Carl has photographed the Adirondacks since 1975; working to meld his passion for wildness into his landscape and panoramic photography. His work has been published in numerous national and regional publications including his coffee table books, 'The Coast of Maine'' (2009), 'The Adirondacks' (2006), and 'Adirondacks: Views of An American Wilderness' (1999) from Rizzoli, 'Lake George' (2009) from North Country Books, and 'Wild New York' (2005), 'Our New York' (2006), and, 'Backroads of New York' (2007) from Voyageur Press. His most recent book, 'Contemporary Landscape Photography' was published in the US by Amphoto in June 2010.
Carl photographed for and helped produce the highly acclaimed digital panoramic presentation, 'The Wild Adirondacks', that is shown daily at The Wild Center Natural History Museum in Tupper Lake. His AV program on the Adirondack Waterways is also shown daily at the Adirondack Park VIC's.
'I Am the Adirondacks' is Carl's most recent digital multi-image production. The intent of the program is to evoke a sense of our being part of the wild, natural world. Going into the wilderness is about leaving the everyday behind and being absorbed in the flow of the nature. Simply, it is about venturing into the spectacular and finding wonder in the details....
We ARE nature. As much as we separate ourselves from a life in nature - we still need to live in balance with the Earth and remember how much of an effect each of our lifestyles has on the world we are living in.
'I Am the Adirondacks' has aired frequently on PBS. Both of these programs are available on DVD.
Carl has been interviewed for several TV programs for PBS and regional programming. These include, People Near Here (WCFE), Adirondack Outdoors (WCFE), Adirondack Living (Adk Living Show TV), Four Seasons (WNCE), and The Adirondacks (PBS / WNED). Carl was interviewed as the featured nature photographer for the 2 hour program - The Adirondacks. This all encompassing PBS special on the Adirondack State Park was produced by Emmy award winning Tom Simon of Working Dog Productoions for WNED in Buffalo.
Carl has been leading nature photography and Photoshop workshops from his studio in Brant Lake in the southern Adirondacks since the 1990's. Information on his prints, calendars, puzzles, books, and workshops is available through his website www.carlheilman.com . More of his images can be seen on his panoramic website, www.naturepanoramas.com .