From RAW to Print Digital Photography Workshop with Stephen Johnson
From RAW to Print Digital Photography Workshop Summer Digital Boot Camp June 10-14, 2013 $1250 for first 4 enrollees (details)
Stephen Johnson is a photographic educator with exceptional talent and dedication. His talents as a teacher are no less than his skills as a master printer.
-Michael Reichmann. The Luminous Landscape
Thanks for an amazing experience during the recent RAW to Print workshop. Your course delivered considerably more than I had ever hoped for, and I learned a tremendous amount, as did all the students. Your professionalism and willingness to go the extra-mile for your students was most appreciated, your grasp of the subject matter mind-blowingly deep, the curriculum rich and well structured, and your personal standards very high. The lab is a fantastically complete environment that is very impressive. All in I cannot say enough about how impressed I was … on a scale of 1 to 10, your Raw to Print class gets a 12.
-Russ Andersson. July 2010 class.
This workshop is so much more than the title reveals. Stephen guides you through a workflow from capture to a print of your vision. He emphasizes the importance of the image capture. And it’s very enlightening to watch him during a field trip walk you through a detailed workflow of capturing the image, which he uses to illustrate the rest of the workflow to the print. No pixel is unturned. Once in the studio, you will be amazed at the depth of his knowledge of the RAW image-processing. The dynamic and illustrative graphic presentations reveal how the different components of the workflow interact in each step of the workflow; i.e., how the color space of the camera, monitor, and print interact with each other. With his outstanding knowledge base, he provides solutions for these interactions in common terms that are readily understandable. He makes certain that everyone understands each step before he proceeds to the next. As a retired instructor, I am impressed with his superb teaching skills. This class has completely changed how I capture and process my photographic images.
One experience you may not expect is the depth of the friendships that develop during his classes. I receive e-mails with photographs from the people I had the pleasure of meeting at this workshop. Stephen sets an atmosphere that is conducive to this experience. If I were allowed only one word to describe the workshop it would be, phenomenal!
-Steve Smaby. RAW to Print Class, July 2010
From RAW to Print (in a week) Summer Digital Boot Camp
June 10-14, 2013
$1250 for first 4 enrollees, regularly $1450 strictly limited to 10 people
Stephen Johnson Studios & Gallery and the San Mateo Coast
Fine Art Presentation
This full-week photography workshop is an intense immersion into digital photography with one of its pioneers. In five days you will go from perhaps not even understanding what a RAW file is, to making well-crafted and thoughtful prints.
Fieldwork, extensive lecture and lab work will fill our time together. Every student will have full access to their own workstation in our lab. Topics include practical experience with digital exposure, RAW processing, image editing, color management and printing.
We will work in the field and in the lab. We will interact with what has been done. We will look, ask much of our work and press on to make it as strong and sensitive as possible.
“Steve is arguably the first digital photographer--I vividly remember the day in January 1994 when he told me that he’d shot his last piece of film. In this sorely-needed book, Steve argues eloquently and passionately that digital photography is photography first, digital second, and places it in the wider context of photography’s history and evolution.”
Just one of our topics: Camera RAW is Adobe’s contribution toward a universal interface for accessing and interacting with a variety of camera manufacturers raw/archive formats.
Digital Exposure and Color Balance for RAW will be explored in detail.
He runs his own photography, publishing and design company--scanning and designing his photographic books using a Macintosh computer and since 1994 photographing in the field with digital view cameras.
Current projects include With a New Eye, his ground-breaking and historic all digital national parks project.
Stephen's pioneering work in digital photography has included software and product development for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Epson, Foveon, Hewlett Packard, Leaf, Ricoh and X-rite. 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, the Friends of Photography and the National Park Service. Johnson's photographs have been widely published and collected internationally.
He has recieved numerous awards and grants for his photographic work, including an NEA for At Mono Lake, awards from the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Commonwealth Club of California and the Golden Light Award for the Great Central Valley. The New York Times named the Valley book as one of the eight best photography books of 1993. He was named to the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2003 and as a Canon Explorer of Light in 2006.
Registration fee must be paid in full to secure a spot in the class. Additional information will be sent upon registration.
Credit Card Registration by phone 650 355-7507 (preferred)
Refunds and Cancellation (note changes)
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 month before the workshop will receive credit for a future workshop of similar value,
a 50% credit will be given for notice received at least 2 weeks immediately
prior to the workshop (a full credit less a $50 overhead fee will be given
if another student is able to fill the spot from a waiting list). No credit
will be given if cancelled less than 2 weeks prior to the workshop. Credits need to be redeemed within one year.
You should consider the purchase of refundable airline tickets as we cannot guarantee adequate enrollment to conduct the workshop.