APRIL 4 - 7, 2017

We are pleased to announce that, due to popular demand, we have added an additional session of the Expressive Black and White Print Workshop - April 4 through 9, 2017. There are still some spaces available in this new April session. If you are interested in attending, I suggest that you enroll as soon as possible.

John Sexton Photography Workshops

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Death Valley National Park, California
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The Expressive Black and White Print Workshop is probably my favorite workshop to teach, as I feel the quality and quantity of information we present is excellent. I continue to be amazed and humbled by the interest in this traditional analog workshop - now being offered for thirty-four consecutive years. For those of you who have attended my workshops in the past, you realize that the schedule is intense, but enjoyable, and my motto is workshop till you drop!

You can download the complete workshop brochure, as well as the application form here.



2016 marks the 26th year of the John Sexton Photography Workshops program. We are pleased to be offering a selection of excellent workshops for 2016 and early 2017.
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Worshops 2016-2017


John Sexton Photography Workshops selected as one of the "Twelve Best Photography Workshops" by American Photo magazin.

“As John Sexton Photography Workshops celebrates a silver anniversary, its reputation as the pinnacle of black-and-white printing education only continues to grow. Sexton and his small but dedicated team have helped over 1,200 students on their quest to make better black-and-white photography,” –American Photo magazine




As many readers are likely aware, I have used Kodak Professional film continuously for more than four decades. Over the years I have found Kodak film to be of the highest possible quality and consistency. However, anomalies can occur from time to time. There have been recent reports that appear to be associated with certain batches of 120 format Kodak Professional film.

The problem can easily be seen in the photograph below recently made by William Wetmore. I appreciate William allowing me to share this example with readers. You will notice the word Kodak clearly appears in the sky, along with frame number '13' multiple times. I first became aware of this situation a few months ago when a former workshop participant brought some online discussions on this topic to my attention. Unfortunately, as time has passed, I have encountered a number of students, colleagues, and friends who have experienced this exact problem.


Kodak Film Problems by William Whetmore

©2016 William Wetmore. All rights reserved.

Follow this link for more detailed information: John Sexton May 2016 Newsletter




Watch John Sexton, along with his longtime friend Kim Weston, discuss their passion for the black- and- white print in these brand new videos produced by Epson.

Epson Web Site Celebrates the Black-and-White Print and it even includes videos of me, and my longtime friend Kim Weston. Epson launched this web site today. I am very pleased with the way my
video interview turned out. If you have a few moments, you may want to check it out, along with the interview with Kim Weston. There are three additional segments coming. In addition there are tutorials on black and white digital techniques by pals Dan Steinhardt and Tony Corbell.





Exactly one year ago Anne and I were in Lone Pine working with a young and energetic production crew from The Enthusiasts Network (TEN), on a video for Lexus. The production, undertaken with the cooperation of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust, culminated in a 13-minute video: Chasing Light – Inspired by Ansel Adams.


Lexus Crew Lone Pine

Lexus Vehicles at Ansel Adams' Winter Sunrise Location
Lone Pine, California

Well, the video has just been nominated as a finalist in the prestigious Digiday Video Awards in the “Best Video Design - Consumer” category. I was pleased to be a part of the production, and Anne and I thought the final result was excellent. We are thrilled for the hard working production team at TEN, and have many fond memories from the intense week we spent with them visiting photographic locations around California. Our days regularly began at 4:00 am (ugh!!!) and on occasion we were still rigging or driving after midnight! It was hard work, but we had fun!

You can read in greater detail about the project in last year’s eNewsletter here.

If you haven’t already seen it, I hope you will watch the video here.

By the way... those Lexus SUV’s are very comfortable! It was the fist time I had experienced air-conditioned seats in a vehicle (aka bun chillers!). I hope you enjoy the video, and I am sure you will learn a thing or two about Ansel that you might not already know through the insightful comments of William Turnage, the Managing Trustee of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.


John Sexton is frequently conducting lectures, seminars and book signings.

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Recent John Sexton events, workshops, and lectures



"John Sexton’s images in Recollections portray idyllic
landscapes where the world becomes quiet, and if we are patient,
the subtle whisperings of the land may be heard."
– Michael Kenna

Foreword by Arthur Ollman
Afterword by Ray McSavaney

55 Laser Fultone reproductions
Hardcover, 140 pages, 12 x 12 inches
ISBN: 0-9672188-8-8

Ventana Editions is pleased to present Recollections, John Sexton’s highly anticipated fourth book. Marked by the same excellence in printing and design as Sexton’s three previous award-winning books, Quiet Light, Listen to the Trees, and Places of Power, Recollections promises an equally memorable experience.

Recollections wins awards

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Recollections and see images from the book



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