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Florida Birding Safari Report

Great egret in flight, St. Augustine, FL
Great egret in flight, St. Augustine, FL. Captured with a Nikon D810 and 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 AFS G VRII lens, hand-held.

I’m winding up a successful photo safari in Florida. This year, we covered three main locations: Viera Wetlands, Merritt Island NWR, and the St. Augustine Alligator Farm. All of these places are hotspots for birds, depending on the time of year and how lucky you get. Right now is breeding season, so while Merritt Island isn’t quite as active, the Alligator Farm is literally alive with nesting activity. Continue reading Florida Birding Safari Report

Just out! New Lightroom tutorial video

Deliver impact in your digital images


I’m pleased to announce the release of my newest Lightroom tutorial video, Lightroom: Mastering Brushes & Gradients, is now available for download at Luminescence of Nature Press.

This 99 minute HD video includes a 54-page printable PDF companion and will teach you how to retouch images in Lightroom using local adjustment tools. From simple fill lighting effects to complex exposure corrections, you will learn which tools to use and how to use them for maximum impact.

Lightroom tutorials from Jason P. Odell

The Beauty of the Badlands (Webinar)

I first set foot in the South Dakota Badlands in 2005, when I went there on a Nikonians photo safari. My intent at the time was to capture dramatic landscape photographs. In 2011, I returned to this enlightening place as a full-time professional photographer

Part of growing as a photographer is seeing your subjects in new ways. In this presentation I show how focusing on specific elements like light, color and textures, and using creative techniques like infrared and HDR enable me to capture the beauty of this majestic landscape in new ways every year.

If you have ever wanted to step into an alien world and discover diverse photographic opportunities for landscapes and abstract photography, then join me and Deborah Sandidge in the South Dakota Badlands.

New Video Tutorial: Infrared Processing with Lightroom & Photoshop

Digital Image Processing with Lightroom & PhotoshopI’m pleased to announce the immediate release of my latest training video tutorial, Digital Infrared Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop.

This three-part, high-definition QuickTime video set teaches you the fundamental approaches to working with raw infrared image files in Lightroom/ACR and includes a printable PDF notes companion.

Topics include:

  • Setting white balance in Lightroom/ACR
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Lightroom
  • Removing hotspots in Lightroom and with Viveza 2
  • Processing color and monochrome infrared images in Photoshop and plug-ins
  • Blue-sky effect (channel-swapping)
  • Color tinting
  • Color Efex Pro 4 effects
  • Texture blending

Digital Infrared Image Processing with Lightroom and Photoshop is available exclusively from Luminescence of Nature Press.

Online Training: Process Infrared Images in Lightroom & Photoshop

Infrared image captured with a 590nm modified Fujifilm X-E1 camera and fisheye lens.
Infrared image captured with a 590nm modified Fujifilm X-E1 camera and fisheye lens.

Join me online next weekend as I teach digital infrared processing using Lightroom & Photoshop. Digital infrared photography is more accessible than ever, and it is a great way of exploring the world in a different light. In this class, I’ll teach you how you can create a variety of different looks with your digital infrared files using Lightroom, Photoshop, and Nik Plug-ins.

When: Saturday, February 21st
12-2pm Mountain Time (2-4pm Eastern)
Where: Online (GoToMeeting) webinar

Topics Include:

  • Choosing an infrared conversion filter type
  • Setting White Balance in Lightroom/ACR via a custom camera calibration
  • RAW adjustments in Lightroom/ACR
  • Fixing hotspots
  • Black and White Conversion using Silver Efex Pro 2
  • Red-Blue Channel Swap (blue sky) technique in Photoshop and via Plug-ins
  •  Working with super-color IR files to create a variety of styles

All participants will receive a printable PDF copy of the class materials.

To join this online session, please RSVP here by Friday, Feb. 20th.