Exclusive Svalbard with Art Wolfe August 18-31, 2015

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
  • Transfers and luggage storage
  • Comprehensive informational packet

Find out more about this tour here.

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Art Wolfe Video Learning: An Occasional Series

I created a series of videos explaining techniques I use in the field. Here is a little introduction to the series that I shot while on South Georgia Island.

And let’s get started with Episode 1!


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2015: Year of the Ram

May the sheep and goats bring us peace, love, trust and happiness this year.

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David duChemin’s “See the World” eBook

seetheworldMy 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.


[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.

panelsThis 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.

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Double Header in Fort Lauderdale

February 20, 2015 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Earth Is My Witness Presentation; free with admission and museum members

February 21, 2015 10:00AM – 3:00PM

Art of Composition Seminar

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.

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Death of a Penguin

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?

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Fundraiser for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society

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.

For information on the event, please call Clay Eals, Executive Director, at 206-484-8008, or e-mail clay.eals@loghousemuseum.info.

Can’t make it to the event? Plan a visit to the Loghouse Museum on Alki, the “birthplace of Seattle”.

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Waiting for the Weather to Clear

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.

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Highlights From my newsletter

Seattle skyline, including Mount Rainier, Washington

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?

For those of you in Florida I have a couple terrific events coming up at the Ft. Lauderdale Museum of Fine Art: an Earth Is My Witness presentation and an Art of Composition seminar. There is a $40 discount for MOAFL members.

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.

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Mnemba Island, Tanzania

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.

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