Olympic Peninsula Workshop, Sept. 2011Participants Gallery

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Blog: Olympic Peninsula Sept. 2011 Participants – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some great images and kind words from these gallery particiants:

Not all great photographers make great teachers, Art is! His workshops are amazing.
Not only did I leave with renewed passion and a clearer vision for finding a composition when I thought there was none, but the individual attention provided by his assistants, Gavriel Jecan and Jay Goodrich, was tailored specifically to my needs as a student. All provided superb guidance on how to communicate the passion and artistry of a shot.
The workshops are the most worthwhile investment I have made in improving my photography. When critiqued, they cheer you on in your victories and encourage you in your struggles.
Thanks, Harry Ableman
www.harryablemanphotography.com

The course with Art and his assistants was exceptional. I learned so many new and important things and cleared so many misconceptions. Everyone of them put in a lot of effort in teaching and training and most importantly, helping to see better and grow as a photographer and a person. Art is an exceptional teacher full of energy and enthusiasim. I would love to go on more trips like this with him and his team.
Mirza Malang

Art Wolfe’s Olympic National Park Workshop was a unique opportunity for me to learn what I needed to do to take my photography to a new level. Art’s lectures gave me a lot of new ideas to think about; and when we were on site taking photographs, Art and his assistants were always helpful and friendly. The critique at theend of the workshop was very liberating in terms of my future photographic choices. The workshop was tough but invaluable.
Dave Olson

Art is as enthusiastic and helpful in his workshops as he is on Travels to the Edge . Understanding his artistic concept and creation of a photograph provided valuable insight for my own photography.
Gail Gazda
http://tctriunguis.shutterfly.com/

I’m so impressed with the depth of information that was given to us in Art Wolfe’s Olympic Peninsula Workshop.
Art’s lectures and teaching methods are also so darn entertaining!
Art’s teaching is full of reference to art history, nature, suggestions of camera settings for different shooting situations; always engaging his audience, always aware of his student.
It was wonderful to see how ART has effected Art in his life long body of work as well as his exciting new projects.
I would welcome the opportunity to take this workshop again. Art and his assistants were always helpful and focused on bringing us to a higher level of photographic ability, both artistically and technically .
I came to this workshop because I wanted to bring new perspective to my observations. I definitely experienced new ways to look thru my lens; my ultimate reason for wanting to learn from Art.
Thank you for this opportunity!
Sharon McCormack
Contact Sharon to view more of her photos.
Email her at: sharon4d@gmail.com

The Olympic Peninsula Workshop was my first experience of this sort with a professional photographer / artist. I’ve been getting more serious about my photography for the past couple of years. Art Wolfe (as well as his workshop assistants and organization) set a high bar for value. Art appears to be entirely transparent about his artistry. He is thoroughly giving, approachable, and funny. How many opportunities do you get to sit in a casual “seminar” with someone at the top of his game and “pick his brain”? Art shared with us what he was thinking as he composed his shots, where he finds inspiration and ideas, and he showed us the resulting photographs. We then went to beautiful natural surroundings to put it all together for ourselves. What an education in such a brief period of time! Art, thanks for the challenge you inspire for those of us who appreciate excellence. I can now ‘see’ how to get there.”
Ken McGivney
Shreveport, Louisiana
www.kenmcgivney.photoshelter.com

Thanks to all the participants for a great workshop. This workshop is offered twice each year and is always a wonderful experience for me and my great team.

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Canadian Rockies Tour!

BLOG: Canadian Rockies August 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

The Canadian Rockies never disappoint. The scenery is the finest you’ll ever want to see, and I was so pleased to share some of my favorite locations with a small group of fellow photographers. We rode on horseback into Jasper National Park’s Tonquin Valley and rose before dawn to photograph the fleeting sunrises. The weather was mercurial: one moment the sun was glinting off the Amethyst Lakes, the next we were being stung in the face with granular snow blowing sideways. We huddled for a few minutes in a defensive circle like muskox and let the storm blow by. There was still ice on many of the lakes and we were able to experiment with abstract macro shots, which was a terrific contrast to the expansive landscape around us. Glacial powder blue Peyto Lake never disappoints and Lake Louise with its bloodred canoes is always iconic. I look forward to taking another group back soon!

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Just Announced! Canadian Rockies Small-Group Workshop

Art Wolfe Canadian Rockies Workshop August 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

August 14-20.
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.

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Workshop participant:Becky Jones

In February Becky Jones traveled with Art to Japan. Her thoughts:

It didn’t take me long to realize I was the least experienced of the group and to somewhat, panicked! But my worries were to become non-existent as Art helped me in the field and everyone else on the trip, including Gavriel, pitched in to help me learn more about Lightroom-3 and processing my photos. In the end I learned more on this trip then I have in all the other educational classes I have taken. There is something about riding along on a bus for two hours beside a new friend that is taking the time to show you, on your laptop, how to process your photos for that nights critique. I didn’t even feel bad during the critique as Art pointed out my good points and only what he thought I might do with the photos to improve them. I went home extremely happy as I knew I was now set up to do a much better job of photographing and processing my pictures. I am also signed up for the China trip and can’t wait to try out my new photographic abilities with Art and a new group of what will soon become friends. I had a total blast!!

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Workshop participant:Alan Sund


Alan Sund traveled to Japan with Art Wolfe in February. Here are his thoughts on the experience as well as a few photos.

A wonderful experience! I’ve been a fan of Travels to the Edge for years – and this was great to finally go along with Art to see where and how so many wonderful images were taken, to experience it on a truly personal basis, to learn from the absolute best about how to improve my own wildlife, cultural, and landscape photography, and to practice each day from before dawn until after dusk. And add on top of that, each evening, Art’s excellent lectures and feedback on participants’ images. BTW… the behind the scenes planning was flawless (Art has a great crew). Best part of the trip??? I got to wear Art’s famous wool cap!!! The only way to top this would be to go on multiple tours with Art and Gavriel. Thanks guys!

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Sign Up Now for Lightroom 3 with Jay Goodrich

Do your raw images look like this? by Jay Goodrich
Do your raw images look like this? © Jay Goodrich

Have you ever wondered how to make your photographic life easier? Maybe you are not so sure of how to master an image on a global scale? Or on a targeted scale? Or what if you have 100, 1,000, or 10,000 images on you computer, but don’t know how to retrieve them in a matter of minutes when an editor calls? You need to start using Adobe’s Lightroom 3. One of the best image management/processing softwares available today. This May our workshop instructor Jay Goodrich is going to teach you how in a 2-day class that will answer all of the above questions and more.

What if you could create this with only Lightroom 3 by Jay Goodrich
What if you could create this with only Lightroom 3 © Jay Goodrich

The Lightroom 3 Workflow–This workshop is designed for all photographers who want to simplify their workflow and archiving processes. This class will focus on helping you use Lightroom to organize, optimize and output your images. Jay will guide you through the modules and show you ways to create workflows that streamline your image making process. He will share his own personal workflow and how he manages thousands of images. This is a class not to be missed. In addition, this course is being taught at the Art Wolfe Gallery in Downtown Seattle, Washington. Don’t delay this class has limited enrollment.
Dates : May14-15, 2011 Price : $395.00

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Japan Tour Begins

BLOG: Participants getting time with the Japanese Macaques – Images by Art Wolfe

Want to see how one of my Photo Tours begins?  Have a look.  Don’t you want to come along?

Here we are in Yudanaka, Japan photographing the Macaques in their native hot spring pools.  I love coming to this place and look forward to the rich images we will find as we explore Japan.

Stay tuned!

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India Photo Tour – Batch 3

BLOG: On Location in India, January 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

India’s diversity surprises you with great images.  We found women beautifully dressed in bright colors, yet carrying dung on their heads for cooking and heating their homes.  Ancient erotic art adorns temples.  How interesting from a culture that doesn’t allow on-screen kissing in their very large and popular movie industry. Ceremonies along the Ganges, celebrate light and life with the poorest of the poor.  City life and country life are expressive via the lives of the people and animals.  Even a savvy street dog is found suckling from a sacred cow.

Damoiselle cranes could easily fit into the pages of my book titled Migrations. It is a never ending theme of fascination, beauty and the power of nature that arroused me once again.  These beautiful graceful creatures in large numbers are an experience that I love to revisit and watch those that are witnessing this phenomenon for the first time.

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CHINA:March 25 – April 7

We have filled all but 2 seats on the upcoming Photo Tour to China. Sign up now to secure your place for an unforgettable trip.
View this video for a preview of what to expect.

>>More Information

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Art of Composition Coming to Chicago

Art is bringing his popular one-day seminar THE ART OF COMPOSITION to Chicago—well, Elgin to be exact.  This program will fill fast so don’t delay. We look forward to seeing you there!

March 19, 2011, 10am-4pm @ Elgin Community College

>>Visit our Website for more Info

>>Chicago Brochure

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