Jerry Patterson


I'm a professional photographer and photography workshop guide/instructor. I conduct yearly workshops in the Teton Mountains of Jackson Hole, Wyoming (USA) and in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah (USA). In addition to group photography workshops, I conduct private 1-on-1 photography workshops.

During my photography workshops, I take my group out at night to photograph the MilkyWay and during these workshops I conduct three to four 4 hour Photoshop and Lightroom Milky Way post processing sessions so you may learn how to really make the Milky Way pop in your photos.

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.

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 March 2016 my I lead a 4 night Milky Way night sky photography workshop in Arches National Park in Moab, Utah. It was sold out within 2 months of posting it on Eventzilla. This workshop include one night of photographing the Milky Way over the Mittens in Monument Valley, Arizona.

In July 2016, I conducted a 4 day photography workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming from July 6-9, home of the beautiful Teton mountains. All workshops will include using low level lighting (LLL) to accent various objects from the historic Moulton barns and Mormon Row home, lakes, Cottonwood trees, buckboard wagon and it included 3 nights of my Milky Way night sky photography. On day 2-4, after the we finish our early morning photography, we will take a short break and meet up again for my 4 hour Photoshop Milky Way night sky post processing session. When you have a moment, check out a few of my Milky Way night sky photos at: or on facebook at

During my Milky Way photography workshops, I take my participants through optimal camera settings for capturing the Milky Way in the night sky. After everyone's camera settings were established, I take everyone through several Milky Way exposures tests with different light balance, ISO settings with varying exposures and I take them to different sites from night to night.

2017 Workshops

Arches National Park & Monument Valley Milky Way Night Sky Photography Workshop

Since I've had such a great response to my March 2016 ANP Milky Way workshop, I will conducted another Milky Way night sky photography workshop this past March but I have added one more day making it a 5 day workshop. The dates were March 25-28 with the hotel meet and greet on March 24.

A month later, I teamed up with a facebook friend of mine and conducted a 2nd 5 day Milky Way night sky workshop which sold out quickly.

Grand Teton National Park Photography Workshop

The dates for my 2017 GTNP fall photography workshop is September 19-23.

2018 Photography workshops

I have 3 workshops in 2018.

1. Arches National Park, March Milky Way night sky photography
2. Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming for mid-June spring wildflowers, new young wildlife, Milky Way
3. Outer Banks, North Carolina Milky Way photography workshop in September

If you are interested in attending my workshop, please contact me at and in the subject line enter "2018 Jerry Patterson Milky Way night sky photography workshop."

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

Note to all purchasing my ebook on processing Milky Way night sky photos.

In October 2017 I will be working on a second ebook with much more advanced Photoshop processing techniques with more examples and of course step-by-step instructions so please check my Smashwords page starting in January 2018 to be among the first to obtain this ebook.

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: 13,360. 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 Milky Way night sky 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: 25,990. 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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