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Jay Patel

Landscape Nature

Who are you and what kind of photography do you specialise in?

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 a variety of educational materials such as eBooks workshops, and webinars to help you learn photography.

What cameras and lenses do you use?

I use Canon camera and lens. I don’t have a favorite lens and I don’t have a preference between crop factor and full frame camera bodies. My choice of camera and lens combination will vary depending upon the subject I am trying to photograph. If I am shooting grand vistas I prefer to use a wide angle lens and if I am using a macro lens I often use a crop factor body.

What kind of extra equipment do you use whilst shooting?

Here is list of all the equipment I use in the field:

Beside the equipment listed here, I sometimes will use specialized lenses such as Tilt-Shift or zoom lens. I also enjoy the challenge of taking photos on my mobile phone.

What hardware do you use for post-processing?

I use just regular Win7 PC and a calibrated MAC monitor for processing. I calibrate my monitor with Data Color’s Spyder.

What software do you use for post-processing?

I use Photoshop for almost all our processing needs. I also use specialized programs such as Google’s Sharpener PRO (formally NIK Sharpener PRO) and OnOne Software’s Perfect Resize to prepare my photographs for Fine Art Prints.

What is missing from your current workflow?

From processing perspective I don’t really miss anything. I would like to get my hands on Canon TS-E lenses (Canon 24mm TS-E and Canon 90mm TS-E) and fast super zoom lens. These lenses would allow me to explore creative options that are just out of reach.

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