Meet Art at the G2 Gallery in Venice, California

Meet Art at the G2 Gallery in Venice, California on Saturday June 26, at 6:30pm. For more information visit the G2 Gallery website.

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The Art of Composition Seminar Tour Participant Trevor Peterson Reviews His Experience

Huang Shan, China © Art Wolfe

This review was originally posted on The Luminous Landscape website. For more information on the upcoming tours click here.

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending Art Wolfe’s The Art of Composition seminar in New York. Mr. Wolfe is currently presenting in a number of cities across the US and Canada. Those living in the New York City area are fortunate, in that many photographers come through on the lecture circuit. Whenever I can make the time, I try to attend these seminars, as one always learns something from each speaker. I have been a fan of Mr. Wolfe’s work for years, and made sure I kept the day free for his seminar.

Mr. Wolfe’s six-hour seminar was very different from others that I have attended. Rather than spending time on the nuts and bolts of photography, Art focused on the artistry of the craft. Trained as a painter, and an educator, Mr. Wolfe tackled subjects that are very hard to teach, namely, inspiration, passion, vision, and ultimately, composition. The first lecture of the day was more art theory class than photography lecture. It made you really THINK about the images presented. What Mr. Wolfe spent the day doing, was giving his students a new set of tools to help SEE a photograph.

Mr. Wolfe is an engaging speaker, and with his background in television with “Travels to the Edge”, knows how to hold an audience and work with it. It made for a well paced day. Art drew on almost four decades of images, shot in literally every corner of the globe. The breadth of geography and subject matter was truly impressive. Although Mr. Wolfe made his name in wildlife and nature photography, his cultural photography, still lifes, and abstract compositions show his true breadth as an artist. Drawing on the sheer scale of this body of work allowed the seminar participant to see a concept illustrated across a number of photographic disciplines, allowing one to see how lessons were relevant to their own photography.

If you live near one of the cities where Art will be speaking next, I highly recommend taking the time to attend this seminar. Photographers of all skill levels can learn something from a true master of the craft.

May, 2010

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About the Author:


Trevor Peterson is a passionate photographer, whose work focuses primarily on cultural photography. Unfortunately, his photography frequently has to take a back seat to his primary career as a private equity professional.

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Art Wolfe wins five Telly Awards

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Art Wolfe wins five Telly Awards for his public television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge.

The 31st Annual Telly Award winners have been notified and Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge public television series is the proud recipient of five Silver Telly Awards, their highest honor, for outstanding achievement. The awards were presented in recognition of episodes developed and produced by Wolfe’s company, Edge of the Earth Productions.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions. Winners are selected by the Silver Telly Council, which is comprised of top industry professionals that are past winners. The Telly Awards receives over 13,000 entries annually from the finest ad agencies,

production companies, TV stations, cable companies, interactive agencies and corporations in the world.

The honored episodes are MONGOLIA: Mountain to SteppeMALI: Sahel to the Sahara, and JAPAN: Hokkaido and Honshu.

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Today is Endangered Species Day

May 21, 2010 is Endangered Species Day—an opportunity for people to learn about protecting our disappearing wildlife and last remaining open space.

For more information visit http://www.stopextinction.org/

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BLOG: Endangered Species Day – Images by Art Wolfe

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Don’t Forget: “Between Heaven and Earth” | Benaroya Hall

Between Heaven and Earth – Images by Art Wolfe

Art will be giving a keynote presentation at the Benaroya Hall on May 27, 2010 at 7:30pm for more information and tickets click here.

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Art Wolfe on X-Rite

New Image from Bhutan, © Art Wolfe

X-Rite has just posted a great piece on Art and Travels to the Edge. For more information visit the X-Rite blog site here.

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Would you like a chance to win an Art Wolfe Open Edition Print!

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Would you like a chance to win an Art Wolfe Open Edition Print? Sure you Do!

This is how: forward us your friends! Have someone you know sign up for any one of the Art Wolfe Spring Tours and we will enter your name in a drawing for a 16 x 20 signed, unframed, Art Wolfe print of your choice! Limited to the open edition gallery of images only – This gives you over 200 image choices. We will announce 1 winner from each of the cities at the end of the tour on June 14th.

Simply have the person signing up mention your first and last name when registering online. If you get more than one person to sign up, you get more than one entry in the drawing.

And don’t forget the special pricing discount ends this weekend!

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Earth Day is Today!

Every day is Earth Day…

Happy Earth Day! – Images by Art Wolfe

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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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Art Wolfe Creative Eye Workshop begins Tomorrow!

cairns, Port Angeles, Washingto ©Art Wolfe

Tomorrow (April 20,2010 11am-1pm PST) on creativeLIVE.com 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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