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.
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.
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.
Excellent training. I love the way you folks transmit your volumn’s of knowldge to us. Easy to learn and follow. Beautiful job.
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
Varina and Jay will go the extra mile in making sure you understand the concepts.
I just wanted to let you know that I’m working my way through the Ultimate Landscape Photography Course & loving it! You do a terrific job of explaining things clearly, and you have a great onscreen presence & rapport with each other. Really enjoying it – looks like I’ll have to get Behind the Lens next… And I look forward to more after that!
Beloit, WI, USA
Great (Behind the Lens) Course! I am loving the narrower scope but more in-depth approach and both the “on the field” workflow and “the photo I didn’t take” explanations. Every single case study was excellent.
I am thrilled that this weekend I got to put too use what I have learned so far. Thanks Varina for explaining hyper focal distance, it even worked with my little Olympus OMD M5 with the kit 12-50mm lens. Thank you both for explaining how to use layers.
The new course (Behind the Lens) is a fantastic addition to the Ultimate Landscape Course. The Ultimate Landscape Course takes you through the basics – it helps you get out there and start taking photos that you can be proud of. This new course helps you take the next step in improving your photography.
Armidale, NSW, Australia