Are you ready to take your photography to the next level?

What’s Included?

  • 36 teaching videos for photographers who want to make beautiful photos.
  • More than 4 hours of video content - most of it shot right there in the field as we were working.
  • 9 Case Studies: Macro, Seascape, Dunes, Forest, Sunrise, Sunset, Night, Waves, and Panorama.
  • Post Processing Workflow for four of our case studies including…
  • … Original RAW and layered files for practice.
  • Workshop-style lessons taught right in the field.

What people are saying:

Having Jay and Varina as instructors opens up a totally new perspective to Landscape photography.

Vikram Jayaraman

Price:  $197.00
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What you will learn in this step-by-step video series:

 We’ll show you how we go about selecting a location, and making the most of the time we have when we’re traveling.

 We’ll explain the equipment we use, why we use it, and HOW we use it… and we’ll walk you through clear examples so you can see exactly how it’s done.

 You’ll learn how to produce beautiful shots when the sky is brilliant – with gorgeous foreground details and rich colors in the sky… and we’ll also show you how you can get great photos when the light ISN’T spectacular – like when you’re shooting in harsh, midday light.

  We’ll share a variety of techniques we use when we’re shooting, so you can see how we push past the basic rules of photography to get a variety of shots – even in a difficult location.

  We’ll walk you through a series of case studies – from fieldwork, all the way through to our post-processing workflow. And even better, we’ll share the actual original RAW and layered files with you so you can work alongside us as we show you how we do it.

 Most of the lessons are taught on location, so you can see exactly what we’re doing, and why.

 We’ve included lots of examples that will help you understand the concepts, and our case studies will let you follow along while we’re working on location in Australia.


How to Capture Stunning Landscape Images!

No matter what Weather you encounter or Equipment you own! This course will teach you everything you need to know, to capture amazing landscape photographs. Here are some of the things covered in this course.

  • australia_4301 copyLearn how to use an easy focus-stacking technique to capture awesome Macros
  • australia_4260cFind out about Hyperfocal Distance and how it will change your landscape photography
  • australia_4938c-copyGet excited about photography with out-of-the-box techniques that allow you to create unique images every time
  • Anna Bay, AustraliaDiscover tips and tricks for stunning images – even when you’re shooting in harsh midday light
  • Photoshop SeascapeFollow along as we explain our post processing workflow for four different images
  • One Mile Beach, Anna Bay, NSW, AustraliaLearn to make effective use of light when you are on a location
  • Blending ImagesWatch and learn as we blend multiple images in Photoshop to create a fresh and natural-looking result
  • australia_4161Find out how we create unique light painted images at night
  • LiveviewExplore the Live View feature to find out how you can use it to enhance your fieldwork

GuaranteeGold100% Money-Back Guarantee for 12 Months

We are so sure you are going to love this course. Try out The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course for one full year, and if you are not totally happy with the product, we will refund your purchase price – no hassle. There is no risk to you. If you have ever wanted to know the secrets to capturing amazing landscape images, then this course is for you.

Are you ready to take your landscape photography to the next level?

The Photographers Companion

40+ Tips For Getting More From Your Camera!

The Photographers CompanionPrice:  $10.00

Format:  eBook, PDF format, 50 pages

Size:  24.6MB

Requirement:  Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

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.

When my daughter was 13, we took her to Florida for a special ‘coming-of-age’ experience. She swam with the dolphins, discovered the Keys and the Everglades… and learned to use a Digital SLR in manual mode. Kids pick up the basics quickly, and by the second day, Nora was photographing birds in the early morning light along the Anhinga Trail. Suddenly, right in front of her, a cormorant dove into the water and came up with a fish. It fumbled wildly, trying not to lose its grasp on the slippery creature, and Nora started shooting in great excitement. Standing beside her, I could see that her photos would be extremely underexposed because she hadn’t taken the time to adjust her camera settings. I touched her shoulder and gave her a quick bit of advice. “Check your histogram,” I said. She was worried that she’d miss “the shot”, but she followed my advice. She saw the trouble right away, and flicked her aperture button to make a quick adjustment. Then, she was shooting once again. She got the shot she wanted – properly exposed and beautifully executed.

Sometimes, being in the right place at the right time isn’t enough. It’s that personal touch – the voice in your ear that whispers, ‘try this’ when you don’t know what to do. We can’t all walk beside a professional photographer every time we shoot… but this book is born from the idea that those little nuggets of advice are invaluable.”– Varina Patel

Here are some sample pages:

 

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Workflow Series Macro

eBook: The Workflow Series – Details and Macro

Workflow Series MacroPrice:  $6.00

Format:  eBook, PDF format, 29 pages

Size:  16.4 MB

Requirement:  Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

This is the fourth eBook in our wildly popular Workflow Series. Join professional photographers, Varina and Jay Patel, as they discuss their vision, their thinking process, and the post-processing workflow they use for six of their most popular macro images.  Learn about circular polarizers, focus stacking, depth of field, and so much more! The pros will show how you can use a wide variety of techniques to create stunning macro and detail photographs!

The Vision – Varina and Jay invite you to join them in the field as they explain their thought processes and the challenges that arise when they are shooting. You’ll find tips and suggestions for improving your own photography! This is the next best thing to learning on location!

The Process – Take a look at rarely seen, un-processed images, and pick up tips and hints as the pros walk you through the process of preparing and finishing a photo!

The Result – When all is said and done, take a look at the finished product. Compare it to the original, scrutinize the changes that were made, and think about the decisions the photographer made in the field and while processing the image.

Check out the sample pages below!


Learning-to-See

ebook: Learning to See

Price:  $10.00

Format:  eBook, PDF format, 35 pages

Size:  18.6MB

Requirement:  Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

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.

 

Histograms

eBook: What the heck is a Histogram?

Price: $10.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 37 pages

Size: 21.9 MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

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.

Click on thumbnails below to see sample pages from this eBook:

 

Vibrant Colors

eBook: Vibrant Colors

Price: $10.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 33 pages

Size: 20.6 MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

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!

 

composition

eBook: Composition and Preception

Price: $5.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 19 pages

Size: 11.8MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

With As landscape photographers, we are trained to look for perfect light and stunning skies. We’re taught to shoot only during the golden hour, and only when the clouds are positively radiant with sunbeams. Most of us won’t even consider pulling out the camera when the sky is sunny and bright, or on hazy days when the image contrast is fairly low. We use the same lens again and again, and we follow in the footsteps of other great photographers – shooting the same locations, from the same angles. Is this because there is nothing else to
shoot? Has it all been done before? Or are we just avoiding creative thinking?

Basic-Blending

eBook: The Mask Series-Basic Blending

Price: $5.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 7 pages, 3 videos

Size: 15.6MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater, Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or greater


Description

With the advent of digital photography – and digital darkroom tools such as Photoshop – it has become easier than ever before to overcome the limitations of the camera. Images with a high dynamic range have been a particular challenge for photographers since cameras were first invented. In this article, we will explain how to extend the dynamic range of an image by combining two photographs – one processed for the highlights, and the other processed for the shadows. You will gain the most from this article if you have a basic knowledge of the Photoshop interface, and an understanding of layering and masking techniques.

Note for MAC Users: MAC users tell us that PDF files sometimes open in the default MAC PDF reader, rather than Adobe Acrobat Reader. The default MAC PDF reader may not play the videos embedded in PDF eBooks. Please open these files with Adobe Acrobat 9.xx Reader for smooth video playback.

Workflow Series Waterfalls

ebook: The Workflow Series-Waterfalls

Price: $6.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 24 pages

Size: 17 MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater


Description

Shooting waterfalls can be a challenge, but water is one of the most captivating subjects in landscape photography. We are enthralled by trickling cascades, and awed by thundering water and rising mist – but it’s not easy to capture the beauty of a majestic waterfall and create an image that conveys that same sense of wonder.

So, let’s take a walk with the pros. We’ll visit six waterfalls, and listen in as Varina and Jay explain their thought process in the field. We’ll watch and learn as they process their favorite images in Photoshop. And when they’re finished, we’ll get a good look at the finished products – six images that capture the beauty and personality of some of nature’s most inspiring features… waterfalls!

The Vision – Varina and Jay invite you to join them in the field as they explain their thought processes and the challenges that arise in the field. You’ll find tips and suggestions for improving your own photography! This is the next best thing to learning on location!

The Process – Take a look at rarely seen un-processed images, and pick up tips and hints as the pros walk you through the process of preparing and finishing a photo!

The Result – When all is said and done, take a look at the finished product. Compare it to the original, scrutinize the changes that were made, and think about the decisions the photographer made in the field. Would you have done it the same way?

Check out the sample pages below!


Masks-101

eBook: The Mask Series-Masks 101

Price: $5.00

Format: eBook, PDF format, 9 pages, 4 videos

Size: 47.2MB

Requirement: Adobe Acrobat Reader 9.0 or greater, Adobe Flash Player 10.0 or greater


Description

In order to take full advantage of today’s “dark room” tools, a photographer should have a basic understanding of masks in Photoshop. Masks are used to create transparencies, perform adjustments to a part of an image (rather than the entire image), and to combine two or more images. But how do masks work? In this eBook, we’ll guide you through the basic creation and manipulation of masks. We explain how Photoshop represents masks, and we use embedded videos to show you how to use various tools to manipulate them. You will gain the most from this article if you have a basic knowledge of the Photoshop interface, and a basic familiarity with layers.

Note for MAC Users: MAC users tell us that PDF files sometimes open in the default MAC PDF reader, rather than Adobe Acrobat Reader. The default MAC PDF reader may not play the videos embedded in PDF eBooks. Please open these files with Adobe Acrobat 9.xx Reader for smooth video playback.