wolfe
Portfolio reviews, lectures, and educational programs
My good friend & fellow photographer David duChemin has just released a new eBook, which features an interview with moi.
Everyone who buys SEE THE WORLD before February 19, 2015 is automatically entered to win a new Fuji X-E2 and 18-55mm lens.
About SEE THE WORLD
[20 Lessons for Stronger Travel Photographs]
The best photographs from around the world have little to do with the camera that was used or how compact the tripod was; they have everything to do with the photographer you bring with you. See The World is an investment in that photographer: you.
This 210-page PDF eBook covers some of the concerns of traveling, such as which cameras to take, preparing packing lists, how to deal with carry-on luggage restrictions, choosing tripods and bags, but those are just the trivial details. The important details are in the 20 lessons designed to teach you what David believes is the real art of traveling with a camera while experiencing new places, landscapes, and cultures. See the World outlines the importance of storytelling and finding elements of the visual language that help you tell those stories, dealing with people, and working through the creative process of seeing places for the first time. This book summarizes the real work of making photographs that are more visually arresting and emotionally compelling.
Museum members and current AutoNation Academy of Art + Design students $155 ; Non- members $185 (includes Artist level Museum membership). Participants will also receive FREE admission to Art Wolfe’s lecture at the Museum Friday, February 20 at 6 pm.
Yes, we finally did get out of Punta Arenas! Antarctica was waiting for us with beautiful skies, ice, microflora and of course, penguins. I even started to see them in the patterns of my abstracts. Can you?
On Wednesday, February 11, I will be giving a benefit for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. I will share little-known early photos of West Seattle, as well as some of my most famous works.
This is an exclusive event at the historic Colman Estate, an Arthur Loveless-designed English revival estate in West Seattle. Each individual or couple will receive a
copy of Earth Is My Witness, which I will personally inscribe. Also included is a signed,
8-by-10-inch photo, suitable for framing, that depicts the Madrona trees of my beloved Lincoln Park.
Flying into Antarctica can be a dicey proposition. We were stranded in Punta Arenas, Chile for a few days before the weather cleared enough on the icy continent, then hours later we couldn’t land and had to return for another try a day later. We did get a great view of Fitz Roy and the Patagonian Icecap, though.
I am back in Antarctica–well, nearly, as the weather has been preventing us from flying to the icy continent and we are waiting in Punta Arenas for a break. I thought I would share some of the highlights from the newsletter sent out last week, including our hopeful rendition of the 12th Man flag flying atop the space needle. Our team may not have won the game, but the cities support will not recede!
I hope you have had a chance to check out the streamlined events page (formerly workshops) which covers everything from presentations to safaris. I particularly like the map view of all the events I have scheduled. Take a look and join me on a trip or take a seminar! Did you notice the addition of an Exclusive Svalbard Tour this summer?
My friend and colleague Cristina Mittermeier is looking for photographers, people who are passionate about nature and photography, to participate in the Por el Planeta photo competition. It doesn’t matter what age you are, what matters is your willingness to give your best for conservation. Sponsored by National Geographic, Televisa, and the Secretaria de Turismo of Mexico, Por el Planeta will allocate over $300,000 in prize money for the winners & all profits will be donated to conservation initiatives. Submissions close March 27, 2015.
Near the end of Earth is My Witness are the photo notes for all the images in the book. I had several requests for a separate copy of them for easier reading while viewing the pages of the book. We are now offering a download of the photo notes, and by entering the coupon code 1.2015newsletter, at no extra cost!
On to new discoveries and new destinations in 2015! Best of light to all of you.
On the last leg of our east African sojourn earlier this year, we stayed at the idyllic Mnemba Island Lodge on tiny Mnemba Island adjacent to Zanzibar. Within twenty minutes of arriving we witnessed the last batch of green sea turtles leave their nest and enter the Indian Ocean. One in a thousand will return twenty five years later.