Jamie Paterson – Images of Inspiration, Captivation, and Fascination


Cottesloe Pylon Gone………….. For Now

Hi Everyone,

I’ve just read in the West Australian that the Cottesloe Pylon has been knocked down overnight due to the wild weather we are having.    Time to get some different landscape photos of Cottesloe. 🙂



Jamie Paterson Photography

E + SR (-3wks) = Happiness

What is Everyone up to this Weekend?

Hi Everyone,

So the Easter long weekend is upon us.  I hope you all have a safe and photographically rewarding weekend and I can’t wait to see the results of everyone having four days off to take photos.   This weekend will see me down at Trigg Beach tomorrow morning around 8am and probably at another beach location for an early morning shot prior to that.   I may even head up to the hills for an afternoon of shooting over the weekend as well.

Have a great weekend,

Jamie Paterson



Spyder2express Serial Number

Hi Crew, Does anyone have a Spyder2 Express? I’ve lost my cd and need a serial number to install the new software.  If you have it can you email me the serial number?


Jamie Paterson

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


Hi Everyone,

Melissa, Xavier and I wanted to wish you all a fantastic, and safe Christmas and Happy New Year.   It has been a fantastic year photography wise and family wise.   In 11 short months I’ve managed to connect with an absolutely brilliant community of photographers and its been a privilege to catch up with you all.    Its been a great personal photographic journey this year and many of you out there have accelerated my journey.   So thank you.   Some of you have produced such incredible work that has astounded me and I’ve been grateful that you would share that work with us.    So thank you.

To those of you who have provided comments, advice and a gentle guiding hand via this site.  Thank you.    I can only imagine what awaits photography wise in 2009.   Now for my Oscar speech. 🙂   I’d like to credit Christian for the inspiration he has provided many of us, and especially for being so open and genourous in his knowledge and support.   I’d also like to thank Neal and Kirk for putting up with me week in and week out, while crawling down cliffs and getting lost in National Parks when temps were near 10 degrees, for sharing your shooting tricks and locations.   You guys have certainly opened my eyes to what is possible and pushed me hard, very hard.    I look forward to more shoots in 2009.    Dylan thanks for the almost daily updates at times of extremely high quality work.   Mel thanks for making me laugh whilst on location.   Flemming thanks for sharing your knowledge and your honesty.   Thank you to the rest of you who commented and let me know that at times I was doing something right, you all made it worthwhile.   Mostly I want to thank Melissa and Xavier for being so patient with me drifting off at all hours of the day to capture ‘the shot’, without your support and understanding none of this would’ve been possibe.    So bring on 2009!!!!

Stay safe and enjoy the holidays,

Jamie Paterson

And the Location is……………………Cancelled.


Hi Guys due to lack of numbers this event is now CANCELLED.     We’ll all catch up in the new year I’m sure. 🙂

Bennion Beach.    For those who haven’t been there before its a pretty cool little beach with lots of rocks to photograph when the sun starts to set.   There is parking both at Bennion and at the North end of Trigg beach.   So is everyone in?   I’m there for sure.   Don’t forget we should be there around 6:30pm.

Look forward to catching up with everyone.

Jamie Paterson

Sunday Evening Christmas Spectacular – 14th Dec 2008 @ 6:30pm


Well its that time of the year for our annual Christmas Photography Spectacular!!!    Obviously all are welcome, kids, dogs, cats and yes even partners. 🙂    It will be this Sunday the 14th of December 2008 and we shall meet at 6:30pm.    The idea is to just meet up and say hello to everyone before we discretely ask Clint to leave the party at 8pm so that we can capture a decent sunset.   Hopefully you can all make it, its been a fantastic photography year for all of us and we’ve all posted some amazing images so let’s celebrate that together.

Since most of us have met each other through our association with Christian he will be beaming down a special message via satellite TV dressed in a Santa suit (okay so this still has to be negotiated).

Anyhow it will be great to catch up the the Perth Landscape Photography Crew.

As for where?   Now that is a surprise and you’re going to have to checking back, the location will be posted in the next 24hrs.

Jamie Paterson

Xavier’s Big Night Out


Hi Everyone,

Here is Xavier after a big night out.  Hope he doesn’t get too hung over!!!!    Okay so it was all setup but he did fall asleep like that and he just looked so damn cute!!!   So I had to get a shot of him and share it with everyone.   What a cool little guy he is. 🙂

Jamie Paterson

Pre Xmas Shoot?


HI Everyone,

Who is up for a pre Christmas Shoot?   I’d certainly like to catch up with you all before the end of the year comes upon us.   Is a shoot a good idea or should we all just turn up to a spot with a few beers?   I thought we could turn up to somewhere like Kings Park or Fishing Boat Harbour where a number of us could squeeze into with cameras if we so choose.   Anyhow I’m open to ideas.  If you’re interested let me know. 🙂


Jamie Paterson

Spool’s Secret Revealed

I’m sure many of you out there are wondering how Neal of Spool Photography manages to consistently produce brilliant photos.   Well I know can now exclusively show you how.   This is Neal hard at work creating his latest masterpiece, now that you all know how its done feel free to use this secret technique. 😉


Roll Up Roll Up – 4th October – 3pm @ Fremantle

Hi Everyone,

Neal from Spool Photography and Kirk of Kirk Hille Photography and I would love to catch up with everyone next Saturday the 4th of October in Fremantle at the E Shed Markets, we should all congregate on the verandah halfway along the markets facing the quay.   We thought we could all catch up and have a coffee  and have a meet and greet sessioin before taking a stroll around Fremantle ‘scouting out’ new photo opportunities.   There are just so many in Fremantle. 🙂

Anyone interested?


Jamie Paterson

X Man Photos

A small photo of Xavier asleep in his hospital cot.   So far he has been a dream, sleeping all night and very rarely crying.   Is this the calm before the storm?   Fingers crossed that its not.  🙂   Melissa and Xavier should be home on Saturday so I’m really looking forward to that.

Jamie Paterson

Oh What a Feeling!!!

My son arrived yesterday at 5:03pm after a 5hr labour.   He came in at 8 pounds exactly.   More news and pics to follow, but now I believe all the dad’s it is truly and amazing experience.

Jamie Paterson

Fast Escape!!!

So I blame Spool Photography for my latest bad luck.  After he wrote a post about how does eveyone back up their photos I started to see some funny things happening with my brand spanking new laptop.   Like a true IT professional I ignored it for about a week, but the past few days things were getting worse and worse.   Yesterday I did a Family Portrait for some good friends and at the end of the shoot copied all the files across to the laptop and then couldn’t open Photoshop.  I already back up everything on a ‘regular’ 3 monthly basis so I ran off and grabbed the external USB hard drive that I had for backups.   5 mins after the back up completed the hard drive in the laptop died a miserable death. 

Talk about lucky!!!

Jamie Paterson

For Sale – Canon EF Extender 2x

Hi Everyone,

I have decided to part with my Canon EF Extender 2x.  This extender effectively doubles the focal length of your lens, I’ve only used it once so its essentially brand new.   Current retail price for one of these is $450.00.   If you’re interested please email me.

Jamie Paterson

Denmark Views

This is the view Melissa and I woke up to this morning.  Walked out on to the balcony and had to take a shot.  Simply stunning.

On another note, I’m really intrigued as to why I’ve got those stripes across the sky.

Woo Hoo!!! My Singh Ray Filters are on their way.

For anyone who wants to follow their progress:


Enter the tracking number – 965202455155

I can’t wait.

The Illustrious and Intrepid Landscape Photographers – Neal and Kirk

Here is a short video of Neal and Kirk crossing a small creek at the bottom of a waterfall that we encountered this weekend.  I was taking the video and wisely decided to go last. 😉

Jamie Paterson

The Esteemed Mr Kirk Hille!!!

Hi Everyone,

Went out for a shoot at Mettams Pool today with Neil from Spool Photography and Kirk Hille and only one of them turned up ;-).    It was a very subtle sunrise with very little colour but I did get a shot that I like out of it.  Not sellable (well maybe as stock) but I like it any way, I’ll probably post it a little later.   Anyhow this was a shot of Kirk just before he grabbed the money shot. 

Jamie Paterson

Down South Here I Come!!!

Woo Hoo, off to the land of down south.  I’m stoked, tomorrow afternoon I’ll be trying to catch some surf shoots as the surf is meant to be massive down there at the moment.   In the evening I’m not sure where I’ll shoot yet, but in the morning I’m going to try for either Sugar Loaf Rock or Bunker Bay.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Fashion Digital Retoucher – Wanted!

Anyone out there a fashion digital fashion retoucher or know of one?    I really need a hand clearing up a back log of fashion photos.   I seem to be spending all my time on my landscape stuff.

Jamie Paterson

Canon Gear for Sale – 5D and 350D


Hi Guys,

Its time to part with my beloved 5D and my original SLR the 350D.    I’m looking at $1500 for the 5D (body only) and will consider offers on the 350D with the 18-55 lens.   Let me know if you’re interested. 🙂

Jamie Paterson