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Varina Takes on The Challenge of Low Contrast Light

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When the skies get heavy, don't pack up the camera and head home! Pull out your gear, change your mindset, and work the subtle light for all it's worth! Embrace the challenge!

A Guide to Cleaning Your Tripod

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After shooting in salt water and sand in Hawaii, our tripods were badly in need of cleaning. Here is how we clean our tripod.

Ideas for Capturing Sunbeams

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Dramatic sunbeams occur only under certain conditions. They appear when sunlight passes through - and is scattered by - particles in the air.

Stand by Me - A comparison of Photographic Styles

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There's nothing better than having someone to travel with - especially if that person is also your best friend. It's always fascinating to compare our photographic styles.

Why are photography filters different shapes?

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Pro photographer Varina Patel explains why photography filters come in Square, Rectangular, Round shapes.

How can I get sharp focus every time?

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There are various reasons why you might have problems getting sharp focus in your photos. Here are some tips for solving the problem.

Tips for Photographing Moon

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It can be tough to photograph the moon with a foreground. Here are few ideas to get you started.

How many photos is too many?

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I generally shoot lots of photos – but as I shoot, I delete the ones that aren’t worth keeping. Let me walk you through a typical shoot.

4 Tips for Macro Photography

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Macro Photography is tough. Even with a proper equipment lens, it is hard to photograph such tiny subjects. Here are few tips to get you started.

Photographing Flowing Lava in Hawaii

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Varina Patel has fallen in love with the Big Island of Hawaii. Here's what she recommends for photographing flowing lava.

What do you wear for cold weather photography?

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What do you wear for cold weather photography when you kn ow you’ll be spending part of the time standing in cold water?

Iconic Locations: Why do you keep going back?

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Do you believe that some iconic locations have been photographed so often that there's no way to get a unique photo? I don't think so!