On January 10, 2023 at 7 pm the Bedford Center for the Arts Photo Group will welcome John Paul Caponigro for a virtual presentation on Creative Composition – 7 Keys to Open Your Personal Path to Discovery. A form of environmental art in virtual space, John Paul’s works are about the nature of perception and perception of nature. Exhibited internationally, his works have been purchased by private and public collections including The Estee Lauder Collection, Princeton University, and The Smithsonian.
John Paul is a multi-talented artist. The son of famed photographer Paul Caponigro, John Paul learned drawing, painting and photography at an early age, inspired by contact with such luminaries as Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keefe. Since graduating from Yale with a degree in painting, John Paul has pushed the boundaries of photography, especially in digital imaging. He was the first digital printing instructor at Maine Media Workshops, Santa Fe Workshops, Palm Beach Photographic Center, and Rocky Mountain School of Photography and one of five artists selected to lead the Epson Print Academy. Having taught thousands of people over thirty years, he now teaches his premiere digital printing workshops in his private studio.
John Paul is a pioneer among visual artists working with digital media. He consults with the corporations that build the tools he uses, he is published widely in periodicals and books, is author of the video training series R/Evolution and the book Adobe Photoshop Master Class, and for over twenty years has been a contributing editor to a variety of magazines and websites.
At a young age, John Paul was once caught snooping in Ansel Adam’s camera bag looking for the “cloud stick” he heard his parents joking about. He got his own cloud stick in 1990; it’s called Photoshop. John Paul’s first iPhone is in the collection of the Smithsonian, along with the most interesting collection of his works, including prints in every medium he has used. johnpaulcaponigro.com/blog/home/
This meeting is free and open to the public. A meeting link will be sent to the BCA member email list. Non-members wishing to attend John Paul’s presentation as Guests should use the Contact Form on bcaphoto.org; select Guest Attendee under Inquiry Type. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings, and then should join the Group if they would like to continue.
This program is supported in part through a grant from the Bedford Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
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