Composition: Why Size Matters

If you have ever taken photographs in a forest, you know that…
Flowers in Columbia River Gorge - Oregon, USA.

Quick Tips: Leading the Eye with Focus and Blur

I took this pretty shot early on a rainy morning in a meadow.…
Vermillion Cliffs, Arizona

Composing Photos with Leading Lines

Leading lines are an elegant elements of an effective photo composition. But finding leading lines in nature is not always easy… or is it?
The Log Bridge - Varina Patel

5 Tips for Isolating your Subject

How can I make sure that my viewer is noticing the most important elements in my image? Here are 5 Photography tips by Varina Patel
Adventure, Canon Beach, OR

Using Human Elements in your Photos

Humans are part of nature, and sometimes a human element can add an interesting or emotional point of interest to your landscape photograph.
Elowah - Varina Patel

Waterfalls... just because.

Varina has been playing around with creating videos – and this is one that showcases a few of my favorite waterfall photographs.
Glacier National Park, Montana

Is it Ok to manipulate your photos?

Film photographer used darkroom and today we use Photoshop to manipulate photos. But there are ways to manipulate photos in camera.
Tinkers Creek State Park, Ohio (OH), USA

How to Process a Moody Photograph

Conveying mood in a photograph requires a little extra care in your processing technique. We use Photoshop Layers & Mask to accomplish this.