Stephen Johnson


Print Periodicals

The Point. Meaning a Life on Mary Oppen. Chicago, IL Fall 2020.

On the Coastside: The Pacifica Land Trust. Half Moon Bay, CA. 2020.

Virttual Predo Point. Pacifica Magazine Half Moon Bay, CA. 2018.

A Photographer's Eye. Napa Valley Register. November 2016.

Seeing Not Thinking essay in Dec. 2013 issue of PhotoTechniques Magazine.

Archived Feature Story on Hahnemühle Paper in Studio and Location Photography. April 2009.

Panoramic Photography in the Digital Age. PC Photo. March/April 2007.

Interview by John Paul Caponigro. CameraArts. November 2006.

A Photo Book Printed. PhotoshopUser. October 2006.

Imaging Ethics. Digital Integrity. Journal of the Royal Photographic Society. May 2005. London.

Interview. Focus. Center for Photographic Arts. Summer 2004.

With a New Eye. American Photo. May 2004. New York.

A New Eye on the National Parks. Outdoor Photographer. December, 2003. Los Angeles.

Artist's Profile. US News and World Report. March 24, 2003.

"One-On-One With Stephen Johnson" Cover story in Photo>Electronic Imaging. February 2001. Atlanta.

"Portrait of an Artist" MacAddict. January 2001. San Francisco.

Alumnus of the Year. Merced Sun Star. May 3, 2001. Merced, CA

"A Grand View" Studio Photography & Design. December 2000. New York.

San Diego Union Tribune Feature Story. June 4, 2000

"On The Digital Frontier" Photo Insider. October 1999. New York.

Design Feature: Dialog Box. "Stephen Johnson Preaches the Gospel of Digital Photography." Publish. October 1999. San Francisco.

Digital Spotlight: Stephen Johnson feature. American Photographer 1999.September 1999. New York.

Stephen Johnson's Digital Dreams. Cover story in pdn's PIX Magazine. February 1999. New York.

"Stephen Johnson's Digital Darkroom." Steve Simmons. Camera Arts. October/November 1998. Sacramento.

"A Photographer's Digital Journey." Apple Media Arts. Cupertino, Summer 1998.

"Artist's Profile." Hemisphere's Magazine. Portfolio of Stephen Johnson's work. United Airlines. Orlando, February 1998.

Cover story on Stephen Johnson's work. Electronic Publishing. Maine. February 1998.

"Landscape Photographer Applies Science to Nature and Creates Art." LIFE Magazine Feature: Camera At Work. December 1997, New York.

Kilkenny ArtsWeek Exhibition Catalog. Kilkenny Ireland. 1996.

From Film to Digital: A Photographer's Evolution. Stephen Johnson. Digital Video Magazine. August 1996, San Francisco.

"Digital Photography: Equip with the Best." IdN, Vol.3/No.3. 1996. Hong Kong.

"Crossing Over. Stephen Johnson: A Digital Original." Photo>Electronic Imaging. Vol. 39, No. 3, 1996. Atlanta.

"Printer and Photographer Use Soft Proof to Make Color Prepress History." MicroPublishing News. February 1996. Los Angeles.

"Back to Nature." Hallå, Nr 1/1996. Stockholm Sweden. translated text.

Camera Prototype Captures Big Picture. MacWeek, 12/4/95. San Francisco.

"Photo Opportunities." (Digital Camera Review) with Bruce Fraser. MacUser. November 1994. San Francisco.

"Digital Nature." Fotografisk Tidskrift, Nr 4 1995. Stockholm Sweden.

"Elusive Gigabyte of Light." Stephen Johnson. View Camera, September/October 1995. Sacramento.

"Scanning and Image Editing." Ilford Instructor Newsletter, No. 14 Spring 1995, Paramus, NJ.

"New Eye on the World." Adobe Magazine premier issue cover story, January/February 1995, Seattle.

"Steve Johnson: Have Camera, Will Travel." Photo District News, March 1995, New York.

"Classic Images from the Cutting Edge." Peek, Potlatch Paper, Spring 1995, Minnesota.

"The Age of the Digital Landscape Has Finally Arrived." DISPATCH, Worldwide Publishing Consortium, Spring 1995, Los Gatos.

"Steve Johnson's Digital Landscape." Get Info: Special Supplement to MacUser and MacWeek, Sept. 1994, San Francisco.

"Stephen Johnson: A Photographic Pioneer in the Digital Realm." Communication Arts, August 1994, Palo Alto.

"Yosemite Revisited." Photo>Electronic Imaging, Vol. 37/No. 8/1994, Atlanta.

"Digital Photographer Uses Ansel Adams Darkroom for New Shots of Yosemite." MicroPublishing News, July 1994, Los Angeles.

"Photographer Takes First Digital Look At Yosemite." MacWeek, 6.27.94, San Francisco.

"A Photographer Who Does It All." IdN (International Designers Network), Vol. 1/No. 4. 1994. Hong Kong,

"A Passion For Images." On-Line Design, April 1994, San Francisco.

"A Touch of Gray." Publish, December 1993, San Francisco.

pre-1993 listed elsewhere

Selected Lectures

Imaging Ethics in the Digital Age. Photoshop Conference. New York City. July 1995.

Digital Photography. Jet Propulsion Laboratry. NASA. Pasadena, CA. March 1, 1995.

Life Form at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center. Sacramento, CA. March 9, 2018.

The Wonder of Photography, Nature and the Cosmos. NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA. August 15, 2019


"Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography" Stephen Johnson. 2006. O'Reilly. ISBN: 0-596-52370-X.

"Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography." Edited by Drew Heath Johnson. 2001. W.W. Norton & Company. New York. ISBN: 0-393-04993-0.

"At Mono Lake." Edited by Stephen Johnson. Friends of the Earth. 1983. San Francisco.

"The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland." Edited by Stephen Johnson. Text by Gerald Haslam. Photographs by Stephen Johnson and Robert Dawson. University of California Press. 1993. Berkeley.

"Making a Digital Book: Art, Design, Computers and the Production of The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland." Stephen Johnson. Stephen Johnson Photography. 1993. Pacifica, California.

Book Covers


KCBS Radio Interview: The Great Central Valley Project with Gerald Haslam, Robert Dawson and Stephen Johnson. June 28,1985

O'Reilly Podcast with Sara Peyton

MacEdition Radio with Harris Fogel

MacVoices with Chuck Joiner

DIMA Podcast with Jennifer Kruger

Stephen Johnson Talks Digital Photography by Derrick Story. 9/21/2007

7 Photography Questions Interviews with top photographers: An Interview with Stephen Johnson



Video Interviews and Features

Video Interviews with Steve by John Paul Caponigro. 2012.

Guest appearances on Bert Monroy's Pixel Perfect Web TV Series Fall 2008. Episode 103 Episode 104

Parks Book Interview with Dianne Pitman. May 2008.

Stephen Johnson on Print Display and Digital Photography. Orlando. March 2008

Photoshop World Orlando: March 2008 Interview

Luminous Landscape Preview 2003

Stephen Johnson Digital Workshop Intro 2002

With a New Eye Gallery at Seybold San Francisco 2001. 2001

Featured in PBS Language of Photography Series KCSM TV. 2001.

Stephen Johnson talking about his workshop program. 2001

Link 2000 London TV Interview

A Photographer's Journey 1998. By Apple Computer.

New York Panoramic Skyline photograph being made.
Courtesy George Moss. 1998 4.5mb

ABC/Discovery News feature with Morton Dean. 1997

Proof-less Press Run for Radius at Hatcher Press 1997
Rough cut Video by Jon Plutte


Television and Video

KRON TV San Francisco Feature Story by Will Nordby 2006

A feature profile of Stephen Johnson's Digital Photography work by Morton Dean, The Discovery Channel. ABC News. New York, 1997. QuickTime Movie (5.7mb download)

"Landscape Photographer Uses Digital Tools." Profile and interview with Stephen Johnson on his digital photography. New Media News. San Jose, 1995.

Interview with Stephen Johnson on his digital photography. Computer Chronicles. San Mateo, 1995.

"Paradise in Peril." Essay by Richard Rodriguez. MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. New York, 1993.

Great Central Valley PSA 1986

At Mono Lake PSA with Ansel Adams 1983



Adobe Digital Photo Studio. 1998.

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