Nature Photography eBooks: The Apprentice Series

Nature Photography eBooks for an inspiring look at important concepts in photography – from field work and creative techniques to histograms and bracketing… and so much more!

-by Varina & Jay Patel

$40.00 . $36.00

What’s Included

What Included: 4 Popular Nature Photography eBooks – Learning to See, Vibrant Colors, What the Heck is a Histogram?, Photographers Companion
Format:  eBooks, PDF format
Requirement:  Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater

What Customers are Saying

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

What a refreshing approach in an ever changing industry!

I have been an outdoor photographer for 25 years and really enjoy tuning in to Varina and Jay’s tutorials, they are leading the way with their technical knowledge and philosophy on composition, what a refreshing approach in an ever changing industry!

Guy Vickers
New Plymouth, New Zealand

Very informative and well presented

In Sharp Focus Webinar was very informative and well presented.

Gavin Stuart
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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

Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance

I am thrilled that this weekend I got to put to use what I have learned so far. Thank you Varina for explaining hyper focal distance, it even worked with my little Olympus OMD M5 with the kit 12-50mm lens. Thank you both for explaining how to use layers.

Robert Forrister
Makanda, Illinois

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

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

About The Apprentice Series

So, you don't know which nature photography eBook sto start with? Or maybe you are looking for the perfect gift for your photography-loving friend? Well, here's your solution. The Apprentice Series is a bundle of our four most popular nature photography eBooks - Learning to See, Vibrant Colors, Photographers Companion and What the Heck is a Histogram? These four books are the perfect place to start learning. Together, they offer a broad and inspiring overview of some of the most important concepts in photography - from field work and creative techniques to histograms and bracketing... and so much more.

Become a better photographer with this starter nature photography eBook collection. The Apprentice Series includes these popular books:

Learning to See: Simple Ideas for Creative Photographers

Learning to see creatively is about thinking outside the box. Professional photographers, Varina and Jay Patel have expanded and improved their original eBook to create a fantastic, in-depth guide for any photographer who has ever felt uninspired by light, subject, or location. There are more than thirty brilliantly colorful pages filled with examples of creative compositions, unique perspectives, and unusual techniques. Varina and Jay work hard to make the most of their time on location. Discover the tricks they use to capture beautiful images in any conditions, and build up your own collection of creative options. Get ready to exercise the right side of your brain and expand your photographic vision!

  • Every page offers new ideas and suggestions for expanding your creative repertoire. More than 15 brand new pages offer even more depth and knowledge!
  • A dynamic collection of original photographs by Varina and Jay Patel provide real-world examples for each technique - with detailed explanations to help you use the ideas in your own work.
  • A detailed "field guide" pulls together the most important points for easy reference when you need inspiration or ideas.

Vibrant Colors: A Field Guide

Varina and Jay can't count the number of times they've been asked about the vibrant colors in their photographs. People ask if they "crank up the saturation" in Photoshop or use special film to create an enhanced "effect". Although they don't believe there's anything wrong with adjusting colors in Photoshop - artists should feel free to use whatever tools they choose - they rarely think about enhancing colors in Photoshop. For Varina and Jay, the art of capturing a colorful image begins in the field.

This eBook isn't about photo-manipulation. It's about capturing vibrant colors through the lens. The Patels discuss eight important factors to consider in your search for intense colors - from geology and weather to exposure and white balance. This eBook is strikingly beautiful as well as useful - showcasing the stunning photographic works of award-winning photographers, Varina and Jay Patel. Their clear, down-to-earth teaching style makes this an excellent learning tool for amateurs and professionals alike!

What the Heck is a Histogram?

This in-depth guide to histograms provides all the information you'll need to learn to make the most of one of the most powerful  - and often overlooked - tools in digital photography. A quick glance at this little graph on the back of your camera can tell you if  you have captured detail in the shadows, if your highlights are blown, if you need to bracket your images, and if your image is properly exposed. Professional nature photographers and accomplished teachers, Varina and Jay Patel will walk you through the process of reading, interpreting, and using histograms - while you are in the field and during post-processing in Adobe Photoshop. They use simple language and a wealth of real-world examples to teach you how to use your histogram.

The Photographers Companion

What if you could produce great photos right away – without learning all the technical details first? This is the eBook that will get you there.

This highly anticipated eBook from professional photographers Varina and Jay Patel offers 40+ tips and tricks that will help you improve your photography by leaps and bounds… without a lot of technical knowledge.

You’ll get pro tips on camera settings, equipment, light, and creativity in bite-sized pieces designed for beginners. The Photographers Companion is one ‘Aha! Moment’ after another.

If you are just starting out in photography, mastery can seem overwhelming. The Photographer's Companion is the hand of a pro on your shoulder when you aren’t sure of yourself - and the steady voice in your head when you are fumbling with your controls.