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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.
$70.00
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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.
$70.00
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Creative Photography with Lensbaby

Experiment... take risks... break the rules... make mistakes... have fun... and capture striking photos with Lensbaby.
$60.00
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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.
$120.00

Vibrant Colors

Learn to make the most of your camera settings, gear, and creative decisions to capture the rich, vibrant colors you see in nature.
$90.00

Illuminated Course

Mastering light in landscape photography and coming way with brilliant photos, no matter what.
$100.00
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Macro Photography Lenses

Learn to overcome the big challenges of shooting small subjects with your macro photography lens.
$70.00
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Wide Angle Lenses

Make the most of your wide angle lens to capture grand vistas with incredible depth and detail.
$70.00
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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!
$90.00

Creating Impact Vol-2

Go beyond the basic rules to build stronger compositions with visual impact.
$80.00
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Getting it Right in Camera Vol-2

Go beyond technical skills and capture stunning photos right in camera—regardless of the conditions.
$80.00
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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.
$80.00

Creating Impact

Go beyond the basic rules to build stronger compositions with visual impact.
$85.00
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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.
$75.00

Spot on Exposure

Put your knowledge of the exposure triangle into practice. Learn to manually expose your photograph using your camera’s spot meter.
$90.00
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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.
$60.00

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How Pros Find interesting Macro Photography Subjects

How do you find your macro photography subjects? Here are some practical suggestions from pro photographer Varina Patel to get you started.
January 15, 2020/by Varina Patel
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A Comparison of Different Landscape Photography Styles

It's always great to have a travel companion in landscape photography. It's even better to compare our photography styles when we are shooting together.
November 27, 2019/by Varina Patel
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Why are photography filters different shapes?

Learn why photography filters come in square, rectangular, and round shapes from Pro photographer Varina Patel
September 23, 2019/by Varina Patel
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Landscape Photography Tips for Stormy Weather

Check weather conditions before you leave, be aware of what's coming, and bring the right gear for yourself and for landscape photography.
September 18, 2019/by Varina Patel
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How to Clean Your Tripod

It’s important to clean your tripod regularly specially if you been photographing in sand, salt water, or swamps. Here is how Varina Patel does it.
August 7, 2019/by Varina Patel
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What Shutter Speed should I use for Landscape Photography?

Shutter speed is one of the many variable that can be used in landscape photography. Here are few tips from Varina Patel to get your started.
July 8, 2019/by Varina Patel
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Night Photography Advice for Capturing the Moon

Here are some night photography tips from pro photographer Varina Patel to help create photo with exquisite details in the moon and in the foreground.
May 31, 2019/by Varina Patel

Negative Space vs. Dead Space in Nature Photography

How to capture breathtaking landscape photos by learning to make the most of negative space - and to avoid dead space.
February 6, 2019/by Varina Patel
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Using Colors and Light in Landscape Photography

Colors and Light in landscape photography are closely related. Here are few tips to create stunning photos in harsh light.
November 19, 2018/by Jay Patel
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5 Effective Ideas for Capturing Monochromatic Photos

Monochromatic photos in nature encourage the viewer to notice details and textures in the image. Here is how to capture them.
August 29, 2018/by Varina Patel

Using Foreground Elements in Landscape Photography

Foreground elements convey a sense of location - not just distant, untouchable beauty... but the feeling that you are a part of this landscape photo.
August 27, 2018/by Varina Patel

Should Nature Photographers Stage a Scene?

We will often stage a scene by placing an object (a leaf or a rock) in a particular spot. What do other nature photographers think about this?
August 22, 2018/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.

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