SAD, Cabin Fever & Photography

One of the many disorders that has been in the forefront of the public eye lately is SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. As winter comes it becomes more reported on to the point of being annoying. When I was growing up my Mother called it cabin fever but that was not cool enough so the disorder of SAD was born. It is something that many if not all people suffer from and many have it but don’t know they have it. It effects people in different ways, some more severe than others.

Winter scene with snow and snow covered reeds
Cold winter day – not only does everything look B&W it can feel like everything is B&W
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Food Photography Course

Presented by Paterson Photography Ltd & Grigo Photography (the two Mikes)

Learn how to take food images that will leave everyone hungry!

$75 per student – 12 students max

This four hour course will start with teaching by Mike Paterson on camera types, lenses, camera settings,various light sources and much more.

– Camera settings for low light and studio lights
– Lens selection what is the look you want and what lenses will give you the look
– White balance to make your food look natural
– Flash vs available vs constant lighting and what you should consider for your food photos

Then we will move into a demo by Mike Grigo as we watch him prepare food to be photographed and set-up lighting and photograph the food.

– How to select food that will look the best in pictures
– How to use props and effects to add to the image
– Tricks to make your food look better than it does in real life

If time permits we will also cove off preparing of images for the Internet and for printing.

This class is mostly teaching and demos, as such a camera is not necessary but you are welcome to bring your camera for the teaching on camera settings.

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What to buy the photographer on your list

An oldie but a goodie…..

I get asked a lot from photographers and those that have to buy gifts for photographers what is good to get/give for a present.  I have answered this before but thought that it is a good time to do it again as I have been asked many times this week. So lets go through some things;


Unless someone really needs a new camera it is more important to get better lenses than to get another camera body.  A GOOD lens will do far more to improve a photo than a camera body will. Don’t upgrade a camera just to get a new camera, save the money and get some pro lenses it will amaze you the difference a great lens makes to your photography. If you are buying for someone make sure you get them the lens that they need and not just any lens.

Canon 5D Mark IV with grip / battery holder.
Canon 5D Mark IV with grip / battery holder.
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Macro Photography Workshop

Do you want to learn how to take better macro pictures? Would you like to spend a few hours learning more about your camera to help you take macro images? This Macro Photography Workshop is for you!!!

Do all this and more in the warmth of the studio!

January 12 2019 from 10am till 2pm I will be offering a Macro Workshop.

The workshop will start with some teaching on macro photography, then we will spend most of the time shooting several macro subjects that will be set-up around the studio. After the shooting we will take some time to critique each students work.

Limited to 12 students

Cost $50 plus GST

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