Paterson Photography Ltd. has been offering courses, classes, workshops, expeditions & adventures for over 10 years.

From private one on one sessions, to groups organizations or classes that we organize we are the first studio to offer training to photographers in Southern Alberta and Canada.

Many have tried to copy our methods but they cannot copy our experience!
We can add you to one of our scheduled classes, design a one-on-one class just for you, teach a class to your group or organization and so much more.

Previous classes have been held for;

~ Many hundreds of individuals
~ Oil companies (for team building programs as well as training staff to get better pictures for documentation purposes)
~ Mom's Groups
~ Photo Clubs
~ Manufacturing Companies (for staff retreats as well as for getting pictures for advertising)
~ Schools (for teachers and for students)
~ Families (a great way for photography minded families to spend time together)
~ Art Clubs
~ Individual Artists looking for someone to accompany them when they take pictures
~ Senior clubs and groups (a great way to get out and enjoy nature)
~ Tour Groups visiting the area that want to add some learning to their trip
~ Police & fire departments
~ and many many more groups

No prerequisites for most of the course other than for the day of the course make sure that you have your batteries fully charged, your camera cards empty and bring your camera manual with you.  You can bring a point and shoot camera or an SLR.


All workshops cover camera settings, camera use and composition.  Depending on the class more time may be spent in one area than another.  ALL QUESTIONS ARE WELCOME!! Workshops are for the novice to the amateur or professional.  The schedules, course outlines, study plans are only a guide. Courses will be adjusted for content to fit each
group and situation.


For outside or location classes we strongly recommend extra clothes and food.  The weather may change and the more comfortable you are the more you will enjoy the course.


Camera cards ~ make sure that you bring enough for the duration of the class.

Lenses ~ You do not need any specific lens  for the courses unless noted in the descriptions.

Tripod ~ bring a good tripod if you have one, we have some extras but strongly recommend a tripod.
What courses do you offer?

Click on the link below to take you to a PDF of the courses that I offer.

For more information feel free to contact me.