Mount Rainier

When running a workshop it is critical never to be absolutely locked into a schedule. Before heading up to Mount Rainier last week, we looked at the weather forecast; there was a possibility of rain on the weekend so we changed around our shooting schedule and did our sunrise shoot at Reflection Lake first thing on Friday. Even then we were concerned that the mountain would be concealed by the surrounding mist but we were pleasantly surprised when the fog lifted for a moment and the golden rays of the sun burst through.

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New CreativeLive Class with Art Wolfe!

July is Outdoor Photography Month at CreativeLive!

I take you on a photo tour of incredible destinations and explain my artistic workflow in “Maximizing the Potential of Remote Locations: Arctic to Antarctic“.

Do you want to travel to any of the remote locations I mention? Check out the Events page.

Also, through July 31st get 30% off all online courses at CreativeLive!


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Travels to the Edge: Music in the Japan Episode

Here is a list of composers and musicians featured in Japan: Hokkaido and Honshu. Many of them don’t have websites, but you can find their music on various internet music sites.

Pascal Bournet
Jakko M. Jakszyk
Richard Harvey
Christophe Delabre
Morita Makoto
Clive Bell & Rie Yanagisawa
Gregor Narholz
Osamu Koganei
Akinori Inaba
Paul Clarvis

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Escaping the heat in Seattle, we had a great workshop last weekend with a group in Palouse, Washington. The views from Steptoe and Kamiak Buttes are spectacular and I particularly love the graceful lines created by the rolling hills covered in wheat accentuated by the subtle shadows cast by passing clouds. In the small town of Palouse we were able to work on abstracts, photographing old window screens, glass blocks, and rusted metal.

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New Product: Framed Art Cards

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New to the Art Wolfe Store, these framed art cards are perfect as gifts! Framed and matted they are beautifully printed and embossed—a classic look that could effortlessly be used in a variety of ways and decors. They are especially useful in small spaces and as decorative montages.

Art card in a black wood frame with matting.
Frame size: 10.75 x 10.75
Image size: 5.5 x 5.5

See the complete selection here. Use the introductory coupon code blog072015 to save $25!

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July Inspiration Photos

July is high summer. I head north to Iceland, Svalbard, and Alaska, where the wildlife is feeding heartily to fatten up for winter. In the southern hemisphere, July is winter, and in tropical areas like the Brazilian Pantanal and Amazon, the photographic opportunities are endless.

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Technique Episode #5: When Using a Tripod is not the Best Practice

You may have heard me and several other photographers say that using a good tripod is one of the easiest ways to take your photography to the next level. While true- there are some situations where it is more practical to get the shots you want without one. Shot on location in Antarctica.

Learn many more tips from Art by taking a workshop!

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Last Call for the Palouse

Three spots remaining for the Palouse Workshop with me, Libby Pfeiffer, and Gavriel Jecan.
Bring your sun hat and join us in the photographic exploration of this wondrous landscape!

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New Iceland photos!

Iceland is a wonderland of volcanic landscapes and this was a great place to try out the new Canon EOS 5DS R, which is even superior to the 5DS I shot with earlier in May. This camera is not about pushing the ISO boundaries into the stratosphere, rather it’s about amazing details in the enlargement. The 5DS R offers much more clarity in the shadow and highlight details, a greater dynamic range, in addition to its obvious pixel packing punch in huge installations. I also like the familiar feel and weight of the camera vs. moving away from the 35mm look and feel to a medium or large format type body. This will be a game changer for packing in a camera with this resolution capability to remote locations where gear weight is an issue.

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Travels to the Edge: Music in the Australia Episode

Aboriginal men perform an ancient dance near the coast of Arnhem Land on Australia's northern border. A permit is required to travel in this region of Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal center. The quality of ancient art on rock walls, as well as the modern Aboriginal art and customs, continually amazed me during my visit.

We often get asked about the music that is featured in Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge episodes. We have found a treasure trove of information!

Here is a list of composers and musicians featured in Australia: Arnhemland and the Kimberley. Many of them don’t have websites, but you can find their music on various internet music sites.

Jeff Evans
Colin Francis Bayley & Murray William Burns
David Farnon
Richard Myhill
Steve Marshall
Hermann Langschwert
Richard Cottle
Jakko M. Jakszyk
Craig Joiner
Simon Russell
Peter Bento & Stephan Harms
Stephan North & Mark Powell
Michael Price
Garry Hardman
Robert (Bob) Foster
Tony Hinnigan
Tony Maloney & Mike Taylor
Paul Anthony Smith
Tim Juckes & Andrew Peters
Dominic Holmes
Adam Routh & Patrick David Wilson
Graham de Wilde
Nick Oosterhuis
Roger Abaji
Robert Sullivan

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