In Sharp Focus

2nd Edition
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 settings, too!

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What’s Included?

  • Instant access to streaming video files for 1 YEAR.
  • 13 teaching videos for photographers who want to know to get sharp photos every time!
  • 80+ minutes of video content – in-depth explanations, examples, workflow, and case studies about focus settings and focus modes.
  • Workshop-style lessons taught by professional in the field.
  • Case Studies: Photographing lava explosions, Shooting a Sea Urchin under water, Focus Stacking, Macro Photography, and more!

What You’ll Learn

In a series of easy-to-understand, bite-sized lessons, you’ll explore best practices and camera settings for getting your focus just right, every time.

 We’ll show you how to use focus stacking to go beyond the DOF limitations of your lens.

 You’ll learn how to focus on subjects in motion – whether they are moving predictably or erratically.

 You’ll discover how to use mirror lockup, timed delay, and focus-assist functions to capture sharp photos.

 You’ll learn to handle difficult focusing situations, and how to get creative with focus settings, too!

You’ll learn from on-location case studies and in-depth explanations of our thought-processes… right there in the field as we work.

What Customers are Saying

Experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting

The fresh perspective and experience you bring to your video courses was very uplifting to me and since I have taken the course my images have really improved. I also have a renewed desire to shoot again. I continue to watch them over and over and find hidden gems in them each time I do.

Shane Davila
Boise, Idaho, USA

I thoroughly enjoyed the video courses

I thoroughly enjoyed the video courses by Varina and Jay Patel. Their clear presentation style and real life examples of their teaching enabled me to rapidly understand and put into practice what they were teaching. Their style is quite personal as if you were on site with them. Excellent photography in the examples supports the learning experience. Histograms were always a bit of a mystery. Seeing how to use them to improve my “in-camera” results will enable me to get the results I see in the field.

Michael Franklin
Ottawa, Canada

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

Passionate hobbyists should follow Jay and Varina Patel

Passionate hobbyists interested in learning the technical aspects of photography in a simple and understanding way should follow Jay and Varina Patel.
Jaikumar Menon
Mumbai, India

It was excellent!

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

Alan Dixon
Norwich, England

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

Helpful and explained very well

Mastering Exposure Webinar content was helpful and explained very well.

Dan
Madison,Wisconsin

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

It’s worth every cent!

There’s so many free videos out there it’s easy to be overwhelmed. The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course breaks down the fundamental knowledge you need for landscape photography and shows you how to use that knowledge in an actual photo shoot. That makes it a lot easier to figure out where you’re going wrong when you’re not getting the result you’re after. It’s worth every cent!

Tania Court
Armidale, NSW, Australia

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

Is this In Sharp Focus for Nature Photography Tutorial for me?

This tutorial is for you if:

  • You have a good understanding of camera exposure and photography composition but struggle with getting sharp focus.
  • You want to learn about how to use camera's focus modes and settings to get sharp focus for nature photography.
  • You want to master how to accurately focus on moving subject in nature.
  • You want to discover how to focus stacking to go beyond the depth of field limitations of your camera lens.
  • You want to learn more about the limitations of your camera focus mechanism in real-world situations... and find out how to work around them.

This tutorial might not be the right fit if:

  • You are a beginner landscape photographer. If you don't know how to use your camera in manual mode, you may want to find out more before you start this course.
  • You want in-depth explanations of how to compose and how to set your exposure. In this nature photography composition tutorial, we assume you know how to use your camera settings.
  • You want a cookie-cutter approach to improving your nature photography compositions.
  • You want to learn about post processing nature photos with Photoshop or Lightroom.

About our In Sharp Focus Tutorial for Nature Photography

Our In Sharp Focus for Nature Photography tutorial is packed full of easy-to-follow explanations, real life examples, and in-depth case studies. You will learn how to use focus settings for your DSLR and mirrorless camera to create images with incredible depth and sharp detail. You'll learn about the challenges that nature photographers face with focus settings, and how to work around them.

Here are some of the key concepts covered in this In Sharp Focus for Nature Photography tutorial: