Negative Space

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

Searching for Macro Subjects

How do you find your macro subjects? This tiny waterfall was no less beautiful for not calling attention to itself.
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Brent Mail with Varina and Jay - Part 2

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

The nearest road ends 11 miles from the village of Supai, so you have three options. You can hike, go on horseback, or take a helicopter.
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Brent Mail with Varina and Jay - Part 1

Varina and Jay Patel talk with Brent Mail about starting out in photography, shooting RAW or JPG files, and shooting in some cool locations.


People ask me all the time about the challenges of my career choice... and there are many.
Touched with Light - Varina Patel

Flower Portraits

Photographing flowers isn't easy. Getting close to the ground can be a challenge in itself... and wind and sunlight add complications too.
Kilauea Lava Flow, Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Fine Art Prints: The End of Days

As the lava flowed into the water, it created great bursts of steam that rose as dramatic swirls.
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Should I Major in Art in College?

As a kid who dreamed of being a photographer and a parent who knows that art business is tough Varina will tries to answer this question.
Hakalau - Big Island - Hawai'i, USA

Pay Attention to ME!

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