Stephen Johnson Photography News, Events & Info November 2003

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Welcome to the November 2003 edition of the Stephen Johnson
Photography Newsletter.

This issue includes an invitation to a private opening of new images
from "With A New Eye", a new featured print, and a short review of Photoshop
CS. We hope you enjoy it!

November, 2003

Aerial, Point Reyes

When I fly to photograph, we try and arrange for the door to be taken
off the aircraft so that I have a full picture window view. Last June
we did a flight up the San Francisco coast towards Pt. Reyes in
somewhat cloudy weather, resulting in some spectacular views. We
circled over Drakes Estero many times and one of the resulting images
is this month's featured print.

We're offering an 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 November 30. We'll be taking orders until then, and
shipping them out by December 15th.

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.



* Winter Workshop Schedule

* Fine Art Printing
December 6-7, 2003 (weekend)

* Death Valley in Winter with the Magical Digital Bus
January 17-20, 2004
(now full, with a waiting list for possible second section)

* Yosemite in Winter
with the Magical Digital Bus mid-February (date to be announced,
but we are considering 2/14-16)

* Ireland
We are considering a 10 day workshop in Ireland in late June. Email
if you are interested.

* Check out our workshop web page for information on all of our
workshops, including both our field and studio workshops.



* Gallery Opening (NEW DATE! There was too much work to get ready!)

New Selections from "With a New Eye"

Please join us for a private reception at the Stephen Johnson
Photography Gallery to celebrate a new selection of images from
Stephen's work in the national parks.

Friday December 5, 2003. 7pm to 9pm
Refreshments will be served

RSVP at 650 355-7507 or email Michelle at: michelle@sjphoto.com

A public opening will follow on Saturday December 13 from 12 to 4pm.

* Lecture Series
Digital Restoration and Retouching of Old Photographs

Monday December 8, 7-9pm
Admission: $15

Stephen has been working restoring old photograph for over 30
years. Originally working by hand with a lot of spot-tone, he's be
doing it digitally since the late 80s. His profile in Communication
Arts back in 1995 even highlighted one of his techniques. The
lecture will go through a number of restoration techniques, all
designed to repair damage but maintain the original's real content so
as not to make fiction out of precious pieces of personal history or
documentary work.

Just in time for the holiday season, these techniques may help you
repair that precious image to share with the family.



The New Photoshop CS

This upgrade, Photoshop 7 to version 8 (CS), is the most useful I've
seen in years. In some ways, it could be called the photo upgrade.
The program is now almost entirely 16 bit friendly, including
Adjustment Layers, extremely wide or tall images are now possible (up
to 300,000 pixels wide) liberating us from the dreaded 30,000 pixel
limit. There is a live histogram that can be kept visible as you edit
your image and the improvements in the File Browser and image
management are significant.


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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