About Julie

Julie Johnston

Julie Johnston

Julie Johnston got her first single lens reflex camera in May 1980 and a shot from her first roll of film found its way onto the front page of the Fairfield (Iowa) Ledger. That fall the newspaper’s editor asked her to shoot football. Without any formal photographic training, Johnston accepted the assignment and, with the help of the staff photographer, began the career that has unleashed her creativity and has earned her acclaim and recognition.

In 2002, Julie was accepted at the Santa Fe Workshop under the instruction of nationally known nature photographer Eddie Soloway. The following year she attended an advanced workshop in Big Sur, California and a Maine photographic experience with Soloway.

Since that time she has more recently attended bird and wildlife workshops with well-known photographers such as David Cardinal, Greg Downing, Alan Murphy, and Moose Peterson, expanding her knowledge of both photography and the world of wildlife.

Johnston has been recognized by the Iowa Newspaper Association and the Associated Press. She lives on a Jefferson County (Iowa) farm and continues to perfect her craft as she makes images of the natural world, whether of stars in the sky or snakes in the grass. Julie accepts field assignments and commissioned work.

Cameras: Nikon D3 and Nikon D4
Nikon lenses: 60 mm, 35-70 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 105 macro, 300mm telephoto, 14-24mm zoom, 600mm telephoto, 1.7 teleconverter, and 1.4x teleconverter
Printing is high quality digital on archival art paper.

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)
Fairfield Art Association
North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA)
Iowa Ornithologists Union (IOU).