Choosing a Dress - Varina Patel

Getting Ready to Shoot Autumn

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

An Ode to Negative Space

I am a dreamer. An artist. A mother. A reader. A wanderer. And a lover of negative space.
Colorado, USA

Assignment: Blurring the Line

How many ways can you create blur in the photograph? Here are tips and ideas for using blur to create compelling images.

Negative Space

I am a firm believer in the importance of Negative Space.…

How Can I Simplify an Image?

Simplifying an photo can be difficult, but it starts with choosing a simple subject. Here are some easy to follow tips from Varina Patel.
Punch Bowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon (OR), USA

Garden of Eden

I am pretty sure that the Garden of Eden would have looked…
Hakalau - Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Pay Attention to ME!

Tips for making a single element stand out in your photographs.…


Storms produce some of the most breathtaking photographs…
The Coming Storm

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…

Do you Think Before you Shoot?

I love aspens. Who doesn't? But if you've tried to photograph…