Happy Holidays from Art Wolfe!

Happy Holidays everyone. I know we are all anxiously looking forward to a better 2021, and I believe there is a lot to look forward to! I’m missing seeing friends and family for the holidays, but lets all be as safe as possible in this final stretch before things can begin to get back to normal. I’m excited about projects on the horizon – what do you plan to do with your 2021?

I’ll also be doing a special live holiday Tequila Time this coming Tuesday the 29th at 5:30 PM PST on Facebook and Instagram live. If you plan to tune in or watch the recording after the fact, leave your questions in the comments below and we will try to get to as many as possible for the Holiday Q&A!

Wishing you safe and very happy holidays!

-Art & the AWI Staff

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Pathways to Creativity Season 2 Episode 4 is Live & A Great Last Minute Gift!

If you’re currently a Pathways to Creativity Season 2 subscriber, a new episode is up! This one discusses all kinds of light as it pertains to photographing wildlife. If wildlife is your jam, then these last few episodes have been for you! From the rare instances where harsh side lighting can end up working for you to how to simplify a complex scene by using the proper light to capture it.

Hopefully everyone who has purchased Season 2 is enjoying the lessons so far. More are on the way! If you’re looking for a last minute gift for that special someone and/or just want to treat yourself, I literally just decided to do a little flash sale here because why not? Use code PTCHOLIDAYFLASH when you check out and save 15%.

For those of you missing your LIVE ART fix, I’ll see you in a week for a special Holiday Tequila time –  next Tuesday the 29th at 5:30 PST on Facebook Live & Instagram!

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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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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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