Jay Patel

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Best photography webinar I’ve every taken

Mastering Exposure Webinar was the best photography webinar I’ve every taken. I’ve taken lots of seminars where they talked about their pictures but in this one, they showed a video of how they determined their settings while in the field. Very helpful.

Diane Donnelly
Annapolis, Maryland, USA

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

This is a really well structured and explained course

I thank you for your knowledge and practical walk through of the location and thought process with the final shots. This is a really well structured and explained course (Behind the Lens). It has given me the confidence to go out and explore and push myself further than I have ever expected to achieve.

Peter Lord
NSW, Australia

Lots of in depth information

Mastering Exposure Webinar had lots of in depth information. Very logically presented. Thank you SO much!

Jessie McGuire
Long Island, NY

The information is easy to understand and to the point

I bought several of your Video Courses and I just love them. They are enthusiastic, the information is easy to understand and to the point. It makes me want to run out and try all your tips . Best of all the photography from all over the world is just fantastic! Great work! Will be watching for more!

Marie
Upper Michigan, USA

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

You have solved a huge mystery for me

Varina – this is EXACTLY what I have been studying these days and you have solved a huge mystery for me with this explanation of hyperfocal distance. I’m going to put your chart in my iPhone so I have it with me when I’m out in the field.

Catherine Martin
Palm Desert, California

Jay and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing

Your and Varina’s style of teaching is so amazing. You bring the workshop to my home in lucid and easy to understand style. I have subscribed to many including PPSOP, Lynda…But your team is the best! I have recommended The Complete Ultimate Collection to all my friends.

Sunil Udupa
Mumbai, India

You do a terrific job of explaining things clearly

I just wanted to let you know that I’m working my way through the Ultimate Landscape Photography Course and loving it! You do a terrific job of explaining things clearly, and you have a great onscreen presence and rapport with each other. Really enjoying it – looks like I’ll have to get Behind the Lens next… And I look forward to more after that!

Jack Johnson
Beloit, WI, USA

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

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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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
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Getting started with Exposure Blending in Photoshop

Here is how pros use exposure blending in Photoshop for landscape photography to produce spectacular natural looking results.
April 19, 2021/by Jay Patel
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How to bracket your photos for Landscape Photography

Discover important lessons and best practice on how to bracket photos for landscape photography from Jay Patel.
April 12, 2021/by Jay Patel
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Macro Photography Tips for Beginners

Pro photographer Jay Patel share indispensable macro photography tips for beginners to capture stunning photos with their new camera lens.
April 2, 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!