Vanishing Act – Can You See the Toad, Identify it and Win a Free Calendar!

Unidentified toad from the Peruvian rainforest.  Free 2010 calendar to anyone who can identify it (and it’s a gorgeous poster sized European calendar)

And last week’s Gray Fox:

gray fox © Art Wolfe

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Earth Day is Today!

Every day is Earth Day…

Happy Earth Day! – Images by Art Wolfe

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New Images – Kumbh Mela in Haridwar with iPhone

Art has more photographic fun with the iPhone.

BLOG: Kumbh Mela with iPhone – Images by Art Wolfe

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Art and former President Jimmy Carter

Former President Jimmy Carter and Art Wolfe
Former President Jimmy Carter and Art Wolfe

On the way back from India, Art’s flight routed through Amman, Jordan.  He ran into former President Jimmy Carter, who has been monitoring the elections in the Sudan.

President Carter was on his way back from the Sudan & here is his report:

Love him or hate him politically, he has certainly set the bar high for succeeding presidents.  He has worked tirelessly to advance human rights works through The Carter Center and Habitat for Humanity.

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Update – More Reasons to Sign Up for the Spring Tour

Mt. Etna, Sicily, Italy

Time is running out! You still have until May 1 to sign-up for the Art Wolfe Spring Tour photography workshops and receive the early sign-up discount price of $195, but after May 1st it will be $295.

And here’s some good news: Lowepro and X-Rite have generously donated door prizes to be given away at each city!

Lowepro is providing the Pro Runner 350 AW pack. This is Art’s personal pack of choice, it allows him to carry all of his necessary photo equipment in addition to his 15″ laptop. It’s below the maximum legal carry-on size so you never have to part with your valuable gear on the airplane, and the harness system is supportive and comfortable to allow you to wear this pack for hikes and travel while on location.

X-Rite has contributed the ColorChecker Passport, a great tool for managing and controlling color. This compact color chart is designed to be taken into the field and photographed. The included software integrates with Adobe’s Creative Suite and lets you quickly and consistently edit your color to get perfectly mastered images time after time. Another great tool.

With more reasons and a discounted price for the remainder of this month why wouldn’t you sign up?



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New Images – Kumbh Mela in Haridwar – Part II

BLOG: Haridwar, India II – Images by Art Wolfe

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Art Wolfe Creative Eye Workshop begins Tomorrow!

cairns, Port Angeles, Washingto ©Art Wolfe

Tomorrow (April 20,2010 11am-1pm PST) on Art will begin teaching his Creative Eye Workshop. If you have ever wondered how a simple set of stacked rocks like these can become visually stronger like the image below, you need to join this live workshop series. The best part is that it is free! Yes free! In addition, if you are in the Seattle area you can watch the event in person at the Art Wolfe Studio in SoDo. The address is:
1944 First Avenue South
Seattle WA 98134

Want a chance to win a free copy of Art Wolfe’s book Edge of Earth|Corner of Sky? Retweet this workshop to be entered into a random drawing. Add #EOECOS to all of your tweets.

cairns, Port Angeles, Washingto ©Art Wolfe

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Vanishing Act – Can You See the Argentine Gray Fox (not in the book Vanishing Act)

And last week’s Black-bellied Bustard.

Black-bellied Bustard

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iLCP April 2010 Newsletter

ilcp april 2010

There is no question that part of the glue that holds societies together and that helps us understand our place in the planetary puzzle is the art of story-telling.  The proverbial “campfire” around which stories of our common ancestry, the challenges we face, and the ideas we share, have, generation to generation, been passed through stories.  Today’s technology allows us to gather around the global campfire in new and meaningful ways and skilled artists and story tellers have become key players to move the conservation agenda by helping ‘connect the dots’.

Translating science and complex conservation priorities into compelling messages that are accessible to larger audiences and decision-makers is an imperative that more and more conservation organizations are taking seriously, both in their strategy and in their budget.  Using effective communications, strong visuals and interesting graphics is fast becoming an integral part of the conservation toolbox. The skills of photographers, film-makers, writers and other creative artists will be instrumental to help tell the story of how our planet succeeded in turning the tide, or of how we failed.

The story is not over yet.


Cristina Mittermeier
International League of Conservation Photographers

To read the whole newsletter head to the iLCP’s website.

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New Images – Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

Art is in Haridwar, India, photographing the Kumbh Mela.  Celebrated every three years in four different holy locations, the Kumbh Mela is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. The Ganges River enters the vast Indian plain at Haridwar.   In the past, Art has photographed the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, and he says this is a completely different experience.  It is a smaller area and much more congested.  Photography may be more difficult, but it is no less rewarding!

BLOG: Haridwar, India – Images by Art Wolfe

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