Dec 3 2013

The Art of the Photograph
officially published!

The Art of the PhotographThe Art of the Photograph
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions

By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Foreword by Dewitt Jones

Based on legendary image-maker Art Wolfe’s popular lecture series, THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH (Amphoto Books, on sale December 3, 2013, $29.99) is guaranteed to shift the fundamental way amateur photographers see and capture the world around them. Drawing from a career spanning 40 years of award-winning photography, Art Wolfe gives a rich array of insights, advice, and techniques aimed at dramatically offering the most comprehensive, imaginative master class available in a photography book.

This is Art Wolfe’s instructional magnum opus and a highly personal work. He shares the story of his own artistic discovery and describes the rigors of his experience as a professional photographer, shooting in the field. Utilizing his formal training as an art instructor, Wolfe teaches readers how to explore the elements of design to make compelling and emotionally engaging photographs. Together, Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard look at the most common traps amateurs fall into and offer the kind of simple yet eye-opening advice that can instantly change anyone’s photos. How do you find inspiration? How do you find unique subjects? How do you know which lens to use? Wolfe also includes the invaluable chapter on the “10 Deadly Sins of Composition” so photographers will know beyond a shadow of a doubt how to take the most satisfying images possible.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH runs the full gamut of Art Wolfe’s artistic expertise and lays the true foundation of image-making. Extraordinary photos of the world’s cultures, wildlife and varied landscapes round out this essential curriculum to provide the most thorough and imaginative volume on composition.

About the Authors
ART WOLFE’s stunning images are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition, and perspective. Wolfe’s television series, Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, airs on PBS stations throughout the country. He is also a popular speaker for such companies as Microsoft, IBM, and Sheraton Hotels. He can be found at artwolfe.com as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

ROB SHEPPARD is the author/photographer of more than 30 books and hundreds of articles and is a well-known speaker and workshop leader. He was formerly the longtime editor of Outdoor Photographer magazine, where he is now editor-at-large. He can be found at robsheppardphotography.com.

THE ART OF THE PHOTOGRAPH
Essential Habits for Stronger Compositions
By Art Wolfe and Rob Sheppard
Amphoto Books * December 3, 2013
9780770433161* $29.99 * Paperback

Get your copy today!


Nov 8 2013

Celebrity Cruises Launch “Smartsnaps” Photography Contest

Even Art has fun with his iPhone from time to time.  Now you can win a cruise on Celebrity if your smartphone image is selected by an elite judging panel, which includes Art!

Here’s how:

www.celebritycruises.co.uk/smartsnaps/

Deadline November 15; only open to UK & Ireland residents.


Sep 23 2013

Thomas Knoll Interview

Thomas Knoll: The Story of Photoshop from The Luminous Landscape on Vimeo.

Interesting interview from my friends Thomas Knoll, Kevin Raber, and Michael Reichmann over at The Luminous Landscape.


Sep 10 2013

Astoria Workshop Participants Gallery

This three day workshop was filled with intensive field sessions. Art’s goal was to work closely with each participant to really transform and refine their skills. An image can have the power to stimulate the imagination and intellect while also telling a story that awakens the senses. He challenged them to explore the nature of creativity and discover ways to bring its power to each image.

Everyone that attended explored photography and the subjects that were presented more thoroughly than they ever had before. They all walked away with a new perspective on photography and a new found inspiration.

Photographs featured by:

Dianne Tomita

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin & Kyle Mullen

Peter Brisley

Steven Sholly

Sue O’Connell

“Kyle and I really enjoyed the workshop and Art helped me see and create some great images  that I wouldn’t have considered before the workshop. I look forward to the next time I can travel with Art for some more great images.”

-Kevin Mullen

Can’t see the slideshow? Click HERE