Jerry Patterson


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, 2015 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 ...

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

If you are interested in attending one or more of these workshop, you may register for one of my 2015 photography workshops.

My early March 2016 Arches National Park (ANP) Milky Way night sky workshop is sold out. To take a look at some info about this workshop, please go to my Eventzilla page:

Since I've had such a great response to my March 2016 ANP Miky Way workshop, I will conducting a second in early September 2016 when the Milky Way is in the southwestern part of the night sky. Please contact me if you are interested in attending this.

Best of luck and thanks for your interest in my ebooks.

Where to find Jerry Patterson online


A Photographer's Milky Way Processing Guide - A Photoshop HowTo
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Here is an ebook for those who have been struggling with making the Milky Way in your night sky photos stand out. Do you want to make your Milky Way really stand out ... no, pop right out? If so, then this is a must have ebook to get you started. It will take you step by step through a process which will provide you with a Milky Way photo you will be proud to show and print and will "WOW" others.
Arches National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 13,180. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography
This ebook is strictly about great places to photograph in the Moab, Utah from iconic mesas, arches, goose-necks, sunrise and sunsets both for day time and night sky / Milky Way photography. The reader is taken from Professor Valley east of Moab to Arches National Park, Canyonlands, House on Fire and Monument Valley. Google satellite map markers are used with each photo to help find each location.
Grand Teton National Park - A Photographer's Site Shooting Guide 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,950. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
This is a photographer's shooting guide for Jackson Hole, WY complete with photos of all locations and links to Google map pointers to pinpoint each exact shooting location. This replaces "Jackson Hole, WY - A Photographer's Shooting Guide" with updated information and an additional 30 sites for a total of 115 great sites to photograph the Teton Mountains.

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