Why do you keep going back?

Do you believe that some locations have been photographed so often that there's no way to get a unique photo? I don't believe that.

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.

Shooting for the Cover

How do you go about getting a cover-worthy photo? Here are a few quick tips for getting that great cover shot.
Calm - Varina Patel

Nine Mile Pond - Everglades, Florida

Nine Mile Pond is located in Everglades National Park. There's a parking lot right off the main road, and access is easy.

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.

Quick Black and White Conversion

When Varina Patel converts an image to B&W, she usually uses Nik Silver Efex Pro. Here's a video that shows how she converted this photo.

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.
The Quiet - Varina Patel

Tiny Planets

A step-by-step Photoshop tutorials that walks you though the process of creating creating tiny planets from panoramic photos.