Paterson Photography offers a professional photo lab with quality printing from wallet size prints to wall prints up to 24″x100″. We also offer framing services at great prices. Let me help you get the best when you are printing your images. For more information on printing click here.
I saw a new frame a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. Sooooo I have added another line to the in stock ready to pick-up frames that I carry.
PLUS they are priced wholesale so it is affordable to add on to a print order. If you resell your work it allows you to offer a professional finished priduct at great prices. If you are buying for yourself it allows you to finish your prints so they are ready to hang when you get home. All prints are mounted in the frames using professional flex points.
All sizes from 8×10 to 24×36 are either in stock or ordered. Hopefully all sizes will be in stock by the end of March.
March is a great time to get your printing done before the rush of summer.
If you are ordering prints for clients get a display print for yourself at a reduced price by having a second print done at the same time. It is also a great time to replenish your stock for trade shows and farmers markets.
March you will also save on black & white glossy prints. Get some artistic B&W prints on high gloss paper for wall displays, albums and more.
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
History is not as boring as school makes it out to be!
Many times over the years when I have been either taking pictures, editing or printing I think about how what I do today would look to those that have gone before us. Not only in the photography business but also in the printing business.
What would a photographer from the 1900’s up to the 1970’s think of the cameras of today. Even the cameras that we had to shoot during the last years of film photography. What would photographers up to the late 1980’s think about digital. Or my big one what would people think about the digital editing and printing that we can do now. I tell people that if I could go back in time 50 years or more with my computer and my printer I could own the printing industry. Both for photographs and for printing of signs, posters, etc. I could do so much. With today’s equipment I would be able to do retouching & print jobs that were unheard of in years gone by. Or jobs that took days to do I could do in minutes.
Searching for my history
After my father passed away I was going through a pile of old papers he had and found some information on my grandfather. My grand father on my father’s side passed away when my dad was just a young boy. I knew very little about him but I did have the blessing to come across some military records for him. As I was reading them I found out something that was SHOCKING!!! My grandfather was a printer early on in life. Later on I found more documents that lead me to believe after he came back from the war that he was still a printer.
I wonder what it would be like to work along side of him printing a book in the way he did or print a poster advertising an event. Then being able to show him what I can do now. Need a poster for advertising – it would take a printer back in the 1900’s the better part of a day to layout and print. Today I can do it in a few minutes and I can make changes in seconds. Or showing someone like Ansel Adams how I could retouch, adjust and print photos in minutes that would take his darkroom tech days!
Today will be tomorrow’s history
The saying is true that history does repeat itself. I also wonder if my grandson or a great grandchild will ever go into the photography or printing trade? What will they have for technology in the future that I could only dream of today or more so I could not even think of today. It is cool to think about!
When I get a call from an artist about their artwork the call goes something like this..
“Hi do you copy artwork” Yes “Large work”? Yes “Really large work”? Yes “Like something around 11×14 or 16×20”? Yes “Oh”
Many people are shocked when they find out that I can copy original artwork so artist’s can make copies of them. Seeing that they have been told by other places that they can only do originals that are 8×10 or smaller. Well I can digitize LARGE, REALLY LARGE originals. I can digitize any size from wallet size to 12 feet tall in my studio and larger if I should go on location. How about the size of the side of a building!
So as 2018 comes to an end I am planning what goals I want for the next year. I have the same general items for each year that I am in business …
Improve my photography
Keep my website & blog up to date
Improve print quality and types of prints offered
Add more courses and workshops
But those are general and if I did not have them then there would be a big problem as everyone or every business should have something to work towards.
So what do I have to work toward? I have heard many experts say we should have three types of plans / goals in our lives. The first are the BIG ones, or the dreams. The second is the more achievable ones (medium goals) but still will require some work and the third is the easy ones. SO for the next year so far I have the following…..
Upgrade my 70D’s to the promised Canon 7D mark III
Add a vacuum press to the printing department
Head back to the coast for a whale watching trip
Head to Jasper to photograph Caribou
Add more premade frames to my selection
Update some of my display prints in the studio
Build a copy center for artwork and get polarizing filters for lights
Market more of my nature / wildlife work
Clean-up the backroom and the attic
Clean up my camera gear, and organize
Get out shooting more
Organize the shooting room more
Update my outside sign
Switch out my main hard drive in the office
Build more specialty frames
I know that these will change but I like having things to work towards. On last years list was a major rebuild of my website and I FINALLY got to it with two weeks remaining in the year, but it feels great to have that mostly done.