A Force For Nature

Three of the world’s most acclaimed nature and outdoor photographers come together on stage to share images and insights about the power of photography to shape ideas about our natural world. Join us for a unique event featuring presentations by Frans Lanting, Tom Mangelsen and Art Wolfe, followed by a live discussion moderated by photo industry expert Patrick Donehue. Become part of the conversation and submit your questions to Art, Frans and Tom at Patrick Donehue patrickdonehue@yahoo.com.

Look in the October issue of PDN and find the insert for the complete 3-day program.  Don’t miss this anticipated Keynote address.

PhotoPlusExpo
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City,October 27-29, 2011

Sat, Oct 29, 2011 – 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Lanting, Mangelsen, Wolfe: A Force For Nature
Speakers:
Art Wolfe
Frans Lanting
Thomas Mangelsen
Track: Keynote
Skill Level: All levels

Sponsored by:

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11.11.11 Community Artists Program

CAP Event 11.11.11

Local Seattle Arts Entrepreneur, Anne Lancaster, has an upcoming event that features 11 artists on November 11, 2011.

The Community Artists Program is a new emerging organization that was started by Anne Lancaster and its purpose is to get local artists in front of local buyers for the purpose of supporting local art.  Their motto is “Original Art for All”.

The event will have eleven artists on hand to discuss and demonstrate their work as well as a short video introducing the CAP program.

The event will be held at the Seattle Design Center

Tickets and directions are available on their website:

>>CommunityArtistsProgram.com

Food supplied by Herban Feast and Wine by Cadaretta.

The Meyer Wells Gallery at the Seattle Design Center is also showing large prints from Art Wolfe’s Series entitled “Unbridled”.

These are beautiful images of horses Art has photographed on several continents.

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Outdoor Photographer November Issue

The November Issue of Outdoor Photographer has several means of expression for me.  The cover is Fitz Roy, Argentina.  A breathtaking view in this special place called Patagonia.  See page 20 for a description.

Next, OP Contributing Editor, Mark Edward Harris, has written a “Workshop Diary” article that describes his experience when he joined up with Jay Goodrich and me on the China workshop this year.  This is very helpful for people to get an idea of the daily rhythms that go on during a workshop.  There is a lot of work and learning that goes on amid the shuffling between hotels and transportation and meals.  It is really great fun.

Finally, I see NIK Software is running an ad for Silver Efex Pro 2 with one of my B&W images from Huang Shan, China.

I’d say I was pretty well covered for November.  Thanks, OP!

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Olympic Peninsula Workshop, Sept. 2011Participants Gallery

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Blog: Olympic Peninsula Sept. 2011 Participants – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some great images and kind words from these gallery particiants:

Not all great photographers make great teachers, Art is! His workshops are amazing.
Not only did I leave with renewed passion and a clearer vision for finding a composition when I thought there was none, but the individual attention provided by his assistants, Gavriel Jecan and Jay Goodrich, was tailored specifically to my needs as a student. All provided superb guidance on how to communicate the passion and artistry of a shot.
The workshops are the most worthwhile investment I have made in improving my photography. When critiqued, they cheer you on in your victories and encourage you in your struggles.
Thanks, Harry Ableman
www.harryablemanphotography.com

The course with Art and his assistants was exceptional. I learned so many new and important things and cleared so many misconceptions. Everyone of them put in a lot of effort in teaching and training and most importantly, helping to see better and grow as a photographer and a person. Art is an exceptional teacher full of energy and enthusiasim. I would love to go on more trips like this with him and his team.
Mirza Malang

Art Wolfe’s Olympic National Park Workshop was a unique opportunity for me to learn what I needed to do to take my photography to a new level. Art’s lectures gave me a lot of new ideas to think about; and when we were on site taking photographs, Art and his assistants were always helpful and friendly. The critique at theend of the workshop was very liberating in terms of my future photographic choices. The workshop was tough but invaluable.
Dave Olson

Art is as enthusiastic and helpful in his workshops as he is on Travels to the Edge . Understanding his artistic concept and creation of a photograph provided valuable insight for my own photography.
Gail Gazda
http://tctriunguis.shutterfly.com/

I’m so impressed with the depth of information that was given to us in Art Wolfe’s Olympic Peninsula Workshop.
Art’s lectures and teaching methods are also so darn entertaining!
Art’s teaching is full of reference to art history, nature, suggestions of camera settings for different shooting situations; always engaging his audience, always aware of his student.
It was wonderful to see how ART has effected Art in his life long body of work as well as his exciting new projects.
I would welcome the opportunity to take this workshop again. Art and his assistants were always helpful and focused on bringing us to a higher level of photographic ability, both artistically and technically .
I came to this workshop because I wanted to bring new perspective to my observations. I definitely experienced new ways to look thru my lens; my ultimate reason for wanting to learn from Art.
Thank you for this opportunity!
Sharon McCormack
Contact Sharon to view more of her photos.
Email her at: sharon4d@gmail.com

The Olympic Peninsula Workshop was my first experience of this sort with a professional photographer / artist. I’ve been getting more serious about my photography for the past couple of years. Art Wolfe (as well as his workshop assistants and organization) set a high bar for value. Art appears to be entirely transparent about his artistry. He is thoroughly giving, approachable, and funny. How many opportunities do you get to sit in a casual “seminar” with someone at the top of his game and “pick his brain”? Art shared with us what he was thinking as he composed his shots, where he finds inspiration and ideas, and he showed us the resulting photographs. We then went to beautiful natural surroundings to put it all together for ourselves. What an education in such a brief period of time! Art, thanks for the challenge you inspire for those of us who appreciate excellence. I can now ‘see’ how to get there.”
Ken McGivney
Shreveport, Louisiana
www.kenmcgivney.photoshelter.com

Thanks to all the participants for a great workshop. This workshop is offered twice each year and is always a wonderful experience for me and my great team.

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Olympic Peninsula September Workshop

BLOG: Olympic National Park Sep2011 Workshop – Images by Art Wolfe

The workshops I lead in the Olympic National Park always seem to bring out the best in everyone at all skill levels. The late summer fires in Washington make for breathtaking sunrises and sunsets. But it’s always the details that are the most interesting: backlit seaweed clinging to rocks battered by the surf.

We’ll be posting a gallery of workshop participants’ photos soon so watch for it!

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Canadian Rockies Participant’s Gallery

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Ben Eby: “This workshop was unequivocally an incredible experience, which I will always appreciate. Both Art & Gavriel are great personal mentors, who are most accommodating when it comes to sharing their applied knowledge, and personal experience. I look forward to reconnecting in the future.” To contact Ben about his photos and experience, email him at ben@greystonedesign.on.ca

Kevin Mullen: “I have had the pleasure of taking two different photo workshops with Art Wolfe this year.  Once in Zion in April and the most recent one in the Canadian Rockies.  As a result of these two great workshops I have taken my photography to a new level.  Through the well prepared teaching presentations,  the portfolio reviews  and the personal attention of Art,  I have been able to change how I view the world around me to photograph. With these improved skills from these two workshops I have produced some of the best photographs I have taken in my life with a camera.  Thank you for making photography even more enjoyable!”

Ken Carroll
May Wong

Ben, Kevin, Ken and May – Great work all the way around!  Thank you!

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Workshop Participant Richard Ross

BLOG: Richard Ross – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some very nice images from workshop participant Richard Ross. Richard joined Art Wolfe on two international workshops this year. First to Japan and the beauty of Japanese culture, and then onto the amazing landscape of Iceland. Thanks for sharing, Richard.

>>CLICK HERE to view more of Richard’s photography:

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Lake Clark Alaska Participant’s Gallery

Lake Clark Workshop from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

See the amazing photographs some of the participants got last month in Art’s Lake Clark National Park Workshop, with narration by Art and some video shot on location in Alaska.

Participants who provided images:

Brian Lawson
www.brianlawsonphotography.com
Meghan Rumwell
www.rumwell.com
Andrew Suliteanu
SuliteanuPhotography.com
Joan Davidson
Gary Davidson

This was such a fantastic workshop experience, that we will be returning here next year.  Stay tuned for dates.

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Art Wolfe Interview Vancouver, BC

Fanny Keifer from Studio 4 interviewed Art last week prior to his 2 successful events in Vancouver, BC.

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Iceland Workshop Participant’s Gallery

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In early July I led a photo tour to Iceland.  Here are some of the shots my students took!

Students:

Victoria Braden (www.victoriabradenphotography.com)
Don Henckel
Dick Tompkins & Bryna Webber (www.tompkinswebberphotography.com)
William Lee: www.williamlee.com
Lolly & Robert Scholtz
Natashia Meens (www.mermaidslanding.ca)
Lolly & Robert Scholtz

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