Fine-Art Birding: San Diego

California Coast Birding Photo Safari

Limited to 6 enthusiasts
San Diego Birding Safari
Capture birds in flight and more with Jason Odell, March 4-8, 2018.

I’m pleased to announce a new small-group instructional photo safari to southern California for coastal birding! This event is perfect for beginners to intermediate (and up) photographers looking to capture flight shots of the numerous shorebirds along the San Diego coast.

When: March 4-8, 2018
Where: San Diego (La Jolla), California

Early-bird discount: Save $100 when you reserve your seat before Dec. 15, 2017.

See full details and register for Fine Art Birding: San Diego, here

November Special: Texture Sale

texture overlays
Get 45 hand-painted texture overlay images on sale through Nov. 30th.

This month, all my texture overlays are on sale!

I have 45 hand-painted, royalty-free images available as high-resolution (6000 x 4800) JPEG images. They’re perfect for transforming your images into photographic art.

Authentic Paint™ Abstract Painterly texture pack (25 textures) now only $14.99
Luminescent Painterly texture pack (20 textures) now only $9.99

2018 Photo Tours Closing Soon

Register for these small-group safaris by December 2017

2018 Holland Photo Tour with Jason Odell

My 2018 photo tour/safari calendar is taking shape, but there are a few trips that are closing soon!

Holland Spring Tour (FULL)
Closes Dec. 27th
RESERVE NOW

Florida Space Coast Birding Safari (1 seat left)
Deposits close Dec. 31
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San Diego Birding (limit 6)
Deposits close Jan 4
RESERVE NOW

Alaska Photo Cruise/ Glacier Bay
$50 onboard credit when you reserve a cabin by Dec. 31st
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See all upcoming photo safaris & tours here

POTD: Full Moon Over White Sands

White Sands Moon
The full moon rises over yuccas and the gypsum dunes of White Sands, New Mexico (click to enlarge).

I’ve just returned from my final instructional photo safari of 2017, and  things couldn’t have gone any better. My group of 8 photo enthusiasts spent several days shooting sunrises and sunsets at the gypsum dunes in White Sands National Monument. What a place! The simplicity of the landscape there is just perfect for working on improving compositional techniques. We also found out that having a full moon at dusk doesn’t hurt, either.

Tech Specs

Nikon D850 Hands-On Review

The Amazing Nikon D850

My hands-on, non-techincal, totally subjective review
Nikon D850 Review
Sunset at Bandon Beach, Oregon captured with the Nikon D850

I’ve had the Nikon D850 for about a month now, and I’ve been able to use it on two of my landscape photo safaris so far. I figured then it’s time for a Nikon D850 review! I want to briefly present my impressions with this camera based on my experience in the field. I’ve previously shot with both a Nikon D800E and Nikon D810. This is my subjective review of how the Nikon D850 DSLR camera has impacted my photography. I’m sure others will post detailed technical reviews of noise, dynamic range, etc. I’ll leave that to the technical geeks and instead focus on my personal experiences with this new camera. Continue reading Nikon D850 Hands-On Review