Jay Patel

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I am having so much fun

You have both brought my learning forward big time with your Histogram Exposed Course. I only got my first dslr 2 weeks ago. You have given me the skills to get results straight away. I am having so much fun experimenting in manual mode. Something I didn’t think was possible so early in my journey.

Simon Page
New South Wales, Australia

Every single case study was excellent

Great course! I am loving the narrower scope but more in-depth approach and both the “in the field” workflow and “the photo I didn’t take” explanations. Every single case study was excellent. (Behind the Lens Course)

Regina Velasquez

Keep up the great work

I didn’t know Histograms could be so easily manipulated with such awesome results. I purchased this a few weeks, ago, and have viewed all the videos five or six times. Having been a public school teacher for 40+ years before retiring, I know what makes excellent teaching, and you, two, are some of the best instructors I’ve seen in the field of photography. Keep up the great work, and keep adding new additions to your ebooks and videos collections.

Michael Kaiser
Georgetown, USA

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

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, 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

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

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

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

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

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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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
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3 Factors that Impact Colors in Landscape Photography

The art of capturing brilliant colors for landscape photography starts with exceptional fieldwork. Here are some ideas from Jay Patel.
July 24, 2020/by Jay Patel
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How to use a Wide Angle Lens for Nature Photography

Here are some easy to follow wide angle nature photography lessons from Jay Patel to help you capture stunning images no matter what.
July 13, 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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