About John


John J. Lopinot is a photographer specializing in nature, underwater and travel photography, personalized photography instruction, Apple computer instruction and professional commercial assignments. He is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.

He worked as a photojournalist and as the Deputy Director of Photography at the Palm Beach Post for 33 years, retiring in 2008. He led the photography staff to be finalists twice for the Pulitzer Prize for coverage of hurricanes in Florida. After retirement, he worked for Apple as a specialist and creative instructor.

He is an award-winning photographer as well as a skilled instructor. In the past 30 years he has taught over 350 workshops. 

He has won over 150 awards for his photography and newspaper design and has been a featured speaker and contest judge at many professional photography conferences. 

His work has been widely exhibited in South Florida and his photographs have been featured in National Geograpic magazine, Time, Newsweek, National Wildlife Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, book covers, audo CDs, posters, calendars, billboards, advertisements, brochures and in numerous other national and international publications. He and his wife, Susan, have guided trips to the Galapagos Islands, Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago, Ecuador, Roatan and Bonaire.

His corporate clients include Deloitte, The Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County, The Comunity Foundation and Palm Beach Atlantic University, among others.

He is a popular teacher and speaker and has many students repeat his workshops because they learn new techniques, how to “see” photographs in a better way, have fun, make new friends and travel to exciting places.

© John J. Lopinot 2020