Varina Patel

Owner/Landscape Photographer

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In Sharp Focus Webinar was informative

In Sharp Focus Webinar was informative and gave me a better understanding and appreciation of some sharpening techniques available in software I use, but that I haven’t utilized before.

Paul
Norman, Oklahoma

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

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

great content from a very knowledgeable instructor

In Sharp Focus Webinar contained great content from a very knowledgeable instructor.
Paul Peters
Cobble Hill, British Columbia, Canada

The very best possible way to teach

I retired from forty years of teaching elementary and middle school math/science students. As a former Indiana Teacher of the Year and and inducted member into the NATIONAL TEACHERS HALL OF FAME, I know what makes great teachers, and believe me, you and Varina Patel are excellent at what you do because you take complex topics and make them so simple to understand. Better yet, you teach your lessons directly from the field, on site—the very best possible way to teach.

Mike Kaiser
Georgetown, Indiana

Excellent Class for a New Student

The Creative Sharpening Class by Jay Patel enlightened me as to the different approaches to sharpening various aspects of a landscape scene. It would be an excellent class for a new student of Lightroom as well as someone experienced who can be reminded by the very good illustrations of the various tools and the interactive potential of these tools in Lightroom. I went back over part of this tutorial several time. It is excellent.

Larry Wilkinson
Michigan, United States

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

I learn a lot from them

Both Jay and Ugo are clear and informative in their instruction. I learn a lot from them whenever they host a webinar.

Neal Abello
Santa Ynez, United States

I have benefited immensely from your instruction

I have benefited immensely from your instruction on hyper-focal distance, and on stacking, photos to attain sharp focus throughout the scene. Your enthusiasm for your work is contagious. I appreciate the influence of your vitality in my photography.

Jim
Indian Land, SC, USA

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 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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
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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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How do Pro Nature Photographers use their images?

Pro nature photographer Varina Patel is always thinking about how she'll use her photos - even before she releases the shutter.
May 20, 2020/by Varina Patel
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A Comprehensive Guide for Organizing & Keywording Photos

Invaluable photo management tips from pro photographer Varina Patel to get you started with keywording & organizing your photos.
April 15, 2020/by Varina Patel
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How to choose correct White Balance for Nature Photography

Pro photographer Varina Patel explains why selecting the white balance for nature photography is so difficult...and how she gets around the problem.
March 4, 2020/by Varina Patel
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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

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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