I am an avid follower of Jay and Varina’s work. Their work really is superb. Their knowledge in the field of landscape photography is impeccable.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA
I thank you for your knowledge and practical walk through of the location and thought process with the final shots. This is a really well structured and explained course (Behind the Lens Course). It has given me the confidence to go out and explore and push myself further than I have ever expected to achieve.
Having Jay and Varina as instructors opens up a totally new perspective to Landscape photography.
San Jose, California
Jay and Varina’s workshop here in Australia in early 2014 was brilliant. They would mix short tutorial sessions with lots of opportunities to “get out and do it” with them. Jay and Varina’s depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to help their students learn is awesome. And their approach to photography is refreshing and inspirational.
Jay and Varina Patel’s “Ultimate Photography Course” has also been a great resource to help me in my journey towards taking great photos. Their presentations are in the terrific clear, simple, engaging style that they use in their workshops. Their content is comprehensive and includes handy tips and information that I haven’t seen elsewhere on the net.
One of the most powerful yet simple techniques that Jay and Varina Patel taught me in their workshop was their hyperfocal focussing technique. I never knew how much of my image would be sharp, even though I used a tripod and shutter delay. Since I learnt the Patels’ simple hyperfocal focussing method, I focus with complete confidence every time. You wouldn’t believe how that has transformed my photography.
There’s so many free videos out there it’s easy to be overwhelmed. This course breaks down the fundamental knowledge you need for landscape photography and shows you how to use that knowledge in an actual photo shoot. That makes it a lot easier to figure out where you’re going wrong when you’re not getting the result you’re after. It’s worth every cent!
Armidale, NSW, Australia
It’s difficult to find the words to express how impressed I was with your Photoshop & photography knowledge and your body of work!
I really enjoyed the Behind the Lens course. It is the best of all the courses you’ve made. I own everyone of your webinars and courses and this one was as intuitive as any of them.
Fort Belvoir, VA, USA
Varina – this is EXACTLY what I have been studying these days and you have solved a huge mystery for me with this explanation of hyperfocal distance and the actual logistics of focusing via auto focus, then switching to manual, then composing. I’m going to put your chart in my iPhone so I have it with me when I’m out in the field.
Palm Desert, California