Covid-19 June Update

So for June 2020:

Printing

Printing is full steam ahead!!! New curbside payment with tap is available. Most work being done same day. Supply orders are coming in and I am 99.9% fully stocked!!! NEW laminator is installed and running as well.

Restorations

Restorations are being done as they arrive. 100% caught up!!!! System is items can be dropped off in the box out front, work will be done and you will be contacted for pick-up in the box.

Teaching & Camera Troubleshooting

On-line teaching & troubleshooting is running. Got most of the bugs worked out. Kind of fun to do. I am doing one on one and groups (families or even companies) all on-line.

Photo Sessions

June I will do location photo sessions only. I may change this during the month but at this time only location sessions. NOTE: You MUST follow all AHS guidelines.

Framing

All framing is still running. Got in another order and am placing another order to fully stock up.

Father’s Day Historical Lethbridge Prints

Prints are available for pick-up or delivery. Same day turn around at this time. Click here to order

Covid-19 What’s Open

Corvid-19 Update – April 18/20

Because of Covid-19 and as per my doctor and the government the building is closed to the public. I am looking at reopening specific services in the next week or two. See below for a list and approximate dates.

Covid-19 opening

Photo Sessions

The studio is not open nor do I have any idea on a date that I will be open. Close work during the Covid-19 shut down is prohibited. As I have no idea when this will be over I am not booking any photo sessions at this time. All sessions till the end of May are now cancelled. I would be happy to take your information. When we get an all clear I will call you to book.

Photography Courses

All in person photography courses are cancelled till the end of May. I am setting up to do all my courses on-line. I will start posting what programs you can use and other information soon.

Printing & Restorations

Supplies are in stock and some more are coming in to top everything up. A couple frame suppliers are closed but I have good stock on most sizes and types. As I am planning now I will be opening towards the end of April at least two days a week. Files can be sent online (I can help you with a couple different programs to easily do this). Once the order is done then I will send an invoice that you can pay by Etransfer or Paypal. When you come to pick-up your work. Call me when you are at the studio and I will put your order outside on the table. (You cannot come into the building). Delivery also available for an extra charge.

I am known for my customer service and this will continue. I will be offering two options for my clients to continue this. First you can send in your files and I will adjust and print for you. All images will be corrected to professional image standards. You will get the best possible image from the file that you send in. Second, if you like I can do the editing for you while you watch on-line. This way you can see the changes and the cropping that I will be doing. The program is free to do this but you must have Internet or data to take part in this.

Social distancing and whining!

Okay people I have lost it with all the whining of how bad you have it because of social distancing!!! It is time that you GROW-UP. Seriously can people not act like they are adults and instead of constant complaining live with it. Really…… take a step back and look at what medical professionals are asking you. It is not that difficult to do. They are asking that for a few weeks you don’t hang out with others. If you do meet someone that you stay 6′ or only two meters away. When you do need to go out that you take as little time as possible to do nessaccary shopping and then go back home. They have not said that you cannot go outside (yes if you have just returned from out of country you have to stay inside), they are not saying stay off TV or computers. They are not saying to live on water and crackers. They are saying stay at home or if you are outside for a walk stay 6′ from others!!

social distancing

In the last 24 hours the number of people complaining about how bad they have it is CRAZY!!!! “Social distancing is so hard”, “Social distancing means I cannot see my grand kids”, “Social distancing means I cannot go to the restaurant”. WE ALL KNOW!!!!!!!

Be grateful that you only have to do it for a few weeks or a month. There are some people that live with this every year!!!! Myself for the last 15 years I have been dealing with a lung disease. The meds I need to take lower my immune system. So every fall to early summer I have to increase the distance I am from people. The rest of the year I have to take major precautions with everything that I do. So starting in November I cannot go to church till May or June. When I go to church the rest of the year I sit in the balcony away from the rest of the people. Year round I cannot go to concerts or movies as being that close to people even out of flu and cold season runs too many risks. Restaurants are a challenge as well. If I show up and someone close by is sneezing or coughing I need to leave. Visiting with my grandson is a HUGE challenge. If he has been sick or even around others I have to stay away and I LOVE being with him!! At work after each customer I need to wipe down my desk and door knobs. If a customer comes in that is sick I need to stay back as far as I can. When I go out shopping I have to be alert for people that are sneezing or coughing wherever I go!! I cannot travel like many people. I get to hear from people how they are heading to Mexico or how they are going here or there. But I cannot travel as traveling is a huge issue with germs. I am not the only one. There are lots of people that have to do the same thing. Some even have to be more cautious and we have been doing it for a long time!!!

Myself I have been doing this for 15 years. Not just a week!!! I have given up a lot to try and stay healthy. Many days it is a challenge. Someone will not wash their hands or wear gloves when preparing food or getting me some cold meat or bakery item so I cannot eat it. Someone will come into my business hacking away only to tell me “I have a cold but seeing I had to get an oil change decided I would stop in and order some prints”. All the while coughing and sneezing on me. So after they leave I have to sterilize everything and increase my vitamins for the next week.

I don’t spend the entire day whining about it I get on with life!! Do I miss some things? You bet I do!! I miss playing with my grandson the most!! I miss being able to forget about being sick when I am shopping! I miss going to the movie theater! I wish I didn’t have to wash my hands and sterilize things all day long. I miss being able to go on vacation wherever and whenever.

You have been asked to do this for a short time, it may be a month or even two but really it is not that long. Just do it!!! Don’t try and push the rules. Don’t try and get away with a little extra this or that. Just do what you are told and live with it. By doing what you are told maybe you will get to live a little longer, maybe your neighbor will get to live a little longer, maybe your grandparents will get to live a little longer. Then when you are told you get to do things that you want you can enjoy them. I know I will enjoy playing with my grandson, going camping, eating out. But when you are back enjoying I will still be required to be on the lookout for germs but I won’t be whining about it.

Paterson Photography Changes

People have been asking why the changes here at Paterson Photography? Well it is simple, I am trying to stay organized and that is a HUGE project in itself. Over the past years several of my businesses and hobbies have merged into one HUGE mess.

People that are looking for my nature prints find my woodworking or my teaching information but cannot find my nature prints. People that want to follow the happenings with my van find my nature prints, etc, etc.

So I have been slowly separating things to make it easier for me and for my friends and clients. Well to be blunt it is like separating an omelette, it has not been easy. I am glad that I am doing it but it will take a lot of work to clean things up.

So be patient and someday I may have things all organized. You may see posts overlapping for a while but slowly things will split completely, or at least that is how I plan it 🙂

So some of my sites if you are interested are below…

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New Printer

I just got finished installing a new printer. If you asked me 20 years ago what would I be doing for printing today I would have been so far off it would have been amazing. 20 years ago I had a chemical darkroom and one digital printer. I would never have thought how busy the printing department would have gotten or that I would need so many printers.

New Printer Epson P800

Today I introduce to you my 5th digital printer! That is right I now have running in the backroom 5 printers. The newest printer is an Epson P800. It was brought in to not only add more capacity to the printing department but it has a couple COOL new features that I will be bringing on-line in the next couple of weeks.

The only issue I have found is my printing room seems to be getting smaller. That is okay it may be smaller but wow can I print a lot of prints in a day!!

Photo Lab

When you need quality photo printing in Lethbridge Paterson Photography is the photo lab you should be using! I will make your digital images look the best they can. We are the only choice for exceptional service and amazing prints!

I print for all types of photographers – Individuals & families, professional photographers or beginners, photo studios, businesses, industry, – ANYONE that needs a quality print. I am here to help. Friendly helpful service is standard and at no additional charge! No longer do you have to settle for poor quality department or drug store prints!

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