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Varina Patel
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Lives in Ohio, USA
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Professional Wilderness and Nature Photographer
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    Wilderness and Landscape Photographer, 2005 - present
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There is nothing more remarkable to me than the power of nature. It is both cataclysmic and subtle. Slow and continuous erosion by water and wind can create landscapes every bit as astonishing as those shaped by catastrophic earthquakes or volcanic eruption. Nature is incredibly diverse – quiet streams and roaring waterfalls, burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks, silent snowfall and raging summer storms. This fantastic variety ensures that I can never photograph the same scene twice in the same way.



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It's really interesting to see how others spend their time in comparison to what I'm doing! Great article, Chris. If you are hoping to be a pro, it's good to have a better idea of what you'll need to do to make it happen.

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We talked to a number of professional photographers about how they spend their time. Guess how much of it is spent shooting?
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I'm surprised you don't spend more time on editing (compared to shooting).
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We had way too much fun in California with +Glade Gauger and +Neal Yu! Thanks for coming with us, guys!

I used a circular polarizer to cut through the glare on the surface of the water to bring out those brilliant colors. What a view!
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i like ur efforts :)
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Me and my Aussies talking (and laughing) about lava and lenses on the SIC show! Love you guys, +Johny Spencer and +Brent Mail!
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Ladies and Gentlemen! Introducing our brand new photography course! It's a little different from our past offerings, but we know you're going to love it!
The New Intimate Collection - The latest video course from Jay & Varina Patel
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Oh boy... I'd better get ready to be inundated with rock calls!
 
This is a funny one!
Thanks +Varina Patel for playing along. Remember call 1-800-VARINA when you need to know what the hyperfocal distance is, while you are in the wilderness. B
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Hilarious, thought it was simpler than that tho'. 
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Bloopers and Outtakes!

Things are never dull when you do what we do for a living... and we make our share of mistakes! ;) We had way too much on the Big Island of Hawaii making our Essential Filters course (http://visualwilderness.com/product/efc) - and we thought we'd share a little bit of it with you. Be sure to turn on the sound!

+Brent Mail +Johny Spencer +Jay Patel - Can't wait to get out there and laugh with you guys again soon!
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these are great and it makes me happy knowing that there's a lot of fun going on when shooting some of my favorite photos ...adds to the story for me
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Do you want to go to Fiji?

Our next workshop is coming right up! We'll be teaching in Fiji this October alongside +Colby Brown, Benjamin Von Wong, +Elia Locardi, +Jay Patel , Tony Hewitt, +Nick Rains , and Michael Fletcher. And now, +F Stop Lounge is giving away a free trip - if you win, you're flights and accommodations will be paid for, and you'll get to attend all seven workshop sessions with all the instructors. This is going to be such a cool workshop!
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Yes my dear ...but ???
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We put together this InFocus Deals offer with some of the best photographers out there. 90% off on products that will help you become a better photographer... Plus a chance to win a Sony Alpha-6000! It's only good for a very short time... So grab it while you can!
 
#InFocusDeals : 90% Off Photography eBooks & Videos
And a chance to win Sony Alpha-6000

Brought to you by +Ian Plant, +Sean Bagshaw +Clint Burkinshaw +Colby Brown +Johny Spencer +Varina Patel +Nicole S. Young +Joshua Cripps +Brent Mail and me. ;)

Also included at bonus offers - 
Free copy of Intensify - Award winning software from +Macphun 
Discount form  +Induro, BENRO, MeFoto, VuFilters
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Enjoy & Share.
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I'm feeling the love, +Johny Spencer and +Brent Mail! :) Can't wait to be together again!
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It's been too long Queen V!!!
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It's snowing outside, but these are blooming in my living room. smile emoticon I couldn't resist getting out my macro lens to capture those tiny little tendrils against the brilliant pink and orange flower. I used my favorite 180mm macro lens and got in as close as I could. When you get in this close, you are dealing with an incredibly narrow depth of field - but that's one of my favorite things about macro photography. I fall in love with all those soft edges every time.

The key to getting this shot just how I wanted it was the natural light coming though the window behind the orchids. It provides an oh-so-subtle rim light along the edge of that little curl, which makes it stand out against the similarly colored background.

I hope Spring gets here soon so I can get outside to shoot some outdoor blooms!
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Lovely !!!
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Had a fun talk with Leigh Diprose from +F Stop Lounge the other day. You know you want to come to Fiji this year!

Don't save for tomorrow what you could do today!
 
Today, I got the chance to catch up with +Varina Patel and +Jay Patel  to hear about what they’ll be teaching at the Fiji Photography Workshop.

To find out more about the workshop and to book your place visit the workshop page: https://fstoplounge.com/fiji-workshop-2015/

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Happy birthday, Varina :) Have an amazing and creative day :) 
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This is why I love my job. This beautiful creature came right up to me before I even realized he was there! Gorgeous, isn't he?
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Great video Varina
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