Jim Patterson is a photographer living and working north of Seattle, Washington. His background in marine biology led to explorations beneath the sea where an appreciation for the natural world and photography began. After years of dedicated underwater work, his focus has shifted to coastal landscape photography, a natural progression born from the inspiration found in and around the ocean. Coastal photography soon expanded into landscapes inland. Through photography as an art form, Jim works towards creating images which are both personally meaningful as well as making an impact with the viewer. His main joy with teaching is to see that switch flip in the mind of a photographer, when an idea grabs hold and creativity follows.