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Choosing a Dress - Varina Patel

Getting Ready to Shoot Autumn

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Shooting in autumn is so much fun - I love the inevitable explosion of red and gold as the maples shift into their fall foliage.
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How Can I Simplify an Image?

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Simplifying an photo can be difficult, but it starts with choosing a simple subject. Here are some easy to follow tips from Varina Patel.
Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Peeling Back the Layers

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I start by taking a look at my finished color image and thinking about what I want to accomplish with my conversion to black and white.
Breaking Wave

Color or Monochrome?

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When I decide to convert an image to monotone, it's usually because…
The Coming Storm

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

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Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…
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Hey, Dad... Is This Close Enough?

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My dad used to tell me to "get in close" when I was taking…
Death Valley National Park, CA

Photographing Reflected Light

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The word reflection is usually used in reference to reflections…
Aspen Leaf on Marble

Aspen Leaf on Marble

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Marble, Colorado is a tiny town that boasts a pretty darn…
Calf Creek Falls, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah (UT), USA

Mirror, Mirror

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If you are willing to cross Calf Creek at the end of the…
The Log Bridge - Varina Patel

Leading the Eye

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When I am planning a composition, I am constantly thinking about…