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By: Andrew Pateras

World Domination

Tags: Photography, Pateras

OK, not really world domination, but let this be the official announcement that Andrew Pateras Photography is going International. Not really news you say? Well then how about this... I am now taking bookings for Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) for the 2011/2012 Australian summer wedding season. I am planning on spending the whole season (from November 2011 to March 2012) in Australia specificall...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Five Simple Words...

Tags: Discovery Channel, Photography

"The World is Just Awesome", the catch phrase to Discovery Channel''s Ad campaign is perfect. It has summed up my pursuit of adventure and travel experiences in just 5 simple words. I have come to realize that there are two types of people in this world... People that watch the Discovery channel and people who do not. Nothing is wrong with either group, although I find that peopl...Read More

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Small Town Charm

Tags: Engagement, Ingersoll, Photography

A few weeks ago, I was scheduled for an engagement shoot in Ingersoll, Ontario. I was not too thrilled about driving all the way out there, not knowing what kind of a setting I was going to be working with. As the date got closer, the couple contacted me and said they had access to an old Muscle Car if I would like to use it as a prop. This is when it became very interesting and the creative juice...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

The Crossroads of Religion

Tags: Travel, Israel, Photography

      After the amazing experience that was Easter of 2011, the absolute highlight of my entire expedition, I still wanted to bring you the essence of this amazing city. As you all know, Jerusalem the focal point for three of the world’s biggest religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.  I started my morning at the Western Wall, the Jewish core of the city. There wer...Read More

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The Last Stop in Southeast Asia

Tags: Asia, Food, Photography, Travel

  It has been more than three months since I left home on this expedition and it seems like forever since I was able to unwind and relax. The last month has been frenetic, but I was meeting with an old friend in Kuala Lumpur. I knew we would definitely have some good old fashioned fun. The night I arrived, we went out and had a bite to eat on a patio at an Arabic restaurant and did some peop...Read More

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From a Hilltop Citadel to Flying in Water

Tags: andrew pateras,blog,travel,photography

  My first stop was yesterday was Masada, a hill fortress built by King Herod as a refuge for himself in the event of a revolt. After the construction of the complex, there were many other historic points to mention. The most famous was the siege of the fortress by the Romans in 72 AD where the Jews killed themselves rather than be enslaved by the Roman Empire. Another story that I found int...Read More

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Indiana Jones for a Day

Tags: Asia, Food, Photography, Travel

This morning was the earliest wakeup call of the entire expedition so far. At 4:00am my iPhone played one of my favourite songs as I dragged myself out of bed. I was planning on putting the Temples off for a few days to give my body and mind a rest after the whirlwind that was China. The problem is that it is the Lunar New Year in a few days and the traffic at the temples will be insane as every C...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

An Incredible Day of History

Tags: andrew pateras, blog,travel,photography

  The Kingdom of Jordan was high on my list of places to visit for one main reason: The Ancient City of Petra. It was made extremely famous by the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” where the final sequence was shot. Unfortunately, I did not see Sean Connery and Harrison Ford riding out on Horseback. There were only tourists today!  The drive from Amman to Petra is s...Read More

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From Beach to Beach

Tags: andrew pateras,blog,travel,photography

In the first two days here, I put over 850km on my rental car. Most of which was yesterday in my long trek from Tel Aviv to Eilat. The progression of scenery changed so many times, it seemed like I was traveling thousands of kilometres and not mere hundreds. As I left Tel Aviv and drove south, the flat surfing beach and line of hotels slowly turned to windy mountain road and then to a barren deser...Read More

By: Andrew Pateras

Someone, Anyone... Make the Food STOP!

Tags: andrew pateras,blog,travel,photography

  When I arrived in Shijiazhung, I expected a little down time as I was visiting some friends who have a branch office here. Little did I know that my friends had plans of feeding me all the food in China!  My first day here started with a lunch so big I could hardly walk back across the street to their office. There were three types of steamed dumplings and a large bowl of Szechuan bee...Read More