All posts by Jason Odell

Cyber Weekend Special

Cyber Special
Field Notes only $0.99!

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Join photographer Jason P. Odell as he takes you behind the scenes of some of his favorite images. Travel from Utah to Florida and visit landscapes and wildlife through Dr. Odell’s lens. While each image tells a story, you’ll also get the behind the scenes details for each photograph, including location, tips and tricks, technical data and processing notes. With Field Notes, you’ll not only learn about what went into each image, but also good advice about shooting outdoor locations.

At the end of Field Notes, you’ll find a complete set of Location Notes with maps, descriptions, and links to all the places mentioned in the book. You’ll also see Jason’s recommended equipment lists for each location.

*99-cent offer expires at 11:59pm MDT on November 29th, 2015

Should Photographers Consider an iMac?

The late 2015 27" iMac with 5k Retina Display.
The late 2015 27″ iMac with 5k Retina Display.

I’ve used Mac workstations  since the early 1990s. As a professional photographer, it’s important to have a computer that is not only fast, but also scalable. For me, that meant being able to add internal hard drives, PCI expansion cards, and plenty of RAM. By having a computer that I could incrementally upgrade, I am able to extend the useful life of that machine. As a working professional, I consider upgrading my computer system every 3-5 years, depending on my needs.

In 2013, Apple radically redesigned the Mac Pro line to include internal PCI-based solid-state drives and dual video cards. Despite the performance benefits, the new form-factor no longer supported internal expansion of any kind (other than RAM). Although I was not in the market for a new Mac at that time, the immediate consequence of the new form-factor became clear. From now on, any hard drives that lived inside my existing computer would have to be moved to external enclosures. Continue reading Should Photographers Consider an iMac?

Badlands Safari 2016 Now Open

Badlands photo safari 2016 with Jason P. Odell
Join me in South Dakota September 11-16, 2016 for epic landscape photography and instruction.

I’m pleased to announce that I will be returning to Badlands National Park in South Dakota September 11-16, 2016.

This is a small-group (8) photo safari and creative landscape workshop. You’ll get to photograph the amazing scenery while learning the necessary computer skills to transform your images into fine-art quality masterpieces.

Registration is discounted if you place your deposit before December 31st. RSVP HERE. Continue reading Badlands Safari 2016 Now Open

POTD: Badlands Infrared

Conata Basin, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA. 590nm infrared capture.
Conata Basin, Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA.
590nm infrared capture.

I captured this image using a Fujifilm X-E1 mirrorless camera that was converted to capture infrared (590nm conversion from Life Pixel Infrared).  I liked the combination of textures in the rocks and the deep black sky. I decided to leave the blue tint in the vegetation instead of completely converting the image to monochrome. Had I done that, the vegetation would have disappeared.

Processing infrared images isn’t hard if you have the right tools and know how to use them. Download my video tutorial on infrared processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

Free upgrade to expedited processing on Life Pixel infrared conversions ($50 value) with code: odell 

Join me in the Badlands September 11-16 2016 for a creative landscape photo safari!