Having worked every Photoshop World since 2004 I have had the pleasure of attending many classes taught by some of the best teachers in the digital imaging world. Back in 2008 I was fortunate to get work in the Epson Print Academy pre-conference full day class. It was here that I first got to see John Paul Caponigro teach alongside Jeff Schewe and Andrew Rodney. It was an excellent class and highly recommend it to anyone interested in improving your own printing technique, plus Jeff always seems to give away a brand new Epson 3800 at the end of the class to one lucky soul (you need to figure out how you’ll get that monster home, but that is a quality problem). 

During that class I discovered that John Paul has a studio in Maine where conducts several multi-day workshops on photography and creativity each year. I resolved then to keep an eye out for a workshop that would fit into my schedule and interests, and I’m pleased to report that I did. Starting tomorrow I’ll be exploring the rocky Maine coast with a small group of like minded folks making pictures and hopefully learning a thing or two along the way.

Suggested reading for getting in the right mindset for the weekend are books by Freeman Patterson, The Art of Seeing and PhotoImpressionism, which are workshops in their own right. This promises to be an opportunity for me to stretch outside my own photographic comfort zone and break through some of my own self imposed limitations. I can’t wait.