Bay Area Digital Photography Workshop Series

The Landscape of the California Coast
Highway One San Mateo: A Digital Photography Field Workshop

with Stephen Johnson

March 15-16, 2008

$650. One-day March 17 add-on to Pt. Lobos $250
Enrollment limited to 10 people

Co-sponsored by

The coastline of San Mateo County is one of the most beautiful stretches of land and sea anywhere. From eroded, rocky shorelines, to cliffs, long beaches, redwood forests and small towns, this coast is complex and varied. We'll spend the day roaming the coast and mountain roads, stopping at state parks, county parks and checking out the lunch options along the way.

The workshop will be a dynamic combination of a traditional landscape photography workshop while diving deep into the digital age. Technical and aesthetic considerations will be discussed in detail. Our concentration will be on controlling your camera's operation to achieve your desired technical results, while building composition and visual skills to make the photograph what you want it to be. Digital exposure and dynamic range, composition, emotion and amazement-all will be part of our 2-day excursion into the evolving world of digital photography.

Day 1 will be fieldwork at various locations with intensive presentations and assistance. Day 2 will be back in the field putting into practice lessons learned during the previous day. The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm. You will be responsible for your own transportation. Lunch stops will also be pre-arranged but are not included in the fee.

Some BetterLight and possibly Dicomed Scanning camera inserts for 4x5 view cameras will be available for use. Participants who want to use the scanning cameras will have to supply their own 4x5 camera and laptop and give us one month's notice.

Explorers just wanting to use film, but anxious to learn the ropes, are also welcome.

A few images from the last Coast Workshop.

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 designing his photographic books using a Macintosh computer and since 1994 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 pioneering 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. He was named to the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2003. 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.

see Stephen Johnson Biography
see Workshop Review


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

Credit Card Registration by phone 650 355-7507 (preferred)
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This workshop 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 month before the workshop will receive a full refund, a 50% refund will be given for notice received 2 weeks immediately prior to the workshop (a full refund less a $50 overhead fee will be given if another student is able to fill the spot from a waiting list).

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