2017 – A Year In Review

We want to take some time to wish you happy holidays and say thank you for another great year.

What began as just another year at Visual Wilderness produced some significant changes in how we do business. Here are some highlights from 2017:


VW Membership

The biggest change at Visual Wilderness came this past Fall when we launched our membership service. We were unsure how this would go, but it proved to be highly effective. Starting at ONLY $19.95/month, Visual Wilderness Members get unlimited access to ALL current and future video courses.

Expanded Product Offerings

The second biggest change this year was that we transformed Visual Wilderness into a multi-vendor site; we now offer landscape educational material from our highly-talented contributing photographers. Here are some of the most popular offerings from our contributing photographers in 2017.

  • Color Management Tutorial Cover

    True Colors

    $45.00 $29.00 Sale!
  • Ryan Dyar's Start to Finish - 2 Cover Page

    Photoshop Workflow: Start to Finish – 2

  • Astrophotography Photoshop Tutorial


Varina and I added more video courses to Visual Wilderness this year then any previous year. Wide Angle Lenses, Creating Impact Vol-2, and Getting it Right in Camera Vol-2 were brand new video courses in our 2017 collection. We also updated our two most popular video courses: In Sharp Focus and Hyperfocal Distance Course.

  • Vibrant Colors

    $90.00 $45.00 Sale!
  • Illuminated Course

  • Macro Photography Lenses Cover

    Macro Lenses


Landscape Photography Blog

Contributors’ articles were more popular then ever. Be end of 2017, we had over 660 articles with various contributing authors. We also had the opportunity to share stories and technical articles from a number of talented guest authors. Here are a some of the articles from our Visual Wilderness blog in 2017.

 Free InFocus Newsletter

Our InFocus Newsletter continues its incredible growth. With over 38,000 subscribers, we received some incredible feedback from our readers. Here is what people are saying.

What People Are Saying

I’ve been a photographer for a long time – more than 35 years. One might think that I have plenty of knowledge and I just need to apply that knowledge. With almost every issue of InFocus Newsletter, I learn something new. Or at the very least, I’m reminded of something that I should have remembered but has been forgotten. InFocus Newsletter is keeping my skills sharp while increasing my knowledge and challenging me to seek out new photographic experiences.
ChrisNampa, Idaho

 Contributing Authors

Finally, we want to say “thank you” to all of our talented contributing photographers on Visual Wilderness. Here are a few examples of some of their inspiring articles and stories.

Once again, we want to take this time to thank you and wish you all a Creative and Inspiring 2018!

About Author Jay Patel

I could startoff like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up and say that I am a Landscape and Wilderness Photographer who loves to capture dramatic light. My photographs have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world.
Patience is a virtue...unless you are chasing your dreams