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Technique Tuesday – Depth of Field! PTC Episode 8 Has Arrived! | Art Wolfe

Learning to master depth of field is no small task and it’s a skill I’ve honed over decades of shooting all manner of subjects. Knowing when to capture the entirety of your scene in sharp focus, or when to selectively and intentionally bring focus to one area of the shot to capture the viewers eye Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Photographing Surreal Landscapes | Art Wolfe

Instead of going for the same ol’ landscape shot that everyone has on their “bucket list”, why not try to change your perspective and create your own original surreal landscapes? By simply changing my elevation and considering both my foreground and background, I get the results I want – you can too, and it’s as Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Shooting in Bright Light | Art Wolfe

Here in Seattle, the days are getting brighter and longer so I figured I would share a quick tip on maximizing that bright, direct light that can be difficult to deal with – but can in fact be turned to your advantage. Enjoy, get out of the house if you can, but by all means Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Chiaroscuro in Photography | Art Wolfe

I spent some time in Utah this past November, and was struck by the colors of the directional light and shadow on the rugged buttes looming over the landscape. Artists of the Renaissance period would work on a medium-toned colored paper and used light and dark paints, inks, and other materials to build depth within Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Duck, Duck . . . Cat? | Art Wolfe

One of the draws to visiting a country like Romania is the old-world rural setting, and I came upon a couple fantastic and eventually willing subjects to illustrate just that. When I first found the cat and the Muskovy duck in a barnyard in Romania, I decided to play up their relationship by basically herding Read more…

Technique Tuesday – A Basket of Inspiration! | Art Wolfe

Happy Technique Tuesday! A little less of a technical lesson today as I’d like to talk about the many ways simple shapes and forms can become the basis for decades of design inspiration. This photo is from the book Indian Baskets of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and captures a Cowlitz-style basket made from bear Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Photographing Bear Dancers in Romania | Art Wolfe

  Currently I’m on the road traveling, but have some photos to share from our visit to Romania. While there, I was able to photograph the Bear Dancers whom parade through the streets of villages every year between Christmas and New Years in their bear-skin costumes. It was a privilege to photograph them in this Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Photographing Hummingbirds in Ecuador | Art Wolfe

I spent some time down in South America recently, a trip that was initially conceived to photograph the solar eclipse in Chile but also turned into a fantastic opportunity to photograph birds and other wildlife in Ecuador with a focus on capturing tiny, agile hummingbirds. There are numerous sources online you can go to to Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Night Photography in Yosemite | Art Wolfe

With a few extra days to spare, I met up with some friends in Yosemite. I was excited because there was no moon, but unfortunately, the clouds rolled in. I was able to get a few decent shots of stars and star-trails, but the most interesting nighttime image in this group is one that shows Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Back to Basics – Photographing Without Prejudice | Art Wolfe

It’s Technique Tuesday, and since the last little tip I shared was a very technical tutorial on creating panoramas in Photoshop and Lightroom, I figured we would go back to the basics with a more universal message that I think will help new photographers and those who may be struggling themselves with tunnel vision alike. Read more…