Jay Patel

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In Sharp Focus Webinar was excellent

In Sharp Focus Webinar was excellent…just enough information covered without information overload.

Tom Power
Ireland

Clear and Concise Information

It has been great to work through your video tutorials at my own pace and concentrate on subjects that most interest me. You provide clear and concise information, and the workflow portions are excellent for driving home the techniques you are teaching. I have also enjoyed your free webinars. Thank you so very much!

Jody Olson
California

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

Easy to follow and replicate for your students

Once again, a wonderful course (Getting it Right in Camera) that you have created here, in stunning locations, and by means of your intuitive style of teaching all the concepts and techniques can be properly digested. The case studies provide invaluable insights in how you work your cameras and the thought processes behind creating those wonderful images – easy to follow and replicate for your students.

Frank Weitzer
Germany

Having my own personal instructor!

I am looking forward to completing the Creating Impact Course.  You and Varina do an excellent job of teaching key photographing techniques. Watching your video’s is like having my own personal instructor!

Bill Higgins
Michigan, USA

I really enjoyed the Behind the Lens course.

I really enjoyed the Behind the Lens course. It is the best of all the courses you’ve made. I own every one of your webinars and courses and this one was as intuitive as any of them.

Frankie Leyro
Fort Belvoir, VA, USA

I thoroughly enjoyed the video courses

I thoroughly enjoyed the video courses by Varina and Jay Patel. Their clear presentation style and real life examples of their teaching enabled me to rapidly understand and put into practice what they were teaching. Their style is quite personal as if you were on site with them. Excellent photography in the examples supports the learning experience. Histograms were always a bit of a mystery. Seeing how to use them to improve my “in-camera” results will enable me to get the results I see in the field.

Michael Franklin
Ottawa, Canada

You guys do a fabulous job teaching

You guys do a fabulous job teaching the Essential Filters Course  in a fairly easy and straightforward manner that we can comprehend quickly. I have already learned a lot about different tips and tricks just by watching some of your video courses. Kudos to both of you and I deeply appreciate it.

Jeffery Wong
California

It was excellent!

In camera exposure principles very simply explained in today’s Mastering Exposure Webinar . It was excellent!

Alan Dixon
Norwich, England

What a refreshing approach in an ever changing industry!

I have been an outdoor photographer for 25 years and really enjoy tuning in to Varina and Jay’s tutorials, they are leading the way with their technical knowledge and philosophy on composition, what a refreshing approach in an ever changing industry!

Guy Vickers
New Plymouth, New Zealand

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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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 Vol-1

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

Spot on Exposure

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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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

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
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Top 3 Ideas to Simplify Your Nature Photography Composition

Learning to simplify your nature photography composition is not easy. Here are some in-depth tips from Jay Patel to get your started.
July 23, 2021/by Jay Patel
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5 Effective Tips for Using Light in Landscape Photography

Stunning landscape photography is about capturing the right light at the right time. Jay Patel shares few tips to get you started.
July 16, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Why you should look beyond HDR Software for Nature Photography

Jay Patel explains why it is important for nature photographers to go beyond HDR software and learn to use Photoshop Layers & Masks.
July 12, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Fallacy of Golden Hours in Landscape Photography

Here is why photographers who diversify their landscape photography approach will be rewarded with a very strong portfolio.
June 28, 2021/by Jay Patel
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How to pursue Nature Photography without Photoshop Wizardry

Why you should ignore the echo chamber on social media that says that you have to be a Photoshop wizard for successful nature photography.
June 21, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Creative Wildlife Photography Composition Tips for Beginners

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares some invaluable wildlife photography composition tips for beginners to come away with engaging photos.
May 29, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Practical Landscape Photography Tips for shooting in Stormy Weather

Highly effective landscape photography tips to capture dramatic light and create moody photos in a stormy weather by Jay Patel.
May 10, 2021/by Jay Patel
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How to Use Fast Shutter Speed for Nature Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel explains how to capture some breathtaking nature and wildlife photos with fast shutter speed.
May 3, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Common Mistakes to Avoid with Light in Landscape Photography

Jay Patel shares top 6 common mistakes that photographers should avoid when working with light in landscape photography.
April 30, 2021/by Jay Patel

I could start off 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 am a photographer, videographer, website designer, small business owner who loves to experiment… take risks… break the rules… make mistakes... have fun… in pursuit of inspiration and creativity. My video and photos has been sold and have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world.

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:

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