Varina Patel

Owner/Landscape Photographer

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It was excellent!

In camera exposure principles very simply explained in today’s Mastering Exposure Webinar . It was excellent!

Alan Dixon
Norwich, England

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

Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining

The Mastering Exposure Webinar did an excellent job of explaining the importance of the different types of histograms, and when different types of bracketing/blending would be beneficial.

Paul Tibbitts
Norman, Oklahoma, 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

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

You have solved a huge mystery for me

Varina – this is EXACTLY what I have been studying these days and you have solved a huge mystery for me with this explanation of hyperfocal distance. I’m going to put your chart in my iPhone so I have it with me when I’m out in the field.

Catherine Martin
Palm Desert, California

Having my own personal instructor!

I am looking forward to completing the Creating Impact Course.  You and Varina do an excellent job of teaching key photographing techniques. Watching your video’s is like having my own personal instructor!

Bill Higgins
Michigan, USA

Easy to follow and replicate for your students

Once again, a wonderful course (Getting it Right in Camera) that you have created here, in stunning locations, and by means of your intuitive style of teaching all the concepts and techniques can be properly digested. The case studies provide invaluable insights in how you work your cameras and the thought processes behind creating those wonderful images – easy to follow and replicate for your students.

Frank Weitzer
Germany

Varina is an exceptional teacher

Varina is an exceptional teacher (I’ve experienced hundreds over the years and she is among the very best, if not at the top). These case studies are an exceptional complement to the fieldwork teachings where both Varina and Jay excel with their skills and explanations. The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is a MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE for anyone wanting to get into or improve their skills in this field.

Ron Brit
Manitoba, Canada

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

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.
$39.95
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
Landscape photography from Big Island, Hawaii by Jay Patel

Is Post Processing good or bad for Landscape Photography?

Are the latest post processing tools in Photoshop good or bad for landscape photography? Varina Patel give her unique take on this question.
December 7, 2020/by Varina Patel
Landscape photography composition from New Zealand by Jay Patel

How to Use Negative Space in Nature Photography Composition

Varina Patel show us how to capture effective landscape photography compositions by learning to make the most of negative space - and to avoid dead space.
November 2, 2020/by Varina Patel
Landscape Photography from Jokusarlon, Iceland by Jay Patel

Cold Weather Photography Gear to stay Warm and Dry

Here is what Pro photographer Varina Patel recommends for staying warm and dry during cold weather photography.
August 31, 2020/by Varina Patel
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Black and White Photography Tips to Control Tonal Contrast

Here are some black and white photography tips from Varina Patel to control tonal contrast using Photoshop Layers & Masks.
August 19, 2020/by Varina Patel
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7 Practical Macro Photography Tips to Capture Stunning Photos

Even with a proper equipment, it is hard to photograph tiny subjects. Here are few macro photography tips from Varina Patel to get your started.
June 22, 2020/by Varina Patel
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5 Ideas to capture Abstract Nature Photography Composition

Varina Patel shares some creative techniques for capturing striking abstract nature photography composition using colors, patterns, shapes and more.
June 3, 2020/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.