The Quiet - Varina Patel

Tiny Planets

A step-by-step Photoshop tutorials that walks you though the process of creating creating tiny planets from panoramic photos.
Akaka Falls - Big Island - Hawaii, USA

Light and Layers

Akaka falls is located just North of Hilo on the Big Island…
Hawai'i, USA

LOOK Before you Shoot.

I know. That seems obvious. As a pro, you'd think I'd know…
Colorado, USA
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Do I like my Graphics Tablet?

When people see me working, they invariably ask if I like my Wacom Graphics Tablet. The answer is HECK, YES! I absolutely love my tablet.
Quiet in the Valley of Fire

Making Targeted Adjustments with Masks

I use masks in Photoshop all the time. Take a look at the…
The Coming Storm

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…
The Devil's Golf Course - Varina Patel

Photoshop Blending Modes: Lighten

This is a composite shot I took several years ago in Death…
Cracked Eggs - Varina Patel

Simplifying a Cluttered Composition

When there are so many cool elements happening at once, how do you compose a simple, focused shot and steer clear of distractions?
Transient Light, Glacier National Park, MT

How much time do you spend in Photoshop?

Some photos require just a moment or two in Photoshop, while others requires more time. On average, I spend between 5-15 minutes per photo.
Eagle Creek, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (OR), USA

Manual Blending Workflow

Take a look at the workflow I used to process this photograph…
San Gregorio State Park, California (CA), USA

Quick Tips: Targeted Adjustments in Photoshop

In many cases, a photograph will require small adjustments to…
Mountain Meadow

Long Exposure and Windy Conditions

Do you find yourself packing it in when conditions aren't optimal?…