Varina Patel

© Varina Patel

Varina Patel

Varina Patel

Varina Patel is a wilderness and nature photographer, a prolific writer, and a highly-regarded photography instructor. Along with her husband, Jay Patel, she has written a series of eBooks and recorded a collection of video courses on a wide range of topics pertaining to photography. Her award-winning work has been published around the world - by National Geographic, National Parks Magazine, Popular Photography, and many more. Varina travels frequently – shooting in beautiful and remote locations across the globe.


My favorite place to shoot - so far - is the Kilauea lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaii - especially when it is falling into the ocean :) The experience is incredible, and the challenge of capturing such a dramatic moment is exactly what makes photography so fulfilling.

Vu 10-stop neutral density filter... "It's a thing of beauty, and so much fun to work with!"




Canon EOS 5D Mk III
Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 16-40mm f4 L series lens
Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8 L series lens
Canon EF 135 f2 L series lens
Canon EF 180mm f4 L series macro lens
Canon EF 70-200 f4 L series lens
Induro CT113 Carbon Fiber Tripod with BHL1 Ball Head
F-Stop Loka with Large ICU
Wacom Intuos Pro Pen Tablet
Adobe Photoshop CC
Nik Silver Efex Pro


Vu 10-stop neutral density filter "It's a thing of beauty, and so much fun to work with!"
Vü Multicoated Circular Polarizer Filter
Vü Neutral Density Graduated Filters
Vü Neutral Density Filters