Category Archives: Travel

POTD: Orb Spinning in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Orb
LED light orb spinning at Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY

A while back I purchased a custom LED “spinner” from a guy on Instagram who makes them for photographers. It’s a fun light-painting tool once you get the hang of using it! I haven’t had too many opportunities to use it, but I knew NYC had the perfect spot! My clients all enjoyed capturing the spinning lights in front of the iconic NYC skyline at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

If you’re interested in this LED spinner orb, follow @lightexcursion on Instagram (I’m there, too: @jason_odell_photo)

Travel Photography Secrets

The one photo accessory you can’t afford to leave at home

travel tripod
A boat passes under a bridge along a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

With summer travel season quickly approaching, it’s time to think about our photo adventures. Whether you’re in a group or traveling alone, there’s one photo accessory that you simply cannot afford to leave at home, and you already know about it. Continue reading Travel Photography Secrets

New York City Night Photography Workshop

Photograph New York City After Dark

New York City Night Photography Workshop with Jason Odell
Photograph the Manhattan skyline at blue hour May 31-June 3, 2018

Join me to photograph New York City at night! I’ve got one space left to join me in New York City May 31-June 3rd for a special twilight/night photography urban photo safari in New York City. This unique event is limited to six (6) photography enthusiasts who want to experience Manhattan in the magical evening hours. I’ve deliberately kept the group size small so that I can provide you with individual attention and so that you can focus on your personal growth as a photographer.

We will head out each afternoon on a  photowalk to explore the city and then finish at an iconic site for sunset, twilght, and night photography. I will teach you creative techniques in the field for capturing unique photographs you will be proud to share. Every morning, we will have group image review sessions and I will provide “ask me anything” sessions on workflow and post-processing. Group lodging in New York City is available (not included in workshop fee).

Topics Include
  • Long exposures
  • Blue hour & twilight
  • Cityscapes and architecture
  • Creative post-processing
Locations include, but not limited to
  • Brooklyn Bridge/DUMBO/Manhattan Skyline
  • Times Square/Rockefeller Center
  • World Trade Center Memorial & lower Manhattan

New York City Night Photography Workshop

Register by April 31, 2018

Best of Scotland Photo Adventure 2019

Scotland Photo Tour with Jason P. Odell

Scotland Photo Tour with Jason Odell
Photograph Scotland with Jason Odell, Sept. 8-17, 2019

When: Sept. 8-17, 2019 from Edinburgh, Scotland

I’m excited to announce that I’ve arranged for a 10-night private photo tour to Scotland! On this small group (max 10) tour, we’ll have a private coach and 4-star accommodations as we tour the countryside from Stirling to Loch Lomond. As your leader, I’ll be working with each participant to help you discover new creative approaches to travel photography. I’ve arranged for a flexible itinerary that allows us to have a casual approach and maximize our photo time so that we get photographs, not snapshots. Continue reading Best of Scotland Photo Adventure 2019