Stephen Johnson's digital chops are monumental. Learn from a master in a perfect setting.

Stephen Johnson

Take digital image-making to new levels! Adventure out to photograph the landscapes, seascapes, architecture, towns, and forests of the Maine coast. Students collaborate in the field and in the lab to review selected images on camera LCDs and discuss exposure, composition, lens selection, quality of light, and the limitations and advantages of digital image-making. Together, the class discusses aesthetics, printing options, workflow, and explores Photoshop's advanced tools. We will work toward creating heartfelt images with the knowledge and guidance needed to make them more professional.

This workshop blends fieldwork in digital image capture, exposure, and composition, with critiques and lab work in image processing, printing, and presentation - all  in a week packed with information and inspiration.

Primary emphasis is on empowering participants to get past technological hurdles and pursue their vision.

 A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.




"The course was a perfect blend of high technical knowledge with the philosophical approach of the art."
- J.P. Lemonnier, Montreal, Canada

"The experience here is something you can't learn anywhere else.  Stephen has a way of teaching that reaches out and makes sense to all ages & backgrounds."
- Ashley Mercer, Colombus, OH

"Challenging, educative & a mix of technology & creativity."
- Ines Neuhaus, Key Biscayne, FL

"By the first morning of my workshop, I was already enlightened."
- Diego Zalduondo, Montevideo, Montevideo

"A wonderful learning experience in a very pleasant environment"
- Tom David, Miami, FL


Stephen Johnson

© JohnsonA photographer, teacher and designer, Stephen has been teaching and working in photography since 1977. His books include At Mono Lake, the critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland and Making a Digital Book. He runs his own photography, publishing and design company--scanning and preparing his photographic books using a Macintosh computer and now photographing in the field with digital view cameras. Current projects include With a New Eye, his groundbreaking and historic all digital national parks project and a new book on digital photography.

Stephen's pioneering work in digital photography, desktop color separations and digital imaging has included software and product development for clients such as Apple, Adobe, Eastman Kodak, Leaf, Ricoh and SuperMac. His work with Adobe includes the creation of the duotone curves shipped with their Photoshop software. He was named to the Photoshop Hall of Fame in 2003. Photographic clients have included the Ansel Adams Publishing Trust, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the Friends of Photography. Johnson's photographs have been widely published and collected internationally.

What Stephen's students have said:

"Steve Johnson is a master of the craft and an excellent teacher who pushed me to the next level in my understanding of the digital print."
- Paul Griffin, Singapore

"Steve challenged me to rethink my use of color, which allowed me to grow artistically."

Course Dates

Aug 30 to Sep 5




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