Hudson River School of Photography


Like the Hudson River landscape painters before him, Joseph Squillante is attracted to the beauty and romance of the river and its surrounding landscape. His talent and love for the Hudson enable him to distill the spirit of this national treasure. The River’s visual splendor has provided him endless inspiration for more than 40 years.

This commitment has led him and his wife, Carol Capobianco, to found the Hudson River School of Photography and to celebrate its magnificence through workshops, photography presentations, in-classroom talks, lessons, exhibitions and note card and prints. By encouraging people to get closer to the river, Joseph fosters public awareness of the river’s beauty.

Photography is an ideal medium to share this vision; it is powerful and accessible ­– just as is the Hudson

“Go to the river with your camera and seek out its wonders,” Joseph urges.

Painterly Sky at Tivoli


Joseph reaches out to the community in several ways to share with them his images while engaging them in learning about photography and the Hudson River.

Workshops: Joseph instructs participants in the art of photography while introducing them to a Hudson river locale that serves as the subject of his walking photographic tour known as Walkshop®. The on-location, hands-on class is usually developed at the request of a host organization, and can be a half-day, full-day, or two-day event.

Photography Presentation: In this one-hour visual voyage, Joseph shows approximately 80 of his images while imparting his knowledge of photographic technique as well as stories of his experiences along the river. Joseph accepts questions during the show and opens the floor to questions afterward as well.

In-classroom talks: Joseph brings his photographs and special into the classroom and other venues, working with schools and community groups to tailor his presentations according to their needs. Students of all ages enjoy his style and sincerity as he discusses his love of photography and the Hudson River.

Lessons: For individuals who wish to study photography more intensively, Joseph offers instruction on-location and in the studio.

Exhibitions: Joseph’s fine art photographs as available for display as a one-person exhibit or in a group show.

Note cards and prints: Selected images of Joseph’s portfolio have been published as note cards. The blank cards have a universal appeal. All of Joseph’s images are also available as prints in various sizes.

To arrange for a workshop, a photography presentation, an in-classroom talk, lessons, or an exhibition, call (914) 737-2314 or click here to send a message.

For information on how to purchase note cards or prints, click here.

Joseph Squillante in classroom
Joseph Squillante in classroom