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Aesthetics and High End Digital Photography with Stephen Johnson

Join us for the presentation with Stephen Johnson "Aesthetics and High End Digital Photography." Stephen was kind enough to invite us to his studio/gallery. Space is limited to 45 people.


Aesthetics and High End Digital Photography with Stephen Johnson

The advance of high-end digital cameras with their unique abilities to see and record light have the potential to change many of the ways we think about photography, including how we think a photograph should look. With their extended dynamic range and unprecedented color accuracy, digital sensors can offer dramatically higher image quality than film. The photographic print is evolving concurrently with direct digital printing, now moving onto pigmented prints lasting hundreds of years on a wide variety of substrates. The advent of digital photography brings us much more than convenience, it can deliver a very different visualization of our world. Attendees will learn about this brave new digital world from a photographer who has been on the bleeding edge of this new technology for more than 20 years.


About Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson is a landscape photographer, designer and teacher. He has been photographing since 1973. His work has been featured in Communication ArtsLife Magazine,American PhotoOutdoor Photographer, and ABC Discovery News, among many others. His books include At Mono Lake, the award winning and critically acclaimed The Great Central Valley: California’s HeartlandMaking a Digital Book and the new Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography. Internationally recognized as a digital photography pioneer, Johnson's photographs have been exhibited, published and collected in the United States, Europe, Mexico and Japan. In 1994 he embarked on With A New Eye, the ground breaking all digital photographic look at American National Parks. He was recognized by Apple in 1997 with a ColorSync Profiling Excellence Award. In 2003 he was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame. Canon named Steve as one of their Explorers of Light in 2006 and sponsors speaking engagements with him around the country. In 2007 X-Rite named Stephen as a founding member of their exclusiveColoratti group of photographers and educators honored for their skills in color management. Stephen is well known for his passionate lectures and love for the traditions of fine photography.

For more information please visit his website:


Attention participants: We are meeting at Stephen Johnson Photography Studios located one mile from the Pacific Ocean at the Pacifica Center for the Arts (formally known for one of the non-profit groups as the Sanchez Art Center).

Address: 1220 Linda Mar Boulevard, Pacifica CA 94044


Event schedule:
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. – Visit Stephen's Photography Gallery and Digital Lab, Socialize
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. – Presentation


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  • Ron H

    good talk, thanks

    February 7, 2013

  • Sam

    Thank you to everyone who attended this wonderful presentation. It's very unfortunate that a few people who couldn't make it to the meeting changed their RSVP status at the very last moment, and as a result other group members on the waiting list couldn't take the open opportunity. In the future, please try to be more considerate with your RSVP`s if you know you won't make it. Thanks. - Sam.

    February 6, 2013

  • Ken M.

    Stephen is true to his craft to say the least. This event has made me look at my objectives in a different light. I think I will become a better photographer using Stephens ethics. Glad that I went to this meet-up

    February 6, 2013

  • Bruce F.

    Very inspiring, especially his believe that we live in a chromed-up photographic world that relies on heavy contrast, and deep color saturation. While he steadfastly believes in showing the color world that we see, as it really is. Makes you think about the saturation slider, and how far is too much.
    Hasn’t the photographic medium always been about some distortion of reality, and never really approached what our eyes see? Should we try to see color as it as it is, or how we would like it to be?

    February 5, 2013

  • Christine K.

    gave up my spot, 'cause I couldn't get a ride from SF. Too bad. Would have liked to go.

    February 5, 2013

  • Al

    any chance of some spots opening up for the waitlist?

    February 5, 2013

  • Christine K.

    anyone driving from San Francisco, that I can catch a ride with? If so, call me at[masked]-4489.

    February 5, 2013

  • Greg E.

    This meeting is in the evening. Would anyone like to meet in Pacifica at 5pm for dinner? Maybe at Tam's Cuisine of Chin? And talk about photography?

    February 4, 2013

  • Cathy G.

    Would like to be at two places at the same time. Really would like to attend but have my advanced Photoshop class then. Have fun!

    February 4, 2013

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