Coaldale Parade Of Lights

Well you know that Christmas is fast approaching when the Parade Of Lights comes up. I don’t think that I have seen a better day for the parade, it started to snow early in the day and continued till just after the parade. A great scene seeing the floats with a light snow falling around them, it sure beats the minus 30 a couple of years ago.

As always some great floats lighting up the night, for our family it is the kick-off to the Christmas season. Add to that a great Turkey dinner at Wally’s and I am getting excited about the next 28 days.

Here are a few of the 300 plus images that I shot at the parade..

New Printer

The new printer is in and running great!! I love 44 inch paper, it makes prints look amazing!

One thing that I have found is that Black & White printing is as close, if not better, than darkroom BW. I have never seen BW that looked so good from a digital printer.

Back to experimenting, next is some high gloss paper!

GREAT NEWS!!

We have some GREAT news, as of today Paterson Photography has started the process to switch our printing to a new Epson 9900 printer.

What does this mean for you our customers?
Over the next month your will be seeing a major increase in the size, quality and the color of the prints that we offer – for those that thought the quality was great before wait till you see the quality that the new canvas and Black & white prints will have to offer!! As well we will now be offering prints up to 44″ wide and 100″ long!!!! The largest and highest quality prints available in southern Alberta. We will also see an increase in print longevity and an increase in the scratch resistance of your prints without lamination!

Why the upgrade?
One of the BIG requests from our printing customers has been for larger regular prints as well as canvas prints and with this new printer we will now be able to offer 44″ x 100 ” prints using a new ink system that will make the colors really impressive. This will allow you to get knock your socks off prints for your clients that are not available any place else. Also, with the upgrade we are adding a new special black & white service that is unequaled – TRUE black & white prints that will make your print collections amazing in sizes up to 44″ x 100″!!

When?
The printer is on its way and we hope to have the full switch made by the end of November to the larger printer.

We will let you know when things are fully up and running and will have some specials so you can try out the new system with some great Black & White prints and some wonderful canvas prints!

Subscribe to our BLOG

I have been working on a way to eliminate our newsletter as managing the E-mail names is getting HUGE.  So I have tried using our blog to do that and I think it is the way that we will go.

Instead of using our E-mail newsletter starting this week only those that have subscribed to our blog will get the updates from our studio.

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You will only get a Email notice when a new posting has been added and then only one E-mail per day.

Another GREAT Waterton Workshop

September 25 saw a painting with light course take place in Waterton – the only thing that I can say is that I have never had such good weather in Waterton.  Started at 7pm  and the class was suppose to go till 9pm and we finished well after 10!  The wind was not even a slight breeze, the temperature was in the mid 20’s and the subjects just would not let us finish.  It was so warm after the course at 11pm that many people were out walking, biking and boarding till after midnight.   Made for a great time for all in Waterton but a lot of tired people the next day!

Fire
Fire
Cameron Falls
Cameron Falls
Lights & Bridge
Lights & Bridge
Painting With Light
Painting With Light

Then on Saturday the winds came up but the temperature was great.  It allowed us to do the old stand by of The Tree & Cameron Falls as well as Jesse’s Falls, Cameron Lake and Red Rock Canyon.  With the early evening Red Rock was lite like I have never seen it, add to that the fact the water was low and it made for a great photo opportunity!

The Tree
The Tree
Getting wet for the picture
Getting wet for the picture
Getting the picture
Getting the picture
Red Rock 1
Red Rock 1
Red Rock 2
Red Rock 2

New Studio Hours

Coming September 8th, 2009 our studio hours will be changing.  We will be open as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9 till 5

Thursday 1:30 till 9

Friday Closed

Saturday Appointment only

Sunday Closed

We still recommend that you call first as previous commitments may have us booked or out of the studio.

Banff Take 2

Well with heavy smoke moving into our last trip to Banff and making our trip a lot shorter than we had expected we had  a chance to get back to Banff to explore and to get some great pictures.  Here are some of my favorites.