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40+ Tips For Getting More From Your Camera!

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'The Photographer's Companion' is the hand of a pro on your shoulder, and the steady voice in your head when you are fumbling with your controls.

Shooting on an Overcast Day

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Being a photographer means being adaptable. You won't always get spectacular lighting - and some scenes look great on an over cast days.

Brent Mail with Varina and Jay - Part 2

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Varina and Jay Patel talk with Brent Mail about our differing photographic styles, finding great light on location, and so much more.

Light and Layers

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Akaka falls is located just North of Hilo on the Big Island…

Light Matters

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This is a shot from Hawaii's big island. Pay attention to…

Rock Garden

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When you hike out to this place in De-Na-Zin Wilderness Area…

Bowtie Arch - A Lesson in Light and Composition

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Jay and I visited Bowtie arch in Utah. Varina recorded this short video while we were there showing how to deal with extreme tonal range.

Bowtie Arch at Midday

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How do you deal with harsh light? Do you pack up your camera…

Shooting in Canyons at Midday

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Midday light definitely isn’t ideal for most wide-angle photography. But here’s a situation where harsh light was exactly what we wanted.

Sanctuary

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Post-production work can be just as important as field work…