Photography is about sharing. Well, I think so anyway.
You see, in today’s world of social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter we all have the ability to share. We can all, with the push of the button show the world our wildlife images, images from our travels or even an image we took of our pets five minutes earlier.
Now think back.
Think of the days before social media, before the internet.
Did you share your images as often as you do now? Did you still go out there, every day, to photograph nature and pursue your passion without having the luxury of sharing your images with somebody?
Art Wolfe did.
With a career spanning more than 30 years Art Wolfe is without a doubt one of the true legends of not only wildlife and nature photography but photography as a whole.
Over the course of his 30-year career, Art Wolfe has photographed on every continent and in numerous locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. His unique approach to nature photography is based on his training in the arts and his love of the environment.
Art Wolfe is not only one of the finest photographers alive today but also a master teacher, an artist, a true inspiration and in April he is coming to South Africa for a series of seminars and workshops. With a formal qualification as a fine art painter and art education instructor and everyone one who views hi evocative images has their mind captured.
Art Wolfe stands alone in terms of sustained brilliance in photography. His passion generates its own energy. His teaching is infectious and people are eager to learn from him and come away absolutely inspired, eager to try his unique approaches and compositional styles in their own photography.
“Art has the broadest range of excellence of any nature photographer I know.”
~ Galen Rowell
“Art Wolfe’s photographs are a superb evocation of some of the most breathtaking spectacles in the world.”
~Sir David Attenborough
During the seminars Art will utilize his formal training as a fine art painter and art education instructor, and dissect visual image examples and explore in depth what makes a compelling and emotionally engaging photograph. Art will only be presenting two one-day seminars i South Africa so make sure to book your spot now to avoid missing this once in a lifetime opportunity.
– Johannesburg Seminar: 4 April 2012
– Cape Town Seminar: 6 April 2012
For more information or to book for either of the above seminars click here.
Art will also be presenting two three-day workshop in Arniston, one of South Africa’s most beautiful locations. During the workshop Art will cover topics such as:
– Finding Inspiration
– De-constructing the Image and Point of View
– Ten Deadly Sins of Composition
– Elements of design, colour and light
– Landscape, Wildlife, Humanity
In addition to the above, Art will provide critique and review on clients’ on images. Please note, this is not an intimidating process, but often one of the most constructive and informative segments of the workshop.
These workshops will take place on 8 – 11 2012 and 11 – 14 April 2012.
For more information or to book a spot on one of these workshops click here.
If you are a keen photographer in South Africa I urge you – no I beg you – to grab this opportunity with both hands and make the effort to book on one of these seminars or workshops. We are not going to get another chance like this anytime soon and from a sharing and learning point of view this is as good as it gets.
I will most definitely be joining the Johannesburg seminar and would give anything to join one of the workshops. Anyone out there need a travel partner to Arniston? Anyone keen to sponsor me to go and attend this amazing workshop?
A big shout out to Shem Compion from C4 Images for his efforts in making all of this possible. It is this passion for sharing and learning that makes me be proud to be a part of the South African photographic community!
All the images in this blog post is used with the permission of Art Wolfe. For more information about Art and his work you can visit his website – www.artwolfe.com
So there you have it a fantastic opportunity to learn and be inspired. Make sure you get to share the experience.
Until next time.
Gerry van der Walt
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