Varina Patel

Owner/Landscape Photographer

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You guys do a fabulous job teaching

You guys do a fabulous job teaching the Essential Filters Course  in a fairly easy and straightforward manner that we can comprehend quickly. I have already learned a lot about different tips and tricks just by watching some of your video courses. Kudos to both of you and I deeply appreciate it.

Jeffery Wong
California

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

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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 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

This is a really well structured and explained course

I thank you for your knowledge and practical walk through of the location and thought process with the final shots. This is a really well structured and explained course (Behind the Lens). It has given me the confidence to go out and explore and push myself further than I have ever expected to achieve.

Peter Lord
NSW, Australia

Great collection of instructional videos

Thank you Jay and Varina . Another great collection of instructional videos. I watch a lot of videos and you two are really the best in giving useful information.

Richard Duckworth
Florida, 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

Great stuff!

I’m enjoying your Creating Impact Course video tutorials and case studies. They’ve really helped clarify a number of areas that have always been a big vague for me – like hyperfocal distance! I’ve also really appreciated seeing your thought process when deciding how to photograph a location and the steps you work through in post processing. Great stuff! :)

Ruth Smith
Tasmania, Australia

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

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.
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Landscape Photo of Wanka Tree in New Zealand by Varina Patel

Top 10 Tips to grow your Nature Photography Business

Professional Wilderness Photographer Varina Patel gives 10 easy to follow tips to super charge your nature photography business.
February 11, 2024/by Varina Patel
Landscape photography from Pearl Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming by Jay Patel

Camera Lens Choices Every Nature Photographer Needs To Know

Capture the beauty of nature with the perfect lens - A guide to choosing the best camera lenses for your nature photography needs.
April 15, 2023/by Jay Patel
Nature Photography from Mana Island, Fiji by Varina Patel

Mastering Low Contrast Light in Nature Photography

Here are some easy to follow ideas by Varina Patel to help you master low contrast light for nature photography.
December 19, 2022/by Varina Patel
Landscape photography with sharp focus from Death Valley by Varina Patel

A simple Framework to Critique Photos like a Pro

Discover a simple technique to critique photos like a pro and how to use it dramatically improve your own nature photography.
January 17, 2022/by Varina Patel
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How to Select Correct Depth of Field in Nature Photography

Getting depth of field in nature photography can be quite challenging. Here are some invaluable tips from Varina Patel.
December 20, 2021/by Varina Patel
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Why do Photography Filters have Different Shapes?

Learn why photography filters come in square, rectangular, and round shapes from Pro photographer Varina Patel
October 1, 2021/by Varina Patel
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Landscape Photography Tips for capturing Dramatic Sunbeams

Dramatic sunbeams in nature are hard to find and harder to photograph. Here are some landscape photography tips by Varina Patel.
August 16, 2021/by Varina Patel
Landscape photography from graveyard Flats, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada by Jay Patel

How many photos do you take at a Nature Photography Location?

How many photos do you come away with from a nature photography location? Here is what Varina Patel has to say about this.
August 2, 2021/by Varina Patel
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Are photographers still debating JPEG vs RAW Image Format?

“My wife keeps telling me that my final images are not ‘real’ because they were shot in RAW image format" - Here is Varina's take on it.
July 2, 2021/by Varina Patel
Landscape photography from Red Sand Beach, Maui by Varina Patel

5 Steps for Mastering Nature Photography Workflow

Pro photographer Varina Patel shares 5 essential ideas to develop a rock solid nature photography workflow for any occasion.
June 17, 2021/by Varina Patel
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Why I Keep Returning to Iconic Landscape Photography Locations

Here is why Varina Patel does not avoid iconic landscape photography locations even if they have been photographed too often.
June 7, 2021/by Varina Patel
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What Shutter Speed should I use for Nature Photography?

Lessons from Varina Patel on how to go about selecting the right shutter speed in nature photography to capture stunning photos.
April 16, 2021/by Varina Patel
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There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.