Jay Patel

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The material is presented in easy-to-digest

I have been using filters for many years and still learned a number of helpful tidbits of information I didn’t already know or hadn’t thought about from the Essential Filters Course. The material is presented in easy-to-digest segments of video that you can sit down and watch all of back-to-back, or if you only have a few minutes you can watch them one at a time. The way the segments are divided makes it easy to go back and find specifics you want to review.

Jennifer Wolf
Cardiff, California

Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining

The Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining the importance of the different types of histograms, and when different types of bracketing/blending would be beneficial.

Paul Tibbitts
Norman, Oklahoma, USA

In Sharp Focus Webinar very good

In Sharp Focus Webinar very good. Sometimes it felt like drinking from a firehouse, but good information.

Kendrick Neubecker
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting

The fresh perspective and experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting to me and since I have taken the course my images have really improved. I also have a renewed desire to shoot again. I continue to watch them over and over and find hidden gems in them each time I do.

Shane Davila
Boise, Idaho, USA

I’m successfully using Hyperfocal Distance all the time now!

I spent gobs of time trying to wrap my head around Hyperfocal Distance, but for whatever reason, I just never found the right teachers until I saw your class on the subject. I’ve watched it twice now, and guess what? I’m successfully using Hyperfocal Distance all the time now! It’s literally like you guys opened a curtain and let the sun in.

Kirk Peterson
Tennessee, USA

Jay and Varina explain photography really well

I have been enjoying your videos from Hyperfocal Distance and The Ultimate Landscape Photography Courses. And I must say you – Jay and Varina – explain photography really well. And I love the humour that you guys bring.

Jamie Blair
New South Wales, Australia

great content from a very knowledgeable instructor

In Sharp Focus Webinar contained great content from a very knowledgeable instructor.
Paul Peters
Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada

I learn a lot from them

Both Jay and Ugo are clear and informative in their instruction. I learn a lot from them whenever they host a webinar.

Neal Abello
Santa Ynez, United States

Terrific clear, simple, engaging style

Jay and Varina Patel’s Ultimate Landscape Photography Course has 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.

Simon Patterson
Western Australia

I am having so much fun

You have both brought my learning forward big time with your Histogram Exposed Course. I only got my first dslr 2 weeks ago. You have given me the skills to get results straight away. I am having so much fun experimenting in manual mode. Something I didn’t think was possible so early in my journey.

Simon Page
New South Wales, Australia

Mastering Simplification in Nature Photography

Learn to organize & simplify your nature photography compositions to create images with strong visual impact with Jay & Varina Patel.
$39.95
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Creating Impact with Nature Photography

Learn to go beyond the basic rules to build stronger nature photography compositions with visual impact with Jay & Varina Patel.
$39.95
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Creative Photography with Shutter Speed

Learn to use shutter speed to go beyond your own expectations as you visualize & capture expressive photos with our creative photography tutorial.
$39.95
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Hyperfocal Distance for Landscape Photography

Feel confident using hyperfocal distance for landscape photography to get in close with a wide angle lens and get everything in sharp focus.
$39.95
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Creative Photography with Aperture

Learn to use your aperture setting with our creative photography tutorial and fill your portfolio with original, imaginative and expressive images.
$39.95
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Telephoto Lenses for Nature Photography

Learn to freeze motion, eliminate blur, catch wildlife in action, be creative, and capture awe-inspiring photos with your telephoto lenses.
$39.95
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Creative Photography with Lensbaby

Experiment... take risks... break the rules... make mistakes... have fun... and capture striking photos with Lensbaby.
$39.95
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Essential Photography Filters

How to create stunning images using photography filters... when to use them, why we carry them, and when it's best to put them away.
$39.95

Vibrant Colors in Nature Photography

Learn to make the most of your camera settings, gear, and creative decisions to capture the rich, vibrant colors you see in nature.
$39.95

Illuminated Course

Mastering light in landscape photography and coming way with brilliant photos, no matter what.
$39.95
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Macro Photography Lenses

Learn to overcome the big challenges of shooting small subjects with your macro photography lens.
$39.95
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Nature Photography In Sharp Focus

Learn how to handle difficult focusing situations… discover the best practices and camera settings for sharp focus… and find out how you can get creative with focus, too!
$39.95
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Wide Angle Lenses

Make the most of your wide angle lens to capture grand vistas with incredible depth and detail.
$39.95
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Getting it Right in Camera

Go beyond technical skills and capture stunning photos right in camera—regardless of the conditions.
$39.95
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Bracketing Exposed

Push beyond the limitations of your camera, and gain control of your highlights and shadows with this complete guide to exposure bracketing for high dynamic range photography.
$39.95
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Histograms Exposed

No more guesswork… no more hoping for the best… no more poorly exposed photographs. It’s time to take control of your camera.
$39.95

Mastering Manual Exposure in Nature Photography

Put your knowledge of the exposure triangle into practice. Learn to manually expose your photograph using your camera’s spot meter.
$39.95
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The Rollercoaster Ride of a Social Media Photographer

Jay Patel embarks on a whimsical journey of the aspiring social media photographer's quest for social media stardom and self-discovery.
April 7, 2024/by Jay Patel
Macro Photography from Clifton Gorge, Ohio by Jay Patel

Essential Spring Photography Tips to Capture The Magic

How to effectively immerse yourself in spring photography to capture the beauty of emerging life by pro photographer Jay Patel.
March 3, 2024/by Jay Patel
Artistic Landscape Photography from Iceland by Varina Patel

Exploring Artistic Nature Photography with Camera Lenses

Pro photographer Jay Patel shows you how to unlock the artistic potential of nature photography using camera lenses.
April 23, 2023/by Jay Patel
Volcanoes National Park, Big Island, Hawaii, USA by Jay Patel

Top 10 Beginner Landscape Photography Tips to Get Started

Are you just getting started in Landscape Photography? Here are top 10 Tips for beginner Landscape Photographers.
February 4, 2023/by Jay Patel
Landscape photography from Wahclella Falls in Columbia River Gorge - Oregon by Varina Patel

How Pros capture Landscape Photography in get Sharp Focus

Here are some highly effective tips from pro photographer Jay Patel to get your landscape photography in sharp focus.
February 6, 2022/by Jay Patel
Nature photography at the iconic Machu Picchu, Peru by Jay Patel

Social Media Myths about Nature Photography Business to Ignore

Jay Patel shatters some common social media myths about your nature photography business into a thousand pieces!
January 31, 2022/by Jay Patel

Two Important Skills for Mastering Landscape Photography

Jay Patel gives compelling reason why you need both technical skills and a creative workflow to master landscape photography.
January 3, 2022/by Jay Patel
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3 Steps for Getting Started in Landscape Photography

From equipment to post processing here three simple steps for beginner landscape photography by pro photographer Jay Patel.
December 27, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Why I use Photoshop Layers & Masks for Nature Photography

Here is how you can use Photoshop Layers & Masks to bring out brilliant colors and details in nature photography by Jay Patel.
November 26, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Why Creativity Photography is Essential for capturing Stunning Photos

Jay Patel explains why creative photography will allow you to capture visually stunning photos no matter what nature throws at you.
September 10, 2021/by Jay Patel
Fine Art Photography from Geysir, Iceland by Jay Patel

Why I Use Photoshop Instead of Lightroom for Nature Photography

Jay Patel shares some essential nature photography techniques that requires Photoshop instead of Lightroom for post processing.
August 20, 2021/by Jay Patel
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7 Essential Landscape Photography Skills to Master

Jay Patel shares 7 beginner landscape photography skills that will allow you to make the most out of your brand new photography gear.
July 26, 2021/by Jay Patel

I could start off like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s success were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up this way...

I am a Program Manager, Website Designer, Photographer, Avid Biker who loves to experiment… take risks… break the rules… have fun… in pursuit of inspiration and creativity. I have 15+ years of program management experience with highly complex hardware & software development cycles.

....and one more thing. I love nature photography and my work has been sold and published worldwide.

WHAT I DO FOR WORK

Over past few years I have starred in, filmed, produced and edited over 100+ on location videos for educational & commercial usage. Here is a small sample:

The best job in the world!