Build your business

Build Your Business

Starting or improving your business, these videos are for you

If you want to build your business this series is for you. If your business is just starting or it has been running for a few years.

Each Thursday for the next couple of month, or longer, I will go through ideas on how to improve your business.

Building your business, tips to help you succeed
Video 1 Promoting Your Business – Social media is not enough

Promoting, saving money, customers, price lists, advertising, bills and more.

Build your business

A new video each week.

If you are interested I suggest that you subscribe to my YouTube channel and click the bell to be notified when each video is released.

This series is based on what I have done to stay in business for 35 years! Aimed at small and medium sized businesses.

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Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo – Lethbridge Alberta based Full Service Photo lab, Photo Restorations, Photo Courses and Studio & Location Photo Sessions

On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/firstchoicephotoLethbridge

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firstchoicephoto/

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Paterson Photography Fine Art Collector Prints – Nature & Wildlife Collector Prints for home and office.  Lethbridge CPR High Level Bridge photos. If you want to support my photo expeditions feel free to purchase a print from the gallery.

On the web https://patersonphotography.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patersonphotography

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/patersonfineart

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White Turtle Adventures – My mobile office, Cabin and Storage
On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/exploring

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whiteturtleadventures

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whiteturtleadventures

Red Rock Canyon – After the fire

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I wanted to get up to Red Rock Canyon as it finally opened to vehicles for the first time since the fires of 2017. So on the day it opened I was off to explore.

I can truly say it is as amazing as ever it just looks different since the fire. Things are really growing and lots of animals. I was fortunate as there where not a lot of people that were up there. You could tell that many were waiting for it to open and some had no idea what it was suppose to look like. After about an hour I had enough of the people and had to go someplace that people never stop. So I went down the road a few kilometers and found a secluded spot to pull off and have lunch. Yes most of the larger trees are gone but there is so much else to see and experience!!!!

If your going…

If you do go make sure that you are prepared. Go in the off days like during the week and try to get there early in the morning or late at night. Also please take your garbage with you. The high number of people does have an impact on the area and if you can take your garbage home it helps parks to keep it clean.

Red Rock Canyon, as amazing as ever

Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo – Lethbridge Alberta based Full Service Photo lab, Photo Restorations, Photo Courses and Studio & Location Photo Sessions

On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/firstchoicephotoLethbridge

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firstchoicephoto/

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Paterson Photography Fine Art Collector Prints – Nature & Wildlife Collector Prints for home and office.  Lethbridge CPR High Level Bridge photos. If you want to support my photo expeditions feel free to purchase a print from the gallery.

On the web https://patersonphotography.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patersonphotography

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/patersonfineart

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White Turtle Adventures – My mobile office, Cabin and Storage

On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/exploring

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whiteturtleadventures

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whiteturtleadventures

Hot pixels – how to fix

I found when I was doing a video that one of my camera’s had several hot pixels. So I set out to find out if they could be fixed. Surprising even me there is a possible fix for this. It is a simple one minute procedure that you can try and see if it works on your camera.

If it works you solve a problem at no cost and if it doesn’t work you are not out anything!

This procedure does not involve doing anything with your camera that it is not designed to do by the manufacturer. NEVER do anything to your camera that your are not sure the manufacturer has designed it for. Even with this being a simple procedure do so at your own risk.

Hot pixels
A frame from my video showing the hot pixels in the circles

Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo – Lethbridge Alberta based Full Service Photo lab, Photo Restorations, Photo Courses and Studio & Location Photo Sessions

On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/firstchoicephotoLethbridge

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/firstchoicephoto/

_______________________________________________________________________
Paterson Photography Fine Art Collector Prints – Nature & Wildlife Collector Prints for home and office.  Lethbridge CPR High Level Bridge photos. If you want to support my photo expeditions feel free to purchase a print from the gallery.

On the web https://patersonphotography.ca

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/patersonphotography

Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/patersonfineart

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White Turtle Adventures – My mobile office, Cabin and Storage

On the web https://www.firstchoicephoto.ca/exploring

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/whiteturtleadventures

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/whiteturtleadventures

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.

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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