Holiday Gifts for Photographers

Gift ideas for the photography enthusiast

holiday gift ideas for photographers
Make sure the photographer in your family gets what they want this year.
Hope you’re on the “nice” list this year!

Ah, holiday shopping season is upon us again, and that means it’s time to take a look at some of my recommended gift ideas for 2017. We all know that photography enthusiasts can be a picky bunch, so here are some ideas for gifts that every photographer will find useful. I’ve come up with ideas that should fit everyone’s budget, from stocking-stuffers to the ultimate gift for your photo sweetheart. You can also check out the current holiday deals at B&H,  or see my recommended deals here. 

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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

November Special: Texture Sale

texture overlays
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

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

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

San Diego Birding (limit 6)
Deposits close Jan 4

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

See all upcoming photo safaris & tours here

POTD: Full Moon Over White Sands

White Sands Moon
The full moon rises over yuccas and the gypsum dunes of White Sands, New Mexico (click to enlarge).

I’ve just returned from my final instructional photo safari of 2017, and  things couldn’t have gone any better. My group of 8 photo enthusiasts spent several days shooting sunrises and sunsets at the gypsum dunes in White Sands National Monument. What a place! The simplicity of the landscape there is just perfect for working on improving compositional techniques. We also found out that having a full moon at dusk doesn’t hurt, either.

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