Take a virtual trip today and check out a selection my new imagery taken between January 1st and March 31st. Locations include Antarctica, India, Laos, California, Washington State, Florida, and Cuba.
An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the icon of Washington state and the entire Pacific Northwest. The national park is a favorite destination of mine and I’ll never tire of shooting there. At sunrise the peak was initially obscured in fog; as the sun came up it broke, giving me a misty, moody reflection that only adds to the already dramatic vista.
Save 20% on any Misty Rainier print purchased this month! They are printed on EPSON Premium Photo Luster paper using archival EPSON Ultrachrome inks, and I hand sign them with a silver acid-free pen.
Since I had a rare free day at home in Washington, my friend Bill and I decided to head to Mount Rainier National Park. What began as a five minute stroll out of Paradise became an eight hour marathon. We were in such a hurry to get out there, we forgot to bring snacks which was OK—there were subjects around every corner, so we didn’t even notice our hunger. We looped around Paradise Ridge where I frequently teach workshops in the summer meadows. Hiking to Panorama Point we found large groups of white-tailed ptarmigan as well as blue grouse.
With the very dry year and the September rains I think it is making for a very early fall season, at least three weeks earlier than usual. The night before our hike an ice storm moved through covering the sub-alpine firs and creating a stark contrast against the deep ochre of the fall foliage. On this day the mountain was obscured by clouds, which was perfectly fine because it allowed the other subjects shine forth.
Three spots remaining for the Palouse Workshop with me, Libby Pfeiffer, and Gavriel Jecan.
Bring your sun hat and join us in the photographic exploration of this wondrous landscape!
All of my Washington State workshops this summer are very nearly full. The Olympic Peninsula and Rainier workshops filled quickly, and there is one spot left on the Lake Quinault photo retreat in May.
If you can’t make that, I urge you to consider the Palouse workshop in July. What’s the Palouse you ask? I call it the Tuscany of the Northwest—a rich agricultural region of undulating wheat fields, bordered on the west by world class viticulture. It is also a classic western American landscape, with tidy farms, small towns, and many opportunities to work on your eye for abstract imagery.
It’s August and I am teaching workshops! The Palouse is another terrific place for photographers in Washington State. The wheat fields are iconic for this region, sculpted from silt dunes that were deposited during the last ice age.
Need something awesome to do this weekend? Will you be in the Pacific Northwest?
For those who associate Art Wolfe solely with nature photography, be prepared for a startling revelation.
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.
EXPLORE CREATE INSPIRE
Saturday April 26th
Art of Composition – Portland, OR
Mount Hood Community College
Sunday April 27th
Art of Composition – Seattle, WA
PALOUSE WORKSHOP with Art Wolfe
August 15-17, 2014, with an evening reception on August 14th at The Hilltop Hotel.
This three-day course will change the way you look through the lens as well as how you look at your photographs. Art will share the finer points of maximizing early morning and late afternoon light. Field shoots will be at some of the most beautiful locations around the beautiful wheat fields of eastern Washington.
All aspects of outdoor photography will be covered including composition, field techniques, technology, and the unique philosophy of this highly specialized profession. There will be informative lectures, rigorous critiques and portfolio reviews.
Want to do aerial photography? Flight add-on available. Please email email@example.com.
For more info, or to register for the workshop click HERE.
They will be at the Ranch from Sept. 14-22, 2013, with dinner and brunch performances on both weekends. There will be aires above the ground, capriole, courbette, levade, pesade and other spectacular maneuvers. There will also be quadrille – the synchronized swimming of the horse world – along with some dancing and piano playing with the horses… As a VIP, you could even be on the arena floor – up close and super personal! All great fun and not to be missed!
More info at rhodesriverranch.com
We had an exciting three-day workshop in Astoria, Oregon, concentrating on abstracts and one very old clown car. Can you guess which photos are from the clown car?
Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE