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

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

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

Every single case study was excellent

Great course! I am loving the narrower scope but more in-depth approach and both the “in the field” workflow and “the photo I didn’t take” explanations. Every single case study was excellent. (Behind the Lens Course)

Regina Velasquez

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

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

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

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 information is easy to understand and to the point

I bought several of your Video Courses and I just love them. They are enthusiastic, the information is easy to understand and to the point. It makes me want to run out and try all your tips . Best of all the photography from all over the world is just fantastic! Great work! Will be watching for more!

Marie
Upper Michigan, USA

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

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

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.