A special place – Cameron Lake Waterton

Waterton Lakes National Park

Cameron Lake my top three images When you want to decorate with fine art prints I am happy to share my images and my memories with you. Who am I?? Started in 1985 by Mike Paterson. Paterson Photography quickly grew to be one of the leaders in the photography industry in Lethbridge and southern Alberta.  … Read more

Was hiding out in Waterton Park and Beauvais Lake.

Join me on this video as I take a trip to Waterton Park and Beauvais lake while I was hiding in the mountains. Got some great pictures!!!! 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 … Read more

Natural Bridge Yoho

Natural Bridge Yoho

Natural Bridge Yoho, I LOVE THIS SPOT!! The combination of the solid smooth rock with the soft flowing water. Toss in a roar that shakes the body and it is just amazing. A perfect print for a living room or a basement den. Click here to order your print Paterson Photography / First Choice Photo … Read more

Banff Memories

From last week’s travels to Kananaskis, Banff & Yoho. I always love the early fall drives, the cooler weather the vivid colors and less tourists then the summer.

Mountain Drive through Kananaskis to Banff and Yoho.

I would love to spend more time in this area as the dramatic fall colors are amazing. Kananaskis seems to always be a place that I am driving through to get to someplace else. It is not easy to drive through but when your schedule says you need to be someplace else sometimes you just need to take the little stops and move on.

Banff Draw

Banff tends to be the big draw and the Ice Field Parkway draws me whenever I am heading north. But even with Banff calling I have to stop when I see amazing scenes like this one and take some pictures.

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About Mike

Mike Paterson, the photographer, started taking photos seriously back in 1985 while living in Waterton Lakes National Park. I can remember all my life enjoying great photos. I always thought that the people that took these photos must be something special. They would see a scene that others would pass by. I think the first time I picked up a camera was when I was 15 or 16. Those pictures for the time were cutting edge. Technology was making huge strides and photography was coming to the masses. Cameras were coming out that could do so much more.

First Camera

The first camera that I can remember was a Kodak 126 camera. It was simple and easy to use. Problem was that it was so limited. I started looking for a camera that would allow me to grow as my knowledge grew. One issue that I found immediately was how much misleading information was pushed as truth. This was even before the Internet. It took years of research before I was comfortable enough to buy a camera and start taking pictures as a business.

I remember, in fact I still have, the image that started me on the photography journey. It was on a winters ski trip in the river bottom in Lethbridge. I had taken pictures before but this one was the one that sent me over the edge from a occasional photographer to a life long photographer.