Jay Patel

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Excellent Class for a New Student

The Creative Sharpening Class by Jay Patel enlightened me as to the different approaches to sharpening various aspects of a landscape scene. It would be an excellent class for a new student of Lightroom as well as someone experienced who can be reminded by the very good illustrations of the various tools and the interactive potential of these tools in Lightroom. I went back over part of this tutorial several time. It is excellent.

Larry Wilkinson
Michigan, United States

I learned about the creative focusing technique

I learned about the creative focusing technique from In Sharp Focus Webinar . I had never thought about masking areas and using different focusing techniques in each area.

Bruce Edwards
Bowie, Maryland

Jay was very clear and to the point

Jay was very clear and to the point in In Sharp Focus Webinar. I learned a lot from him today and come to realize how much I don’t know.
Bob
Salida, Calif

It was excellent!

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

Alan Dixon
Norwich, England

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

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

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

Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance

I am thrilled that this weekend I got to put to use what I have learned so far. Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance, it even worked with my little Olympus OMD M5 with the kit 12-50mm lens. Thank you both for explaining how to use layers.

Robert Forrister
Makanda, Illinois

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 can confidently say excellent job!

This (Visual Wilderness video courses) is exactly what I didn’t realize I’ve been looking for over the past few years: the videos, case studies, raw files, and explanations are what set this so far apart from anything else I’ve found. I have just started the course, but I can confidently say excellent job!

Mark Petry
Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Mastering Simplification in Nature Photography

Learn to organize & simplify your nature photography compositions to create images with strong visual impact with Jay & Varina Patel.
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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.
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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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How to build an ultimate Landscape Photography Filter Kit

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares some idea about how build an ultimate photography filter kit for landscape photography.
March 25, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Essential Photoshop Skills for Beginner Landscape Photographers

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares his favorite Photoshop adjustments and skills that beginner landscape photographers should master.
March 1, 2021/by Jay Patel
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How to choose a Camera Bag for Nature Photography

How do pro photographers go about finding a perfect camera bag for nature photography? Here are few suggestions from Jay Patel.
February 15, 2021/by Jay Patel
Landscape photography from Death Valley, California by Varina Patel

5 Common Hyperfocal Distance Myths Debunked

Pro landscape photographer Jay Patel shares some of the more popular myths surrounding Hyperfocal distance and why you should ignore them.
February 8, 2021/by Jay Patel
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6 Effective Ideas for Stunning Waterfall Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares simple but highly effective lessons to capture stunning waterfall photos.
January 25, 2021/by Jay Patel
Creative nature photography with narrow aperture from Iceland by Jay Patel

How to use Aperture Setting for Creative Nature Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel share highly effective insights on how to leverage your camera's aperture setting for creative nature photography.
January 18, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Lessons from a Successful Nature Photography Business

Jay Patel gives invaluable insights into what worked and what did not after running a successful nature photography business.
December 21, 2020/by Jay Patel
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5 Color Management Tips for Landscape Photographers

Practical color management tips and common mistakes to avoid in order to capture stunning landscape photos with rich vibrant colors.
December 10, 2020/by Jay Patel
Landscape photography from Cannibal Bay, New Zealand by Jay Patel

3 Effective Photography Composition Tips to Simplify a Photo

Here are three practical landscape photography composition ideas by pro Jay Patel to simplify a photo that works every time.
December 1, 2020/by Jay Patel
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3 Landscape Photography Traps Beginners Should Avoid

Pro photographer Jay Patel discusses some common landscape photography misconceptions found social media...and why beginners should avoid them.
November 9, 2020/by Jay Patel
Fall Landscape Photography from Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado by Jay Patel

Top 7 Fall Photography Tips to Capture Breathtaking Photos

Pro nature photographer Jay Patel frequently uses these 7 essential fall photography tips to capture breathtaking autumn photos.
October 5, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Creative Camera Lens choices for Nature Photographers

Creative camera lens choices allows you over come nature photography challenges and create stunning photos. Here are some tips from Jay Patel.
September 14, 2020/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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