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

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

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

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

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

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

Easy to follow and replicate for your students

Once again, a wonderful course (Getting it Right in Camera) that you have created here, in stunning locations, and by means of your intuitive style of teaching all the concepts and techniques can be properly digested. The case studies provide invaluable insights in how you work your cameras and the thought processes behind creating those wonderful images – easy to follow and replicate for your students.

Frank Weitzer
Germany

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

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

Helpful and explained very well

Mastering Exposure Webinar content was helpful and explained very well.

Dan
Madison,Wisconsin

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.
$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.
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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.
$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.
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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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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
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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 Photoshop Layers & Masks for Nature Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares some compelling reasons to use Photoshop Layers & Masks to bring out brilliant colors and details in nature photography.
July 20, 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
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Should I carry Graduated Neutral Density Filters?

Is it better to use Graduated Neutral Density Filters in the field, or high dynamic range (HDR) processing in Photoshop for nature photos?
July 6, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Am I Ready to Start a Landscape Photography Business?

Here are some insights from Visual Wilderness co-founder Jay Patel to help you decide if you are ready for a full-time landscape photography business.
June 29, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Vibrant Colors in Landscape Photography in Harsh Light

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares indispensable ideas to capture stunning colors in landscape photography in harsh lighting conditions at midday.
June 24, 2020/by Jay Patel
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5 Essential Nature Photography Composition Ideas to Memorize

Jay Patel shares some indispensable ideas that pros use to create visual impact with their nature photography composition.
June 11, 2020/by Jay Patel
Landscape photography from West Thumb, Yellowstone National Park by Varina Patel

How to build a Better Mobile Photography Business Website

Jay Patel shares a few important ideas for your photography business website that will provide an enjoyable experience for your mobile visitors & customers.
June 8, 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:

The best job in the world!

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