All posts by Jason Odell

Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Portrait Lens Announced

Nikon's newest portrait lens: 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor
Nikon’s newest portrait lens: 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor

Today, Nikon announced a new fast prime portrait lens, the AF-S 105mm f/1.4E ED Nikkor. This is a super-fast lens that should deliver amazing bokeh when used at or near its maximum f/1.4 aperture. It is designed to cover FX (full-frame) Nikon sensors, but will approximate a 161mm telephoto lens if you use it on a DX Nikon DSLR, such as the Nikon D500. Continue reading Nikon 105mm f/1.4 Portrait Lens Announced

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Mile High Cityscapes: Denver Photo Safari

Photograph the Colorado capitol at blue hour
Photograph the Colorado capitol at blue hour

Join me September 22-25 for an urban-themed location workshop in Denver, Colorado. On this tour, we’ll explore the Colorado capitol with an emphasis on art and architecture. The late September weather in Denver is perfect for evening/twilight shooting, too.

I have arranged for discounted lodging in downtown Denver within walking distance of most of our locations, including:

  • Colorado Capitol & Courthouse Buildings
  • Denver Art Museum
  • Union Station & 16th Street Promenade
  • RINO Art District (street art near Coors Field)
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • Denver City Park
Union Station is a great location for creative architectural photography.
Union Station is a great location for creative architectural photography.

If you’re looking to experience urban creativity with your camera, then this is a great photo safari for you. We will learn long exposures, blue hour shooting, multiple exposures, texture blending, and more in the Mile High City.

Instructor: Jason Odell
Limit: 10 Photographers

RSVP HERE by August 22nd for discounted lodging at the group hotel

Denver's RINO art district is home to a huge variety of street art.
Denver’s RINO art district is home to a huge variety of street art.
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Colorado Night Sky Photography Class July 31

Join me July 31st to photograph the night sky!

Join me July 31st for a special night sky photography class!

Photograph the stars and Milky Way over the massive wind farm near Limon, Colorado. I will teach you how to set up your camera to capture stunning night sky photos, including time-lapse star trails and more. Visit the link below for complete details and to register.

Limited to 10 photographers; register here.

The Night Sky Photography Handbook is available here

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How to Photograph Fireworks

Fireworks at Chicago's Navy Pier.
Fireworks at Chicago’s Navy Pier. Nikon D810 with 28-300mm Nikkor lens. 3 s f/8 ISO 100

It’s July, and that means many of us in the USA will be able to watch fireworks demonstrations. If you’ve never photographed fireworks before, you don’t want to have to troubleshoot camera settings in the dark. Most fireworks displays are under 30 minutes in duration, so you’ll want to be prepared! Here are my tips for photographing fireworks displays: Continue reading How to Photograph Fireworks

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