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Jim Patterson
Works at Sea to Summit Workshops
Attended UC Santa Cruz
Lives in Lynnwood, WA
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Underwater, landscape, and nature photography are my passion. Currently based near Seattle, WA.
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Currently working at Kenmore Camera in Kenmore, WA as well as running a photography business and workshops at Sea to Summit Workshops.
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Published in National Geographic, Popular Photography, American Photo, SCUBA Diving, California Diver, as well as local publications.
Education
  • UC Santa Cruz
    Marine Biology, 1997 - 1998
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James Patterson
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  • Sea to Summit Workshops
    Co-founder / Instructor, 2010 - present
  • Jim Patterson Photography
    Photographer, 2003 - present
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Lynnwood, WA
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Frederick, MD - Davis, CA - Santa Cruz, CA - Campbell, CA

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In a couple weeks, I'll be in Death Valley co-leading a workshop with +Joshua Cripps. Previously sold out, we have one spot remaining due to a recent cancellation. Come photograph the beautiful desert landscapes of Death Valley with us.

Link for details: http://www.seatosummitworkshops.com/shop/photography-workshops/death-valley-photography-workshop/

#deathvalley #photographyworkshop #landscapephotography

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New image up over at #500px.

Join me next year on the South Island for 12 days of photo adventure! Details: https://goo.gl/iX9Ftc

#newzealand   #lakewanaka   #wanaka   #southisland   #landscapephotography   #naturephotography  
Here is an image of the now famous willow tree of Lake Wanaka on New Zealand's South Island. The sunrise was nice, but something about the golden light of early morning made the scene for me. Join me April 4-15, 2016 on a 12 day adventure! <a href="https://goo.gl/iX9Ftc">Workshop Details</a>
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While leading a workshop to the Palouse region of eastern Washington, we had our final sunset out at Palouse Falls. As the light from the sunset behind us spread to the eastern sky, I settled in next to one of the participants and fired off a few frames of the classic composition from this location.

For images from this workshop, check out our blog post here: http://goo.gl/wDpdHH

#adaylateforwaterfallwednesday   #gettingbackintotheswingofthings   #landscapephotography   #landscapephoto   #palousefalls   #boomboomboom   #askmeaboutthatlasthashtag  
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Unbelievable great pictures
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It's been a busy month with a trip to Mexico for diving, and this Saturday, I'm off to co-lead an 11 day New Zealand workshop! I don't get must rest, as soon after I return from NZ, I'm off to teach in eastern Washington, where this image was made last year. We had a last minute cancellation, so if you'd be interested in joining me in the "Palouse" June 4-7, please let me know!

Details: http://goo.gl/uFTgjZ

#palouse   #photography   #workshop   #rural   #landscapephotography   #americana  
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Helo,Wooo. Terpesona, Hebat Sungguh Menakjubkan
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Want to learn more about photographing seascapes along the central California? Well, +Joshua Cripps  and I will be teaching this weekend. We had a cancellation last minute, so a spot opened up. Details at the link or drop me a line! http://goo.gl/a4AgT8

#seascapephotography   #photoworkshop   #californiacoast   #santacruz  
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stunning images!
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I've been thinking about Iceland again. About to book my ticket for September as I think I will enjoy a true night and day vs the eternal light of summer. This image was made at 11:40pm at Aldeyjarfoss in northern Iceland back in June 2014.

For more of my Iceland photos: http://goo.gl/nXyzL8

#aldeyjarfoss   #icelandphotography   #iceland   #waterfallphotography  
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New image up on +500px​. I took this back at the end of September on an overnight trek east of Bishop.
The beauty found in the high Sierra Nevada mountains is inspiring. At Sailor Lake with Picture Peak in the distance, the sunset glows with color in a beautiful scene.
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Stunning capture +Jim Patterson​!
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Haven't been on G+ for awhile, but here is an image I made last week with the new Sigma 12-24mm Art lens on a Sony A7RII.

#fallcolors #Sonyalpha #a7r2 #sigmaart #1224mm
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beautiful view It is awesome day in pictures 
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Hoping to get back on the social media bandwagon. I have LOTS of images to share and some exciting news. But the news will wait, so here is an image from my travels to New Zealand a couple months ago.

#milfordsound   #monochromephotography   #newzealand   #blackandwhitephotography   #landscapephotography  
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beautiful. i love your pictures.

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Planning can help you a lot in nature and landscape photography. Knowing your location, sunrise/sunset times, tides, weather patterns, moon phases...all this information can help you make better photographs. Apps like The Photographer's Emphemeris or Photopills can also help with lining up the sun and moon with features you wish to photograph, like the Golden Gate Bridge.

However, a little luck and simply being there go a long way as well. 

#sanfrancisco   #goldengatebridge   #moonphotography  
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Me also painter I lov this view
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Well, as midnight nears in my time zone, here is a late entry to the #waterfallwednesday  theme.

This is in southern Iceland at Skógafoss. To view more of my Iceland images, head here: http://goo.gl/nXyzL8

#icelandphotography   #landscapephotography   #skogafoss   #waterfall  
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maravillosos regalos de la naturaleza :)
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For the +500px folks, here is yesterday's G+ post over there for those that like to V+F. :)

#500px   #VF   #landscapephotography   #deathvalleynationalpark   #deathvalley  
While wandering the badlands in Death Valley, I came across this scene. The badlands are one of my favorite areas to photograph as they contain a myriad of shapes, patterns, and lines. Here, the soft light of twilight falls on a small section of this geological wonderland. I'll be leading a group here in February. Contact me if you're interested. As always, thanks for looking! Workshops & Tours
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Good photo!!! Respekt!!!
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