Take a virtual journey and check out a few of my favorites taken between April 1st and June 30th! It’s been a busy but productive few months that has offered a variety of opportunities. Locations include: Central Africa (photographing those vast herds of elephants seems so long ago!), Washington’s Olympic Peninsula & San Juan Island, Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge, and California’s Point Reyes National Seashore.
Harsh, direct lighting is not always the best option for shooting. However if you pick your battles, you can turn it into an advantage in creating unique imagery. Shot on location in Bolivia Art points his camera directly at the sun and uses a cactus to shield his lens, capturing effective rim lighting.
Episode 3 of Where’s Art is now up for your viewing pleasure! In case you missed them, you can check out all of the episodes of this segment so far on the Where’s Art section of my multimedia page. We have some exciting new ideas in store for this segment in the future!
This time around, I was on location in California visiting the Point Reyes National Seashore. I like to make this trip whenever I’m in the San Francisco area. There is such an array of wildlife – from bobcats to a variety of birds – it’s hard to come away unsatisfied. Special thanks to Daniel Dietrich for being my field guide during this trip!
After trips to present Photography As Art in Toronto and Chicago, I spent several days last week photographing just a very few of the over 1,500 species of plants and, in particular, animals of Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California.
This is an area that has been engaged in a back and forth battle between ranchers, developers, and environmentalists, with a fascinating history and political seesaw that resonates today. It is so important that we, and generations to come, have these wild places to retreat to. You can read about it here, or better yet, make a trip of it and support your public lands.
“It is in the wild places, where the edge of the earth meets the corners of the sky, the human spirit is fed.”
Enjoy the photos, and keep an eye on the blog in the coming days for another edition of my new and well received audio/video segment, “Where’s Art?”from this location!
We are always looking to bring you new content as much as possible for an on-the-go traveler and his small office staff. While it’s important to get the word out about upcoming workshops and seminars, we also know that entertaining and educational content is always welcome. To that end, we’ve added a new multimedia page with links to videos,podcasts and interviews I’ve been a part of, as well as a press kit with PDF documents for easy download for anyone looking for information on my background.
A new and exciting addition to our content offerings is the Where’s Art? segment. These roughly five minute audio/video segments are hosted by photographer Mitch Stringer, and I answer questions on location giving insight into the places I visit both on workshops and personal shoots. We’ve gotten some great feedback about this segment, so we look forward to keeping it going wherever I may be. Where’s Art? segments could be coming to you from a boat in a remote location of the coast of Greenland, or from my own back yard here on the Olympic peninsula. Either way, you’ll hear the how, why, and what I am looking for – along with images from that location.
Great news for those of you living in Hawaii, or vacationing there this November! We’ve added a date when I will be delivering my Photography As Artseminar in Honolulu. This makes for five more opportunities to catch Photography As Art in 2017:
Some of you have asked about the differences in this seminar and the course I recently taught that is available on CreativeLive. Of course, I recommend you enjoy both! While the online course does a great job of touching on many of the topics in Photography As Art, the full day seminar is an in-depth examination of these concepts along with a discussion and personal experience that simply watching a video cannot give you. This testimonial for Jack in Portland, Oregon does a great job of explaining what you can expect by attending the seminar.
Last but not least, the free outdoor exhibit of my Vanishing Act works, Meisterhaft Getarnt, runs through June 30th in Hamburg, Germany. I also delivered a presentation titled “All In a Life’s Work – The Creative Process of Art Wolfe” at the recent B&H Optic2017 event. You can watch it online.
Have a great weekend, and stay tuned for photos from my recent trip to Point Reyes National Seashore here in California, where I’ve spent a few days photographing before I deliver Photography As Art in San Francsico this Sunday!
Now through this Sunday 6/18, when you purchase one spot in an upcoming Photography As Art seminar, get a second for 50% off! Add two seminars to your cart in our online store and use code “FathersDayPAA” at checkout, or call us at 1-206-332-0993 to sign up!
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Art is in demand as a keynote speaker around the world. His presentations brim with humor and anecdotes while managing to deliver both an environmental message and the promise that following dreams with determination will lead to a well-lived life. He illustrates his presentations with inspiring award-winning photography displaying an astonishing array of subjects, from intense wildlife images and landscapes to intimate views of cultures almost untouched by civilization.
Art has given hundreds of presentations world-wide, from diverse groups ranging from master gardeners to large companies like IBM – from large-scale global events, to intimate small-group settings. Whatever your gathering entails, you can be assured Art’s presentation of a lifetime of work and world travel will add elements of adventure, insight, and inspiration to your event!
Episode 1 was a huge success, thanks to everyone who watched, and left comments! This time around I was in Astoria, Oregon teaching my Abstract Astoria workshop. You’ll have to excuse the audio quality, as I recorded in a bunker – but for good reason! Check out the video to find out more!
Thanks again to Mitch Stringer for providing the interview questions. If you missed the first episode of Where’s Art?, you can find that by clicking here!
Before I headed out for a few weeks of traveling, my friend Bill and I made it up to San Juan Island here in Washington to photograph the plentiful foxes in the area. I was exceptionally happy with the variety of color in their coats, and the playful show they put on for us! Remember – be the fox, not the bunny!
A colorful flamboyance of flamingos congregates in the Lake Natron region of Tanzania, Africa.
Save 20% on any Flamboyant Flockprint purchased this month. These Open Edition prints are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks. Art signs the print with a silver acid-free pen. Get more information about our Fine Art prints here.