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Coloratti News – Art Wolfe Seminar Tour Extended NEW Fall Dates


by Brenda K. Hipsher – August 13th, 2010

by Brenda K. Hipsher

Art Wolfe’s 2010 Seminar Tour called The Art of Composition has been extended 5 additional stops going right through October of this year.  I caught up with Art in Toronto and in Boston earlier this year.  This tour is comprised of six distinct lectures featuring topics like inspiration, point of view, composition, technical details, design, and light.  It’s visually beautiful, intellectually engaging, and spiritually nourishing. If you haven’t had the chance to attend check out Art Wolfe Workshops to get a list of the additional cities and dates that have been added.

Here’s a sample audio clip from the first lecture in The Art of Composition. AWEarlyLife

Art talks about his early life, going to art school and loving photography.  His father and mother were wedding photographers.  He shares about his early love of the natural world. He was trained as a painter and painting was his first image medium. As he describes Puget Sound I could see the landscape around me. His passion for this beautiful part of the country.  I was amazed to know that he began his outdoor adventures as a mountain climber and led climbs on Mount St. Helens before the volcano blew the top of the mountain off some years ago. Great insights into the elements that inform Art Wolfe’s vision of the world and his career in photography. The entire event is filled with beautiful photographs that illustrate Art’s lectures.

People who attend this seminar leave energized and smiling. I spoke with a few of the attendees in Boston.  Check out their comments on this audio clip. AWParticipants

“Art keeps reminding us … it’s not about the technology… it’s about seeing what’s there.”

“I’m always amazed how inspiring his work is… it’s a visual experience that makes me want to go out and grab my camera and go shoot more pictures!”

“This is my first time to any Art Wolfe Seminar…It was very inspiring to make me want to just get out there and go do things.”

“I’ve watched every show on PBS…Travels to the Edge… I’m a total fan. The thing about him is just this passion to take pictures.  To see someone who’s lived it… is an eye opening thing.  It’s just fun to hear him talk and sort of revive myself.”

I chatted with Art for just a few minutes after the Boston stop on the tour. Here’s what he had to say about the tour. AWAfterSeminar When I asked him what this tour was like for him he said, “For me it’s an opportunity to hone my message. Every talk I think I’m getting better at saying it. Eventually this will become a curriculum that will become available for everybody.”

In January Art will become a part of The Luminous Landscape, described as, “The web’s most comprehensive site devoted to the art of landscape and nature photography using traditional as well as digital image processing techniques.” He’ll be known as a”Wizard of Nature Photography.” You’ll be able to learn from Art, ask him questions, and interact.  Look for more info on this project soon.

There’s nothing quite like sitting in a dark room, looking Art’s beautiful work and hearing him talk about the images, his vision, how he conceptualizes his work. I found the lectures in this tour to be enlightening and very inspiring.  I hope you will, too! Be sure to check out Art Wolfe online and the new fall dates for the The Art of Composition Tour in 5 new cities. And remember to see my favorite Art Wolfe project Travels to the Edge on your local PBS station or on DVD. All of the photos in this blog post are shown during the lectures and are ©Art Wolfe.  Enjoy!

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One response to “Coloratti News – Art Wolfe Seminar Tour Extended NEW Fall Dates”

  1. Art is such an amazing artist. I was fortunate to be in the midst of his creativity this past weekend during a studio shoot. I have seen so much of his work but never enough. He is a great teacher, has humor like you will not believe and brings the best out of people.

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