Jay Patel

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Jay and Varina explain photography really well

I have been enjoying your videos from Hyperfocal Distance and The Ultimate Landscape Photography Courses. And I must say you – Jay and Varina – explain photography really well. And I love the humour that you guys bring.

Jamie Blair
New South Wales, Australia

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

It’s worth every cent!

There’s so many free videos out there it’s easy to be overwhelmed. The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course breaks down the fundamental knowledge you need for landscape photography and shows you how to use that knowledge in an actual photo shoot. That makes it a lot easier to figure out where you’re going wrong when you’re not getting the result you’re after. It’s worth every cent!

Tania Court
Armidale, NSW, Australia

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

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

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

I learn a lot from them

Both Jay and Ugo are clear and informative in their instruction. I learn a lot from them whenever they host a webinar.

Neal Abello
Santa Ynez, United States

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 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

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

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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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
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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
Nature Photography with Telephoto Lens from Costa Rica by Varina Patel

7 Reasons to carry a Telephoto Lens on your next Trip

Professional photographer Jay Patel shares some compelling reasons why nature photographers should pack a telephoto lens in their camera bag.
September 11, 2020/by Jay Patel

Nature Photography Composition Tips for Every Occasion

Here are some highly effective ideas that pro photographer Jay Patel uses for creating impact with his nature photography composition.
August 24, 2020/by Jay Patel
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3 Landscape Photography Ideas to Capture Jaw-dropping Photos

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares practical ideas about how to use light in landscape photography capture breath taking photos under variety of conditions.
August 14, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Go Beyond Photography Composition Rules to Create Impact

Here is a detailed look as how Jay Patel builds a landscape photography composition around his subject to create visual impact.
August 10, 2020/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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