CHINA 2011Huang Shan

Images by Art Wolfe

Here are a few images from our first stop in Huang Shan.  You can also follow us on Luminous Landscape as we are posting a narrative there.

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Workshop participant:Vaughn Hart

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Vaughn Hart traveled with Art to Japan last month. To see more of his photos visit http://picasaweb.google.com/vaughnhart

“Traveling to Japan with Art was a trip I had been wishing to do ever since I saw his Travels to the Edge show on Japan several years ago. This trip exceeded my expectations. Traveling with Art, Gavriel, and our Japanese guides was simply outstanding. It was the hardest trip I have taken as we had to get up around 3 AM many nights to get to our location for sunrise. It was all worth it in the end. We got spectacular light and I feel I made some of my best images on this trip. Our timing for this trip was very fortunate. I arrived after the volcano erupted and left just a few weeks before the earthquake. I really got to see Japan at its best. The people were happy and extremely friendly and helpful. I also feel Art was an outstanding teacher who worked tirelessly everyday to help improve all of our photography.”

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CHINA 2011First Look

BLOG: China Workshop / Shanghai – Images by Art Wolfe

Welcome to another international travel workshop, this time friend and fellow photographer Jay Goodrich is accompanying me to China. For the next 14 days we will be traveling through some of the most industrialized parts of China as well as the most rural. We will get to experience multiple cultures and multiple disciplines of photography. Never wanting to waste any time while traveling abroad, Jay and I decided to head out into Shanghai yesterday to look for unique and interesting compositions throughout the city. Here is what we found. The key here is that by trying to push your creativity beyond the standard vision of just recording what you see, you can walk away highlighting a different perspective of the world for your viewer.

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CHICAGO:Lecture and WorkshopMarch 18-19

Chicago is host to two great opportunities to be with Art Wolfe this weekend.

First, come hear and see Art’s presentation, Between Heaven And Earth. This is a free event, but registration is required.  Find out more and register at Chicago Photo Safaris. This is on March 18th, 6-7:30pm.  This should get your creative juices flowing, as you are sure to want to sign up for the workshop the following day.

Second, is his Art of Composition seminar in the Chicago suburb of Elgin. Experience the unexpected at this weekend’s workshop.  There are still a few seats left for this one day lecture on Saturday, March 19th.

>>Register now for the workshop!

What people are saying about Art’s seminars and workshops:

Tara Hawkins: This class has opened my heart and soul and eyes to seeing in more aware passionate ways….thank you Art! I’m still trying to soak in all of the incredible energy and new ways of thinking about my camera and how I can use it as an artist’s tool….thank you Art for pouring your heart and soul into what you do and sharing yourself with us lucky folk!

Laurie Rubin Shupp: You are such an inspiration. This morning when I went out shooting, I kept hearing your words of wisdom on what makes a good photo. Thank you so much!

Lori Grimmett: … the art of adding motion (and in a sense, life) to our images is priceless. Thank you for sharing so many great tips and ideas, but above all for inspiring us all and getting those creative juices running again. I can’t thank you enough.

Jessica Marketta: What a great experience I had at this workshop!! Not only did I learn a tremendous amount about composition and forming a beautiful image, but it was so much fun! Meeting Art was fantastic!!!! Still on cloud 9.

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Japan WorkshopPart 4

BLOG: Whooper Swans of Japan – Images by Art Wolfe

Hokkaido- And then there are the Whooper Swans. These large birds look so beautiful as they fly or float together. We have had great weather. The warm air from the water provides a cloud of mist that adds to the mystery.

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Japan WorkshopPart 3

BLOG: Japanese Cranes of Hokkaido – Images by Art Wolfe

Lake Kussharo, Lake Akan – Home to these beautiful cranes. Grace, beauty, dancing, humor. These birds are just amazing.

As we continued to photograph, we started getting some visitors that were curious about what was going on. First an eagle, then a buzzard, then a fox and some crows.

Finally a portrait of this really great group. We are having lots of fun!

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Japan WorkshopPart 2

BLOG: Fuji 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

Here are some glimpses at what we are doing and seeing in Japan. Snow has been falling and contributing to the beauty of the landscape.
We concluded our visit to Yudanaka and the snow monkeys and began our trek to Kawaguchiko.
We arrived near Mt. Fuji with poor visibility, but awoke the next day with clear skies. This allowed beautiful blue skies by day and time-lapse shots showing star trails near evening.
Keep following.

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India Photo Tour – Rajasthan

Blog: Rajasthan, India – Images by Art Wolfe

Rajasthan > Jodhpur > Manvar > Kichan > Thar Desert

On the last several days of our trip, we visited the region of Rajasthan and a small village near Manvar. Here is a glimpse of village life. Beautiful children and colorful homes show us the rich lives these people lead in the Thar desert.
I love the details they adorn their homes with and the roofs made from local materials.

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MORE FROM INDIABatch2

BLOG: Varanasi January 2011 II – Images by Art Wolfe

After a day of seriously photographing local color, which is hugely significant in Varanasi and India as a whole, we attended an aarti ceremony during which light is offered to deities.

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On Location: VARANASI

BLOG: Varanasi January 2011 – Images by Art Wolfe

Art is leading a photo workshop in India for two weeks and he’s starting to send back photos! This first batch was taken on the ghats of Varanasi. It is the holiest city in Hinduism and has been a cultural and religious center for thousands of years. A ghat is a set of stairs leading to a holy body of water, in this case, the Ganges. Some are public, some private; some are used for ritual bathing or cremation, while others are used for quotidian uses such as laundry. Whatever the use, they are always a center of colorful display—even the reflections in the water are beautiful!

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