River Valley Photo Course

Wanted to grab a picture from the photocourse that I taught on Saturday to Dale and Michelle.  It was a great time starting at the studio for some Q&A then to the river bottom for some pictures and a short hike.  Was a great day, weather was perfect and we got some good pictures as well.

Have a great time on your trips, look forward to seeing the pictures when you get back.

Waterton May 2 & 3

May 2 & 3 Waterton Photography Class

Well I was going to repost the information about this class but it is full so I will just let everyone know that I am offering another set of Waterton classes on May 30 & 31.  May 30 – learn about your camera and some mini hikes. May 31 – waterfall photography.

Will have an update on our web site very soon if all goes well.

Come and enjoy Waterton in the spring!

Day 1 – learn about your camera and take some great pictures on a mini photo safari!

Day 2 – Waterfall Photography – explore some great waterfalls in Waterton (yes there are more than Cameron Falls)

Lethbridge Camera Club Judging

I am cleaning up another test site so I thought that I would bring in some information that I had posted on those pages to get this blog running.

April 17, 2009

Was invited to be a judge for the Lethbridge Camera Club yesterday.  Never knew what the theme was till I got there, or who the other judges were.  Turned out to be David Rossitier from the Herald and Rob Olsen from Dejourden’s.  Had a good time looking at some great efforts in a contest that had the theme “Rock, Paper, Scissors”.

The photographers had to use either one or all of the theme in the pictures.  Some great efforts were made, nice to see photography growing in Lethbridge.

Edmonton & Elk Island

I am cleaning up another test site so I thought that I would bring in some information that I had posted on those pages to get this blog running.

March 26 till March 29, 2009

Off I go to Edmonton for a weekend of shooting.  Have wanted to get to the capital for some time and this was the first chance in a long time.  My main goal, other than surviving the streets in Edmonton, is to get out to Elk Island Park for some pictures of the buffalo.

Well made it to Edmonton, there is a lot of snow up here.  Not that bad for temperature but WHAT A LOT of snow!!  Set-up camp and doing some computer work.  Off on Saturday morning to Elk Island.

Saturday, made it to Elk Island. A quick trip from Edmonton that I highly recommend.  Was out in the park by 7:30.  Snow, Snow and more snow.  So much for getting out hiking, never brought snow shoes or skis (should have).  Got a few okay shots of buffalo, a great big Elk on the way to the park but no chance of getting a picture as he was behind the fence along highway #16.

Sunday made it back home, not a huge fan of the roads in Edmonton.  Was glad to hit Calgary as I know the streets a lot better.  Even happier to get back home.

All that said hopefully I will be going back north in late May or June to Elk Island.  Will have to wait and see, this trip took me several years to make.

March 14 Waterton Workshop

I am cleaning up another test site so I thought that I would bring in some information that I had posted on those pages to get this blog running.

March 14, 2009

WOW what a COLD Waterton workshop this weekend.  The weather was actually very warm but the wind was crazy.  That never stopped us from having a great time.  I cannot believe how much snow is on the ground and the fact that all the lakes are completely frozen.   I have never seen so much snow drifting around Waterton. We went up to the winter parking lot at Cameron and got some great pictures of the birds.  Next workshop is in early May, hopefully the weather is a little warmer then.

March Photo Contest Winner

To get our new blog running I will be bringing some posts from our test blogs to get things rolling, plus it allows me to try out all the cool features here!

Congratulations to Dallas for winning our March Photo contest, way to go!

Waterton Courses

We are now officially licensed to operate in Waterton!!  This year we will be offering a number of courses in Waterton from one day fun classes to more in-depth weekend classes.

Book early, space is limited and fills up fast!

Our new Blogs home!

Welcome to Paterson Photography’s blog.

If you have been following my testing of different blogs, etc  you will know that this is one of many that I have tried, cool thing is that I like this one!

I think that I may have found one that I will stay with.  I will be importing some of the old blogs from my previous test sites to get this one up and running.

If  all goes well, I want to update the blog weekly or more if we have exciting things that happen.

I will be keeping Facebook going for the contests but I really do not like the way that they change the workings on a regular basis so I will not be using that for anything other than the contests.