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Jay Patel
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I Shoot Therefore I Am
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I can start off like this – “Seeds of Jay Patel’s appreciation for beautiful places were planted early in his childhood….” but it would get boring really fast. I will just sum it up and say that I am a Landscape and Wilderness Photographer who loves to capture dramatic light. My photographs have been published in various magazines, calendars and advertising materials throughout the world. 

+Varina Patel and I offer variety of educational material such as ebooks, offer workshops and webinars to help you learn photography. Click below to find out more:

WEBSITE | EBOOKS | WORKSHOPS | FACEBOOK

If you are still interested in finding out more here are few links
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The person I follow the most on G+ and in real life:  +Varina Patel
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Nature & Landscape Photographer
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Photography: Fieldwork, Processing, Education & Marketing
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  • Jay Patel Photography
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    Nature & Landscape Photographer
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
    Program Manager, 2000 - 2013
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Colors of Herbert Lake, Banff, Canada
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I love this little lake along the side of the Icefields Parkway, but I never really did get a chance to explore it until we went with a film crew. This was the first time I had been to the far side of the pond just to discover this gorgeous little area tucked away behind the woods hidden from most casual visitors who fail to explore. 

How was this image created?
On this day we had a problem...light was not being very co-operative. The only few puffy clouds were directly overhead providing us with little compositional opportunity with a traditional wide angle lens. So, it was time to get creative and shoot the reflections of the clouds instead. Not only was I able to capture some awesome colors, but the dynamic range was muted enough for this to fit in single exposure. The challenge was to get the correct white balance to bring out the colors. 

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+Matt Adcock It was an exercise in creativity...I wasn't sure it I was going to get anything at all as the cloud cover had almost all but gone by the time sunset came around. 
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Just How do you train for a career in Landscape Photography?

Nope...you dont just go to school or take some online courses. All you need are some mean old slave driving Marines...really small ones.

Here is how we got trained with +Johny Spencer, +Brent Mail and two young marines who whipped us into shape in Australia. ;)

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+Angelika Perry Yep...and you better come prepared or else this two little drill Sargents will chew you out. ;)
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Do you calibrate your monitors? We do...and we highly recommend anyone with a interest in photography do so as well.

Join the Visual Wilderness Team to discuss how to calibrate your monitor.

Time: 9:00 PM New York Time

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Thanks for the invite, will be amazing for sure :)
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Join +Varina Patel and me on +Trey Ratcliff variety hour tonite. We will be talking about Landscape Photography course and how we went about taking photograph and creating a course at the same time. 
 
Join us on Monday night at 7 PM PT (10 PM ET) to talk with +Jay Patel  and +Varina Patel  about what's new! They have a new landscape tutorial that just hit the net, so we'll do a Q&A about that... see some of their new pretty photos... take questions from the audience... and, well, who knows?  Anything can happen! :)  

In fact, if you have any questions, just drop them right down here in this space...  I'll be watching along with +Peter Giordano ! This will be great fun!
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If I can make it home from work in time, sure!
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+Karin Nelson THANKSSSSS!! That was an awesome birthday present. Now, we will have to meet up with you next time we are in Pacific Northwest. ;)
 
Sometimes on a social network you connect with people who leave a lasting impression with you. Maybe because they're funny. Or maybe they're super nice, approachable and helpful. Or maybe because they are talented artists, brilliant teachers in their field.

Very rarely, you connect with someone who is all three of these things. +Jay Patel is all three of these things. I am glad he is part of my daily G+ experience, and I am so glad we connected. :)

Jay, happy birthday! I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family and your beautiful (equally nice and brilliant) wife. I wish you health, and happiness. I wish you never ending beauty everywhere you go. And finally, I wish that we'll meet one day, maybe at Emerald Lake, when the light is just right...
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Just how do you make a choice before getting the next tripod?

We will also be sharing storied about what happens when things go wrong...and what is the best workflow to ruin your tripod. ;)

+Varina Patel+Jay Patel and rest of the Visual Wildernes will join a special guest +Karin Nelson to talk about how to go about selecting a tripod.

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Sounds good to me +Jay Patel. I'll be tuned in and ready anyhow, so if you want me to add a little bit on how NOT to choose a tripod, I'll be there :-) 
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Listen to Judges as they share their thoughts about the winning entries about the LPC Contest # 12: Stormy.

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+Jay Patel, +Varina Patel, +Margaret Tompkins, +Jim Warthman, +David Pilasky, +Kevin Rowe 
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Congratulations to all the winners, those are really spectacular images!
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Simple, but effective: Look for complementary colors

Here is a simple tip to use complementary colors to get effective photos. We use this for both wide angle shots as well as Macro shots. 

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Take a look at this shot from Death Valley National Park in California. What makes it so striking? Well - first off all, orange and blue are complimentary colors - that is, they are located directly across from one another on a color wheel.
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Indeed Complementary colours are so pleasing!!
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Thank You for ALL the Birthday Wishes!

I wish I can respond to all your wishes indivdually...but by the time I do that it will be time to celebrate my next birthday. 

So for now hope you all are having a great time trying to Find Neverland. ;)

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Finding Neverland, Florida Keys
#landscapephotography , #photographyworkflow , #howtophotograph

Chasing Dreams...That is what this photo reminds me of. The dreams can be as silly as being young for ever, or sailing around the world or being a landscape photographer. If you dont chase your dreams you will never be able to CATCH them. :-)))

How was this photograph created?
This is a hand held shot from another sail boat while on sunset champagne cruise from Key West, Florida. I did use a circular polarizer to darken the sky and water and waited until the ship was under the clouds. You never know what you will get being a landscape photographer...sometimes you have stand in hail and ice water for 30 minutes to get a single shot and other times you just put your champagne class down and pick the camera to take the shot. :-)))

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Stupendous! Congrats,Jay!
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Just how do you critique a photo?

Join us in 30 minutes to find out how we analyze a photograph. ;)

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--You should have followed the Rule of the Thirds
--The reflections are lighter than the source
--This photo does not do justice to the scene

All of these seem like good critiques...but are they valid critiques? How would you tell.

Join me, +Varina Patel and rest of the Visual Wilderness team to find out how properly critique a photo....and more importantly how NOT to critique a photo. 
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