Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination

Bunker Bay Bonanza


Hi Everyone,

Photographically its been a quite week for me, though mid week I did manage to catch a glimpse of a beautiful sunrise and sunset and as I look out the window now I can see the softest pink sunset, very pretty.   I can’t wait for this coming weekend as I’ll be in a much warmer climate and spending four days shooting with Christian and Mike Fletcher.   A dream come true for me, I’ll have to show the boys a trick or two.   Also I have to say a big thank you to the person who made this possible for me, she knows who she is!

Bunker Bay Photo Details:



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I’d love to know who would your dream photographic mentor be if you could shoot with anyone?   Where would you love to shoot with them?

Finally, a big thank you to all of you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.  I trully appreciate it.

31 responses

  1. ryanepstein

    nice shot jamie! Love the peacefulness!

    Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 19:27

    • Hi Ryan,

      Thanks for the comment. Yes it was an extremely peaceful morning I had Bunker Bay all to myself that morning.

      Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 19:38

  2. Jamie, great tones in the sky and water in this one – I like it.

    As far as mentors go, I think it would be a great experience to go shooting with Joe McNally, Chase Jarvis, David Hobby (aka Strobist) or David Nightingale.

    Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 19:41

  3. nice shot Jamie, very interesting foreground. there is a lot of white water for only a 10sec exposure- the waves must have been pumping that morning were they?

    being picky- my eye is unsettled a bit with the darkness in the top left corner. not sure if it’s a vignette you’ve added, or if it’s from your grad nd’s? but that part doesn’t sit right, for me anyway.

    as for the photographer i’d like to shoot with- there’s probably too many to mention. but the bloke you’re heading off with next week would be up there for sure. you’ll be the envy of many a Perth photographer next week 😛

    Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 20:32

    • Hi Stephen,

      It was a really stormy morning and yes the waves were thumping through. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


      Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 21:13

  4. Beautiful shot Jamie! Love your composition especially, a great balance!

    Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 20:52

  5. truenorthmark

    Nice one Jamie…a lot goin on in that shot eh!!

    Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 22:28

  6. ecomuseimages

    Great shot champ…nice work indeed. I am not 100% sure about the dead wood in the foreground, especially with those nice rocks just screaming to take centre stage. But what the hell wood I know (get it…wood, would….damn, tough crowd!).

    Monday, September 21, 2009 at 7:34

  7. cool stormy shot jamie …

    As for having a mentor / photographer to shoot with, don’t think I’d really have one.

    For me it would be more about photographic location than anything else.

    I enjoy shooting with other photographers and have shot with so many in varied locations and countries …

    If I had to pick one if would be Brian his writings crack me up all the time, his passion for the wilderness and getting that shot is undeniable and I’m sure the experience would be like 2 kids in a candy store …. Something I’ll find out and experience soon enough …

    I would like to spend time with Adamus in the digital darkroom though, then again millions would …

    Monday, September 21, 2009 at 12:41

    • Hi Neal. Thank you for the comment kind sir. I agree with the Adamus comment, a few hours in his darkroom would be amazing. See you on Thursday night along with Christian, Mike and Mr True North!


      Monday, September 21, 2009 at 20:48

  8. Good shot mate.. and an interesting topic to question us all on!

    I recon it would be awesome to go for a shoot with Jack Mccoy. I can watch his vid’s over and over!

    Monday, September 21, 2009 at 20:25

    • Hi Josh, Thanks again for commenting. I’ve not heard of Jack McCoy I’ll have to check out his stuff tomorrow.


      Monday, September 21, 2009 at 20:50

  9. chloe

    you know i’ve never even thought about photography mentors ..is that weird(?)
    i feel somewhat out of the loop that i don’t have a mentor

    beautiful photograph jamie

    Monday, September 21, 2009 at 21:04

    • Hi Chloe, no its not weird that you’ve not thought about a photography mentor. Eventually you will see someone’s work that you really admire.

      Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 8:44

  10. Jack Mccoy is the legendary surf photographer/movies I think his first was tubular bells or swells something like that that movie came out in the 70’s and he did storm riders as well … he may still be going strong I am not sure, the last i heard he did the Occy doco …

    Monday, September 21, 2009 at 21:13

    • Hi Neal, thanks for that. I’ve just checked out some of his work this morning.

      Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 8:46

  11. I’d take Stakky to carry all my gear.
    There was on shoot I on, when well renowned photographer told his camera assistant to set up the hassleblad 50mp camera with a 35mm lens over there, plug it into the macbook pro and the only thing the photographer did was focus the lens and pressed the shutter, images went straight into lightroom and they were processed on site. I thought that was fairly good, especially after a 4km hike in. I was inspired for a week after that, but was too buggered from getting up at 3am to do anything for the rest of the week.

    Nice shot too Jamie.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 10:44

    • Hi Thomas,

      Great story, thanks for sharing it. I think it will be awhile before I can get my own proper assistant. Stakky might have to do in the meantime. 😉


      Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 20:35

  12. Ric

    Keeping it local I would say Neal from Spool Photography would have to be my choice for Photography Mentor. I think the quality of his work surpasses many other photographers with big names. His work is stunning!

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 20:16

    • Hi Ric,

      How much did Neal pay you to say that? 😉 Nah on a serious level I’ve had the privilege of shooting with Neal for the past 18mths and he is an amazing photographic workhorse and the way he can pick out a different POV is seriously cool.


      Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 20:23

  13. Holy cow Ric, thanks for those kind words … I’m speechless

    cya in November 😉

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 21:34

  14. Luke Austin

    Very nice Jamie, I like the tones you have been achieving of late.

    As far as someone to shoot with, probably Jim Brandenburg as it was his work that first got me into photography.
    And someone to process with would have to be Marc Adamus.

    Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 22:59

    • Hi Luke,

      Thanks for the comment. Your latest photo is simply stunning! You know its interesting that there is now two answers popping up. People we would like to shoot with and people we’d like to process with. Interesting.

      Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 8:06

  15. Hi Jamie,

    I think I’d love to shoot and process with http://milena-r.blogspot.com/ or http://colourmekatie.blogspot.com (i also really love kirk’s work as well but shhh, i don’t want to give him a over sized head ;)) whilst i still do love commercial, big name photographers, i think some of us “amateurs” can produce very competing results as well.

    Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 10:29

    • Hi Katie,

      Thanks for contributing. 🙂 Kirk is a pretty down to earth guy so it won’t give him an oversized head. He’ll just appreciate the compliment I’m sure. I agree with you, there is some amazing amateur work out there and its great to see.


      Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 19:56

  16. Nice Jamie Like the foreground in this shot.

    Sunday, September 27, 2009 at 18:32

    • Hi Willian,

      Thanks for the comment. I too liked what was happening in the foreground with this shot. I thought the branches made good leading lines.


      Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 12:25

  17. chloe

    time to give me some inspiration jamie.. 🙂

    Monday, September 28, 2009 at 17:00

    • Hello Chloe,

      What do you need inspiration for? You’re doing fine! I’m back from my trip away now and I’ve got a ton of awesome photos to start throwing up during the next few weeks. Stay tuned.


      Tuesday, September 29, 2009 at 12:26

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