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Badlands 2017 Photo Safari Open for Registration

Surreal Landscapes in South Dakota

Sept. 17-21, 2017

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Join me in South Dakota Sept. 17-21, 2017

odell_20160912_40092017 marks my 7th consecutive year of leading landscape photography safaris in South Dakota! I hope you’ll join me to explore fine-art landscape photography techniques in an environment that can only be described as surreal. We will explore light, texture and clouds over the tremendous rock formations that have formed from erosion over the last 500,000 years.

odell_20160912_3986-editYou’ll be treated to some amazing sunrises and sunsets and rock formations that could be mistaken for the moon. This safari is the perfect setting for photographers who not only want to photograph spectacular scenery, but also learn the behind the scenes techniques for processing and workflow, including HDR, infrared, and long exposures.

Each day, we will  download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to transform your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products. 

When: Sept. 17-21, 2017
Where: Wall, South Dakota (nearest airport: Rapid City)

Register Here via Meetup.com 

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South Texas Birding Experience 2017

Join me in South Texas, June 2017

Photograph birds  in South Texas, June 2017

A Bird Photo Studio in the Rio Grande Valley

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Great Kiskadee eating a water bug

I’m pleased to announce my dates for the South Texas Birding Experience 2017. For next year, I am offering two small group (max 4) sessions for getting some of the best bird photos in all of the USA. There is nowhere else I’ve been where I can capture closeups of small birds, including unique species like the green jay with perfect backgrounds.

  • Session 1: June 1-5, 2017 
  • Session 2: June 7-11, 2017

All Inclusive Photo Safari Includes:

  • Three days of private access to the photo blinds
  • “Ask me anything” field and classroom instruction (including processing and critique)
  • Single-occupancy air-conditioned lodging on site
  • All meals and happy hour
  • Transportation from the lodge to the shooting sites

Space is extremely limited, so place your deposit now to reserve your seat on this trip.

I hope you can join me in Texas!

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Old Car City USA Creative Photo Workshop: Nov. 4-5

Take a road trip and explore creative close-up and HDR photography in a rusted car paradise

Join me at Old Car City USA March 11-12 for a creative photography workshop!
Join me at Old Car City USA March 11-12 for a creative photography workshop!

I just got back from visiting Old Car City USA near Atlanta, Georgia. What an amazing place! With nearly 40 acres of vintage cars, this one-time auto parts yard is now a photography paradise for anyone looking to get creative while exploring textures, colors, and vintage icons of American automotive yesteryear.

At Old Car City, we'll explore close-up compositions of decaying vehicles.
At Old Car City, we’ll explore close-up compositions of decaying vehicles.

I’ll be leading a creative photo workshop here November 4-5, 2016. We’ll have two days to shoot at Old Car City, plus field and classroom instructional sessions where I’ll help you bring out the best in your photographs; both during and after the shoot. I’ve also arranged for discounted lodging right down the road so we won’t have to make the hour drive from Atlanta each day.

This location is often described as a “bucket list” spot for anyone who likes old cars. I think it’s perfect for photographers of all levels, especially because the sheer vastness of the site really requires you to think about subject and composition while exploring details, textures, and colors in the huge collection of decaying vehicles.

Space is limited to 15 photographers!

Sign Up Here via Meetup.com 

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Sonoma Coast Photo Safari: May 15-20, 2016

Capture stunning sunsets along California's rugged Sonoma Coast May 15-20, 2016
Capture stunning sunsets along California’s rugged Sonoma Coast May 15-20, 2016

Join me in beautiful Bodega Bay, California for a 5-day photo safari along the Sonoma coast. We will start our safari exploring the coast and communities near Bodega Bay, and then we’ll head north to spend two days exploring the northern Sonoma parks, including Salt Point and Fort Ross. Continue reading Sonoma Coast Photo Safari: May 15-20, 2016

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Colorado Wildflower Safari July 20-23, 2016

Columbines at sunrise near Crested Butte, Colorado. Join Jason Odell in July 2016 for a chance to photograph wildflowers and learn close-up photography techniques.
Columbines at sunrise near Crested Butte, Colorado. Join Jason Odell in July 2016 for a chance to photograph wildflowers and learn close-up photography techniques.

I’m happy to announce that I’ll be returning to Crested Butte, Colorado in July 2016 to lead a small-group wildflower/macro photo safari and workshop! You’ll photograph the beautiful wildflowers in a high alpine setting and learn macro and close-up photography techniques. Participants will also receive hands-on field instruction, post-processing help, and image critiques.

This tour is open to a maximum of 10 photographers.

Reserve your seat on this trip by placing a deposit through the event page.

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