Art talks at Google

Last month Art lectured at Google about The Art of the Image. It is now available for viewing and sharing online!

About Talks at Google: The Talks at Google program brings authors, musicians, innovators, and speakers of all stripes to Google for talks centering on their recently published books and capturing the popular and intellectual zeitgeist of the day.

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Staff Success: Amanda Harryman

A Dose For Dominic – Doc Challenge – March 4, 2013 from George Watt on Vimeo.

When one of my staff members Amanda Harryman took a couple of days off in March, she said it was to make a documentary. I assumed that meant she was filming for a project. But low and behold, her team actually made a whole documentary called A Dose for Dominic! Apparently, each year, a bunch of crazy documentarians from around the world willingly lose a lot of sleep to create films in 5 days.

Those of you who watch my online videos have seen her talents in the edit studio, so you won’t be surprised to hear that the film made the finals. Of nearly 100 films submitted, 12 have been selected as finalists. Having already been awarded with “Best Use of Theme”, they are now vying for an Audience Award. You can vote for your three favorite films on the Doc Challenge site—these are a really amazing group of 12 short documentaries, all made in an extended weekend.

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Lightroom 5 BETA! 5 Features Highlighted

Join Jay Goodrich as he gives us his Top-5 new favorite things to look forward to in Lightroom 5. The Beta release just came out and there are some exciting new things to get excited about.

>>REGISTER for Jay’s in-depth Lightroom 5 class coming up September 14-15, 2013

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Travels To The Edge U.S. Cities Airing List March-April 2013

Art Wolfe Travels to the Edge Logo

For all our “Travels To The Edge” fans out there, here is the list of U.S. cities airing the show in March and April 2013.  Check your local Public Television station for times.

>>TTE US Airing March-April 2013

>>Travels To The Edge

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Travels To The Edge:Now Available as Downloads for our International Fans

Art Wolfe Travels to the Edge Downloads

For our international fans:
All 26 episodes of Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge are available for download from


>>VIDEO TASTE (Here is a snippet from the show on Japan.  This is where Art is right now as you read this.  He is leading a photo tour through the end of February.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 15

Art Wolfe: Composing Images with Wildlife from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Composing Images with Wildlife

When you have the opportunity to photograph wildlife, here are some tricks that I use to get the best images possible. Shot on location in Patagonia.

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Dia De Los Muertos: A Time To Remember

(A film by Valerie Griffith and Blue Moon Productions)

The Day Of The Dead celebration in Pátzcuaro, Mexico is a beautiful ritual of Mexican culture.  Inspired by Safe Crossings and a school’s Day of the Dead celebration.

Art Wolfe has graciously donated 2 beautiful limited edition prints that were taken when he accompanied the film crew to Pátzcuaro, Mexico.
These framed prints will be be available for purchase at the event.

Dia de los Muertos: Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
The Big Picture, 2505 First Avenue, Seattle 98121
5:30-6:30pm Hors d’oeuvres Reception
6:30-7:30pm Program
Complimentary Admission
This is not a fundraising event.

RSVP to Rita Koefod, Director of Development
206.495.5718 |

>>CLICK HERE for more info

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 14

Art Wolfe: Using Overcast light to your advantage from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Using Overcast light to your advantage

Sometimes having overcast light can improve your composition greatly, especially if you have the right tools. Shot on location in New Zealand.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 13

Art Wolfe: Rim Light from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Learn how to use extreme light to your advantage. Shot on location in Bolivia.

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Art Wolfe Instructional Video Series – Technique Episode 12

Art Wolfe: Wide Angle Lens Compositions from Art Wolfe on Vimeo.

Sometimes a landscape can be so interesting and new, one can forget how to capture it most effectively. Art discusses how a wide angle lens gave him the perfect composition in the surreal Pancake Rocks of New Zealand.

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