Stephen Johnson Photography News, Events & Info April 2003

Featured Print Offer
April Lecture
Workshop News
Southwest 10 day workshop
TechEd Ontario Review
US News Article
Newsletter Administration


Welcome to the April 2003 edition of the Stephen Johnson Photography

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We hope that you enjoy this issue.


* Last day of the February/March, 2003 print.

Dune at Dusk, White Sands National Monument. 1997.
11x14 Pigment Print on Rag paper

This is the last photograph I made on my trip to White Sands in 1997.
I had fought wind for days, made a few images I felt good about, but
considered the trip something of a struggle. I was leaving the park
thinking the color had gone from the sky, when I rounded a bend and
saw this dune. Setting up the camera very quickly, and making a good
judgment as to the scan time and light remaining, worked itself out
into a photograph that has been very well received.

We’re offering an original, signed 11x14 inch print, matted to 16x20
and ready to frame for $195, framed for an additional $75. This print
at this price is offered through March 31. We’ll be taking orders
until then, and shipping them by April 15.


* April Featured Print

Hills and Haze Looking South. Mt. St. Helens National Monument. 1995.
11x14 Pigment Print on Rag paper.

After a long day’s climb, and a spectacular view of the volcano to the north, I was trying to take in the surrounding space from atop Mt. St. Helens. This view south looking back toward the Columbia River kept stopping me. It was so different than the complex and dramatic form behind me, that at first, I didn’t see it as a photograph. I’m glad I did, it became the back cover of my 1997 Wall Calendar, and a widely collected poster.


About the Program

Each month we offer a signed, original print, at a special price.
This is a great opportunity to own a very affordable fine-art
photograph. Orders are taken for a 30-day period, then printed and
shipped within two weeks after the close. When it’s over, it’s over,
these prints won’t be available again at this price.


Digital Cameras Revealed
Wednesday, April 9, 7-9pm $15

Photographer Stephen Johnson takes the audience through basic digital
camera functionality, features, controls and working procedures. The
presentation is designed to de-mystify camera controls and offer
insight into how these new devices can provide instant gratification
and still be used to learn to make stronger photographs. It will
examine the diversity of features available on various cameras and
present a short primer on digital printing. Adobe’s Camera RAW
plug-in will be demonstrated. A question and answer period will
conclude the evening.


Admission: $15.
Admission price can be applied to any purchase during the evening.
RSVP is required as seating is limited to 20 guests.
Call (650) 355-7507 or email michelle@sjphoto.com


* Fine Art Printing. April 12-13.
Likely to be the last printing class until fall.

* Beginning Digital Photography. May 3-4.

* Check out our workshop web page for information on all of the
workshops that we offer.



We’re considering scheduling a 10 day roving workshop through the Southwest in Southern Utah and northern Arizona during August. Likely stops along the way include Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches and Canyon deChelly.

The workshop would include archiving and printing capabilities along the way as well as critiques with digital projection of the images throughout the trip. Fee would be around $2500 with participants responsible for their own transportation and lodging. Campsite and motels will be designated along the way. A digital camera and a notebook computer would be very helpful to have along on the workshop. Enrollment will be limited to 10.

This is a pre-annoucement for newsletter subscribers. Date will be finalized in the next few weeks. Let us know of your interest. michelle@sjphoto.com


Stephen Keynoted the TechEd Conference in Ontario California on Monday March 24. The audience included about 500 teachers and administrators from colleges and high schools around the country. An exhibition display of his work and book signing capped the day.


Stephen also announced his new workshop “Teaching Digital Photography” tentatively scheduled for May 17-18.

US News and World Report goes out to 2 million readers

In their March 24 issues, US News and World Report featured a story on digital photography which included a 2 page profile of Steve’s work. Henry Wilhelm and his important work on print longevity was also featured in the story.

You can read the article on line at: http://www.sjphoto.com/usnews.html


Please come visit us at our gallery and see our original prints in
person. The subtle detail of the prints and the beautiful texture of
the fine art paper have to be seen to be understood. And while you’re
here, browse through our books, cards, posters, and specially priced

We’re happy to mail you a copy of our product catalog, just send a
note to michelle@sjphoto.com or call us at the number below.

We’re located at:

580 Crespi Drive, Suite A2
Pacifica, CA 94044
(650) 355-7507

We’re open Tuesday through Saturday, 10-3, or by appointment. To
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