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I'm a semi-pro photographer in the strict sense. That is to say, I do not make a living solely by photography...I do, like many who call themselves a "pro' , have a full time job outside of photography.
I'm the author of three ebooks 1) "Grand Teton National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide 1" 2) "Arches National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide I" and 3) "A Photographer's Milky Way Processing Guide - A Photoshop Howto," And given my June 12-23, 2014 trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, I will complete my fourth ebook soon -- "Grand Teton National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide 2" which will have 70+ additional sites over and above my first ebook based on photography in Jackson Hole.
In these photography shooting guides, I make extensive use of Google satellite map marker where for each site in the ebook I have an associated photo. The reader simply clicks on any photo and the web browser immediately opens the webpage for the Google satellite map marker whereby the reader may easily see the exact site I stood for the photo but more importantly see the road system to the exact site.
I am a photo tour guide and yearly lead two three day sunrise to sunset photo adventure tours in Jackson Hole, WY, home of the majestic Teton Mountains where I also lead Milky Way night sky workshops with light painting objects like the historic Moulton barns and Mormon Row house. No other photo tour host / guide I know of offers this value.
Outside of my Milky Way night sky workshops, I'm also involved in daytime and Milky Way night sky time lapse work.
In July 2013 I participated in the millennial celebration of the historic Moulton Barns in Jackson Hole, WY (USA) by donating two 24x36 inch canvas prints for auction for the preservation of these two barns.
Locally, in my current home town, I provide presentations of my Jackson Hole photos from time to time to the photography club and also instructions on the use of GND filters and Photoshop post processing.
Landscape Photography Magazine selected one of my photos of a sunrise on the Grand Teton among many photos submitted by numerous fine art photographers as the photo of the week ... http://landscapephotographymagazine.com/2014/hedricks-pond-overlook-jackson-hole-wyoming-usa/
In June 2014, I lead two three day sunrise to sunset photography adventure tours in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA).
Also, within that time frame, I lead five Milky Way night sky workshops where I took my participants through setting up their camera settings for optimal Milky Way night sky capture. After everyone's camera settings were established, I took everyone through several Milky Way exposures tests with different light balance, ISO settings with varying exposure durations.
Given this workshop scenario, once the participant begins to process their Milky Way photos, each one will be able to determine what is the best settings for their own camera the next time they are out shooting the Milky Way and night sky from three categories: 1) early blue hour, 2) mid-to-late blue hour and 3) dark sky conditions. People are finding out camera settings used to shoot the Milky Way night sky are not the same from one camera manufacturer to another.
From March 20-23, 2015, I lead a 4 night Milky Way night sky workshop in Moab, Utah (USA). I took my group to several arches where I light painted the arches as everyone photographed the Milky Way over them.
Additionally, in 2015, I will be conducting numerous Milky Way night sky workshops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming in the beautiful Teton mountains in late June and early October. All workshops will include light painting various objects from numerous such ast the historic Moulton barns and Mormon Row home and by various lake and river settings. When you have a moment, check out a few of my Milky Way night sky photos at www.flickr.com/photos/wrtrekker
If you are interested in attending one or more of these workshop, you may register for one of my 2015 photography workshops or my 2016 Arches National Park Milky Way night sky workshop at my Eventzilla page: http://www.eventzilla.net/organizer?clientid=2135794650
Best of luck and thanks for your interest in my ebooks.
Lisa (Garness) Mallory
on Feb. 11, 2014 :
I am a fine art nature photographer. I'm planning a photography trip with a Colorado group to Jackson Hole in 2014. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting Jerry Patterson in Colorado. He's a talented landscape and nature photographer. I found his book to be a fabulous informational guide. It's great for photographers seeking beautiful locations to shoot landscapes, the milky way, wildlife, wild flowers, and of course the famous teton mountains in Jackson Hole.
Best of luck Jerry, with your future photography adventures and tours!
Lisa (Garness) Mallory
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 05, 2013 :
We just returned from a trip to Jackson Hole where Jerry Patterson was our guide. We had a fabulous time photographing the Grand Teton's and all the various places Jerry took us to. Places we would have never visited because they are off the beaten track. Thanks Jerry for all of your photography expertise
and all the great places we visited! We are happily exhausted. Looking forward to touring with you again.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on April 03, 2013 :
We are planning a trip to Jackson Hole this summer and I wanted to know the lay of the land beforehand. Jerry Patterson's book was indeed a wise investment. He covers so many great scenic sites and the directions, with Google Satellite maps! If you are into photography or even just wanting to see the beauty of Jackson Hole and the Tetons then this book is for you. He even knows great locations that aren't on other maps. Jerry covers safety issues like weather changes and wildlife. And some good places to chow down for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. I highly recommend this book to anyone planning a visit to JH. If you aren't planning a trip there buy the book anyway and once you've seen his photos you will want to go there! Thanks Jerry for a great resource.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Wes Patterson, Sr
on June 10, 2012 :
This is an excellent resource for those who wish to visit Jackson Hole. The photos are superb advertising as well. Mr. Patterson has done a great job on this book.
Wes P. (North Carolina)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)