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Stephen Johnson Photography News, Events & Info May 2003

Featured Print Offer
June Lecture
Workshop News including 10 day Southwest Workshop
America 24/7
Upcoming Events
Newsletter Administration


Welcome to the May 2003 edition of the Stephen Johnson Photography

If you prefer to read this newsletter on our web site, it is available

We hope that you enjoy this issue.

May Featured Print

Summer Corn, Tyler Island. From The Great Central Valley Project. 1985.
11x14 Pigment Print on Rag paper.

This photograph continues to be one of my favorites from the Great
Central Valley book. I was wandering through the Sacramento Delta
and came on a whole field full of dry corn. From the color and
texture, I knew there had to be a photograph there. I stopped the
car and just walked alongside the edge of the field until I saw an
arrangement of line that caught my eye. The soft hues and gentle
form fit well with my ever surer aesthetic of pastel, real world

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.

Photographic Composition
Monday June 2, 2003, 7-9pm

What makes a good photograph? Why do we point the camera in one
direction instead of another when the subject matter might be very
similar? Why does a photographer take so damn long to make a
photograph? These and other such "compositional" questions will be
discussed in this lecture on photographic composition. There will be
no rules of composition propagated here, but explorations and
suggestions. It will be a good nuts and bolts evening for improving
your photographs.

Admission: $15, $5 of which 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


Fundamentals of Digital Photography.

Tuesday and Thursdays, June 3 through July 3. 7 to 9pm.
Eight meetings.
Southwest 10 Day Digital Photography Workshop
August 6-15, 2003

A 10 day roving workshop through the Southwest (including Southern
Utah and northern Arizona) during August. Stops along the way
include Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, Canyonlands, Arches and Canyon
de Chelly national parks.

The workshop will include archiving and printing capabilities along
the way with our awesome magical digital bus, as well as critiques
with digital projection of the images throughout the trip. The
workshop fee is $2,500, participants are 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 is limited
to 10.

Register now! This is the last pre-announcement for newsletter
subscribers. The workshop will go on the website on Monday. Our
pre-announcement last newsletter filled 7 of the 10 spots, there are
only 3 spots left! Please let us know of your interest by sending
an email to
Check out our workshop web page for information on all of the
workshops that we offer.


Steve is helping with a documentary project called America 24/7. It is
happening this week and they are inviting anyone to submit work. If you're
interested, you can contact them via their website below.

Excerpted from their email invitation:
If you have friends who have ever dreamed of being a photographer or
having their work published I'd be very grateful if you would
forward this email to them.

For the past 18 months a group of us have been putting the pieces in
place for a massive collaborative all-digital photography project
called AMERICA 24/7.

For one week (beginning May 12th and ending Sunday May 18th) 1,000
of America's top photographers (including 32 Pulitzer prize
winners), will use digital cameras to capture extraordinary
photographs of everyday ordinary life across all 50 states.

For the first time we are also opening the project up to anyone who
has a digital camera ­ students, amateurs, and professionals. And
we're going to publish the work of the amateurs and students right
alongside of the professionals.

Steve is speaking at the following events coming up over the next few
Mono Lake Workshop with UC Berkeley Extension. June 21-24.

Creative Vision Conference. June 26-27, 2003.

Photoshop Conference Seattle. July 28-29, 2003.

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 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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