JW Johnston, Photographer

Premiere Air Date: 
October 20, 2013

Whitney Point, NY photographer JW Johnston, first began photography as a passing interest.  This then turned into a hobby and finally it became his passion.

JW attended two Adirondack photography workshops that were life changing experiences.  He knew he needed to leave his high pressure, stressful job of broadcast journalism and make a transition to photography, first natural landscape photography and then fine art photography.

He enjoys sharing the beauty that you find outdoors and teaching photography.  He finds meaning in seeing the growth of his students.  He advises his students to experience where you are, be observational and look at the world with a sense of wonder.


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In 1998, after 20 years as a successful reporter, editor and news director in commercial and public radio, I did the sensible thing....I quit.

After taking a couple of week-long photography workshops in the high peeks region of the Adirondacks, I knew "bone-deep" that I needed to be a photographer of the natural landscape. As full-time as possible I wanted to experience, photograph and share what I found beautiful and compelling in the natural world. A hobby became a calling.