What People Are Saying About John Paul Caponigro’s Workshops


I love teaching because I love helping other people find inspiration and ways to express themselves.

I also love learning and I want to thank my participants for teaching me, about art, craft, and communication.

Here are some of the responses participants in my workshops have shared.


“John Paul is the best teacher I’ve ever had – and I studied with Richard Feynman.”
– Steve Scheele

“John Paul is hands down one of the best creative and technical communicators of our generation.”
Michael McLaughlin, commercial photographer, Ireland.

“For me, the only joy greater than taking a picture, is seeing that image printed to it’s highest form… the photograph. When asked by colleagues and students who I turn to for advice, technique or guidance on printing, there’s only one person I recommend and that is John Paul Caponigro. JP is to digital inkjet printing what his father is to traditional silver gelatin printing… a true master craftsman and artist.”
– Arthur Meyerson, award winning commercial and fine art photographer.

“As with any endeavor, the first 80% is relatively easy; it’s the last elusive 20% that makes all the difference. I wanted to learn the “secret” to attaining the highest possible level of quality in my digital printing, so I enrolled in “The Fine Art of Digital Printing,” the only workshop personally taught by the two pioneers in the field. Both Mac Holbert and John Paul Caponigro have been recognized as the premier innovators and masters of the medium since its inception.

Mac Holbert essentially invented the medium of digital printmaking as a fine art, using the predictable and repeatable nature of graphic arts prepress tools available at the time and bending them to his will. With great finesse and efficiency he continues to produce digitally-generated prints of unparalleled quality. John Paul Caponigro has not only been a pioneer in the use of digital technology to create and print his own fine art images, but is perhaps the leading educator in the field as well, lecturing, teaching classes, and writing extensively on the subject.

Together, Mac and John Paul cover all aspects of fine art digital printmaking in a logical, easily understood format. They generously share their time-tested techniques, sure-fire shortcuts and invaluable personal observations while patiently demystifying the process of digital printmaking at its highest level. Yet they never lose sight of the ultimate goal: to realize the vision of the artist. The image remains paramount. So in the end, there are really only two reasons to take the Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop – R Mac Holbert and John Paul Caponigro.”
– Gregory Heisler , multi-award winning portrait photographer, prepared a large-scale commission during the week.

“Rarely, if ever do you get the opportunity to have a teacher show you something that changes the way think and create. Even rarer is when lightning strikes twice. I have never had workshop experience affect me and my work as profoundly as the workshop taught by John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert. I thought I knew what I was doing when I attended the first day, I walk out at the end of the week knowing more than I thought possible. Let me put it another way…. If you pass on this opportunity to learn from these two master artists then you’re just a big silly.”
 Vincent Versace, Photoshop guru and Acme Educational DVD entrepreneur, assisted during both 2007 workshops.

“For those hoping to take their digital print-making skills to the cutting edge and beyond, look no further than the FADP workshops offered by John Paul Caponigro and Mac Holbert the “dream team” of digital photography. It would be difficult to imagine a duo better suited to slash through today’s briar patch of confused and conflicting approaches to fine art printing than Mac and John Paul, but hold on to your hats, with these two, the classroom experience is very much like drinking from a fire hose of vital information.”
– Chris Noble, internationally renowned adventure/travel photographer




“This is a workshop that really does not need improving. It is superb – among the best instruction I have ever received in anything in my life.”
– Matthew Belge, Massachusetts

“[JP asks] the questions that lead to answers.”
– Ken Carl, Illinois

“JP’s discussion on landscape styles and follow up in the field, crystallized for me my understanding of what makes a well structured (landscape) photo.”
– Ed Bacon, Pennsylvania

“The variety and building of exercises were great. (JP) created a great foundation to start to understand how to see!”
– Daniel Gregory, Washington

“This workshop was an eye-opening ‘deep dive’ into the creative process that provides a foundation for ongoing creative inquiry. The tremendous range of ideas will apply to my work long into the future.”
– Tina Elkins, Ohio

“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, especially the free flow of information. There was nothing pedantic about the structure, just an open atmosphere conducive to the learning experience.”
– Walter Smith, Alabama




“John Paul… showed me the way…how to see, how to plan and how to get results!”
– Steve Lumpkin, Kansas

“This has been the most professional workshop facility I have ever attended!”
– Marc Koegel, Vancouver

“It made me think in new directions I didn’t expect. These are the ‘right’ directions, and I’m very grateful.”
– Daniel Oppenheim, New Hampshire

“Life-changing experience! I am so grateful…to have had this experience of learning, camaraderie, and self-discovery.”
– Jerry Wyman, California




“JP’s Artistic sensibility as it applies to Photoshop is unique and unparalleled!”
– Linda Sandow, New York

“Great theory and practical hands-on work make for a valuable in-depth program. The course increased my confidence and competence.”
– Sam Krisch, Virginia

“The material was presented in a manner that was so easy to understand, and… the supporting materials re-enforced what (I) learned.”
– Ellen Slotnick, Massachusetts

“John Paul presents and demystifies the software making it a more pervasive tool.”
– Joanne Cody, New Hampshire

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This workshop closely follows the content of my most popular workshop, The Fine Digital Print Intermediate, diving more deeply into black and white imagery.
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Digital Photo Destinations' Vision Statement – It's About You

Digital Photo Destinations offers workshops not photo tours.
Our goal is not just to take you to Bucket List Destinations, it’s also to help you discover your destination. We’re committed to helping you discover your story, your vision, your voice and achieve your creative goals.
Our alumni’s successes are proof that what we share works. Our alumni often join us many times in many locations, not only to travel to great locations, with friends both old and new, but also to pursue personal development. They create a community that eagerly welcomes new members. You can become an alumni too and enjoy all of the benefits we collectively offer.
Find out more here.

Alumnus Olaf Willoughby – Collaborative Creativity

Why don’t photographers collaborate more often?

Collaboration is how we get through the day. Most of us have some kind of interactive support; from partners, teachers, friends and family. It is also commonplace in science and the arts. From Marie & Pierre Curie through Rogers and Hammerstein to Picasso & Braque inventing Cubism. Andy Goldsworthy even enlists the land as his partner.
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John Paul Caponigro & Seth Resnick – Share Experience & Share Vision

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Read the story behind these two photographs made by two very different photographers here.
When Seth Resnick and I started Digital Photo Destinations workshops, many people thought we were an unlikely combination. His mode of photography is active and mine’s contemplative. He photographs everything; I focus on specific things. He’s all about workflow and releases thousands of images a year for stock agencies. I’m all about print quality and release fewer than a hundred images a year for exhibition. We find our differences extremely stimulating. We encourage each other to try new things and our contrasts provide new clarity about our individual natures. Our collaborations are fueling new personal growth for both of us – and for our participants. Our adventures take us to amazing places – Antarctica, Argentina, Greenland, Iceland, Namibia and more – to do some amazing things; glacier walks in ice caves before watching auroras, helicopter rides over volcanoes, zodiac rides through ice fields, hiking the world’s largest dunes … what will be next? On the personal front, we laugh (and so do others) because we’re so similar we can often finish each other’s sentences. The most stimulating relationships are born when there’s something shared and something different. This combination stimulates growth in both individuals. Imagine who that person could be for you.
We just wrote a piece for B&H on the many benefits of sharing photographic experiences.
Read it here – you’ll enjoy it!
Find out more about Digital Photo Destinations workshops here.

Highlights From 3 Arctic Islands

 Charlotte Bailey

Here are a few images from Digital Photo Destinations 2012 Arctic Voyage.
View more alumni images from our Iceland 2012 Adventure.
Seth Resnick, Arthur Meyerson, Ragnar Th Sigurdsson and I had a great time with a fantastic group of people while photographing three arctic islands this month – Svalbard, Greenland, and Iceland. Polar bears, reindeer, walrus, whales, and countless birds populated the diverse and historic arctic landscapes we passed through. Cryophilia (love of ice) set in when we entered one of the largest fjord systems in the world – Scorsbysund, Greenland. We’re all excited to return to Greenland and see more, which already we’ve begun plans for.
There’s limited space left in our Antarctica 2013 Voyage.
We’ll be announcing our Iceland Northern Lights 2013 workshop soon.
If you’d like to join us for a future adventure / voyage email jpc@digitalphotodestinations.com.

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Olaf Willoughby

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Danielle Vick

Campbell Gunn

Barbara Ventura

Jed Best

Jim Brewster

Cathrine Spikkerud

Charles Kleiman

Geir Morten Skeie

Charlotte Bailey

Paul Tornaquindici

Bob Peterson

Kathy Beal

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