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cogent 07-07-2009 01:01 PM

Just Joined as of 7/7/2009
Hi there,

I am Jim Patterson and I just joined. I got fired up after attending the Rocky Mountain Writers and Photographers workshop in Colorado.

I'm a full time tenured professor of business and i.t. at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix. As part of my duties, I teach an intro to digital photography course. I'm planning on writing a Lightroom course as I love that. Oh do I.

I love travel and outdoor photography and have even done a wedding. My next trip is a few weeks I will go to Ireland. Before that, I will lead a PhotoWalk 2009 in North Phoenix.

My website is at


Jim Patterson

dougotto 07-07-2009 01:21 PM

Awesome Jim.

Welcome to NANPA and to the forums.

ryspring 07-07-2009 02:17 PM

Well met Jim. You'll have to tell us more about Ireland when you return. Ireland is high on my list of adventures yet to undertake.

jalock 07-07-2009 04:32 PM

Welcome James G Patterson. I'm glad the office finally got THAT straightened out!

plunkettphoto 07-08-2009 10:45 AM

Hi Jim,

Welcome to the group.

I'll bet your business expertise can be used by many of us here.

bill plunkett

cogent 07-08-2009 02:31 PM

When I return
I will post photos from Ireland. After that, I'm going to take scuba lessons so I can go on that Nikon School of Underwater Photography program in Bonaire around Christmas time.

Let's see, I also have a Photowalk to lead on July 18th. Gosh, I almost have 50 people signed up. This will be huge all over the world.

I am a professor at Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix. I have to tell you my burning desire is to do outdoor/trip photography workshops. Oh, and get better as a photographer.

By the way, I once poo poo'd it, but I've started to get into Twitter. There are some good knowledgeable people in photography who twitter so check it out.


Jim Patterson

stmcelhinney 07-10-2009 05:10 PM

Welcome Jim
NANPA will be a good fit for you. It is a great place to share and it souds like you have much to share.

As I started to read your email the first few words alarmed me. To quote "I got fired.... " :eek:of course you went on to say fired UPó very different. :)I'm glad your experience has been a great one. I look forward to meeting you.

cogent 07-13-2009 10:11 AM

Photowalk2009 Filled in North Phoenix
Wow, the Photowalk2009 I am leading is all full now! Aye carrumba. I hope this works. I heard a rumor that participants will get a Lightroom Plugin to post photos; I wish they'd contact me on that... we're getting close! July 18th is the date.

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