OPTIC 2016 – B&H's Travel, Outdoor, and Wildlife Photography Conference

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OPTIC 2016 is four days of presentations, events, live demonstrations, portfolio reviews, gallery exhibitions, cocktail parties, sunset cruises and a Central Park photo expedition along with a giant two day long trade show. Please see each day for a complete schedule of the many activities that OPTIC offers that you can choose from, to customize your experience. The main stage on day one and day two will be live streamed. All lectures will be available to view at a later time, so you can relive OPTIC and not miss a single exciting presentation!”
I’ll be presenting two sessions …
1    Black & White Mastery – Sunday June 5 at 4:30
2    Two Generations Of Master Artists – Monday June 6 at 2 pm
In this second session, I’ll be sharing the stage with my father.
Find out more here!

Alumni Success Stories

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This space is for you!
If you’re an alumn of my workshops/seminars …
I want to hear your success stories!
And I want to share them with the world!
Got a new book?
Featured in a magazine?
Won a contest?
Have a new exhibit?
Landed a new assignment?
Print made it in a prestigious collection?
Experienced a great travel adventure?
Took a great workshop?
Used great tools?
Learned something valuable?
Tell us about your discoveries here!
How do you submit material?
Send me your ready to post text as an RTF file.
Include full urls for relevant links …
i.e. http://www.johnpaulcaponigro.com/workshops.
Include at least one image – 425 pixels wide, sRGB, 8 bit, JPEG setting 6-9.
Email me at johnpaulcaponigro@hotmail.com.
That’s it!
I’ll post it!

Epson Print Academy – Wilhelm / Reichmann


The videos for the Epson Print Academy are always rich. In the newly updated Track 2 sessions attendees get to see a 14 minute short cut of Michael Reichmann (Luminous Landscape) interviewing Henry Wilhelm (Care and Permanence of Photographs) on longevity. A lot of myths and misnomers are dispelled. It’s well worth scanning.
You can see and/or listen to the full 68 minute version here.
Find out about the next Epson Print Academy near you here.

Epson Print Academy – Downloads


The Epson Print Academy Track 2 downloads contain dozens of PDFs, test files, and actions. They’re electronic. So they’re green. They’re portable. They’re transmittable. And they’re updateable. They evolve and grow as the sessions do. Items include Color Management (Rodney), Sharpening Workflow (Schewe), B&W Conversion (Gorman), Fine Art Workflow (Holbert), The Art of Proofing (Caponigro) and much, much more.
They’re for attendees only!
Find out about the next Epson Print Academy near you here.
Check out my downloads here.
Check out my Fine Digital Print workshops here.

Epson Print Academy – Atlanta 11/8


The Epson Print Academy will be in Atlanta tomorrow Saturday, November 8th at the Renaissance Atlanta Hotel Downtown. It’s the first of a 15 city tour. Track 1 & 2 are both updated with new sessions. Track 1 is hosted by Jack Reznicki with live demonstrations and informative videos featuring industry professionals giving an excellent introduction to the medium.  Track 2 features advanced sessions by Andrew Rodney, Jeff Schewe, Greg Gorman, Mac Holbert and John Paul Caponigro. The gallery features images printed with the new Epson Stylus® Pro 7900 printers with UltraChrome® HDR inks. Attendees will be registered to win one 4880 printer (given at each venue) and one of the 7900 printer (given July 2009). At $79.95 and $149.95, these sessions are a phenomenal value. Don’t miss them!
Get more information here.
Find out about the next Epson Print Academy near you here.
Check out my Fine Digital Print workshops here.

Fine Art Workflow – Seminar – Barriers of Flexibility


Today I present a seminar Fine Art Workflow with R Mac Holbert at PhotoPlus East in New York City.
Flexibility is one of the things we both emphasize in our seminars and workshops. Flexibility is an essential quality to preserve in your worfklow(s). You may change your mind in the future. You might have missed something in the past; you might learn something new; you might form a different opinion; things change and your workflow and files should be able to accommodate change. (Of course, this means allowing deliberate change not introducing unintentional change.) You want to be able to make a change as quickly and precisely as possible, without having to change everything
or repeat all your other successes. The practices you adopt in your workflow will determine how much and what kind of flexibility you preserve. Knowing what to avoid is as important as knowing what to do. Avoid practices that limit flexibility.
Here are 11 barriers.
1   resample resolution (lowering is worse than raising)
2   lower bit depth (8-16 bit)
3   convert to smaller gamut editing space
4   crop (mask instead)
5   erase pixels
6   work directly on the background
7   rasterize type
8   rasterize Smart Object and Smart Filters
9   apply masks permanently
10   merge layers
11   flatten
Can you name more? Comment here!
Check out my free download Barriers of Flexibility here.
Check out PhotoPlus here.
Check out my workshops here.

PhotoPlus East – Expo


PhotoPlus East starts next week.
It’s the premiere photographic tradeshow in the US.
The presentations at manufacturer booths are free.
The seminars are fee based.
Both are are excellent.
I’ll be presenting a number of sessions.
Thursday, Oct 23
9-12             Fine Art Workflow (with Mac Holbert)(TA10)
3:30-4:15     Lightroom 2 – Fine Art Output (Adobe Booth)
Friday, 10/24
9-12              Extending Dynamic Range (FA7)
2-3                Epson Poster Signing (Epson Booth)
Saturday, 10/25
9-12              The Fine Digital Print (SA9)
12:30-1:15     Lightroom 2 – Fine Art Output (Adobe Booth)