Jay Patel

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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It was excellent!

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

Alan Dixon
Norwich, England

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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.
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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.
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Creative Photography with Lensbaby

Experiment... take risks... break the rules... make mistakes... have fun... and capture striking photos with Lensbaby.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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
Wildlife Photography from Florida Everglades National Park by Varina Patel

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
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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

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!

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