3 Minutes with Photographer John Paul Caponigro

3 Minutes with Photographer John Paul Caponigro

Inspiration comes in many forms and fine art photographers can be a great source of inspiration. While fine art photography can often make a new photographer scratch there head wondering what the big deal is, if you take the time to look at the photographers body of work or better  yet read articles written by the photographer the work can take on much more meaning. One photographer who is an excellent source of inspiration via his visual work and numerous articles is John Paul Caponigro, an Environmental Fine Art Landscape Photographer, who is today’s guest on “3 Minutes with…”

1. Describe your photography in 100 words or less.
My life’s work is both a call to connection with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction in our environment during a time of rapid change. My artist’s statements will tell you much more.

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2. What gear/software do you use?
Canon 1DS MKIII and 5DMK II and iPhone 4. Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6. But that will change soon, won’t it? I list all the equipment I use on my website.

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3. What’s one quick tip that you’d give people interested photography?
It’s not about tools and techniques, it’s about vision. Uncover the unique contribution you have to make and pursue developing it as well as you possibly can. It helps to make a personal plan for your creative life. I’ve written a number of articles on this that are available online.

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4. What 3 Photography Sites or Photo blogs do you recommend?
Julianne Kost’s Adobe TV episodes (How To)
Luminous-Landscape.com (Tech)
Pixelatedimage.com (Soul)
TED.com (Inspiration) [bonus]

To view more of John Paul’s photography visit his web site: johnpaulcaponigro.com

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Jim Goldstein is a San Francisco based professional photographer. An author as well as a photographer Jim has been published in numerous publications including Outdoor Photographer, Digital Photo Pro, Popular Photography and has self-published a PDF eBook Photographing the 4th Dimension - Time covering numerous slow shutter techniques. His latest work and writing can be found on his JMG-Galleries blog and on 500px

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