Fieldwork with the BetterLight Scanning Camera

June 4, 2005
1 day, 9am-5pm
Limited to 10 people

Stephen Johnson Photography Studios
Pacifica, California (near San Francisco)

Topics Include
  • Goals
  • Methodology
  • Equipment
  • Modifications
  • Improvisations

A practical review and demonstration of field work with the BetterLight Scanning camera taught by Stephen Johnson, the pioneer in digital landscape photography.

We'll talk through visualization and tonal control of real world landscapes with the BetterLight scanning software. Approaches to problem solving, capture strategies for challenging lighting and weather conditions, panoramic implications/ opportunities as well image processing ideas will all be a part of this very full day exploring this remarkable camera system.

The day will start at the Stephen Johnson Photography Gallery & Studios in Pacifica near San Francisco, one mile from Linda Mar State Beach. We'll do a field trip mid-day and then return to the studio for days end and closer image inspection.

To Register
Registration fee must be paid in full to secure a spot in the class. Additional information will be sent upon registration.

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Learn The Possibilities

Our emphasis will be on digital photography's possibilities as a fine-arts photography tool, using Macintosh computers, Adobe's Photoshop software and inkjet printers. All necessary equipment will be provided during the workshop and topics will be explained in non-technical terms. You will leave with an understanding of the terminology.

You'll leave having a good grasp of the kind of equipment you need to accomplish your goals, budgets, priorities, and best of all, what you can do with these ever more capable and amazing tools.

About 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 all digital national parks project.

Stephen's work in digital photography has included software and product development consulting for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Foveon, 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.

This class is financially dependent on adequate class registration. Where minimum enrollment requirements are not met, the class will be canceled, and a full refund given. You will be notified at least one week in advance if a workshop is not going to take place. Student initiated cancellations received prior to one week before the workshop will receive a full refund, a 50% refund will be given for notice received during the week immediately prior to the workshop.

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