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Introducing Art Wolfe Travel Workshops

Art Wolfe invites you to travel with him on photographic odysseys to remote lands and to experience nature, wildlife and different cultures right alongside him.

We’ve developed this site to help you explore these tours and workshops led by Art – artist, photographer, conservation advocate, and your guide to the best in photography and Planet Earth.

Art Wolfe Travel Workshops

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Art Wolfe: All About Light

In this special talk, Art displays his favorite shots from around the world to show how the quality and angle of light affect compositions.

Register for free: Art Wolfe October 12th 2009

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Yellowstone Wildfires

A series of about 400 shots that I took while leading a group through the Park on Sept 26th, 2009.
The Arnica fire on the northwest side of Yellowstone Lake in Yellowstone National Park has now burned 9,300 acres and has again required that the Grand Loop road be closed between West Thumb and the junction at Fishing Bridge Lake. The park said the road will be closed indefinitely due to fire activity and hazardous snags falling across the road.

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Ken Griffey Jr. and his mother dropped by the gallery recently.

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Ken Griffey Jr. and his mother dropped by the gallery recently. He has
an interest in photography and has some great trips planned with his
family where he can put that interest to good use. Both he and his
mother were extremely engaging, personable, and funny, utterly without
affectation or celebrity airs. I hope we have a chance to go out to
shoot someday.

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Travels to the Edge Exhibit in Seattle

The Benham Gallery in Seattle will show a collection of prints from the first two years of Travels to the Edge, starting with a reception on September 3 and running through the end of November.

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Photoshop Tips and Tricks

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My friend Scott Stulberg will teach a class on how to use Photoshop plugins, layer masks, and other retouching techniques to enhance your photographs, whether you wish to extract a more realistic effect or play with extreme effects. The class runs August 29-30, 2009.
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Working on your own computer in class and a Wacom graphics tablet, you learn how to:

* Correct color casts
* Add beautiful blurs
* Selectively sharpen
* Dodge and burn
* Convert photos to rich black and whites
* Create painting effects
* Tone down noise
* Master layer masks
* Use blend modes
* Retouch Portraits – make the eyes pop, whiten teeth, soften wrinkles, smooth the skin and more.
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The class will also focus on many of the best third-party filters available for Photoshop and cover creating useful actions to speed up your workflow. We will provide trial versions of the software.

Scott brings unmatched enthusiasm to his classes. He regularly teaches at the UCLA extension, leads photo trips for Julia Dean, and is represented by Getty and Corbis.
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If you want a broad introduction to enhancing photographs in Photoshop, I recommend two day intensive class. It will be fun.

Check out Tips, Tricks, and Photoshop Magic in Learning on artwolfe.com for more information. And, to see the range of Scott’s photography, visit his website, www.asa100.com.
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Art Wolfe, the Sheraton, and Camera Confidence

We have partnered with the Sheraton in Seattle to hold short classes on digital camera basics throughout the summer. Thousands of tourists set to explore the area or board cruise ships stay at the Sheraton every week. We will hold the classes up to four days a week.

John Greengo, a member of the Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge crew, is conducting the classes dubbed Camera Confidence. John is a talented photographer in his own right as well as an engaging speaker. He will devote some time to unraveling the mysteries of individual cameras attendees bring to the class. The classes cost $69 for an hour and a half session, with discounts available for Sheraton guests.

To register for Camera Confidence, go to:

http://tinyurl.com/mrsaoq

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A Luxury Cruise to South Georgia and Antarctica

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Our trip to the Antarctic Peninsula with Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris in 2010 is just about full. Now, we have the opportunity to visit the Peninsula and South Georgia on the recently refurbished Clelia II this November. We couldn’t say no. We love the Van Os trips because they land on less-traveled beaches and Joe always allots maximum time for photographers on land. The voyage on the Clelia is designed with unheard-of comfort in mind, complete with piano bar, dvd player in each suite (every room is a suite), and beds in place of bunks.
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As I have often said, South Georgia is my favorite place in world. Mountains two miles high bracket tidal glaciers calving into the South Atlantic. Nesting king penguins blanket beaches patrolled by albatrosses and skuas. Comical macaroni penguins shake off seawater on isolated rocks, and giant Elephant seals belch and quarrel.

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South Georgia is where Shackleton made his daring mountain crossing to safety after a year and a half fighting for survival after ice crushed this ship, the Endurance. The more hardy among us may retrace his steps on a multi day crossing with legendary guides Peter Hillary and Dave Hahn, the first Westerner to climb Everest ten times. (There is an additional cost for the traverse). I intend to think about them bivouacking on the glacier as I sip a gin and tonic after a hard day of shooting.

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After South Georgia we will cruise past the rugged South Orkney Islands through the wreckage of disintegrating ice shelves. The abundance of icebergs is stunning. We will explore the islands and passages along the west coast of the Peninsula, culminating in the Lemaire Channel, one of the most scenic in the world.

The trip runs from November 21 to December 13, US to US. Prices range from $15,995 to $25,995 for the penthouse suite.

If you want to join us, or just need more information, contact us at info@artwolfe.com or call 206-332-0993.

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