My September/October European sojourn took me from London to Ireland, from Germany to France, and finally from Italy to Croatia.
The Italian Dolomites have always been one of my favorite locations & this time did not disappoint. The moody cloud formations only heightened the appeal of the mountains rather than obscured them. From there we headed off to the oldest national park in southeastern Europe, Plitvice Lakes.
XRite Gets the scoop. Thank you Brenda Hipsher!
As you may have heard this weekend on the XRite Coloratti Blog, I am offering a new workshop experience in August in the Canadian Rockies. This photographic workshop is sure to be one of the most unique and special of the year. This is open to a maximum of only 4 participants. I will be assisted by a veteran colleague, Gavriel Jecan, and Chris Martin, an excellent Alberta photographer that knows this territory very well. You need only show up in Calgary, Alberta ready to begin the workshop on August 14th and we take care of all the rest.
Because the class size is so small, you may not find any more detail on our website describing this workshop, so please call for more information.
In Washington, call 206-332-0993 or toll free 888-973-0011.
If these dates don’t work and you are interested in taking a specialized small-group photographic workshop with Art Wolfe, give us a call and let’s design something.
“I have long admired Art Wolfe’s photography and the artistic strengths he brings to his images. Joining his photo tour to Myanmar, I expected to visit amazing locations and make some great photographs within the settings as chosen by Art and his assistant Gavriel. The reality far exceeded these expectations as Art and Gavriel’s skill in connecting with people, coupled with our guide’s expert knowledge of the places we visited, made every day exceptional. The beautiful images made all came while having a great time travelling together, eating delicious food, traveling easily (whether by van, boat, plane or hot air balloon) and staying in very comfortable accommodations.
What I did not anticipate, and what made this tour outstanding, was the openness with which Art shared his keen eye for composition, color and the extra elements added (or subtracted) that can elevate an image into something special. Both Art and Gavriel openly shared their methods of approaching every scene, the images they visualized making and then the steps they took to create them. The conversations while on location and constructive critiques of images made by the group, has made a tangible difference in my photography. Further, the clarity of my own vision has jumped forward as a direct result of Art’s mentorship. To share in Art’s thought process from imagining an idea through to realizing it as an image is an incredible opportunity for any photographer. I am already planning for my next tour with Art Wolfe’s team.”
“In retrospect of my recent trip to Vietnam and Cambodia I like to thank Art and Gavriel for their wonderful help and assistance during our travels to interesting places. I always seemed to be in trouble with my awkward tripod, the technical aspects of my camera, etc. But Gavriel and Art were present, helped and blocked out the technical difficulties to make a decent shot. How much did I learn!!! Many, many thanks. I have a different approach towards photography now. I am not only reporting a trip in images, I am composing my picture. Your way of looking at a scene had quite an impact on my photographic approach. Thank you, Art and Gavriel for inspiring me. Photography will be a lifelong passion, I cannot stop anymore.”
Travelling and shooting with Art and Gavriel was an amazing learning experience. Not only did we get to visit some of the most picturesque regions in the world but we benefited from one-on-one instruction with two of the best photographers in the business. This was a tour that was geared for photographers who are serious about their craft. On most days, we shot from dawn to dusk and when we weren’t shooting we were either working on our images, listening to Art’s great lecture series or having Art critique our work. In the field, Art and Gavriel were very generous with their time – Art would sometimes provide a running commentary as he selected and set-up for a shot, explaining his thought process and the results that he was trying to achieve. The end result, for me, was a set of images that I am very pleased with and, more importantly, a feeling that I achieved real growth as a photographer from my experiences on this trip.
Final call for the Bhutan Photo Tour with Art! There are only two places left on this two week international workshop to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The trip dates are March 25 to April 6 and the absolute last day to sign up is Tuesday, March 9th. For information and registration, visit http://www.artwolfeworkshops.com/bhutan_tour.php
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for any photographer!