photo by Steve Simmons__

October 20-21, 2003
Stephen Johnson Photography Studios
Pacifica, California (near San Francisco)
$450


Workshop brochure in pdf
see Stephen Johnson Biography
see Workshop Review

Topics Include

  • Digital Printing Technologies
  • Papers
  • Print Aesthetics in a Digital World
  • ColorSync & Color Management
  • Calibration
  • Print Lighting

This workshop focuses exclusively on fine-art digital printing, primarily using Epson inkjet printers. Concentration will be on inkjet printing with color pigments and black/gray ink combinations on coated and rag papers. Learn from the digital pioneer how he obtains his impressive results during two days of printing in the studio.

We will cover workflow issues, color management, correcting color casts, adjustment layers, custom profile generation, editing and inspection. There being no magic bullet to making good prints, the workshop will also explore old fashioned testing, careful color judgements and interactive honing in on the best print possible.

Discussions will also include an exploration of print aesthetics in the digital age - what makes for a beautiful print? - do the new possibilities enhance our notion of what photography can be? - are we merely trying to imitate traditional photographic processes? Papers and their printing problems and advantages will be weighed, as well as their visual qualities.

This workshop will expand our workshop program's exploration of photography's evolution into a digitally based medium, demonstrating the technology and discussing the implications and opportunities of this dramatic change as it relates to prints.

Learn The Possibilities

The workshop will concentrate on digital photography's possibility as a fine-arts tool using Macintosh computers, Adobe's Photoshop, and profiling software such as Gretag ProfileMaker. All necessary equipment will be provided during the workshop and will be discussed in non-technical terms. Macintosh computer experience definitely helps, but is not required. Enrollment is limited. Workshop fee includes lunch for both days.

This is an exciting exploration of photography's powerful new digital tools with one of the most knowledgeable artists in the field.


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.


Registration

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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Overnight accommodations in Pacifica.


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 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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