History

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.

From my families history a military record
My grandfather’s military information

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!

Prints from prints, slides & negatives

Do you need prints from negatives, slides, art work or prints?  If so we are the best choice!

I have been printing slides and negatives for years. As each year passes more and more slides and negatives are being damaged. A lot of people are finding out too late and are loosing their memories. If you make prints you will not only have an easier time looking at your slides and negatives you will also be insuring that the image lasts. I also recommend that we save your files to a USB stick. A good size USB will store thousands of images and you can store the USB in a safety deposit box or at a friends house.

All work done on site in Lethbridge, NO shipping of your valuable memories.

Many companies have started to downsize their labs and are now shipping your precious memories across the country to get printed. I scan your work as soon as it arrives and you are able to take it back home. Once your work is scanned I can do the retouching, printing or save to another media at my office in Lethbridge.

All work handled by one person, not passed off to other staff or outside companies.

Tired of getting staff that have no idea what you want. I look after all the work from receiving the item, scanning, editing and printing

Some services available while you wait.

Simple prints from slides, negatives or prints up to 8×10 will be done while you wait. Larger sizes or large quantities may take a while

Wide assortment of media.

Once the work is digitized choosing the right media to print on is also important. I have many types of media and I am happy to help you select the right one.

Full restoration & retouching services available as well.

Is the original slide, negative or print already damaged? I can repair the image before printing.

Have your memories copied or saved to DVD before it is to late!

Paterson Photography Scans from slides, negatives and prints
High resolution scans to allow you to print from negatives, slides, prints and more
Print from print, slide, negative or art work

Scanning slides, negatives & prints

I have been scanning slides, negatives & prints for customers for years. When I look back at the original scanners that were available and compare it to today’s scanners I cannot believe how far technology has come. All scans done on state-of-art scanners at the highest resolution. All work done safety in Lethbridge!

A scan from a old 35mm slide, printed and framed with gallery glass.

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