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.

Winter blues

Even with it being not a bad winter I still have the winter blues. I really have not minded this past winter for cold temperatures, so far only one really bad week of horrible temperatures. The problem has been the changes in the weather. One day it is cool and snowy and a day later the winds are shaking everything and the temperature is rising. If it just stayed cool with snow it would not be so bad.

I have been out shooting a few times in the past couple of months but overall shooting outside has not been that great. Only so many sunsets and bridge pictures with snow that one person can take and still be interested in it. Staying at the studio is only so much fun when most of my customers are staying at home to avoid the winds so I have made up some projects to do over the past couple of months to beat the winter blues!

First project!

First project was to run some tests on the printers to make sure that the colors were as good as they could be. Was happy to see that things were looking great and that the systems that I tested were no better then what I was doing. Always scary thinking that I may not be using the best printing settings, but after tests I am happy with what I am printing.

Beating the winter blues project 1, testing colors on the printers.

Beat the winter blues – Project 2

I grabbed my camera and big lens, put them in a backpack and went out for a hike. This would not seem like a big thing to most people but for someone that has been dealing with lung issues this was a HUGE event. I have not been able to hike for years. I took the wildlife camera just in case and found one cooperative subject.

Project 3

I have been working on this project for YEARS!!! I wanted to get some affordable postcards for not only my printing clients but for selling my own work as well. Problem has been either the price is crazy high or the quality s low. So this winter I tried some tests and I am happy to say that I now have a printing company to do my postcard printing for me!!

Postcard back - high level bridge Lethbridge
4″x6″ Post Card Template

I still have a few more projects but I am hoping that it gets nice so I can shelve the projects. Like I tell everyone “artists are the biggest procrastinators” and I would like to be able to put a few things off to enjoy some really warm and not windy weather!!

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…

Read morePaterson Photography Changes

Borderless Art Card / Postcard

Finally available a folding borderless art card. Printed on a fine art paper this is great for a gift, for trade shows and art shows.

Art cards printed on fine art water color paper.  These cards have a very expensive feel and look at a reasonable price!

I can make these cards using a digital image, negative, slide, print or from your art work

Suitable for:

  • Christmas cards
  • Birthday cards
  • Graduation cards
  • Thank you cards
  • Wedding announcements
  • Gift cards with your art work or photography
  • Art cards to sell at craft shows
  • and many more uses.
Borderless art card
Borderless art card

Flat cards

Flat cards are 5×7 in size and can be printed with or without borders. Back text can be black & white or color.

5×7 flat cards (standard – no text on back) $2.20
5×7 flat cards (deluxe – with text on back)  $2.30

Folding cards

Folding cards are 5×7 when folded and can have a border of 1/4″ or no border. Back text can be black & white or color. Printing can be inside on top of fold, below fold and / or on back of card.

5×7 Folding cards with or without inside text including envelopes $2.75

Card Boxes


When you want to put together a collection of cards a card box is PERFECT. A clear top with black bottom will easily hold up to 24 folding cards and envelopes, or up to 48 flat cards and envelopes.

Boxes/ tops $4.00 each

Clear Envelopes

If you want to sell your cards you need a way to package them to prevent damage. Our clear envelopes are the perfect solution! Re-closable adhesive top, Perfectly clear so customers can easily see your art. You can purchase 1, 10 or 1000. Price breaks for larger quantities.

Advertising Information

If you are selling your cards I can print information on the back of the cards such as website, email, QR code, phone number or the name of the artwork. A great form of advertising. Set-up fees apply.

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