Digital Bus Lab Equipment
  • Ten Workstations:
    - Apple PowerBook G4 17
    - Apple HD 23 Displays
  • Each station has its own printer
    - Epson 2200
    - Hewlett-Packard 5150
  • Satellite Internet Connections
  • Ethernet Network
  • Wireless Network
  • Digital Projection
  • Gretag Macbeth Color Managment
  • Personal Gallery at every station

The Next Bus Journeys

"The workshop experience of a lifetime!"
-John Csongradi

"To sum up in one word: Superb!"
-Andrew Stern

An Amazing Digital Darkroom On Wheels

Many of our field workshops employ an awesome custom-built digitally equipped eBus operated and sponsored by The Community College Foundation. This eBus features a state-of-the-art 10 workstation digital classroom, complete with Macintosh PowerBook G4 17" computers, Apple HD 23 LCD displays, Epson 2200 and Hewlett-Packard 5150 inkjet printers and paper, and digital projection for our critiques and lectures. The bus has its own satellite internet connection which enables continuous access to email, websites relevant to our fieldwork, and allows daily opportunities to post images from the workshop onto websites we build. Sharing workshop experiences in a variety of media is encouraged.

The bus does not provide provide transportation for students, just astounding digital photography capbilities. It is a dream facility.

This unique field photography workshop capability gives us a freedom to make our photographs, inspect and archive them, critique, print and publish the images, all from the field.

Digital cameras from Foveon and BetterLight are available to borrow during the workshop.

Look Back at Southwest Workshop (with bus) by Stephen Johnson

Southwest Workshop 8/6-15/03 Website

The Stephen Johnson Photography Workshop Program

Individual problem solving has been a high priority in this workshop program all through its 25 year history. Classes are kept small to maximize individual attention. Students bring some of their work to demonstrate how they see, what they are happy with, and photographs that indicate problems they are encountering.

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Corporate Sponsors

We are very grateful for the help of the following institutions and companies for their help supplying equipment and software for this workshop.

Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, BetterLight, Community College Foundation, Epson, Foveon, GretagMacbeth and Hewlett-Packard.

Stephen Johnson

A photographer, teacher and designer, Stephen has been teaching and working in photography since 1977. His books include At Mono Lake, the critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland and Making a Digital Book. He runs his own photography, publishing and design company--scanning and preparing his photographic books using a Macintosh computer and now photographing in the field with digital view cameras.

Current projects include With a New Eye, his groundbreaking and historic all digital national parks project.

Stephen's work in digital photography, desktop color separations and digital imaging has included software and product development for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Leaf, Ricoh and SuperMac. His work with Adobe includes the creation of the duotone curves shipped with their Photoshop software. Photographic clients have included the Ansel Adams Publishing Trust, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Friends of Photography. Johnson's photographs have been widely published and collected internationally.

Copyright ©2005 by Stephen Johnson.