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Technique Tuesday – Photographing Brown Bears in Katmai, Alaska | Art Wolfe

Capturing brown bears in Katmai, Alaska! Though specific to this location in the video, this is a lesson and focus I employ regardless of my subject – to capture that subject within the context of the environment rather than going for the same ol’ shots. Certainly as you travel and visit recognizable locations and subjects, Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Simple Techniques for Drama in Black and White Images | Art Wolfe

From a 2011 trip to China. . . Never discount the ability to create effective photographs during a rainy overcast day! On my last day in Yang Shao, China we were hit with some pretty bad weather. Instead of staying in the hotel, I traveled to a view point along the Li River to shoot Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Composition in Angkor Wat | Art Wolfe

Every successful image is comprised of several key elements that define its character: exposure, the balance and movement of the composition, the interplay of tone and color. Focal point and depth of field are critical components as well. Picking a focal point and highlighting it with shallow depth of field makes the subject “pop“,but one Read more…

Technique Tuesday – | Art Wolfe

The Eagle Hunters of western Mongolia are a proud and hearty people that have an immense sense of culture. They also practice a particular form of falconry in which they hunt with eagles. My goals for photographing them within the context of their environment were three-fold: convey the expansive landscape of the region, feature the Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Composing with Icebergs in Antarctica | Art Wolfe

Hot on the heels of my Greenland trip and the heavy focus on ice, it seemed like an appropriate time to revisit compositions utilizing icebergs, though in Antarctica for this particular shoot. Related – New Photos from Greenland | Where’s Art? Episode 8 – Greenland Icebergs and ice are an increasingly important topic in recent Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Using Flash for Better Detail | Art Wolfe

Sometimes you may need to shoot a moving subject in lighting that isn’t ideal. Add in a longer lens and extension tubes to create the composition you want, and you may need to add a flash to capture effective detail. Shot on location in Manu National Park, Peru.

Technique Tuesday – Quick Tip for Shooting in Harsh Conditions | Art Wolfe

When shooting in harsh conditions, it’s important to keep your equipment protected. Avoid exposing your camera’s image sensor to dirt and the elements by avoiding changing lenses in the field when conditions may be problematic. Having multiple camera bodies with a range of lenses attached keeps the sensor from being exposed, with the added benefit Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Creating Graphic Images | Art Wolfe

When lining up a background for a subject, make sure to give it a clean background to create a more graphic image. In this example I am trying to shoot a Chinstrap penguin in Antarctica where the snowy backdrop isn’t working to make the white belly of my subject pop.

Technique Tuesday – Using Overcast Lighting to Your Advantage | Art Wolfe

In this video shot on location in New Zealand, Art discusses the equipment used to compliment ideal overcast lighting to take photos in a forest of trees, moss, and lichens. The overcast lighting provides the perfect opportunity to capture the many layered textures of the forest without the distracting shadows and highlights of sunny direct Read more…

Technique Tuesday & Print of the Month: Creating the Night Fishermen | Art Wolfe

Many people believe that great photographic images are composed in a flash of inspiration; an epiphany that presents itself fully-formed, ready to be mined by the artist there to capture it. This can and does happen, yet most of the time we fumbled towards a great shot, refining the composition with each exposure. Such is Read more…