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Monday, December 12, 2016

Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World by Art Wolfe







With more than 500,000 books sold, celebrated nature photographer Art Wolfe recounts the stories and techniques behind the images of his forty-year career around the world.
Legendary photographer Art Wolfe presents an intimate behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that have influenced forty years of stunning images captured around the world. Wolfe and co-author Rob Sheppard transport readers on a global journey, while carrying on a dialog about photography, tools and process, world travel, close calls, and photographic opportunities both taken and missed. From the rich sights and smells of the Pushkar Camel Fair to the exact moment when a polar bear and her cubs leave their arctic den, Photographs from the Edge represents the instances when circumstance, light, and subject miraculously collide to form an iconic image.  Many of these photographs can never be duplicated as cultures and landscapes are transformed and wildlife diminishes or disappears all together. No matter his subject, Wolfe regales us with the stories behind the photographs and helps us experience life on the world's most unique photo safari. Photographs from the Edge is a lifetime of experience distilled into a rich photographic education.




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About The Author





Over the course of his forty year career, photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His photographs are recognized throughout the world for their mastery of color, composition and perspective. Wolfe's photographic mission is multi-faceted: art, wildlife advocacy, education, and journalism inform his work.

Wolfe is the host of the award-winning television series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, an intimate and upbeat series that offers insights on nature, culture, and the realm of digital photography. It now airs worldwide. He was also featured in the 2015 Canon Australia/National Geographic Channel production Tales by Light, now streaming globally on Netflix.

Since his first publication in 1978, Wolfe has released 100 books in all editions; 2014 saw the release of his magnum opus Earth Is My Witness; this mega project features Wolfe's favorite photos taken so far and is garnering international accolades and awards. In 2015 it was published by National Geographic in France (Hymne à la Terre) and Germany (Eden). Published in 2016 are a revised edition of Migrations and Photographs from the Edge: A Master Photographer's Insights on Capturing an Extraordinary World.


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My Review




This book is the next best thing to being there myself, and it makes me want to travel. Art Wolfe has gifted us with this genius, and forty years of experience.
Not only are we given the beautiful photo, we are told about the nature of the picture, such as the one on polar bears. Then there is a photo tip along with the camera, lens and film used. He shares with us the time of the day, and other tidbits that were used, fascinating.
There are decades of work here from the 1980’s concluding in 2015. Found myself turning the pages, and seeing images, through the author’s eyes, and yet marveling what I might not have seen if I had been there.
What a wonderful gift this book is, and one I began turning pages, I couldn’t stop looking and then I wanted more, and went on to the next, a keepsake for sure.
I received this book through Blogging For Books, and was not required to give a positive review. 

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