Earth Is My Witness Presentation at JVH Digital Festival

Local company JVH Technical is having a free educational event next week.

2015 Large-format Printing Digital Festival
Thursday October 8, 8:30am-4pm
Embassy Suites, Bellevue

Along with great exhibits, demos and informational talks, I am the special guest speaker and will be doing my Earth Is My Witness presentation! Also, click through to the festival information to learn about their print contest.

RSVP via their website.

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Hymne a la Terre published in France

Hymne a la Terre coverContemplez la Terre dans toute sa splendeur!

En véritable explorateur moderne, le photographe Art Wolfe parcourt le globe, ses déserts et ses savanes, ses pôles étincelants, ses montagnes vertigineuses, ses fonds sous-marins fourmillant de vie ou encore ses forêts luxuriantes, pour en rapporter d’incroyables clichés et révéler ainsi la splendeur et la fragilité de ces écosystèmes, et la délicate interconnexion entre les hommes et leur planète.
Grâce à plus de 450 photographies en grande partie inédites et au récit d’Art Wolfe qui livre ses souvenirs et des anecdotes, cet ouvrage d’exception célèbre la Terre et ses merveilles dans un vibrant plaidoyer pour sa préservation.

Hymne à la Terre
ISBN : 9782822901024
Parution : Septembre 2015
Format : 285 x 362 mm
Prix : 89.00 €

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Last Call for Grand Teton Workshop

Grand Teton Workshop 2015, Wyoming, October 1-4

The Tetons are one of the newest mountain ranges in North America and at the same time contain some of the oldest geological rocks, dating back some 2.7 million years. How is this possible? Two things, first is the fact that the Teton Fault is still pushing the peaks skyward today. In addition, over 2 million years ago, glaciers flowed down from northern Yellowstone depositing varying materials from up north and simultaneously carving out and sculpting the Teton Skyline. Two different events from two different locations give the Tetons two very different geological finds. Another amazing thing about this mountain range is that because there are no foothills, you get to witness complete unobstructed views of the mountains. All this geologic force has created a fairly flat valley floor with peaks topping out close to 14,000 feet above sea level. Grand Teton National Park also has a plethora of lakes and rivers, coupled with extraordinary wildlife—you have the makings for extremely dramatic photography.

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Inspiration: Autumn

On this first day of Autumn I thought I’d share a few photos of the season as inspiration for you to go out and shoot your own photos of fall color in all its various forms!

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An Unexpected Hike in Mt. Rainier National Park

Since I had a rare free day at home in Washington, my friend Bill and I decided to head to Mount Rainier National Park. What began as a five minute stroll out of Paradise became an eight hour marathon. We were in such a hurry to get out there, we forgot to bring snacks which was OK—there were subjects around every corner, so we didn’t even notice our hunger. We looped around Paradise Ridge where I frequently teach workshops in the summer meadows. Hiking to Panorama Point we found large groups of white-tailed ptarmigan as well as blue grouse.

With the very dry year and the September rains I think it is making for a very early fall season, at least three weeks earlier than usual. The night before our hike an ice storm moved through covering the sub-alpine firs and creating a stark contrast against the deep ochre of the fall foliage. On this day the mountain was obscured by clouds, which was perfectly fine because it allowed the other subjects shine forth.

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Last call for Southern Sierra Workshop

Join me in an exploration of the Southern Sierra in California, September 24-27th. The light is exquisite this time of year. It is a fascinating region, full of photographic possibilities. One day we will set up amidst the ancient & twisted Bristlecone pines at 11,000 feet and the next we will pass through the ghost town of Bodie on our way to the surreal tufa formations of Mono Lake. We will take field sessions to the beautiful surroundings of Bishop. Finer points of maximizing light will be discussed in the classroom and in the field. Critiques will be part of the learning process too.

The best way to learn photography, is in the field, one-on-one with an experienced instructor.

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Remembering Elephants Kickstarter for Born Free Foundation

Along with many other top photographers, I am participating in the Remembering Elephants book benefiting the Born Free Foundation. This is a Kickstarter campaign so you can pre-order your book and opt for other rewards. Pledge by September 22nd.



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2016 Calendars are in!

2016 Vanishing Act cover

All of the 2016 calendars are now in stock! Save 10% by using the coupon code 2016cal. Also, you can get the Vanishing Act calendar as a set with the Vanishing Act: The Artistry of Animal Camouflage book.


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New Trip! Secret, Sacred & Wild India

This extroverted journey takes you along an extraordinary route that combines the best of India, full of lore and splendor, punctuated by diverse photographic attractions.

The Kumbh Mela is a rare mass pilgrimage when Hindus from all over the world journey to bathe in the sacred river Ganges. It is considered to be the largest peaceful gathering in the world. I have been to several Kumbhs and can help effectively navigate you through this large and colorful congregation of pilgrims, yogis, and sages. Following the Kumbh we will travel to Ranthambore National Park where a highlight will be the chance to photograph elusive tigers and leopards and other rare wildlife. Click below to see the full itinerary.

Secret, Sacred and Wild India Workshop
January 25, 2016 – February 2, 2016

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On Location: Svalbard

While it takes a bit of doing to get to Svalbard, the photographic payoff is always terrific. It is a land of rugged Arctic landscapes, teeming bird cliffs, hungry carnivores like polar bears and Arctic foxes, and ghostly ruins of a bygone era in European history. We experienced gorgeous golden sunsets over mountains and melting glaciers, a rather spectacular rainbow as a summer rain passed through, and engaging wildlife, in particular Atlantic walrus.

This is my third trip there in recent years, and this was the best yet. It was a terrific group of fellow photographers and we all had fun learning from one another. The staff on the small boat was tremendous in making us feel at home.

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