Images Inspired By the Pantone Color of the Year for 2021!

The prognosticators of color at Pantone have selected not one but two colors for 2021’s “Color(s) of the Year) –  Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Gray and yellow. Is that indicative of how 2021 is going to begin and end? Here’s looking to a brighter future!

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Seasons Greetings – The Art Wolfe Holiday Catalog is Here!

Happy Holidays! Above is a special message on behalf of the entire AWI crew – It’s been a trying year for everyone but we are all thankful to the friends, fans, and connections we’ve still been able to make with you. We will make it through this, and I look forward to a productive 2021, fueled with renewed vigor – hopefully you’ll join me along the way either in person on a workshop, by following my Pathways to Creativity series, and/or joining me live just about every week on Tequila Time and Earth Is Our Witness.

If you’re looking for any unique, thoughtful, and conversation-provoking gifts this holiday season, download and check out my holiday catalog – from workshops and online learning opportunities to unique prints, books, and other gifts there is a variety here in both selection and price range – check it out and scratch some names off your list!

In the catalog is Pathways to Creativity Season 2 – episode 2 was just released this week! This series is the ultimate compendium of a lifetime of photography, replete with inspiring and thought-provoking lessons to benefit any photographer or creative in general. Given how much we’ve had to limit our travel and opportunities, this could be a great way to pass the time productively while we all await the ability to travel freely again.

Thank you all for your continued support, and for those of you who show up each and every week to join the live streams, it’s not unnoticed! Cheers to everyone on a hopeful brand new year!

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#TechniqueTuesday – Pathways to Creativity Season 2 Available Now!

Happy Technique Tuesday! Great news if you’re looking for a productive and inspiring way to spend your time – the second season of Pathways to Creativity is now live, with two new episodes and more on the way!

The feedback I received for Season 1 was incredible, so I’m hoping everyone who subscribes to the series comes away from Season 2 with equally positive vibes. If you’re looking for an easy gift idea for the photographer, artist, and/or nature enthusiast in your life I am here to help – give the gift of insight and education!

Each season consists of twelve roughly 1-hour episodes, with a 13th bonus episode for full-season subscribers. That’s over 12 hours per season exploring a lifetime of my work, sharing the stories but most importantly the thought process behind capturing everything from my most iconic work to obscure favorites I’ve captured that may not be in any book.

Check out Pathways to Creativity Season 2 today on my Vimeo On-Demand page. After purchase, stream any time anywhere through the Vimeo app or website If you missed Season 1, I recommend starting there.

Have a safe and healthy holiday season!

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Wishing You a Happy Healthy Holiday Season!

What am I grateful for? In these times, my health and that of my friends and fans worldwide. Thousands of you tune in every week to watch Tequila Time on Facebook & Instagram which deeply gratifies this old heart! I’m also fortunate to have great connections with B & H Photo, participating in their virtual Optic event this year. If you missed it, be sure to check it out!

This week on my live stream, I expounded on the photos in my popular book Photographs from the Edge. This book is a timeline of travels near and far with tech tips from noted photography author Rob Sheppard. Many of you may remember that he was the longtime editor at Outdoor Photographer.

In this latest episode I mention several Photos/Travels to the Edge products that I am offering for the holidays, so here are the links for easy access! If you purchase Photographs From the Edge (or any other book on my website for that matter) and you want it signed or inscribed to that special someone, please put that in the notes field when you check out.

Photographs From the Edge goes hand-in-hand with my TV show Travels to the Edge, available both on DVD through my online store, or streaming on my Vimeo On-Demand channel day or night!

Finally and most importantly, everyone stay safe and healthy this holiday season – it seems the experts are on the cusp of a vaccine and some normalcy may be on the horizon. I for one plan to minimize my risks as much as possible in hopes of a travel-rich 2021 – I’ve got work to do!

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OPTIC ALL-STARS 2020 Virtual Event – This Sunday/Monday!

The OPTIC 2020 Conference is happening this Sunday and Monday! Things have obviously shifted to a virtual venue- however, that’s made time to ramp up with tons of content for this event!

Frans Lanting and I will be the keynote speakers. For my part, I will be discussing international wildlife, and it’s status in the age of man – with a showcase of a lifetime’s worth of wildlife photography to accompany my perspective on how things have changed over the course of five decades now of being a world traveler.

My segment will be available at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific on Monday, November 23rd with a Zoom Q&A to follow!

Also, the OPTIC challenge returns with another exciting round of contests. Upon registration, submit your photos to win your share of over $13,000 worth of prizes!

Registration is free – Sign up today!

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It’s Follow Friday – Stay in the Loop!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I try to keep it up to date with great photos, tips, and updates about where you can join me for events and workshops – be sure to follow me on your social media channels for a variety of content! Facebook is a great place to connect with fellow fans, Instagram for great photos, Twitter to see the things I follow and share, YouTube and Vimeo for both free and subscription-based content, and LinkedIn for “work”! Phew. There’s a lot of stuff out there, check it out!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/art.wolfe.photography

 

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RSVP Now For OPTIC All-Stars Outdoor & Travel Photo Conference!


I’m excited to announce my participation with B&H Photo once again for this year’s OPTIC 2020 Conference! Things have obviously shifted to a virtual venue- however, that’s made time to ramp up with tons of content for this event!

Myself and Franz Lanting will be the keynote speakers. For my part, I will be discussing international wildlife, and it’s status in the age of man – with a showcase of a lifetime’s worth of wildlife photography to accompany my perspective on how things have changed over the course of five decades now of being a world traveler. My segment will be available at 1 PM Eastern / 10 AM Pacific on Monday, November 22nd with a Zoom Q&A to follow.

Also, the OPTIC challenge returns with another exciting round of contests. Upon registration, submit your photos to win your share of over $13,000 worth of prizes!

Registration is free – Sign up today!

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Friday Vibes – The Tranquility of the Outdoors

In autumn my home state of Washington shows its colors, deepened and moistened by a welcome rain. I spent time photographing abstracts from the Olympic Peninsula in the west to Icicle Creek on the east side of the Cascade Range. In between I documented my yard for an upcoming book on Seattle gardens and scouted Port Townsend for a new abstract workshop. While I am an avid consumer of news, photography and nature has helped me keep my zen through these tense times. Take a hike, listen to water and the wind, cast your gaze into the reaching branches of a tree, it’s good for the soul.

#FridayVibes #Connection #ChickenSoupfortheSoul #LiveLikeAnArtist #ShinrinYoku

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#ThursdayThoughts – White House Removes Protections for the Tongass National Forest

Ask anyone who lives in an area where mining, logging, or any other natural resource has left barren or debilitated habitats in their wake and many will tell you just how long it takes to recover; in some cases the answer is simply “never”.

Enter the Tongass National Forest – the largest remaining intact temperate rain forest on the planet. With a unique ecosystem where this ancient forest meets the ephemeral Pacific, this is home to over 400 species of wildlife comprising one of the rarest ecosystems in the world.

In 2001 the “Roadless Rule” was enacted in this region to keep it safe from the development of roads and logging that would most definitely have a negative impact on the local flora and fauna. This past week the current administration continued it’s attacks on conservation by rolling back this rule, Opening up nearly 10 million acres of the Tongass for logging and development.

If you haven’t already, I encourage you to get out there and vote ASAP and help protect these natural bastions of rare ecosystems for the denizens of them who can’t!


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#TravelTuesday – Travels To the Edge Season 1 Streaming!

Did you know that Season One of Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge is available for streaming worldwide? It’s true! For an episode, or a season – check it out!


When the series first launched, American Public Broadcasting interviewed me about the series – talk about a blast from the past! Here are a few of my responses from that Q&A:

APT: What a great job to have … to travel the world with a camera and take pictures.

AW: There’s actually an ulterior motive to it. I almost want to use my photos as worms on a hook to attach people to the subject, [make them] care about the subject, and ultimately help the subject. Whether it’s a vanishing culture or an endangered landscape, I think we ought to care more about these subjects than we currently do.

APT: How many times do you think it takes to get that award-winning photo?

AW: You know, I never really think about statistics but I can tell you when I started out it took me a lot longer to arrive at a good shot. At this point in my career, I can see the subject and capture it fairly quickly. I’ve done a lot of wildlife [photography] and you don’t have time to wait around – so you make fast decisions. That has served me well with cultures and even the very ephemeral, changing light on landscapes.

What was the most memorable shoot you did that appears in TRAVELS TO THE EDGE WITH ART WOLFE?

Virtually everywhere we went was a dream so they’re all great. One that stands out is a trek around these really remote mountains in Patagonia (Southern South America). It’s memorable because virtually everything had to be carried on our backs. We were out there in a really exposed environment, and bringing high-definition cameras along is unheard of in those locations.  But really, it’s a TV series of highlights. We had thousands of places we could have gone and we boiled it down to 13. Each one of them better be a homerun and they were all homeruns.

All of season 1 is available for streaming world wide via Vimeo On Demand

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