John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert to Offer Bicoastal Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshops

Last year I reported on the Fine Art of Digital Printing Workshops with John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert on ImagingBuffet.com. This summer, the two are joining forces once again to conduct the “Fine Art of Digital Printing” workshop. The workshop will be offered on the East Coast and West Coast at the digital printing labs of Hallmark Institute of Photography in Turners Falls, Mass., July 20-25, and at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, Calif., Oct. 26-31.

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I’ve learned so much from, and have been inspired over the last 10-15 years by the books, workshops, imagery and articles by John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert. They are both fantastic instructors, and I think that this is a great opportunity to learn about how to get images effectively and efficiently from digital camera capture or film, to the final printed page.

Here are a few quotes from John Paul Caponigro and R. Mac Holbert about the workshops: “Last year’s workshops were truly a success, providing attendees a unique opportunity to participate hands-on in an intimate setting,” said Caponigro, world-renowned digital artist. “We’re looking forward to expanding the reach of this year’s workshops to even more photographers at a conducive location on the East Coast.”

“Many elements impacted the overall success of last year’s workshops – the venue, technology, content, and the attendees themselves,” said Holbert, master printmaker and co-founder, Nash Editions. “Both the Brooks Institute and the Hallmark Institute provide ideal environments for photographers to expand their creative knowledge, helping us deliver a memorable and valuable experience for all attendees.”

This information from the press release describes the workshop pricing: “To ensure an intimate learning environment, the Fine Art of Digital Printing workshop is limited to 24 attendees. Valued at $1,995, this workshop is offered at an exclusive price of $1,495, thanks to the support provided by Epson. The fee includes all lab costs, complete access to the digital printing lab until 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, unlimited use of ink and media, plus materials and postage to properly ship any prints made during the workshop. In addition, catered lunches will be provided each day to allow attendees to maximize the amount of time they have with the instructors and in the digital labs.”

Last year’s workshop at Brooks Institute of Photography in CA sold out just a few days after it was announced. For more information, or to register for either workshop, visit www.thefineartofdigitalprinting.com.

Interview About Inkjet Printing on This Week in Photography

I was recently interviewed for a relatively new podcast called TWiP (This Week in Photography). The show is co-hosted by Scott Bourne and Alex Lindsay, both of whom have a long list of accomplishments. Their passion for photography comes through in every show, and their guests include pro photographers and industry professionals who truly understand photography and imaging. Most of the info covered in all the shows is in the text of the show notes, which I think is a good idea for people who like to read a recap after listening, or for those who just prefer to read the info. I also submitted links for the show notes to seven inkjet-related articles that appear on PDNonline.com and PDNGearGuide.com.

Here is a direct link to the show notes on twipphoto.com. If you’d like to subscribe to the show, just click on the iTunes link on the right side of the page on twipphoto.com.

A Few Spaces Remain for Upcoming Full-Day Workshop in New York City

On Sunday, March 30, 2008 from 10:00AM – 5:00PM I’ll be teaching a full-day workshop entitled The Portfolio and Fine-Art InkJet Print Workshop at Adorama Camera, 42 West 18th Street in New York City. I’m very excited about this class because each participant will walk away with at least one print from a pigment-based inkjet printer (Canon, Epson or HP). From many past experiences, this has been one of the best ways I’ve found to help others learn about how to print their photographs or other artwork. A few spaces still remain as of today (March 14), and the registration deadline for the Workshop is March 23. A full description of the class with information on how to register can be found here. If you are interested in future workshops, you can periodically check my teaching and workshop schedule on this page, and for private consulting via phone or in-person, feel free to contact me using the form on this page, or via phone at 732-742-0123.

301 Votes So Far on the Inkjet Printer Size Poll

I just happened to check the poll that’s located in the center column of this site (under Polls), and as of today, 301 people have checked a box stating what the largest size printer (paper width) they own. Was it coincidence that I just happened to check it and that the number was 301 (same as the number of tips in the 301 Inkjet Tips book)? I think so. Anyway, thought I’d share the current stats. If you haven’t chosen your printer size, feel free to join the crowd. Here’s where we stand (as of 3/7/2008):

  • 9″ to 13″ (42%)
  • 14″ to 17″ (21%)
  • 18″ to 24″ (16%)
  • 4.5″ to 8.5″ (10%)
  • 25″ to 44″ (8%)
  • 45″ to 60″ (2%)
  • over 60″ (2%)
  • up to 4″ (0%)

February is Library Lovers’ Month, and a List of Libraries Where You Can Find “301 Inkjet Tips”

I almost missed this, but a few days still remain to enjoy this important announcement. According to the site librarysupport.net, February is Library Lovers’ Month. I love libraries. Since I can remember, they have been a source of both entertainment and education. I attended many book readings at my local library as a pre-schooler in Colonia, NJ, and throughout elementary, middle, high school and college, they were an important place to do research and learn more about the world. For more information about Library Lovers’ Month, visit librarysupport.net.

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I continue to go to my local library to enjoy children’s programs and to take out books. For example, a recent book that I borrowed from my local library, The Man Behind the Magic: The Story of Walt Disney, is absolutely incredible. After recent trips to Disneyland/Disney’s California Adventure in California and Walt Disney World, Epcot Center, Disney-MGM Studios (now Disney’s Hollywood Studios) and Animal Kingdom in Orlando, Florida, I wanted to know more about the man who founded the company. I now understand much more about Walt Disney, and how the company started, struggled and eventually prospered.

I’d also like to point you to a very impressive website called WorldCat.org. According to the site’s “About” page, “WorldCat.org lets you search the collections of libraries in your community and thousands more around the world.” Here is a direct link on WorldCat.org to a list of libraries that have 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques in their collections. The book is currently in a number of university and public libraries across the United States, and in some cases (like the New York Public Library), the book is currently on order. Just click on the library name to see the status.