Hokkaido is glorious in the winter. The starkly beautiful landscapes are punctuated with active and athletic wildlife. I have been wanting to photograph the magnificent Steller’s sea eagle for years, even decades, and finally, finally was able to on this trip!
The Japanese have the corner on cute. The snow monkeys are always a treat and great subjects to photograph.
We are just starting out on this workshop and look forward to the many sights of Japan ahead.
It was a full day of shooting at Myanmar’s broad and shallow Inle Lake. We took full advantage of the amazing light conditions to silhouette the fishermen and their pyramidal nets. We also were able to photograph a few Kayan (or Karen) women, particularly notable because of their elegant brass neck coils.
Street scenes from Marble Street, the markets, and the monks of Mandalay.
Historic temple area of Bagan, dating from the 9th-14th centuries.
Here is the lineup of workshop offerings in 2013. If you haven’t had the experience of an Art Wolfe seminar or field workshop, make sure to check these out to satisfy that bucket list. Art’s workshops are one-of-a-kind and the testimonials are over the top when participants describe their experience.
Art is about to lead 2 workshops in Myanmar and Japan. These are sold out. So let’s review what is ahead.
March 24 – April 3. Spectacular Patagonia! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to visit one of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth with one of the consummate nature photographers in the world. Iconic places like Torres del Paine National Park, Mount Fitzroy,and Los Glaciares National Park. Patagonia offers unparalleled photo opportunities. Join us on this unforgettable photographic tour!
This is coming up soon. There is one slot open in this workshop.
June 28-30. Work in Art’s backyard with his expert assistants and learn the finer points of maximizing early morning and late afternoon light. We will shoot at some of the most beautiful locations in Western Washington, including Hurricane Ridge, Sol Duc River Valley, Salt Point and Lake Crescent. We will spend most of the daylight hours photographing in the field, and schedule photo critiques in the evening after dark. This annual workshop fills quickly!
September 4-14. Namibia lies on the The West coast of Africa. This is the most effective way to take in the immense scenery, culture and wildlife of this sparsely populated and rich landscape. Top-drawer accomodations and private charters maximize the time you spend photographing.
Plus – Art will transform your photography.
BIG CATS & ELEPHANTS
Sept. 15-27. This is a rare opportunity to spend time with Art Wolfe on an African Safari with the highest level of accomodations. Our focus is Big Cats (leopards, lions and cheetahs) and Elephants in South Africa and Botswana. A wide variety of wildlife surrounds this extraordinary location.
Scenes from everday life of the Burmese at work and worship.
Maynmar’s bustling port city of Yangon is a gritty and fascinating subject: unending lines of laborers offloading commodities, the lines of brightly painted boats ferrying people to & fro, the smell of sweat and frying foods. It is a very visceral experience.
Art Wolfe has a completely different approach to his educational offerings. His goal is to teach you to see with an improved compositional eye. There are so many places to learn the technical aspects of the craft of photography, but far fewer ones that are directed to the artist behind the lens. His lifetime of composing is distilled into precious nuggets that you can take as tools along with your camera gear. These can become the most important tools you own. With Art’s guidance, you can make great leaps in your photography.
Here are two really great opportunities available this year.
COMPOSING EFFECTIVE IMAGES – FIELD EDITION
PORTLAND JAPANESE GARDEN
March 9-10. We are very pleased to announce that for the first time ever the Portland Japanese Garden will be hosting Art Wolfe’s Portland workshop! Many of you already know what a beautiful and serene environment this garden has to offer, think about the possibilities of learning from a photography master in this wonderfully cultivated utopia.
THE ART OF COMPOSITION
May 18. This popular one day class is rarely available in Art Wolfe’s home town. This time it is Seattle’s turn to host.
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.
**STAY TUNED – We will soon be announcing other cities that will also be hosting “The Art of Composition” one-day class starting this summer.