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Stephen Johnson Photography News, Events & Info October 2004
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Welcome
Featured Print Offer
Announcements
...Moving the Studio!
Workshop News
...New Workshop: San Francisco Digitally
HOPE Workshops
Upcoming Events
New Book Pre-order
Pacifica Land Trust Poster
The View from Here: The Digital Negative Format
Please Visit Us
Newsletter Administration

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WELCOME!

Welcome to the October 2004 edition of the Stephen Johnson Photography
Newsletter.

As always, we hope you enjoy this edition of the newsletter.

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FEATURED PRINT OFFER
October 2004



Autumn Hills.
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia. 1994.
11x14 Pigment Print on Rag paper

My first trip to Shenandoah was timed for the fall color and was very impressive. The array of hardwoods turning was truly amazing, both for its variety and its expanse. Of course the color was gorgeous, but so much more than I had seen in photographs. It was real, intense but restrained, varied in its complexity and saturation, not at all the overblown shout of indistinguishable super saturated reds and yellows I had been seeing through color photography. It was still difficult to photograph, the color was everywhere and sorting out line and form that worked toward order and design was an effort. This photograph worked well for me and was first reproduced in the 1997 Calendar I did for Apple Computer.

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 October 31. We'll be taking orders until then, and shipping them out by November 15th.

http://www.sjphoto.com/print_special_october_2004.html

About the Featured Print 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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

* We're Moving the Studio and Gallery

Stephen Johnson Photography at the Sanchez Art Center
1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Creek Side Suites, 5-7
Pacifica, CA 94044

After 6 years in a commercial space, an opportunity has developed to move our operation to an art center in Pacifica edged by a creek and forested hills. This is an exciting move for us, as it puts us in an environment geared to education, where we will be able to expand gallery space, reorganize printing, prep and archive spaces while customizing the teaching space. Additionally, the facility has many other possibilities for similar kinds of activities and enterprises.

In order for me to concentrate on my field work, publishing and printing, we are also adjusting some of our business practices and will now be only open for visitors by appointment. As most of our visitation comes from people seeking us out from information in the press, on the web, through lectures and personal references, we have felt for a long time that this was an appropriate change. Just call ahead and we'll make every effort to open the gallery for your visit. We will generally be there during normal business hours, but to be sure, call first. As we all have families that we deeply value our time with, weekend visits needs as much notice as possible.

The new gallery will take a few months to build, but we can show work informally until then. Our early December show at our new location will be of black and white work, featuring all new digital prints of many silver based images, vintage silver prints, and an extensive body of all digital landscapes.


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WORKSHOP NEWS

* Upcoming Workshops

* Mono Lake in Autumn (full)
October 9-11, 2004
with the Magical Digital Bus
http://www.sjphoto.com/mono/index.html


* The Fine Art Digital Print
November 6-7, 2004
Stephen Johnson Photography Studios
http://www.sjphoto.com/print_wksp_frameset.html




* San Francisco Digitally
November 13-14, 2004
Stephen Johnson Photography Studios

A two day digital photography workshop exploring some of San Francisco's most visually interesting areas. We'll spend time in the Presidio with its old forts and forests, downtown skyscraper cityscapes, the Palace of Fine Arts World's Fair remnants, Fort Point with its spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, (and possibly the Marin Headlands) and the urban eden of Golden Gate Park. We will also take in the restored Cliff House and its historic Camera Obscura. Much time will be spent walking and looking, knowing we will be in the area for awhile, giving you the freedom to explore, but also keeping help nearby.

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.
The workshop will run from 9am to 5pm. You will be responsible for your own transportation, with parking areas and garages mapped. Lunch stops will also be pre-arranged but are not included in the fee. An optional Saturday night dinner at the wonderful Greens restaurant in Fort Mason will cap the first day.

http://www.sjphoto.com/digital-photo-wksp-sanfran.html



* Death Valley in Winter
January 22-25, 2005
with the Magical Digital Bus
http://www.sjphoto.com/digital-photo-wksp-land-dv.html

* Death Valley in Winter - NEW Second Session
January 27-30, 2005
with the Magical Digital Bus
http://www.sjphoto.com/digital-photo-wksp-land-dv.html

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

http://www.sjphoto.com/workshops.html

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* HOPE WORKSHOPS
with Stephen Johnson and the Magical Digital Bus

Hands On Photography Events are 6 day experiences, in beautiful settings, that are designed to give students the opportunity to work with Steve on a wide range of issues. We'll have plenty of time to work on everything from the technical and aesthetic challenges of composing and capturing meaningful images to overcoming the hurdles involved in producing great prints.

Where possible, The Magical Digital Bus (http://www.sjphoto.com/ Southwest/ebus.html) provides us with the hands-on tools to work with our images, review our day's work, and produce fine-art prints. Temporary labs will be set up off-shore.

Workshop tuition includes a variety of equipment that participants get to keep, including a 200 gigabyte Maxtor hard drive, a Gretag Eye-One Display, and your choice of an Epson 7600 printer or Wacom Cintiq LCD Graphic Tablet. We'll provide catered food and bus service for the participants.



* Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego and Salton Sea
December 5-11, 2004

* Kauai Hawaii with Steve and Jay Maisel
February 6-12, 2005

* Yosemite Winter
Feb 21-27, 2005



* Yosemite National Park
October 9-15, 2005

http://www.hopeworkshops.com/home.html
Email for information: advanzio@yahoo.com.

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UPCOMING EVENTS with Stephen Johnson

* Photo Plus Expo, New York City. October 21-23, 2004
Jacob Javitz Convention Center

Seminar: Large Format Fine Art Printing
Thursday, October 21st. 1-3 p.m.

Seminar Panel: The Latest Developments in Digital Print Output
Friday, October 22nd. 9-12 p.m.

Seminar: Digital Photography as a Creative Teaching Tool
Saturday, October 23rd. 1-3 p.m.
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NEW BOOK PRE-ORDERS

Pre-order the fall publication of my fourth book "Stephen Johnson On Digital Photography" by McGraw Hill

Perspectives & Techniques from a Digital Photography Pioneer Exploring the Intersection of Art & Technology

This work traces the evolution of digital imaging from publishing to space exploration, explains the technology underlying the digital photo revolution, explores a personal history of involvement and influence, and uses the pages to suggest pathways through what Stephen considers the core of Photoshop for photographers in transition and rebirth into the digital realm. His personal insights, workflows and encouragement are central to this work, but the concentration on digital photography as photography and not computer science or trickery, makes this work pivotal. The sections on aesthetics, composition and ethics take stands and make concrete suggestions that are welcome in this age of anything goes and the assault on photographic truth.


Steve Johnson, one of the true visionaries of the digital photography era, offers us a technical tour de force and passionate artistic overview of the possibilities inherent in this new medium. On Digital Photography should be required reading for every aspiring photographic artist.

-Ted Orland, photographer & writer


"The hardest challenge to the digital author is to create a book that is not out of date by the time the ink is dry. Steve Johnson has broken through this barrier, creating the first book that address digital photography as a complete process, from digital's earliest beginnings, through today's technology knothole and ethical impact on our world. 12 on a scale of 10."

-Richard Newman, Education Coordinator, Calumet Photographic

To pre-order your signed copy, go to:
http://www.ondigitalphotography.com

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PACIFICA LAND TRUST POSTER
Great Blue Heron, San Pedro Creek Restoration Project

One day last March I saw this Great Blue Heron feeding in the mouth of San Pedro Creek, near the beach. In honor of the countless other waterfowl who now have their "watering-rights" restored, we've produced this handsome commemorative poster. It is available from us, or the Pacifica Land Trust.

The 18x24 inch full color poster is $20 (plus tax and shipping of $7.65, proceeds to benefit the Pacifica Land Trust and their continuing projects.

http://www.sjphoto.com/heron-poster.html
http://www.pacificalandtrust.org

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THE VIEW FROM HERE: The Digital Negative Format

Adobe's Digital Negative format is a striking thrust forward for digital photography. I have been using proprietary camera file formats for almost 15 years. With Adobe's Camera RAW I can now access many of those images in a unified and deeply interactive manner. The Digital Negative takes this standardization to the next level, a universal and extensible encoding of camera data to empower photographers to really own their own images at the sensor level. This is a very important step forward, one which I would urge all camera companies to support.

To download:
http://www.adobe.com/products/dng/main.html

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As always, to purchase original prints:

11x14 pigment on rag paper $450
http://order.kagi.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?storeID=EL7&&

Information on Stephen Johnson's Original Prints
http://www.sjphoto.com/sales/salesframe.html

With a New Eye: The Digital National Parks Project
http://www.sjphoto.com/parks-home.html

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PLEASE VISIT US!

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 prints.

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 through Tuesday through Saturday, 10-3, or by appointment. To find us, use our map online at:

http://www.sjphoto.com/sj_studio_map.jpg

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1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Creek Side Suites, 5-7
Pacifica, CA 94044
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