Hakalau - Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Pay Attention to ME!

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

Critique Your Own Work

This is a shot from Bean Hollow State Park in California.…
The Coming Storm

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…
Cracked Eggs - Varina Patel

Simplifying a Cluttered Composition

  This beautiful place in Bisti Wilderness in New…
Saltworks, Death Valley National Park, CA


This was probably one of the best sunset I have ever photographed…
Into the Light - Jay Patel

Into the Light

I love to shoot at Cannon Beach. I fact, I spent some time…
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Rock Garden

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

Quick Tips: Foreground Objects

When we arrive on location, on of the first things we look…
Aspen Glen - Varina Patel

Finding Foreground

When we're on location, we spend a lot of time looking for foreground. We're looking for something more interesting than scrub or gravel. We want to convey a sense of location - not just distant, untouchable beauty... but the feeling that you are a part of this place. You can feel the air on your skin, reach out and touch it, walk into it. We want you to feel that this place is right in front of you.