AFRICA! Chobe Chilwero

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BLOG: Chobe Chilwero – Images by Art Wolfe

Checking in from the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana.

We had an excellent day today photographing from a boat. We did a lot of work on elephant and hippo, managing to get really close and then were lucky enough to see a leopardess and her cubs come down to drink in the middle of the day – very rare sighting. We got some great shots of the sunset with elephants that I had been visualizing since arrival and I actually pulled it off!

We have been “roughing it” at Sanctuary Retreat “camps” in both Zambia and Botswana and they have really looked after us well.

In Chichele:
http://www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges/zambia/chichele-presidential-lodge.cfm

In Chobe:
http://www.sanctuaryretreats.com/lodges/botswana/chobe-chilwero.cfm

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AFRICA!


BLOG: Luangwa Valley, Zambia – Images by Art Wolfe

I am so excited to be on this trip! The wildlife viewing in Zambia’s Luangwa Valley is tremendous. We saw giraffe and baboon, as well as the colorful bee-eaters which make their nests in cliffsides. The leopard we saw had killed a big female impala and the ungulate was too big for the cat to stow in a tree. So instead, she buried it, which is highly unusual.

Later in the day we came upon a lioness with a wire snare embedded in her neck. Luckily we were able to call the local lion research team who responded quickly because they happened to be in a nearby part of the park. We waited with the lion until they arrived. They then darted the snared female and we helped with the processing of data and removal of snare. I got to be right in the middle of the action and hit these shots as things got a little tense as the lioness’ temperature spiked. We took all the ice from our cooler box and pushed it against her back to keep her temperature from getting critical–I shot this moment from above.

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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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The Palouse PODAS Workshop

BLOG: PODAS Palouse Workshop August 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

I just finished a workshop with PODAS (PhaseOne Digital Artists Series). Washington’s wheat growing belt, the Palouse, is a dynamic landscape shaped by both nature and man. Up early and late to bed make for a tired but satisfied photographer. This landscape holds so much drama as the light changes. Fun to meet everyone and hang out with friends Michael, Jeff, Mark, Kevin and Murray. What a great program.

>>CLICK HERE to learn more

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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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Canadian Rockies Tour!

BLOG: Canadian Rockies August 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

The Canadian Rockies never disappoint. The scenery is the finest you’ll ever want to see, and I was so pleased to share some of my favorite locations with a small group of fellow photographers. We rode on horseback into Jasper National Park’s Tonquin Valley and rose before dawn to photograph the fleeting sunrises. The weather was mercurial: one moment the sun was glinting off the Amethyst Lakes, the next we were being stung in the face with granular snow blowing sideways. We huddled for a few minutes in a defensive circle like muskox and let the storm blow by. There was still ice on many of the lakes and we were able to experiment with abstract macro shots, which was a terrific contrast to the expansive landscape around us. Glacial powder blue Peyto Lake never disappoints and Lake Louise with its bloodred canoes is always iconic. I look forward to taking another group back soon!

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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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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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Lake Clark, AK Favorites

BLOG: Art’s Favorites from Lake Clark July 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

I just got back from Alaska leading a workshop in Lake Clark National. I promised bears & we got bears! We stayed at Silver Salmon Creek Lodge and had a terrific three days of photography.

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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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