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Trinidad Birding Safari 2018

All-Inclusive Birding Photo Safari in the Trinidadian Rainforest

Trinidad birding photo safari
Photograph unique rainforest birds like the violaceous euphonia in Trinidad with Jason Odell

The island of Trinidad, tucked away in the southern Caribbean, will always be special to me. In the late 1990’s, I spent several weeks there conducting field research as part of my doctoral dissertation. On a day off, I visited the Asa Wright Nature Centre and marveled at all the birds from their veranda. Now, I’m happy to announce an exclusive small-group photo safari to Trinidad in June, 2018.

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Palm Tanager

This is your opportunity to photograph the colorful birds and other wildlife of Trinidad. I will provide each participant with as much technical and creative support as they need to capture fantastic images over the course of four days while we enjoy the laid-back accommodations at the Asa Wright lodge.

Trinidad Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell

When: June 12-17, 2018
Where: Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies

This exciting photo safari includes:
  • 5 nights single-occupancy accommodations at the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner each day, plus afternoon tea
  • Guided tour of the oilbird cave
  • Guided excursion to the northern rainforest
  • Airport transfers to/from Port of Spain
  • Personalized photography mentoring by Jason Odell
  • Limited to five (5) photography enthusiasts

See the full details of this photo safari on the Trinidad Birding Event Page

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.

Jason Odell Photo Safaris
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

Fine-Art Birding: San Diego

California Coast Birding Photo Safari

Limited to 6 enthusiasts
San Diego Birding Safari
Capture birds in flight and more with Jason Odell, March 4-8, 2018.

I’m pleased to announce a new small-group instructional photo safari to southern California for coastal birding! This event is perfect for beginners to intermediate (and up) photographers looking to capture flight shots of the numerous shorebirds along the San Diego coast.

When: March 4-8, 2018
Where: San Diego (La Jolla), California

Early-bird discount: Save $100 when you reserve your seat before Dec. 15, 2017.

See full details and register for Fine Art Birding: San Diego, here

2018 Photo Tours Closing Soon

Register for these small-group safaris by December 2017

2018 Holland Photo Tour with Jason Odell

My 2018 photo tour/safari calendar is taking shape, but there are a few trips that are closing soon!

Holland Spring Tour (FULL)
Closes Dec. 27th
RESERVE NOW

Florida Space Coast Birding Safari (1 seat left)
Deposits close Dec. 31
RESERVE NOW

San Diego Birding (limit 6)
Deposits close Jan 4
RESERVE NOW

Alaska Photo Cruise/ Glacier Bay
$50 onboard credit when you reserve a cabin by Dec. 31st
RESERVE NOW

See all upcoming photo safaris & tours here

Free Webinar: Cruising With Your Camera

Turn your vacation at sea into a photo cruise!

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Discover how you can turn a cruise vacation into a photo safari

It’s easy to skip the photos while traveling, especially when you’re on a cruise or other structured vacation. But with a little ingenuity, you can get amazing photographs while still relaxing onboard a big cruise ship! Turn your next vacation at sea into a photo cruise and get some really amazing photographs on board and in port. You’ll come home with great memories and even better photos!

Join me for a free webinar presentation of travel tips for seafaring photographers on Friday, Sept. 8th. Space is limited to 100 participants, so sign up soon!

Topics Include:

  • What to bring
  • Getting creative while at sea
  • Photography fun in ports of call
  • Best practices for bringing your gear on a cruise

When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 1-2pm EASTERN TIME
Where: Online Webinar (Register Here)

Join Me At Sea! 2018 Photo Cruises with Jason Odell