2018: A Year in Review at Visual Wilderness

We wanted to take some time to look at our 4th year of operations for Visual Wilderness. In many ways, this has been a defining year and one marked with change in the direction of our business. Here are some of the highlights from 2018…

Awesome Blog Posts

Our contributing photographers continued to create some fantastic blog posts. Below are some of the most popular ones from 2018 (in no particular order).

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    Photo Stacking for Night Photography – By Joshua Snow

  • 6 Ridiculously Simple Tricks for Sunrise Photography – By Chrissy Donadi

  • 4 Post-Processing Mistakes Made by Beginners – By Anne McKinnell

  • A Beginners Guide to Organizing your Photos - By Varina Patel

    A Beginners Guide to Organizing your Photos – By Varina Patel

  • Understanding White Balance in Photography – By Lace Andersen

  • How to Set White Balance for Wildlife Photography – By Rahul Sachdev

Newsletter and Web App Notifications

We have over 42,000 subscribers for our InFocus newsletter and over 7,000 subscribers get educational content via notifications from Visual Wilderness on their mobile and desktop devices. Not surprisingly, both of these free resources have superb engagement and a worldwide audience. Here is what some of the readers have to say…

InFocus Newsletter is the best source on the web for concise, well delivered and meaningful information on landscape and nature photography. The blog has an amazing wealth of information photographers can use at no cost and the ebooks are a tremendous value; the best I have been able to find. If you are looking for a place to find what you need to become a stronger photographer, InFocus Newsletter is the place. Very well done Varina and Jay.”
MikeAuburn, CA - USA

VW Streaming Service

This was the first full year of a streaming service offering for our customers. We have an excellent subscriber retention rate and continue to provide new content throughout the year. In addition, we introduced more than eight new nature photography video tutorials that were available for free for streaming subscribers. Here are the last three video courses…

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    Range Masks in Lightroom

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    True Colors

  • Vibrant Colors


New Nature Photography Video Tutorials

In 2018, we expanded our video tutorial offering by becoming a multi-vendor marketplace for nature photographers. We now offer video courses from several contributing photographers on all aspects of landscape photography. Here are some of the most popular video courses from this past year…

  • Blending with Light

  • Illuminated Course

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    Working with Light


Our latest video courses were based on fine-tuning your start-to-finish workflow for some of the most important aspects of photography. For example, we created Illuminated & Working with Light which focuses on giving landscape photographers a complete workflow for capturing and processing different types of light.

These video courses, with a razor-sharp focus on different aspects of photography, were our best sellers in 2018.

What is Coming in 2019?

In the first half of 2019, Visual Wilderness celebrates its 5th birthday. Throughout this coming year, we plan to create more in-depth video courses on several aspects of landscape photography. In addition, producing more on-location video courses that feature workshop-style lessons is also part of our 2019 plan.

We also have a few secret projects in works. Psst… keep this last one to yourself.

Happy Holidays from Visual Wilderness Team!!

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