Jul 29 2010

The Wildlife of the Tetons

BLOG: Grand Tetons Wildlife – Images by Art Wolfe

In the book, “The Living Wild”, Art wrote, “After all, an animal without habitat is simply a curiosity biding time to its extinction. But an animal with its habitat is a vibrant representation of natural selection.” It is within this book that Art highlights the environment and the wildlife in a symbiotic relationship and travels beyond the more common seen portrait of wildlife. There are many places throughout the world that highlight this type of diversity, but Americans need to travel no farther than the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. With the reintroduction of wolves in the 90s’, this 11 million acre reserve of land has become one of the most intact temperate ecosystems on the planet. If you count the bird, mammal, fish, insect, amphibian, plant and reptile species, you walk away with thousands of potential photography subjects. Due to the stunningly beautiful land surrounding the creatures, this place offers the opportunity to capture imagery very similar to the visions Art has created in “The Living Wild”. Moose, bear, antelope, elk and countless others can be composed with the backdrop of the Tetons at sunrise and sunset. If you are wondering how, now is your chance to learn.

Visit the Tetons this August with Art Wolfe, Gavriel Jecan, John Greengo, and Jay Goodrich. A four-day workshop being held in the heart of one of America’s most scenic locations.

Jul 28 2010

The Last Roll of Kodachrome

It was the original. A saturated, low grain, super sharp, transparency film that changed the way photographers created. Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film put beautiful images on the covers of magazines like National Geographic, Audubon, and National Wildlife. It was the film that started the fine grain revolution that continued with films like Fujichrome Velvia. Kodachrome was a staple of many of the photographers, including Art, during the films days. Now when technology is getting the better of the past Kodak has discontinued Kodachrome. Photographer Steve McCurry has exposed the last roll of 36 exposures for a National Geographic story. In time, we all will get to see those final images. Here are a couple of Art’s images taken before he started shooting digital using Kodachrome from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Jul 26 2010

Vanish Act – Can You See the Mantis?

Mantis of Peru by Art Wolfe

And last week’s snowy Plover:

Snowy Plover by Art Wolfe

Jul 22 2010

Come Visit the Tetons

The Teton Range from Antelope Flats, Grand Teton N.P., WY by Jay Goodrich

The Teton Range from Antelope Flats, Grand Teton N.P., WY © Jay Goodrich

Our photography workshop instructor Jay Goodrich has just posted an article on the Outdoor Photographer Magazine Blog on his recent trip to Grand Teton National Park. This was his 47th trip there! That makes the workshop he will be teaching with Art, Gavriel Jecan and John Greengo at the end of August his 48th trip! With a group of instructors with this much experience why would miss out on this amazing workshop opportunity? There are only a few spots left. Contact our office now to experience Grand Teton in a way that many have not.