Experience our ten-day trek through the visual wonderlands of southern Utah and northern Arizona. We visited Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Monument Valley and end up at Canyon de Chelly National Monument. The trip was designed to be a complete immersion in landscape photography and its digital evolution with the pioneer in digital landscape photography.
This digital landscape workshop explored these national parks with the new tools of digital photography, including on-site visualization, and technical evaluation. Lectures will include digital exposure, composition, visual distillation, archiving, color management and fine-art printing. We discussed technical and aesthetic issues, tapping into participants emotional response to this landscape, working toward images that are uniquely their own. The emphasis was on improving the composition and technical finesse of the participants, empowering the individual photographers to better pursue their vision, from image-making to print-making. We held group and individual critique sessions, using a digital projector and workstations to display selections of the day's work.
The Magical Digital Bus
The 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.
We are very grateful for the help of the following institutions and companies for their help supplying equipment and software for this workshop.
A full agenda is being undertaken for this workshop, including dawn and dusk sessions. We have been doing a fair amount of walking in the canyons and on the dunes.
Stephen JohnsonA 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.
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