The Kimberley cruise workshop with PODAS was a great success. The limestone river gorges are spectacular and make for mind-bending reflections. One highlight was a helicopter ride to photograph estuarine abstracts.
I am pleased to announce the addition of Denis Glennon of Iconic Images as a new associate instructor at Art Wolfe Workshops.
Denis & I have traveled quite a bit together—to China, Australia, and South Africa—and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Later this year I have two more sold out trips with him that I am really looking forward to. His latest workshops are listed on the international photography tours page.
“I have been extremely fortunate to travel and learn from Art on several occasions. Every opportunity that I’ve had to listen to him I’ve learned new things, even as recently as the Patagonia workshop. Art has transformed how I perceive a photograph. He’s worked with me in the field to get it in the camera, and has shown me stronger ways to create a compelling image in the critiques. The series of lectures that Art presents always deliver strong compositional tools which can be applied while out photographing as well as in the editing process. Art is a great teacher. He is generous with his knowledge, engaging in getting you to see creatively, and provides positive and enthusiastic feedback.”
“I recently went on a winter workshop with Art Wolfe to Japan. The places we went were fantastic, the photographic opportunities were great, the people on the tour were lots of fun, and last, but not least, Art was really a great guy to be around. He was always helpful with photo tips and always had us in the right place at the right time. I wouldn’t hesitate to go on another workshop with him.”
“Another wonderful workshop! It’s hard to beat these trips — Art and Gavriel are great leaders — knowledgeable, enthusiastic, with a lifetime of experience in wildlife and nature photography, and fun to travel with. Art’s vision is truly inspirational … he has a unique ability to teach the “art” side of photography. And this was a terrific opportunity to experience the natural beauty of rural Japan and be exposed to some amazing wildlife. Can’t wait for the next trip! “
We are proud to present this fully revised edition of the classic bestseller The Art of Photographing Nature, in which master photographer Art Wolfe and former Audubon photo editor Martha Hill team up to explain the art of composing images of enduring beauty. Against a backdrop of more than 250 photographs of nature, wildlife, and landscapes, they share insights and advice about what works and what doesn’t, and how small changes can take an image from ordinary to extraordinary.
We have just announced cities and dates for this ever popular class. Whether you photograph using your phone or the highest end film or digital camera, composition is still the thing that makes your images compelling.
Why not learn from someone that has not only shown his grasp of composition, but can teach it in such a direct and personal way to each person. Art Wolfe uses his refined eye to compose and his depth as an educator to translate the art of making great images.
PORTLAND, OR – MAY 5
SEATTLE, WA – MAY 18
BOSTON – JUNE 15
FAIRFIELD, NJ – JUNE 16
PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 22
CHICAGO, IL – JUNE 23
MIAMI, FL – JULY 13
AUSTIN, TX – JULY 14
SAN DIEGO, CA – AUGUST 3
LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 4
Here is the lineup of workshop offerings in 2013. If you haven’t had the experience of an Art Wolfe seminar or field workshop, make sure to check these out to satisfy that bucket list. Art’s workshops are one-of-a-kind and the testimonials are over the top when participants describe their experience.
Art is about to lead 2 workshops in Myanmar and Japan. These are sold out. So let’s review what is ahead.
March 24 – April 3. Spectacular Patagonia! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth with one of the consummate nature photographers in the world. Iconic places like Torres del Paine National Park, Mount Fitzroy,and Los Glaciares National Park. Patagonia offers unparalleled photo opportunities. Join us on this unforgettable photographic tour!
This is coming up soon. There is one slot open in this workshop.
June 28-30. Work in Art’s backyard with his expert assistants and learn the finer points of maximizing early morning and late afternoon light. We will shoot at some of the most beautiful locations in Western Washington, including Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc River Valley, Salt Point and Lake Crescent. We will spend most of the daylight hours photographing in the field, and schedule photo critiques in the evening after dark. This annual workshop fills quickly!
September 4-14. Namibia lies on the The West coast of Africa. This is the most effective way to take in the immense scenery, culture and wildlife of this sparsely populated and rich landscape. Top-drawer accomodations and private charters maximize the time you spend photographing.
Plus – Art will transform your photography.
Sept. 15-27. This is a rare opportunity to spend time with Art Wolfe on an African Safari with the highest level of accomodations. Our focus is Big Cats (leopards, lions and cheetahs) and Elephants in South Africa and Botswana. A wide variety of wildlife surrounds this extraordinary location.
Art Wolfe has a completely different approach to his educational offerings. His goal is to teach you to see with an improved compositional eye. There are so many places to learn the technical aspects of the craft of photography, but far fewer ones that are directed to the artist behind the lens. His lifetime of composing is distilled into precious nuggets that you can take as tools along with your camera gear. These can become the most important tools you own. With Art’s guidance, you can make great leaps in your photography.
Here are two really great opportunities available this year.
COMPOSING EFFECTIVE IMAGES – FIELD EDITION PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN
March 9-10.We are very pleased to announce that for the first time ever the Portland Japanese Garden will be hosting Art Wolfe’s Portland workshop! Many of you already know what a beautiful and serene environment this garden has to offer, think about the possibilities of learning from a photography master in this wonderfully cultivated utopia.
May 18.This popular one day class is rarely available in Art Wolfe’s home town. This time it is Seattle’s turn to host.
Drawing from 36 years of international travel, Art will delve into a vast range of subjects; from discovering the subject to elements of design and even new works such as time lapses. Imagery of nature, wildlife, and the world’s varied landscapes will round out the curriculum to provide the most comprehensive and imaginative class available.
We had a very successful workshop in and around the environs of Bishop, California. The weather was chilly and moody, but cooperated. The intermittent rain, snow and wind created the drama we needed. It is a fascinating region, full of photographic possibilities. One day we were set up amidst the ancient & twisted Bristlecone pines at 11,000 feet and the next we passed through the ghost town of Bodie on our way to the surreal tufa formations of Mono Lake.