Jay Patel

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I really enjoyed the Behind the Lens course.

I really enjoyed the Behind the Lens course. It is the best of all the courses you’ve made. I own every one of your webinars and courses and this one was as intuitive as any of them.

Frankie Leyro
Fort Belvoir, VA, USA

Passionate hobbyists should follow Jay and Varina Patel

Passionate hobbyists interested in learning the technical aspects of photography in a simple and understanding way should follow Jay and Varina Patel.
Jaikumar Menon
Mumbai, India

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

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

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!

Upper Michigan, USA

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

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

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.
Salida, Calif

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

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

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.
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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.
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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.

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.

Illuminated Course

Mastering light in landscape photography and coming way with brilliant photos, no matter what.
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Macro Photography Lenses

Learn to overcome the big challenges of shooting small subjects with your macro photography lens.
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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!
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Wide Angle Lenses

Make the most of your wide angle lens to capture grand vistas with incredible depth and detail.
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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.
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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.

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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How to use Negative Space in Macro Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares some indispensable macro photography composition tips to manage negative space around your subject.
January 3, 2020/by Jay Patel
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Landscape Photography Rules and How to Break Them

Pro photographer Jay Patel shares his thought on why it is important to break the landscape photography rules to capture stunning photos.
January 1, 2020/by Jay Patel
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How Pro Landscape Photographers get Sharp Focus

Getting sharp focus is an issue that lots of landscape photographers struggle with. Here are few tips & techniques from Jay Patel.
December 9, 2019/by Jay Patel
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Landscape Photography Tips to deal with Bad Light

Is there such as bad light in landscape photography? Or just plain bad imagination? Here is what Pro Photographer Jay Patel has to say.
September 9, 2019/by Jay Patel
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Beginner Landscape Photography: 3 Steps for Getting Started

From equipment to post processing here three simple steps for beginner landscape photography by pro photographer Jay Patel.
July 29, 2019/by Jay Patel
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5 Important Variables for Mastering Creative Photography

Creative photography allows you to come away with some striking landscape photos no matter what. Here are few tips to get you started.
June 10, 2019/by Jay Patel
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How to use Histograms in Photography

Pro photographer Jay Patel shows us look at how to use photography histograms to fine tune your camera exposure and post processing.
May 27, 2019/by Jay Patel
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How to make money with Nature Photography

Which nature photography images make money? This is a simple question is frustratingly difficult to answer. Here are few ideas to get you started.
May 10, 2019/by Jay Patel
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Landscape Photography Tips for Beginners to Get Started

Professional photographer Jay Patel provides several landscape photography tips to provide an easier learning experience for beginners.
May 1, 2019/by Jay Patel
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How many Megapixels do I need for Landscape Photography?

Camera manufacturers have been in a race for the highest megapixel count. But, how many megapixels are enough in landscape photography?
April 3, 2019/by Jay Patel
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Top 5 Tips for building a successful Nature Photography Business

It is not easy to build a successful nature photography business. Here are few ideas that helped Visual Wilderness grow as a photography business.
March 8, 2019/by Jay Patel

2018: A Year in Review at Visual Wilderness

2018 is coming to an end. Join us as we review the past year of Visual Wilderness and take a peak into the coming year.
December 26, 2018/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.


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:

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