Varina PatelMy guest for this week’s episode is landscape and nature photographer Varina Patel. This is what Varina says about herself:

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 events – and minuscule details can be as breathtaking as grand vistas that stretch from one horizon to the other. Nature is incredibly diverse. Burning desert sands and mossy riverbanks… Brilliant sunbeams and fading alpenglow… Silent snowfall and raging summer storms… Each offers a unique opportunity. I am irresistibly drawn to the challenge of finding my next photograph, and mastering the skills required to capture it effectively.

With Varina, we discussed a number of topics, including:

  • Minimalism
  • Conveying a feeling, a mood through photographs
  • Combining family life and travel
  • Is getting it right in camera still important?
  • Working the scene on location
  • What does it take to be a great educator?

I am sure you will enjoy Varina’s take on all these issues.

Duration 32m 34s.

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Our guest for next week will be Lorenzo Montezemolo, who will tell us the story of how one of his photographs became instantly viral and everything that happened as a consequence of that.

Music for this episode: “Zanzibar” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


Photos by Varina

Grand Prismatic Hot Springs - Yellowstone National Park - Wyoming, USA
Grand Prismatic Hot Springs – Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, USA
Glacier National Park - Montana, USA
Glacier National Park – Montana, USA
TTIM 42 – A Conversation with Varina Patel
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