Give the Gift of Knowledge this Christmas-2011 Workshops are Here!

Preview for the China Workshop from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Art Wolfe is leading a workshop to China in spring 2011. Here is a slideshow of images he has shot in the locations the workshop will visit, with Art narrating on why he loves to photograph there.

Art Wolfe is leading a workshop to China in spring 2011. Here is a slideshow of images he has shot in the locations the workshop will visit, with Art narrating on why he loves to photograph there.

To see more slide shows narrated by Art, visit the international travel page of Art Wolfe Workshops.

India–Each trip to India is unforgettable. It is a location that endlessly provides an exotic and colorful backdrop to improving your eye and photographic skills guided by master photographer Art Wolfe. Art Wolfe shares one of his favorite wildlife experiences, tracking wild Bengal tigers. This tour is limited to eleven participants!

Dates :  January 24-February 4, 2011 Price : $8500.00

Japan–The image many of us have of Japan is congested and kinetic. But, Japan has a wild side. Beyond its crowded cities, the country delivers quiet unexpected natural beauty. Join this photographic pilgrimage to the iconic red-crested cranes in the north, the macque snow monkeys in the south, and the sacred temples of Mt. Fuli and Kyosan.

Dates :  February 9 – 21, 2011 Price : $9600.00

Bhutan ©Art Wolfe

Bhutan–Led by Gavriel Jecan. Bhutan has survived in isolation for a thousand years. Gavriel Jecan finds a photographer’s nirvana of mountainside monasteries, sacred festivals, chanting monks and local lifestyle in an environmentally and spiritually progressive nation. Travel with Gavriel to some of his favorite spots. This course is limited to ten participants!

Dates :  March 14 – 24, 2011 Price : $5120.00

Composing Effective Images 2–Their first workshop slated for January filled so quickly that they have added a second in March. Art Wolfe and Jay Goodrich will be leading a two-day intensive workshop in Seattle, which includes a cocktail reception at Art’s private residence. This workshop will highlight not only the how-to, but will also include a full-day of critiquing participants images in Lightroom 3. Visit the Art Wolfe Workshops website for all of the details.

Dates : March 4-6, 2011 Price : $350.00

China ©Art Wolfe

China–Travel with world renowned photographer Art Wolfe on this exciting and productive photo expedition into China that will yield a treasure-trove of incredible images. Visit Art’s favorite places in China from Huangshan Mountain to Yuangang villages, cormorant fisherman and the picturesque Yulong River.

Dates : Mar 25-April 7, 2011 Price : $8200.00

The Olympic Peninsula–The Art Wolfe classic we will be taking participants in and around Olympic National Park just outside of Port Angels, Washington. Midday lectures will highlight techniques that will be reinforced during field excursions geared to capture the best light.

Dates : April 21-24, 2011 Price : $1500.00–Details will be up soon on the Art Wolfe Workshops Website call our office to reserve your spot today!

Zion National Park–Join Art, Jay Goodrich, and Gavriel Jecan as they lead a small (14 person) group of photographers into the canyons and striated rock formations of this wonderful desert environment. Midday lectures will highlight techniques that will be reinforced during field excursions geared to capture the best light.

Dates : April 28-May1, 2011 Price : $1900.00–Details will be up soon on the Art Wolfe Workshops Website call our office to reserve your spot today!

Altiplano © Art Wolfe

The Altiplano of ChileJay Goodrich will be leading a small group of photographers to the high plain of the Andes. This desert environment was made known during one of Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge TV episodes. Jay will has a complete itinerary on his blog and registration is open now!

Dates : May 21-28, 2011 Price : $5500.00

Vietnam–Led by Gavriel Jecan. From the Chinese border to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam possesses an unmatched variety of tropical scenery. Travel with Gavriel Jecan on this exciting and productive photo expedition into the ancient heart of Indochina that will yield a treasure-trove of incredible images.This course is limited to ten participants!

Dates : June 3 – 13, 2011 Price : $3930.00

Monterey, California–Big Sur and the Monterey Coast are one of the most unique photographic environments along the Pacific boundary of the United States.

Dates : June 10-12, 2011 Price : TBA–Details will be up soon on the Art Wolfe Workshops Website call our office to reserve your spot today!

Lake Clark National Park, Alaska–Join Art and Jay Goodrich as they lead a small group of photographers to a private lodge in search of Alaskan Brown bears and sea birds. Participants will be flown in via float plane and enjoy wonderfully crafted cuisine overlooking the coast of the Cook Inlet.

Dates : Late July, 2011 Price : $4500.00–Details will be up soon on the Art Wolfe Workshops Website call our office to reserve your spot today!

Africa © Art Wolfe

Egypt–Led by Emily Wilson and John Greengo. Exploring Egypt is like visiting a living open-air museum. Each day, ancient treasures and new adventures unfold before your eyes! Our itinerary includes pyramids, tombs, and museums. From Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel & desert oasis destinations, plus a Nile Cruise. We will show you the depths of historic cultures.

Dates : September – October, 2011 Price : $TBA

Romania–Led by Gavriel Jecan. Romania is considered to be one of the most beautiful countries in all of Europe. From ancient, medieval architecture to stunning landscapes, wildlife and a cultural history that dates back thousands of years. Join Gavriel Jecan as he takes you back to his homeland to visit the forests, towns and villages that only a native Romanian knows.

Dates : October 22 – 31, 2011 Price : $4460.00

Myanmar–Led by Gavriel Jecan. Limited tourism has resulted in Myanmar holding a wealth of less-seen geographical, historical and scenic opportunities for photographers. Experience working with a professional as he negotiates the opportunities this visually-rich location affords. This course is limited to ten participants.

Dates : November 29 – December 10, 2011 Price : $5100.00

And if that is not enough, don’t worry, we have more coming so STAY TUNED!

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New 2-Day Workshop!

Our January class filled up so quickly, we are now adding a second Seattle workshop in March!  This would make an ideal holiday gift for the photographer in your life!

Composing Effective Images

2-Day Workshop with Art Wolfe and Jay Goodrich

Seattle – March 5-6, 2011

Welcome Reception at Art’s House on March 4 – 6pm to 8pm. Light appetizers & hors d’oeuvres.

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Art Wolfe Seminar in Germany, November 6

If you’re in Germany, join Art at WunderWelten in Friedshafen.  WunderWelten is THE nature and photography festival that should not be missed and it will be Art’s only European venue this year.

On November 6, Art will be giving a four-hour seminar The Art of Nature Photography as well as his presentation “Between Heaven & Earth” later in the day.

For full details, please visit http://www.wunderwelten-festival.com/ or email info@wunderwelten.org.

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Teton Workshop Participants Imagery

Last month Art, Gavriel Jecan, Jay Goodrich and Rich Reid led a group of 13 participants into Grand Teton National Park. Their focus was not on the iconic locations most travel to, but to the lesser known areas, to produce imagery that pushed the boundaries of their artistic expression. Here are some of their images.

And a special thank you to the following participants that forwarded their images for the above gallery:

Bill Feduska

Bob Waid

Rona Zevin

George Grubb

Sue Heinsch

Jennifer King

Mike Colpitts

Steve Turner

Robert Tilden

Don’t forget to visit the Art Wolfe Workshops Website for more information on upcoming events.

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California–Land of Resources

California holds 23 federally protected areas. It has the 3rd most visited National Park in the United States-Yosemite. There are 550 miles of coastline along its pacific border. It houses the highest peak in lower North America with Mount Whitney and in the same breath the lowest place in the United States with Death Valley. And, it was the home to Ansel Adams and John Muir two of the most famous nature conservationists our country has ever seen. It is a place worth photographing and just plain exploring.

On the 25th of September, Art Wolfe will be teaching the Art of Composition in San Jose as the first stop of his fall lecture tour. If you live in the vicinity and have an interest in photography sign up to learn how to create photographs that have visual impact and go beyond the typical iconic images seen of places like Yosemite and Death Valley.

BLOG: California – Images by Art Wolfe

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Workshop Participant Gallery by Elaine Nakamura & Steve Reeves

A gallery of images by Vietnam workshop participants Elaine Nakamura & Steve Reeves.

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

BLOG: open edition prints – Images by Art Wolfe

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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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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Myanmar Workshop Participant Gallery

Chris Martin participated in the recent Vietnam & Cambodia workshop with Art Wolfe. If you are interested in Chris’ photography, please contact him through his website & blog:

Blog:  www.chrismartinphotography.wordpress.com

Website: www.chrisphoto.ca

“I have long admired Art Wolfe’s photography and the artistic strengths he brings to his images.  Joining his photo tour to Myanmar, I expected to visit amazing locations and make some great photographs within the settings as chosen by Art and his assistant Gavriel.  The reality far exceeded these expectations as Art and Gavriel’s skill in connecting with people, coupled with our guide’s expert knowledge of the places we visited, made every day exceptional.  The beautiful images made all came while having a great time travelling together, eating delicious food, traveling easily (whether by van, boat, plane or hot air balloon) and staying in very comfortable accommodations.

What I did not anticipate, and what made this tour outstanding, was the openness with which Art shared his keen eye for composition, color and the extra elements added (or subtracted) that can elevate an image into something special.  Both Art and Gavriel openly shared their methods of approaching every scene, the images they visualized making and then the steps they took to create them.  The conversations while on location and constructive critiques of images made by the group, has made a tangible difference in my photography.  Further, the clarity of my own vision has jumped forward as a direct result of Art’s mentorship.  To share in Art’s thought process from imagining an idea through to realizing it as an image is an incredible opportunity for any photographer.  I am already planning for my next tour with Art Wolfe’s team.”

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