Conceptual stock photography
does not get any better than the images represented within the
portfolio of Stephen Johnson. The dynamic portfolio of this long-time
professional contains some of the best conceptual stock photography
work you will find anywhere. Stephen has a 20+ year history of
being in the business and the work in his portfolio is a reflection
of his dedication and commitment to excellence in the images
Stephen's history in photography is filled with several large
assignments, including his position as the darkroom manager and
creative imaging department manager of Tony Stone Images. Along
with these demanding and prestigious positions, Stephen has also
built his own library of stock photography, which is now managed
by Tony Stone.
During the latter half of the 1990's, Stephen set up his own
photography consultation business, while shooting additional
stock work at the same time. The consultation offered by Stephen
is top-notch and available to anyone who is interested. Our staff
recommends Stephen's consultation to anyone who is interested
in learing more about the digital end of the photographic medium,
whether it be through creative digital manipulation, automated
processes through advanced programming, or even web site design.
Along with the excellent consultation offered by Stephen,
you will also find a master of photography. The images represented
here in Stephen's Profotos portfolio, are among the best conceptual
stock images found anywhere in the world! Click on the link below
and see for yourself, what perfection in digital imaging really
is: the portfolio of Stephen Johnson.,Imaging
technology needs to be understood to the core if it is to be
used at its best.
My early work in setting up a creative imaging department
at a major stock library involved learning many disciplines in
order to deliver enhanced images from the process. Although I
approached imagery from an aesthetic angle I found that I needed
to develop deep technical understanding in order to control the
look of the images, this turned out to be a matter of developing
many skills including learning UNIX and VMS scripting to automate
processes, adjusting colour look up tables for the Crosfield
drum scanner and Kodak LVT transparency output devices as well
as developing workflow solutions.
I now use my skill to help other people who need to extend
their photographic expertise into the imaging area, these include:
PhotoShop training for photographers, from emulating darkroom
techniques to advanced compositing
Calibrating scanners/monitors/output devices.
Developing workflow methods.
Automating repetitive processes (Unix, VB, VMS, PhotoShop
Devising delivery systems (including web site design) .
My approach to consultancy is not just to specify requirements
but also to work with the people involved in order to leave them
in a position of confidence with the process.
Stock Photography and Imaging consultancy
Set up and manage the creative imaging department at Tony Stone
Stock Photography and imaging work.
Manager of darkrooms at Tony Stone Images.
3 year course in visual communications, photography and film
at Trent Polytechnic in Nottingham.
CORE SKILLS (And fields of experience):
Crosfield trained on Maganscan 636 floor scanning drum scanner
(RGB); Low to high end flatbed scanners; Table top drum scanners
(Howtek 4500) CCD scanners (Nikon LS1000, LS2000, Polaroid 4000;
SGI Indy and Indigo; NT Workstations (including dual processor);
Macs; Windows 95,98
VMS scripting to automate LVT printing;
UNIX scripting (Auto web page creation);
Barco Creator 6.x (Barco trained); PhotoShop 5.x; Poser; Bryce;
Photoshop training given on site using your own equipment
Epson inkjet calibration; CDROM writing
Web site design; password protected directories; watermarking
images; complete site management.
Planning and implementing the transition of a photographic
collection into electronic form.
Please feel free to give me a call on +44 (0)1263 825277 for
an informal chat or email me at email@example.com
with your request.