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Patrick Aalto

Some kind words from past participants and customers

"We consider ourselves novice photographers. Our goal in learning from Patrick was to find a bit more competency with devices that can baffle us on the best of days. We were beyond pleased with the results of our lesson. Patrick taught with ease to both adults and children during the course. Each technical detail outlined in the lesson was presented with the immediate opportunity for creative practice. Questions beyond the scope of our materials were met with the same patience and kindness as the heart of the course.  We look forward to learning from Patrick again in the future." - Nathan and Julia

"I took a hiking and photography adventure with Patrick in September and had a great experience.    He is an excellent instructor.  Whether you are a beginner or have some established skills, you will go away with new tools as well as reminders of things you had forgotten.  I was on the adventure with another student who was at a different skill level and Patrick was very good at balancing his instruction for both of us.  I came home with some fantastic photos.  I have been practicing some of the skills that I learned and look forward to another class soon.   I highly recommend Patrick if you are wanting to develop and/or hone your skills.  I was not disappointed. You won’t be either." - Mark 

"Working with Patrick at the 2022 Mount St. Helens Institute Base Camp program was an incredible experience. Patrick led multiple astrophotography workshops throughout the program to guests from around Washington and further who came to camp and learn about Mount St. Helens. Patrick's tone with participants and overall energy that he brought to the program was so warm, balanced and nourishing - we are so excited to continue working with Patrick and highly recommend his skills in photography, astrophotography, group facilitation and more. Patrick is all around great company :)" Gina Roberti


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