Photographing the 4th Dimension: TIME

 

Friend and fellow blogger Jim Goldstein has a new book (eBook) out that you should know about. We have featured a link on the side of our blog to go there and get this great new resource, or CLICK HERE.

Photographing the 4th Dimension – Time was created to inspire photographers creatively and technically through the exploration of slow shutter and video techniques. 7 creative photography techniques are discussed that in any other photography book might seem unrelated, but each provide the means to convey the passage of time in a manner that creates high impact imagery. Each section includes detailed tips, step-by-step instruction, gear & software recommendations. As a bonus there is even a field checklist to keep in your camera bag, so as to never miss an opportunity in the field. Techniques discussed include long exposures, light painting, star trails, cinemagraphs, time-lapse photography and more. 

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 13

Art Wolfe: Rim Light from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Learn how to use extreme light to your advantage. Shot on location in Bolivia.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 12

Art Wolfe: Wide Angle Lens Compositions from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Sometimes a landscape can be so interesting and new, one can forget how to capture it most effectively. Art discusses how a wide angle lens gave him the perfect composition in the surreal Pancake Rocks of New Zealand.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 10

Art Wolfe: Shooting in Harsh Conditions from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Technique

I have traveled to many locations that are not friendly to my traditional photography workflow. Here’s one way I deal with harsh conditions while still getting the shots I want, shot on location in Mali.

http://vimeo.com/25686870

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Lightroom 3 Help?

September 12, 2011 – Port Angeles, WA – With Jay Goodrich.

This 1-Day class follows Art Wolfe’s Olympic National Park Workshop. This is a great way to take what has just been taught in the field and learn to improve your process of development and managing large volumes of images with Lightroom 3.

As the popularity of digital image making grows, so does a photographer’s image catalog. How do we manage a hundred, thousand, or even 10,000 images? With the latest edition of Lightroom 3, Adobe is making the life of the photographer much, much easier. Photographer and writer Jay Goodrich has been using the Lightroom package since the first version, and is now offering a class to help those who are in need of a management solution for their collection of photographs. This one-day addition to our Olympic Peninsula workshop will begin with an overview of the Library and Develop Modules. Jay will then spend the rest of the time working with each participant to help catalog and maximize the images they created during the previous three days.

Price:$195.00

>>REGISTER

For more info e-mail Jay at jay@jaygoodrich.com

Note:  Participants in the Olympic Peninsula Workshop will need to book an extra night in Port Angeles. This class is open to anyone.

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OP MAGAZINEEssential Lenses

Outdoor Photographer is featuring an article titled “”Essential Lenses of the Pros” in the April 2011 magazine.  Art is listed in the lineup.

OUTOOR PHOTOGRAPHER ARTICLE

Featured Photograph:

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Introducing Art Wolfe’s Wilderness Scent

Drawing upon his native home of Seattle, Washington, Art Wolfe has personally harvested the fir, salal berries, and cedar bark that are the essence of this audacious fragrance.  This is a must for any Northwestern male, or any man who wants to smell of the Northwest.  Be bold, be woodsy, be wild.

Special Introductory Offer!

Wilderness Scent Eau de Toilette Spray $69.95.

You’re diamonds, babe!

New! Art Wolfe’s Wilderness Scent
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NIK Software AdSilver Efex Pro 2

May 2011 Shutterbug Magazine
NIK Software Ad

The May edition of Shutterbug magazine has an ad with Art Wolfe’s image from Huangshan.  Art uses the latest version of NIK Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 to get the very most out of his Black & White images.

For more info about their other great products, go to NIK Software.

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Signature Worthy Papersby Epson

Epson Promotional Mailer

Have you received the newest mailer from Epson describing their New Signature Worthy papers? One of my images is on it.  Go to Epson’s page describing these products and you can watch a video of me talking about them here: >>CLICK

I really love these new Signature Worthy papers from Epson.  They are rich and beautiful with excellent ink holding to support large gamut color images.  All the Hot and Cold Press papers make my images look great.  Thank you Epson for these great new papers and continuing to innovate.

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5 Key Pieces of Equipment for Art Wolfe

Kenya Landscape by Art Wolfe

The following article was modified from Outdoor Photographer’s 25th Anniversary Issue.

1. Gitzo GT3542L Carbon Fiber Tripod. This tripod is missing a key element that many photographers never consider with a tripod purchase–a center column. The eliminated center column allows me to get in much lower and closer to almost any subject than if it were included. In addition the XLS has an extra long leg system allowing me to get higher than my standing height to achieve a little different of a perspective. The other important aspect of utilizing a tripod is the stability, I can fine tune my composition to eliminate even the slightest of distracting elements from my frame.

2. A Singh-Ray 2 stop Hard Step Galen Rowell Graduated Neutral Density Filter. With Adobe’s introduction of Lightroom a few years ago they created a graduated neutral density filter tool within the develop module of their software. This tool allows any user to add this effect after capture and even though I use Adobe’s tool on a regular basis, I still find that using a two stop filter in the field, adds to the overall drama of the effect. In addition, I prefer to spend more time in the field photographing so not having to add additional post processing techniques is always a plus.

3. A Canon TC-80N3 Intervelometer. This little piece of equipment is essentially a standard cable release on steroids. An intervelometer possesses the function of a standard shutter release, which allows me to keep my hands off of the camera and vibration to a minimum during an exposure. In addition to this, I now get to control the number of exposures of a given sequence I take, I can control the time of those exposures from seconds to days, take exposures that are a set timeframe apart, and combine these functions simultaneously. I can shoot time lapse sequences, star trails, and exposures longer than 30 seconds, it truly allows the creative process to come alive.

4. B + W Circular Polarizer. The polarizer is an indispensable tool for the nature photographer. It deepens colors, boosts contrast, and removes reflections from leaves and water surfaces. It works best when your subject is 90 degrees from the light source, but I will often use it on cloudy and/or rainy days in a forest to saturate colors and remove reflections from leaves.

5. Apple 15” Laptop, max Ram, the fastest processor available, and two external hard drives. In today’s world of instant connectivity through the internet my laptop and external hard drives are one of the newest and most import tools that travel with me on any given excursion. I have created images in Antarctica and relayed them back to clients in the states almost instantaneously via satellite. I could have never imagined a world so interconnected as we are today and can only imagine the coming future. In addition, my laptop is a powerful editing device so that upon my arrival back in Seattle, my office already has selected images from shoots with initial adjustments in place. Speed is key in today’s competitive marketplace. The two hard drives give me a redundant back up of everything I create in the field if something should go drastically wrong.

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