Stephen Johnson
Recent Bibliography:

Print Periodicals

Seeing Not Thniking essay in Dec. 2013 issue of PhotoTechniques Magazine.

Feature Story on Hahnumuhle Paper in Studio and Location Photography. April 2009

Panoramic Photography. PC Photo. March 2007

Interview by Jon Paul Caponigro. CameraArts. November 2006.

A Photo Book Printed. PhotoshopUser. October 2006.

Imaging Ethics. Journal of the Royal Photographic Society. May 2005. London.

With a New Eye. American Photo. May 2004. New York.

A New Eye on the National Parks. Outdoor Photographer. December, 2003. Los Angeles.

Artist's Profile. US News and World Report. March 24, 2003.

"One-On-One With Stephen Johnson" Cover story in Photo>Electronic Imaging.February 2001. Atlanta.

"Portrait of an Artist" MacAddict. January 2001. San Francisco.

"A Grand View" Studio Photography & Design. December 2000. New York.

San Diego Union Tribune Feature Story. June 4, 2000

"On The Digital Frontier" Photo Insider. October 1999. New York.

Design Feature: Dialog Box. "Stephen Johnson Preaches the Gospel of Digital Photography." Publish. October 1999. San Francsico.

American Photo. September 1999. New York.

Stephen Johnson's Digital Dreams. Cover story in pdn's PIX Magazine. February 1999. New York.

"Stephen Johnson's Digital Darkroom." Steve Simmons. Camera Arts.October/November 1998. Sacramento.

"A Photographer's Digital Journey." Apple Media Arts. Cupertino, Summer 1998.

"Artist's Profile." Hemishpere's Magazine. Portfolio of Stephen Johnson's work. United Airlines. Orlando, February 1998.

Cover story on Stephen Johnson's work. Electronic Publishing. Maine. February 1998.

"Landscape Photographer Applies Science to Nature and Creates Art." LIFE MagazineFeature: Camera At Work. December 1997, New York.

From Film to Digital: A Photographer's Evolution. Stephen Johnson. Digital Video Magazine. August 1996, San Francisco.

"Digital Photography: Equip with the Best." IdN, Vol.3/No.3. 1996. Hong Kong.

"Crossing Over. Stephen Johnson: A Digital Original." Photo>Electronic Imaging. Vol. 39, No. 3, 1996. Altanta.

"Printer and Photographer Use Soft Proof to Make Color Prepress History." MicroPublishing News. February 1996. Los Angeles.

"Back to Nature." Hallå, Nr 1/1996. Stockholm Sweden.

Camera Prototype Captures Big Picture. MacWeek, 12/4/95. San Francisco.

"Photo Opportunities." (Digital Camera Review) with Bruce Fraser. MacUser. November 1994. San Francisco.

"Digital Nature." Fotografisk Tidskrift, Nr 4 1995. Stockholm Sweden.

"Elusive Gigabyte of Light." Stephen Johnson. View Camera, September/October 1995. Sacramento.

"Scanning and Image Editing." Ilford Instructor Newsletter, No. 14 Spring 1995, Paramus, NJ.

"New Eye on the World." Adobe Magazine, January/February 1995, Seattle.

"Steve Johnson: Have Camera, Will Travel." Photo District News, March 1995, New York.

"Classic Images from the Cutting Edge." Peek, Potlatch Paper, Spring 1995, Minnesota.

"The Age of the Digital Landscape Has Finally Arrived." DISPATCH, Worldwide Publishing Consortium, Spring 1995, Los Gatos.

"Steve Johnson's Digital Landscape." Get Info: Special Supplement to MacUser and MacWeek, Sept. 1994, San Francisco.

"Stephen Johnson: A Photographic Pioneer in the Digital Realm." Communication Arts, August 1994, Palo Alto.

"Yosemite Revisited." Photo>Electronic Imaging, Vol. 37/No. 8/1994, Atlanta.

"Digital Photographer Uses Ansel Adams Darkroom for New Shots of Yosemite." MicroPublishing News, July 1994, Los Angeles.

"Photographer Takes First Digital Look At Yosemite." MacWeek, 6.27.94, San Francisco.

"A Photographer Who Does It All." IdN (International Designers Network), Vol. 1/No. 4. 1994. Hong Kong, 

"A Passion For Images." On-Line Design, April 1994, San Francisco.

"A Touch of Gray." Publish, December 1993, San Francisco.

pre-1993 listed elsewhere


"Stephen Johnson on Digital Photography" Stephen Johnson. 2006. O'Reilly. ISBN: 0-596-52370-X.

"Capturing Light: Masterpieces of California Photography." Edited by Drew Heath Johnson. 2001. W.W. Norton & Company. New York. ISBN: 0-393-04993-0.

"At Mono Lake." Edited by Stephen Johnson. Friends of the Earth. 1983. San Francisco.

"The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland." Edited by Stephen Johnson. Text by Gerald Haslam. Photographs by Stephen Johnson and Robert Dawson. University of California Press. 1993. Berkeley.

"Making a Digital Book: Art, Design, Computers and the Production of The Great Central Valley: California's Heartland." Stephen Johnson. Stephen Johnson Photography. 1993. Pacifica, California.

Book Covers


O'Reilly Podcast with Sara Peyton

MacEdition Radio with Harris Fogel

MacVoices with Chuck Joiner

DIMA Podcast with Jennifer Kruger

Stephen Johnson Talks Digital Photography by Derrick Story. 9/21/2007

7 Photography Questions Interviews with top photographers: An Interview with Stephen Johnson 

Television and Video

KRON TV San Francisco Feature Story by Will Nordby 2006

A feature profile of Stephen Johnson's Digital Photography work by Morton Dean, The Discovery Channel. ABC News. New York, 1997.QuickTime Movie (5.7mb download)

"Landscape Photograper Uses Digital Tools." Profile and interview with Stephen Johnson on his digital photography. New Media News. San Jose, 1995.

Interview with Stephen Johnson on his digital photography. Computer Chronicles. San Mateo, 1995.

"Paradise in Peril." Essay by Richard Rodriguez. MacNeil/Lehrer Newshour. New York, 1993.

Great Central Valley PSA (1986) 

At Mono Lake PSA with Ansel Adams (1983)


Adobe Digital Photo Studio. 1998.