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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING…

“Varina is an exceptional teacher (I’ve experienced hundreds over the years and she is among the very best, if not at the top).  I am fully confident that my weaknesses in post processing and workflow will be fully addressed and overcome as I work through these case study exercises. These case studies are an exceptional complement to the fieldwork teachings where both Varina and Jay excel with their skills and explanations. The Ultimate Landscape Photography Course is a MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE for anyone wanting to get into or improve their skills in this field.”

Ron

“The iHDR technique developed by Jay and Varina is second to none. Their easy to follow video allows you to practice the technique over and over again, refining your skill and allows you to produce seamless exposure blends without the dreaded halos and unrealistic blends. I highly recommend buying their webiner, both amateurs and professionals alike, and mastering the iHDR technique, the improvement in your blending will be immediately noticeable.”

Alan OwenIreland

“Jay & Varina’s workshop is actually a great idea! His workshop helped me to switch from photomatix-HDR look to a more natural looking images. For only $25 your head is blown away by the amount of things you finally start to understand.”

Anton Averin

“It’s difficult to find the words to express how impressed I was with your Photoshop & photography knowledge and your body of work! The lesson plan for your iHDR workshop was much more comprehensive than I could have wished for and I would certainly enroll in other classes that you may offer in the future. I have a newly gained confidence that HDR can be properly done.  I can’t wait to get out and shoot using this new HDR knowledge; not only that, but I am excited about reworking ‘old’ images as well.”

Shawn Vogt

“I highly recommended Jay and Varina’s iHDR workshop for any one interested in refining their landscape photography. No matter what level you are at, their workshop will bring your photography up to the next level. They teach their iHDR technique with examples that nature photographers commonly face (i.e., how to fix over exposed skies or how to create better defined waterfalls) by using defined steps. Their enthusiasm and knowledge of what they do is clearly evident, and they will go the extra mile in making sure you understand the concepts.”

Stephanie

“The class is packed with information and is fast paced.  The instructors give lots of one on one assistance.”

Arlan Heiser

“I definitely recommend the iHDR workshop by Varina and Jay Patel to everyone that wants to learn or improve this technique. Their easy approach, pace, and personalities make the learning process much easier and enjoyable. Their photographic work is quite impressive and unique and during the workshop you find out why and how to accomplish such quality.”

Isabel "Bel" Martins

“I am an avid follower of Jay and Varina’s work. Their work really is superb. Their knowledge in the field of landscape photography is impeccable.”

DerekSan Francisco Bay Area, CA

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“Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… each offers unique opportunities. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph.” – Varina Patel

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