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Technique Tuesday – Shooting in Bright Light | Art Wolfe

Here in Seattle, the days are getting brighter and longer so I figured I would share a quick tip on maximizing that bright, direct light that can be difficult to deal with – but can in fact be turned to your advantage. Enjoy, get out of the house if you can, but by all means Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Chiaroscuro in Photography | Art Wolfe

I spent some time in Utah this past November, and was struck by the colors of the directional light and shadow on the rugged buttes looming over the landscape. Artists of the Renaissance period would work on a medium-toned colored paper and used light and dark paints, inks, and other materials to build depth within Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Duck, Duck . . . Cat? | Art Wolfe

One of the draws to visiting a country like Romania is the old-world rural setting, and I came upon a couple fantastic and eventually willing subjects to illustrate just that. When I first found the cat and the Muskovy duck in a barnyard in Romania, I decided to play up their relationship by basically herding Read more…

Technique Tuesday – A Basket of Inspiration! | Art Wolfe

Happy Technique Tuesday! A little less of a technical lesson today as I’d like to talk about the many ways simple shapes and forms can become the basis for decades of design inspiration. This photo is from the book Indian Baskets of the Pacific Northwest and Alaska and captures a Cowlitz-style basket made from bear Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Photographing Bear Dancers in Romania | Art Wolfe

  Currently I’m on the road traveling, but have some photos to share from our visit to Romania. While there, I was able to photograph the Bear Dancers whom parade through the streets of villages every year between Christmas and New Years in their bear-skin costumes. It was a privilege to photograph them in this Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Photographing Hummingbirds in Ecuador | Art Wolfe

I spent some time down in South America recently, a trip that was initially conceived to photograph the solar eclipse in Chile but also turned into a fantastic opportunity to photograph birds and other wildlife in Ecuador with a focus on capturing tiny, agile hummingbirds. There are numerous sources online you can go to to Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Night Photography in Yosemite | Art Wolfe

With a few extra days to spare, I met up with some friends in Yosemite. I was excited because there was no moon, but unfortunately, the clouds rolled in. I was able to get a few decent shots of stars and star-trails, but the most interesting nighttime image in this group is one that shows Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Back to Basics – Photographing Without Prejudice | Art Wolfe

It’s Technique Tuesday, and since the last little tip I shared was a very technical tutorial on creating panoramas in Photoshop and Lightroom, I figured we would go back to the basics with a more universal message that I think will help new photographers and those who may be struggling themselves with tunnel vision alike. Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Owls in Snow | Art Wolfe

I recently took a trip up to Northern Canada to photograph a variety of owls, and came away happy – if not chilled to the bone. It’s cold up above the 51st parallel, no matter the time of day. That didn’t seem to impact the hunting owls of the region, who’s keen senses can detect Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Tilt-Shift Lens | Art Wolfe

Since they are a niche piece of equipment, not everyone is familiar with what exactly a tilt-shift lens is and what they are used for. Admittedly, I’ve only used them sparingly in my career. Speaking in simple terms, a tilt-shift lens is a lens that allows the optics to tilt and rotate in relation to Read more…