Thomas Knoll Interview

Thomas Knoll: The Story of Photoshop from The Luminous Landscape on Vimeo.

Interesting interview from my friends Thomas Knoll, Kevin Raber, and Michael Reichmann over at The Luminous Landscape.

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Namibia: Sossusvlei, Serra Cafema & Ongava

Namibia: Sossusvlei – Serra Cafema – Ongava – Images by Art Wolfe

Namibia is the photographic gift that keeps on giving. While I have been to the Sossus dunes many times, the Serra Cafema and Ongava Reserve were new to me. The wildlife is tremendous and the dusty atmosphere is magical.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Astoria Workshop Participants Gallery



This three day workshop was filled with intensive field sessions. Art’s goal was to work closely with each participant to really transform and refine their skills. An image can have the power to stimulate the imagination and intellect while also telling a story that awakens the senses. He challenged them to explore the nature of creativity and discover ways to bring its power to each image.

Everyone that attended explored photography and the subjects that were presented more thoroughly than they ever had before. They all walked away with a new perspective on photography and a new found inspiration.

Photographs featured by:

Dianne Tomita

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin & Kyle Mullen

Peter Brisley

Steven Sholly

Sue O’Connell

“Kyle and I really enjoyed the workshop and Art helped me see and create some great images  that I wouldn’t have considered before the workshop. I look forward to the next time I can travel with Art for some more great images.”

-Kevin Mullen

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Interview in Style Magazine

Editorial piece in Style Magazine’s September issue. Style is the on-property publication for The Venetian and Palazzo. If you find yourself staying there this fall- look for your copy!

See the article HERE

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Ghost Towns & Quiver Trees

Karas Region, Namibia – Images by Art Wolfe

Ever since I first saw Freeman Patterson’s work (http://www.freemanpatterson.com/) in the mid 1990s, I have wanted to go shoot in Kolmanskop. It was well worth the drive to this out-of-the-way corner of the Namibian desert. Diamonds were discovered here in 1908 and the town soon became very rich, but the diamonds were soon exhausted, and Kolmanskop was deserted by the mid 1950s. Now, as the paint continues to peel and the sands shift, it is a tremendous place to work the light and shadows.

We then headed due east to photograph one of the few extant kokerboom “forests.” These aloe trees grow sparsely among the rugged boulder landscape. We stayed there well into the night to get long exposures of the Milky Way.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Okavango

Okavango 9/2013 – Images by Art Wolfe

Wow! I hate being out of contact for so long! Connectivity has been a struggle and I was just able to upload a few photos from my recent shoot in the Duba Plains of the Okavango Delta. We were the only people to see a lion and buffalo take down in weeks, so I feel extremely fortunate. Over the course of ten days we also were able to photograph gorgeous leopards and magnificent herds of elephants. Perhaps, it isn’t so bad to be out of touch after all!

Now I head off to Namibia for the first of two tours with co-instructor Denis Glennon (http://iconicimagesinternational.com/home/)

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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BEARS ‘A Global Perspective’

Fabled and feared, rescued and reared— bears, through time have experienced human impact, both negative and positive. Indeed, the current circumstance of these impressive creatures reflects our behavior, depth of understanding, and attitude towards them.

In this Special Edition we share the perspective of photographers, explorers, scientists and those dedicated to the conservation of bears and their habitat worldwide. Their stories and images reflect the diverse nature of bears, the vital role they play in the health of an ecosystem, their spiritual significance and reverence to native culture. These are but some of the aspects explored through first-hand encounters and expressive photos which capture intimate moments of bears in the wild.

Viewed through a global prism encompassing past, and present with expert insight on the future— we open a much wider window, into the world of bears.

Deepest gratitude to all who contributed, for enriching this issue with your knowledge and experience. You have helped provide a global perspective that I hope will raise awareness and support for our beloved bears.

View the digital edition or download our free app from iTunes.

Chief Editor – Inga Yandell
Bare Essentials – Seek Adventure. Save Wildlife.
www.bare-essentials.com.auwww.wildlife-warriors.com

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Last day in Vava’u

Last Day in Vava’u – Images by Art Wolfe

My bag arrived in time for one day’s shoot. We had just five days over the water and four of them were just too windy and the whales were very shy. There was one, though, who would stay on the ocean bottom where we barely could see him and then every 20 minutes he would come up for air. Our trick was to swim like hell to intersect him when he reached the surface without being clobbered. I got three chances, and during one, I guessed right and he came up just in front of me. I could have grabbed his tail and gone for a ride. Now I am off for the Duba Plains in Botswana; hopefully, my bags will make it with me! Stay tuned!

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Vava’u, Tonga

Vava’u, Tonga 2013 – Images by Art Wolfe

As many of you know by now, my trip to Tonga marks the first time in decades of rugged and remote travel that my bags have not made it with me. Thwarted by airlines, mechanical troubles, and weather, I have one camera, no underwater gear, the clothes on my back and boatloads of frustration. Thank you to Darren Jew who has been stellar in allowing me to use his equipment so the trip wouldn’t be a complete and total washout.

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE

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Visit the National Parks with Terre Sauvage & Me

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Rêvez au gré des parcs américains !

Art is very honored to have his photos featured inside & out in the August edition of the superb French nature magazine Terre Sauvage.

http://www.terre-sauvage.com/le-magazine/le-magazine

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