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2018 Photo Safari Schedule Released

Instructional Photo Tours with Jason Odell

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2018 includes photo tours to Ireland and the Netherlands.

I just finished putting the touches on my 2018 Instructional Photo Safari Calendar. This year, I’m offering early bird discounts when you book a seat by December 31st.

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Join me in Trinidad for bird photography

For 2018, I’ve listened to your feedback and I’m taking smaller groups (6-8) for a more personalized experience. I’m also offering more birding safaris, as it’s something many people have been asking about. I’m also offering photo tours, including another photo cruise to Alaska!

My philosophy is simple:  photography is a craft. I believe you learn the most when you immerse yourself in the complete workflow of photography (visualization/capture/processing) for more than just a morning or afternoon.

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Photograph the calving ice in Glacier Bay aboard my Alaskan Photo Cruise!

On my tours and safaris, we focus on more than just taking pictures. It’s about the experience itself. I hope you’ll find the time to join me in the field soon!

2018 Photo Safaris & Tours with Jason Odell
  • Florida Space Coast Birding
  • San Diego Birding
  • Holland/Amsterdam Photo Tour
  • Trinidad Birding
  • Colorado Wildflowers
  • Alaska Photo Cruise
  • Ireland Photo Tour
  • South Dakota Badlands

Full details on Jason Odell’s photography tours

November Special: Texture Sale

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Get 45 hand-painted texture overlay images on sale through Nov. 30th.

This month, all my texture overlays are on sale!

I have 45 hand-painted, royalty-free images available as high-resolution (6000 x 4800) JPEG images. They’re perfect for transforming your images into photographic art.

Authentic Paint™ Abstract Painterly texture pack (25 textures) now only $14.99
Luminescent Painterly texture pack (20 textures) now only $9.99

Introducing the (BIF) BullsEye™

Arca-Swiss Shoulder Stock for Action/Outdoor Photography

The (BIF) BullsEye is an Arca-Swiss compatible shoulder stock for action photography

I’m pleased to announce that a project I’ve been working on since last year has gone live. After attending one of my field workshops, one of my clients approached me with a design concept to fully modernize the camera shoulder stock for autofocus DSLR photography using today’s telephoto lenses. Thus was born the (BIF) BullsEye™. For the last 18 months, we’ve been building and testing prototypes and now we are ready to bring you this exciting camera accessory: an Arca-Swiss compatible shoulder stock that can hold and stabilize modern telephoto lenses for hand-held and monopod shooting. Continue reading Introducing the (BIF) BullsEye™

Nikon D850 Officially Unveiled

Nikon D850: The Do-Everything DSLR?

The new Nikon D850 sports 45.7 megapixels and up to 9fps continuous shooting.

Early this morning, Nikon formally announced the full details of their newest DSLR, the Nikon D850. Most of the specs seem to match what others predicted, and are exactly in line with what I wanted to see!

I’ve always been an “all-purpose” photographer. I like photographing landscapes, wildlife, and the occasional sporting event. The D850 looks like it will deliver the goods for photographers like myself. From my perspective, the new Nikon D850 may be the only camera a Nikon enthusiast really needs. This camera is going to be really good at just about everything from landscapes to weddings to sports. For faster shooting and higher ISO ranges, the Nikon D500 (DX) and Nikon D5 (FX) are still going to be excellent options, but neither of those cameras appear to be the all-around killer DSLR that the D850 looks to be.

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