Introducing Art Wolfe’s Assignment & Assessment LIVE Course!


I’ve been overwhelmed with the response to Pathways to Creativity, and one of the most requested features from those who have subscribed has been some kind of assignment and critique component. Given that most workshop participants find the critique session of our workshops, doing an online course with assignments and critiques seems like a no-brainer – now’s your chance to sign up!

We will be offering two different time slots recurring at the same time and day for three weeks – a morning option on Tuesday, October 13th at 10 AM, and an evening course at 6:30 PM beginning on Wednesday, October 14th.

Throughout our three Zoom sessions together in a limited group of roughly 10 participants, I will discuss lessons involved in Pathways to Creativity and task participants with a weekly assignment, which we will review as a group and learn from one and other. These group reviews are in my opinion the very best way to improve as a photographer!

Subscribing to Pathways is NOT a requirement, but it certainly couldn’t hurt! Space is limited – sign up soon!

If you’re interested but the times just don’t work, drop a comment below and let me know what would work for YOU and we will take your input into consideration to schedule future installments of Assignment & Assessment. Hope to talk to you live!

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Learning through Teaching

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BLOG: Arboretum Maple – Images by Art Wolfe

This past weekend I taught a workshop at the beautiful and chilly Washington Park Arboretum in Seattle.  During the field shoot I suggested to some that they photograph this particular maple.  Their shots shown during the critique so inspired me that I returned to the tree on Monday.  Cold and damp, and hidden by spreading boughs from passersby, I spent a couple of hours working the angles.

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We are Now Using Photoshop CS5!

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Photoshop is an indispensable tool that we use here at Art Wolfe Inc. to fine tune almost every photograph that Art creates. Whether an image is to be printed for the gallery, published on the web, or used to illustrate a book (etc.)… It’s hard to imagine our world without Photoshop. We will be making use of the new auto lens correction feature for aberration & distortion. And we’re anxious to try out the new auto-fill features. Here is more of what’s new directly from Adobe:

Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 and Photoshop CS5 Extended software, must-have releases of the professional industry standard for digital imaging. With millions of users celebrating the product’s 20th anniversary this year, Photoshop CS5 builds upon a rich history of innovation and leadership with groundbreaking features and performance gains that boost creativity and workflow efficiency. Packing in more technological advancements from Adobe Labs than any other release and incorporating enhancements to everyday tasks requested by the Photoshop community, the software has greater intelligence and awareness of the content within images, allowing for complex and magical manipulation in just a few clicks. Here are a few of the key features:
· New selection technologies and tools—including Truer Edge technology, color decontamination, and selection and mask refinement tools—that allow photographers to fine-tune specific areas within an image
· Content-Aware Fill that automatically fills in the space when you remove an image element
· Superior HDR imaging with HDR Pro featuring automatic ghost removal and greater control with tone mapping and adjustments
· Automated correction of lens distortions, chromatic aberration, vignetting, and more
· Improved raw conversions and state-of-the-art raw photographic noise removal, additive grain, post-crop vignetting, and more—plus support for JPEGs, TIFFs, and over 275 proprietary raw formats—with Adobe Camera Raw 6. Easily add grain to make a digital photo look more organic or film-like. Enjoy more control when performing post-crop vignetting and even save favorite vignettes as presets. And sharpen images with better results and finer control over details.
· Precise recomposing or repositioning of any photo element for a more visually appealing result with easy-to-use Puppet Warp
· Natural and realistic painting with the Mixer Brush and Bristle Tips, which let you easily change a photograph into a painting or create unique artistic effects
· The integrated Lab B&W action for an easy and interactive way to convert color images; create gorgeous HDR black-and-whites with greater ease and speed; and take advantage of new black-and-white presets
· An accelerated workflow with faster performance with GPU-enabled cropping, powerful new selection technology, integrated Adobe® Mini Bridge for faster file browsing, and cross-platform 64-bit support
· Improved integration with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom® for a complete photography solution
Pricing
Estimated street price for Adobe Photoshop CS5 is US$699 and US$999 for Photoshop CS5 Extended. Upgrade pricing and volume licensing are available. For more detailed information about features, OS support, upgrade policies and pricing, please visit www.adobe.com/go/photoshop.
Learn More
Visit AdobeTV to see videos highlighting the new Photoshop CS5 feaures. Go to http://tv.adobe.com/product/photoshop/
Attend one or both live eSeminars on Photoshop CS5 delivered by Photoshop Product Manager, Bryan O’Neil Hughes.
May 6  10am P.T.
What’s New in Photoshop CS5
Learn how Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 software redefines the state of the art with a strong focus on photography; breakthrough painting and selection capabilities; and a wide range of workflow and performance enhancements. You’ll see the creativity and productivity enhancements that were requested by passionate Photoshop users.
Register at: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=851960&loc=en_us
May 27  10am P.T.
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
See how Photoshop CS5 gives photographers a set of breakthrough tools to help you refine your images and get superior results faster than ever before. This seminar highlights key features and the reasons why Photographers should consider upgrading to Photoshop CS5.
Register at: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/event/index.cfm?event=detail&id=851960&loc=en_us
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