Jay Patel

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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

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 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

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 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

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

In Sharp Focus Webinar was excellent

In Sharp Focus Webinar was excellent…just enough information covered without information overload.

Tom Power
Ireland

I have benefited immensely from your instruction

I have benefited immensely from your instruction on hyper-focal distance, and on stacking, photos to attain sharp focus throughout the scene. Your enthusiasm for your work is contagious. I appreciate the influence of your vitality in my photography.

Jim
Indian Land, SC, USA

The very best possible way to teach

I retired from forty years of teaching elementary and middle school math/science students. As a former Indiana Teacher of the Year and and inducted member into the NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME, I know what makes great teachers, and believe me, you and Varina Patel are excellent at what you do because you take complex topics and make them so simple to understand. Better yet, you teach your lessons directly from the field, on site—the very best possible way to teach.

Mike Kaiser
Georgetown, Indiana

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

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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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.
$39.95

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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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
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Why you should avoid the Photography Equipment Trap

Jay Patel tells us why it is important for landscape photographers to avoid falling into the photography equipment trap.
May 13, 2020/by Jay Patel
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What is Creative Photography? And what is Not?

How does one define an elusive concept of creative photography? Here is how pro landscape photographer Jay Patel defines it.
May 6, 2020/by Jay Patel
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How to Photograph Bright or Dark Nature Photography Subjects

Jay Patel shares some ideas to overcome the challenges when photographing very bright or very dark nature photography subjects.
April 8, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Hyperfocal Distance Tips for Landscape Photographers

Pro landscape photographer Jay Patel shares 5 important tips to incorporate hyperfocal distance workflow.
March 30, 2020/by Jay Patel
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5 Mistakes to avoid to get Sharp Focus for Nature Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares some common mistakes that nature photographers should avoid to get everything in sharp focus.
March 16, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Indispensable Lessons for setting Exposure in Photography

Knowing about the exposure triangle is not enough for nature photographers to master exposure in photography and realize their creative vision.
March 11, 2020/by Jay Patel
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My Two Favorite Landscape Photography Accessories

Pro photographer Jay Patel's recommends that beginners always carry these important landscape photography accessories.
March 2, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Post Processing advice from Pro Nature Photographers

Jay Patel takes in in-depth look at look at post processing the mistakes that beginner nature photographers should avoid.
February 10, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Essential Circular Polarizer Tips for Landscape Photographers

Jay Patel shares indispensable information about circular polarizer that will help landscape photographers to capture breath taking photos.
January 6, 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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