Two Spots Remain for the Abstract Astoria Workshop 8/11

The weathered remains of wood pilings recall an earlier era when pilings were widely used to contain the vast rafts of timber harvested from the Northwest's old growth forests. Today, less than ten percent of the old growth remains. The old pilings remind me of platoons of soldiers from forgotten wars. Oregon, USA

Oregon is home to one of the most scenic and beautiful coastlines in America. Two spots remain to travel with Art, where you will not only explore the location but also your creativity as he describes new ways to visualize and compose your images from a conceptual perspective that will make your captures unique and personal. On top of experiencing this stunning locale, you will take away techniques that will enhance and personalize your photographic endeavors to come.

Sign up here to join this nearly full workshop!

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Cats in Question eBook Release


First published in 2004, the Smithsonian Answer Book: Cats in Question is now available as an eBook.

Done in question-and-answer format Cats in Question offers authoritative and engaging answers to the thousands of questions about cats that Smithsonian scientists receive annually. All of the world’s cats are here, from fearsome predators such as lions and tigers, to mysterious hunters such as leopards and jaguars, to cuddly pets such as domestic cats.

More than 100 breathtaking photographs by acclaimed photographer Art Wolfe illustrate the questions on cat facts, cat evolution and diversity, and cats and humans. Readers will find the answers to such questions as “What are cats?” “How do cats hunt?” “Do wild cats like catnip?” and “Do cats dream?”.

Subjects dealt with include physical features and senses, diet and predation, social behavior, evolution, decline and recovery, diversity, distribution and abundance, and the cats’ roles in various cultures. Did you know that a male and female lion mate repeatedly, as often as every 20 minutes for several days? Or that lions may sleep or rest up to 19 hours a day? The text is augmented by 120 color photographs and a list of scientific and common names and a glossary.

A conservation biologist at the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park, author Dr. John Seidensticker and cat specialst Dr. Susan Lumpkin have edited Great Cats and wrote The Smithsonian Book of Giant Pandas, Cats and Wild Cats, and several children’s books. They live in Washington, DC.

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Interview with Candid Frame


I recently recorded a lengthy interview with Ibarionex Perello of the Candid Frame. Listen here.

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Alaska Conservation Foundation Awards

#ArtWolfe #ExploreCreateInspire #Photography

The Alaska Conservation Foundation has selected Art from an inspiring group of nominees to receive the Daniel Housberg Wilderness Image Award for Excellence in Still Photography, Film, or Video.

The Housberg award recognizes projects that advance the protection of Alaska’s wilderness environment which further discussion of issues relating to habitat and stewardship of Alaska’s natural resources, and enhance public education relating to these areas.

Alaska Conservation Foundation is the single largest grant maker to Alaska conservation efforts. For over 35 years, no other foundation has been dedicated to serving and supporting the frontlines of Alaska’s conservation movement.


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The USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Contest Open for Entries

in association with Amazon & DPReview

The USA’s Landscape Photographer of the Year contest opened for entries on the 15th July 2016.

Could you be the holder of the coveted title USA LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2016 and win the top prize of $15,000, or secure the title of YOUTH USA LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRPAHER OF THE YEAR 2016 for all those under 18 and win $2,500?

The search is now on to find the new winner of America’s most exciting photographic competition, founded by world renowned landscape photographer Charlie Waite and held in association with Amazon and DPReview for 2016.

Entrants can enter between midnight PST 15th July – midnight PST 15TH September 2016 by submitting their photographs of the American landscape. The contest is open to everyone and you can enter photographs across seven categories including Classic View, Black and White, Urban Landscape, Environmental Value and My USA. The Judging Panel consists of International photography greats including Antony Spencer, Art Wolfe, Brenda Tharp, Charlie Waite, Charlotte Gibb, Christopher Burkett, Ian Plant, Jim Patterson, Justin Reznick, Lori Kincaid, Marc Adamus , Marc Muench, Paul Sanders, Sarah Marino and Tim Fitzharris.

Unlike many other photographic competitions, the USA Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards celebrate the American landscape only, however you don’t have to live in the USA to enter.  This competition offers photographers worldwide the opportunity to showcase their images of this richly diverse and unique country.

The prize fund is worth over $45,000 including cash prizes for the overall and category winners in the adult and youth classes.  Both title winners will receive a master class and a professional portfolio.  Winning images will be featured on USA Today’s and Digital Photography Review’s websites plus of course USA Landscape Photographer of the Year’s website and social networking pages.  A number of the shortlisted entries will premiere at Photo Plus Expo, New York in October 2016 and an exhibition of 200 of the winning entries will follow, along with the best photographs from the competition in an Awards book.

Entry fees apply

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In memory of Stuart Westmorland


Once again we are reminded of the impermanence of life. Stuart Westmorland was a Seattle-based photographer who came into the profession when I did; his specialty was underwater photography and I regarded him as the embodiment of the athletic photographer. He was a fixture of my photographer parties over the years and I was so pleased to be able to present him with the Art Wolfe / Best in Show Award at the 2010 International Conservation Photography Awards.

He may have lost his short battle with leukemia, but he won in life.

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New Photos from Glacier Bay

I started doing workshops in Glacier Bay back in the 1980s and this remains one of my favorite trips of the year. The small boat experience in the midst of a wilderness wonderland cannot be beaten. We saw more orcas than I have in a long time and I even added a new species to my list, the endangered marbled murrelet.

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Second Quarter 2016 Images


Take a virtual journey and check out a selection my new imagery taken between April 1st and June 30th. Locations include Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park & the Atacama Desert, Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, the Bolivian Altiplano, the Galapagos, birding in Texas, Washington’s temperate rainforest, and Tanzania. It’s been a busy schedule to keep, but these locations and workshops have provided wonderful opportunities to shoot along with the chance to get to know some new faces. I’m looking forward to what the rest of 2016 brings!

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Save the Date: Grand Opening of the Rotella Gallery in Bellevue Square


On Thursday, July 21st the Rotella Gallery at Bellevue Square will be hosting an opening reception for this new location. I will be in attendance, along with fellow photographers Robert Rotella, Michael Levin, and John Kosmopoulos. Enjoy wine and new work from these artists at this event, which will run from 6 – 9 PM.

The exhibit will be open to the public, but reception attendance is limited. RSVP by emailing the Rotella Gallery to reserve your spot!

Bellevue Square mall is located at 147 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.

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Photography as Art Seminar in Boston on Sunday!

A few spaces are still available for Photography As Art at Boston University This Sunday, July 17th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain a new perspective on the way we see and capture photographs!

“Photography as Art” is a groundbreaking new seminar created for individuals who want to spark their imagination and discover how to make artistic statements through photography. The all-day seminar encourages creative professionals to see and make art in exciting new ways. With art history as a reference point, participants explore avenues to maintain inspiration, foster their own personal style, and distinguish their photography from others.

Click Here to sign up today!


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