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Jason P. Odell became interested in photography when he received his first camera, a Kodak Ektralite 10, in elementary school. He routinely experimented in his mother's home darkroom and was occasionally allowed to borrow her Nikkormat EL SLR. Jason continued his passion for photography throughout high school, where he was a photographer and editor of the school yearbook.

Jason studied biology at UCLA and later earned his doctorate from the University of California, Riverside. While studying, his field biology work took him to the island of Trinidad, West Indies, where he developed a passion for photographing birds and other wildlife. Jason's doctoral adviser was also an avid nature photographer, so trips to the field always involved packing cameras and lenses.Jason taught at the university level for eight years and has a passion for education.

In 2004, Jason established Luminescence of Nature Photography, dedicated to outdoor photography and photographic education. In addition to writing, he conducts field photography workshops and software training classes for photographers around the world.

Jason is the former co-host of the biweekly photography podcast, The Image Doctors, which aired on iTunes from 2005-2011.

Jason is the author of numerous digital books on photography, including:

The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX (2006)
The Photographer's Guide to Capture NX2(2008)
The Photographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro (2009)
The Photographer's Guide to Digital Landscapes (2010)
The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro (2010, with Tony Sweet)
The Phographer's Guide to Silver Efex Pro 2 (2011)
Field Notes: A Photographic Journey(2011)
The Photographer's Guide to the Nikon 1 V1/J1 (2012)
The Photographer's Guide to Color Efex Pro 4(2012)
The Photographer's Guide to HDR Efex Pro 2 (2012)

All of Jason's eBooks are available through Luminescence of Nature Press™
Jason currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Jason shoots with Nikon cameras and lenses.