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!
Australian businessman-turned-photographer Denis Glennon traveled to China with Art in April and his observations have been published in Better Digital Camera Magazine. More exciting yet, Denis & Art are planning a comprehensive seminar & workshop series in Australia & South Africa for March/April 2012. Details will be posted as soon as they are finalized.
European Traveler has a nice interview with me this month. Makes me want to travel and photograph through more of Europe.
I have traveled to many locations that are not friendly to my traditional photography workflow. Here’s one way I deal with harsh conditions while still getting the shots I want, shot on location in Mali.
Due to ship the first week of October, 2011.
In early July I led a photo tour to Iceland. Here are some of the shots my students took!
Victoria Braden (www.victoriabradenphotography.com)
Dick Tompkins & Bryna Webber (www.tompkinswebberphotography.com)
William Lee: www.williamlee.com
Lolly & Robert Scholtz
Natashia Meens (www.mermaidslanding.ca)
Lolly & Robert Scholtz
We had a long day of driving today as we headed back to Reykjavik from the south coast. Late last week the Kafla volcano had a small eruption under the ice, and glacial meltwater rushed down and washed out the bridge on the highway. We were forced to alter our route somewhat and had to retreat through the highlands. Our photographic surprise for today were horses. There’s never a dull moment when these spunky little guys are around—they are truly a horse in a pony-sized package!
The mood of a parade and festival make for an excellent opportunity to get fun portraits, great shots of children, and even some wonderful dog photos.
A slideshow from the Pride festival in San Fransisco, California in June of 2011, with Art’s thoughts on the experience.