Varina Patel

Owner/Landscape Photographer

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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

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

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

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

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

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

In Sharp Focus Webinar was excellent

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

Tom Power
Ireland

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

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

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

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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Landscape photography from graveyard Flats, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada by Jay Patel

How many photos do I 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
Landscape photography with sharp focus from Death Valley by Varina Patel

Why is Critique in Nature Photography Important?

Critique in nature photography is a two-way street. The person giving the critique can learn as much as the person getting it - maybe more!
May 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
Using foreground elements nature photography composition from Skogafoss, Iceland by Jay Patel

Why Use Foreground Elements in Your Photography Composition

Learn how to use a foreground elements in nature photography composition to convey a sense of location and to be creative with Varina Patel.
March 4, 2021/by Varina Patel
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How to Clean Your Photography 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.
February 18, 2021/by Varina Patel
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Nature Photography Composition Tips to Create a Point of Interest

Pro photographer Varina Patel offers some easy-to-follow ideas for creating a point of interest in your nature photography composition.
February 11, 2021/by Varina Patel
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5 Effective Monochromatic Nature Photography Ideas to Pursue

Pro photographer Varina Patel share some very practical monochromatic nature photography techniques to simplify your photos.
February 1, 2021/by Varina Patel

How to use Telephoto Lenses for Nature Photography

Here are some indispensable tips from Varina Patel about using your telephoto lenses for nature photography.
January 14, 2021/by Varina Patel
Nature Photography composition using leading lines from Iceland by Varina Patel

How to build a Photography Composition around your Subject

Pro photographer Varina Patel shares some highly effective ideas to build a compelling nature photography composition around your subject.
December 14, 2020/by Varina Patel

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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