Artist Reception

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Feeling spontaneous? I will be giving two presentations at my gallery Tuesday, December 10th. I head out of town for six weeks so this will be the last chance to get personalized books for the holidays!

Where: The Art Wolfe Gallery

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When: 5-9 pm

What: presentations at 6 & 8 pm + book signing

I also have some beautiful new prints hanging in the gallery, so come on down & meet the artist!

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The Art of the Photograph officially published!

The Art of the PhotographThe Art of the Photograph
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Foreword by Dewitt Jones

Based on legendary image-maker Art Wolfe’s popular lecture series, THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH (Amphoto Books, on sale December 3, 2013, $29.99) is guaranteed to shift the fundamental way amateur photographers see and capture the world around them. Drawing from a career spanning 40 years of award-winning photography, Art Wolfe gives a rich array of insights, advice, and techniques aimed at dramatically offering the most comprehensive, imaginative master class available in a photography book.

This is Art Wolfe’s instructional magnum opus and a highly personal work. He shares the story of his own artistic discovery and describes the rigors of his experience as a professional photographer, shooting in the field. Utilizing his formal training as an art instructor, Wolfe teaches readers how to explore the elements of design to make compelling and emotionally engaging photographs. Together, Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard look at the most common traps amateurs fall into and offer the kind of simple yet eye-opening advice that can instantly change anyone’s photos. How do you find inspiration? How do you find unique subjects? How do you know which lens to use? Wolfe also includes the invaluable chapter on the “10 Deadly Sins of Composition” so photographers will know beyond a shadow of a doubt how to take the most satisfying images possible.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH runs the full gamut of Art Wolfe’s artistic expertise and lays the true foundation of image-making. Extraordinary photos of the world’s cultures, wildlife and varied landscapes round out this essential curriculum to provide the most thorough and imaginative volume on composition.

About the Authors
ART WOLFE’s stunning images are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective. Wolfe’s television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, airs on PBS stations throughout the country. He is also a popular speaker for such companies as Microsoft, IBM, and Sheraton Hotels. He can be found at artwolfe.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

ROB SHEPPARD is the author/photographer of more than 30 books and hundreds of articles and is a well-known speaker and workshop leader. He was formerly the longtime editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where he is now editor-at-large.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Amphoto Books * December 3, 2013
9780770433161* $29.99 * Paperback

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The New Art of Photographing Nature Promo in Shutterbug

The November issue of Shutterbug has an excerpt of my book The New Art of Photographing Nature. Check it out!

Purchase a copy of the book HERE.

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Cynthia Black

Cynthia Black championed two of my favorite and most beautiful books, LIGHT ON THE LAND

and MIGRATIONS

She was a visionary and her loss is deeply felt by all who worked with her.

Cynthia Black – In Memoriam

If you wish to communicate with the Beyond Words team and her family, they can be reached in the following ways:
by email: cynthia@beyondword.com
by mail: Beyond Words
20827 NW Cornell Rd., Suite 500
Hillsboro, OR 97124

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Pre-order The Art of the Photograph

The Art of the PhotographThe Art of the Photograph
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Foreword by Dewitt Jones

Based on legendary image-maker Art Wolfe’s popular lecture series, THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH (Amphoto Books, on sale December 3, 2013, $29.99) is guaranteed to shift the fundamental way amateur photographers see and capture the world around them. Drawing from a career spanning 40 years of award-winning photography, Art Wolfe gives a rich array of insights, advice, and techniques aimed at dramatically offering the most comprehensive, imaginative master class available in a photography book.

This is Art Wolfe’s instructional magnum opus and a highly personal work. He shares the story of his own artistic discovery and describes the rigors of his experience as a professional photographer, shooting in the field. Utilizing his formal training as an art instructor, Wolfe teaches readers how to explore the elements of design to make compelling and emotionally engaging photographs. Together, Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard look at the most common traps amateurs fall into and offer the kind of simple yet eye-opening advice that can instantly change anyone’s photos. How do you find inspiration?  How do you find unique subjects? How do you know which lens to use? Wolfe also includes the invaluable chapter on the “10 Deadly Sins of Composition” so photographers will know beyond a shadow of a doubt how to take the most satisfying images possible.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH runs the full gamut of Art Wolfe’s artistic expertise and lays the true foundation of image-making.   Extraordinary photos of the world’s cultures, wildlife and varied landscapes round out this essential curriculum to provide the most thorough and imaginative volume on composition.

About the Authors
ART WOLFE’s stunning images are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective. Wolfe’s television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, airs on PBS stations throughout the country. He is also a popular speaker for such companies as Microsoft, IBM, and Sheraton Hotels. He can be found at artwolfe.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

ROB SHEPPARD is the author/photographer of more than 30 books and hundreds of articles and is a well-known speaker and workshop leader. He was formerly the longtime editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where he is now editor-at-large. He can be found at robsheppardphotography.com.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Amphoto Books * December 3, 2013
9780770433161* $29.99 * Paperback

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Currents Magazine

CURRENTS, published by the North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA), is running an excerpt from Art’s latest book The New Art of Photographing Nature.

Currents Magazine

Interested in nature photography?  Consider joining NANPA

NANPA’s Mission –

NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection.

NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.

NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors and especially encourages responsible photography in the wild.

Buy the book!

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NEW BOOK IS HERE!

The New Art of  Photographing Nature

Officially publishes today, April 2.

Here is an excerpt from The New Art of Photographing Nature that is officially available today.

The New Art of Photographing Nature – Excerpt by Crown Publishing Group

We are proud to present this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, in which master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary.

>>ORDER THE BOOK

We have the book in stock and are filling orders now.

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HUMAN CANVAS See our Ad

 

See our latest ad for Human Canvas in this month’s issue of B&W Magazine.

There are great articles of late photographers, Vivian Maier, Gary Winogrand and an interview with Ruth Bernhard. Pick up issue #96 today.

You can even order back issues, like Issue #93 with an article about my Human Canvas work.

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Guest Photographer: David Hall

Beneath Cold Seas cover: a lion’s mane jellyfish – the world’s largest – swims just beneath the surface

David Hall is a photographer and author specializing in marine life subjects and underwater photography. His photographs have won numerous awards and have appeared in most major magazines in North America and Europe. David’s latest book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest, was recently awarded the 2012 National Outdoor Book Award for best “Design and Artistic Merit”.

Beneath Cold Seas is the first large format photographic book to feature the marine life of the Pacific Northwest. Critics have noted that it is one of the few books of underwater photography to focus on a cold/temperate water ecosystem, successfully challenging the widespread misperception that cold water marine life is dull and uninteresting.
Beneath Cold Seas is published in the U.S. by the University of Washington Press and in Canada by Greystone Books and the David Suzuki Foundation; it has also been published in the U.K and in Germany (as Kaltwasserwelten). It is available at Amazon, and in many Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores; it retails for $45.
For more information, including critic’s reviews, a slide show and the link to a four-minute video, visit www.beneathcoldseas.com For more of David Hall’s photography, visit www.seaphotos.com

Here are a few images from this beautiful book.

Seaweeds above and below the surface at low tide

Migrating sockeye salmon in the Adam’s River at dusk

An Irish lord sculpin resting in a bed of plumose anemones

Goose-neck barnacles endemic to Nakwakto Rapids, British Columbia

Steller sea lions are among the largest pinnipeds; males may weigh a ton or more.

A northern kelp crab clings to seaweed near the surface

Orange sea pens – a type of soft coral – will retract into the sand if disturbed

The giant Pacific octopus is the worlds’ largest; it may have an arm spread of 20’ or more and weigh over 100lb

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»Landschaften zwischen Himmel und Erde« ist das »schön

The German edition of Edge of the Earth, Corner of the Sky has been named “The most beautiful Science-Book 2012” in the German magazine “Bild der Wissenschaft”.

Take a look here:

http://www.verlagshaus.de/news-3034-332-335-landschaften_zwischen_himmel_und_erde_ist_das_schoenste_buch.html

Congratulations to our German publisher Frederking & Thaler!

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