On Location: Australian Outback

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Australian Outback – Images by Art Wolfe

One of his favorite locations, Art has revisited Devils’s Marbles south of Tennant Creek. It’s famous for the gigantic granite boulders arrayed across a the flat landscape.

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University of Washington Alumni Feature

 

There is a very nice spread in the University of Washington Alumni Magazine “COLUMNS” this month. The University is celebrating 2012 as their 150th Anniversary and featuring noteworthy Alumni.
Art Wolfe graduated in 1975. This spread also celebrates the beautiful and unique natural environment of the UW campus as only Art can see it.

>>VIEW – Columns Magazine Here

>>GALLERY – View even more images Art has taken on the UW campus

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Oregon Workshop Participant Gallery

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BLOG: Oregon Workshop Participants – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some images from my workshop in Oregon that just concluded. Enjoy!

Workshop Participants that submitted images:
Stuart Gordon
Rona Zevin
Deborah Loth
Doug Bolt
Andrew Haliburton

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On Location: New Aussie Photos!

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BLOG: Hamilton Island, Australia – Images by Art Wolfe

After working with a private photo group on gorgeous Hamilton Island off the coast of Queensland, Art took to the skies to photograph the Great Barrier Reef.

Art is currently on a workshop tour across Australia. There is still time to sign up for Art’s lectures and workshops. Melbourne, March 23 & 24 and Perth March 30 & 31.

CLICK HERE for more info on Australia workshops and tours

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On Location: Skagit Valley in March

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BLOG: On Location – March Tips – Images by Art Wolfe

March is a great time to head to the Skagit Flats. One of my favorite subjects is the tens of thousands of snow geese that have migrated from Siberia and the North Slope down to the rich fields of the Skagit River Valley. There are also thousands of trumpeter and tundra swans. An interesting note, over the decades that I’ve been going to photograph in Skagit Valley, the population of trumpeter swans has mushroomed. Climate change has affected the spring melt in Alaska at earlier times in the spring which opens up more lakes. A couple of trumpeter swans need a lake to themselves, with no other swans, to raise their brood. More lakes means more swans. Skagit Valley’s tilled fields offer a feast to these migrating birds, and you can see thousands of geese just a few feet away. In the late afternoon on a clear day it is magical as the birds light off the ground and swirl in the air all the while Mt. Baker, a volcanic mountain in the Cascades that boasts an elevation over 10,000 feet, looms in the background. As the sun sets, everything goes pink. It is one of my favorite places to go in Washington State, and March is the perfect time to go.

Get information from the Skagit Audubon Society: http://www.fidalgo.net/~audubon/Locate.htm

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Oregon Coast Workshop

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BLOG: Oregon Coast Workshop March 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

After another successful Art of Composition seminar in Portland, Oregon, Art led a group of workshop participants out to the blustery Oregon coast—Cannon Beach, to be exact.

Art is now off to Australia and South Africa for five weeks of field workshops, presentations, and seminars.
>>Australia Info
>>Africa Info

(http://denisglennon.com/art-wolfe-in-australia-2012/ & http://www.c4images-safaris.co.za/index.php?page=artwolfe2012), as well as some much anticipated shooting for his new Seattle gallery! Look here for new photos soon.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 19

Art Wolfe: Working the Margins of the Day

There is a magic moment when the ambient light matches that of other light sources in your composition. Shot on location in Japan.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 18

Photographing the Macro Landscape

Sometimes you miss the small details when there is such grand landscapes surrounding you. Shot on location in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 17

Art Wolfe: Composition in Surreal Landscapes

It is important to pay attention to foreground and background elements when trying to compose an effective surreal landscape image. Shot on location in Glacier Bay National Park.

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Snowy Owls III

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BLOG: Snowy Owls Feb 2012 – Images by Art Wolfe

I just finished my weekend workshop called “Composing Effective Images – Field Edition”. I love teaching and inspiring others. In the process of the workshop, I get inspired, too.

I just had to make one more trek up to the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in British Columbia yesterday.
I know I am indulging a bit with the Snowy Owls, but in all fairness, they are magnificent creatures and this event happens so infrequently, that I just can’t resist.

Thank you to all the students this weekend for your participation, enthusiasm and inspiration. Enjoy this days shooting.

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