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Started in 1985 Paterson Photography has grown year after year. Offering photography services such as family, commercial, advertising, graduation and more. Mike started teaching photography classes over 20 years ago and was the first photographer in southern Alberta to offer courses. With courses available at his studio in Lethbridge as well as at locations throughout the province and country. Many have tried to copy his lighthearted fun teaching style but they have not succeeded! Paterson Photography is also the leader in photo restorations, able to digitize all size prints from mini wallet to life size. Also leading the way in photo printing Paterson Photography can print your digital files on a variety of media up to 44×100″
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.
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 https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/ on camera types, lenses, camera settings,various light sources and much more.
Learn…. – 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 https://www.grigophotography.com as we watch him prepare food to be photographed and set-up lighting and photograph the food.
Learn…. – 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
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.