Stephen Johnson Photography

Stephen Johnson Photography

2 employees
45 years in business

About this pro

Stephen Johnson has taught photography at the college level since 1977, and for the groundbreaking Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden Maine (1991-93). Additionally he has taught numerous workshops for industry, designed digital photography programs, and has an ongoing photography, publishing and consulting business. He has lectured for leading digital and photographic industry forums including: Seybold, MacWorld, Image World, VISCOM, PhotoEast, PhotoWest, PhotoPlus, Fotofusion, the Agfa Technology Expo, FOGRA (Germany), Digital 95 (Great Britain), the International Symposium on Electronic Photography at Photokina (Germany), FotoMasson (Sweden), Link 2000 (London), Kodak Gold Awards (Scotland), ThunderLizard Photoshop Conferences (since 1994 in San Francisco, New York, Orlando, Monterey), Epson (Mexico City), and at prestigious educational and industry institutions including: the University of California, National College of Art (Ireland), Xerox PARC, Apple Computer, Adobe Systems, Art Center (Pasadena), San Francisco Art Institute, Santa Fe Photography Workshops, and at Stanford University. He has run his own studio and field photography workshop program since 1978.

photography is my passion, my life's work and sharing thorugh education is my way of giving back

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Pacifica, CA 94044
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

ask them what they love about photography, what they want to learn and the best way for them to absord and retain the information

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BA in Photography

Masters Degree in Creative Arts

40 years teaching

California Community College Lifetime Teaching Credential

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

hourly or by scheduled workshop

How did you get started teaching?

I was invited to start teaching at a Community College while  was still earning my BA in 1977.

Assisted on UC Santa Cruz worshops, guest lectured at Ansel Ademas workshops.

What types of students have you worked with?

Colege students, professionals, pro-sumers and amateurs

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

PhotoPLus Exposition in New York where I just spoke and exhibited

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

make sure they know the subject, can really teach and are kind

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

what is is that they want out to the experience and how well suited the instructor is to provide that help

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