Jay Patel

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Great stuff!

I’m enjoying your Creating Impact Course video tutorials and case studies. They’ve really helped clarify a number of areas that have always been a big vague for me – like hyperfocal distance! I’ve also really appreciated seeing your thought process when deciding how to photograph a location and the steps you work through in post processing. Great stuff! :)

Ruth Smith
Tasmania, Australia

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Passionate hobbyists should follow Jay and Varina Patel

Passionate hobbyists interested in learning the technical aspects of photography in a simple and understanding way should follow Jay and Varina Patel.
Jaikumar Menon
Mumbai, India

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

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

I learn better with your focused approach

I have used both your free and paid video tutorials. What I really like about your approach over some of the many others I have read, is that you concentrate on one small topic (such as hyperfocal distance). I found that I was more likely to go out and practice and thus retain what I learned better than when attacking a much broader topic.

John
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

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

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

I congratulate Jay and Varina on an excellent course!

I congratulate Jay and Varina on an excellent course. Naturally the most important element is the human and I am enjoying your philosophy, meticulous attention to detail, and words of wisdom learned sometimes the hard way. You are giving us wonderful and very effective advice and recommendations for equipment use and photographic technique. (Ultimate Landscape Photography Course)

Stephen Veronneau
Edmond, Oklahoma

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 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.
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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.
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Spot on Exposure

Put your knowledge of the exposure triangle into practice. Learn to manually expose your photograph using your camera’s spot meter.
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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
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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

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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