Colorado Wildflower Workshop Report

Sunflowers stand in morning light before a backdrop of lupines and more near Crested Butte, Colorado

An incredible floral display in the Colorado high country

2019 was my fifth consecutive wildflower/macro photo safari, and boy was it ever amazing! The long, wet spring we had this year meant that the blooms around Crested Butte were off the chart. Unlike previous years, where we had to go up above 10,000′ to find the best blooms, this year’s spectacle was in full swing all around Crested Butte.

Richardson’s Geranium

Crested Butte, Colorado, is sometimes referred to as the “wildflower capital of the USA,” and this year proved why. The hillsides were covered in color; yellow sunflowers interspersed with blue and purple lupines transformed the valleys into a painter’s palette. We also encountered glacier lilies, red and sulphur paintbrush, fairy trumpets, and of course, Colorado columbine.

The hillsides were literally painted with color this year!

Our shooting sessions took place every morning and afternoon, and during the day, I worked with my clients to help them perfect their workflow/keywording and image processing. We also learned how to perform focus-stacking with close-up and landscape subjects.

See my 2019 Wildflower Gallery here!

Upcoming photo workshops with Jason Odell

The Image Doctors #3: Nikon Z

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Nikon Mirrorless Cameras: The Nikon Z System

This week, Rick and Jason discuss Nikon’s mirrorless cameras, the Nikon Z6 and Nikon Z7. Both Jason and Rick own and use these cameras, and offer their first-hand thoughts of the new Z-mount, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Nikon Z system.

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POTD: Super Bloom!

Colorado Wildflowers
Lupine, sunflowers, and fairy trumpets fill the meadows near Gothic, Colorado

I just returned from my 5th annual Colorado Wildflower Photo Safari, and all I can say is, “wow!” I had a hunch the flowers would be great this year, but I wasn’t prepared for the spectacle around Crested Butte. The hillsides were literally exploding with color!

Tech Specs

Nikon Z7 with Nikkor Z 14-30mm f/4 S lens, 5-shot focus stack 1/250s f/8 ISO 125 @17mm

The Image Doctors #2: Mirrorless Cameras

What’s the latest on mirrorless cameras?

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Are mirrorless cameras the future of photography? This week, Rick and Jason sit down to give their thoughts on the current state of mirrorless camera systems, their pros and cons, and whether you should consider getting one.

Furthermore, we’re happy to announce that we are now listed at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher!

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The Image Doctors Talk Photography #1

Jason & Rick return to bring you a long overdue photography podcast!

Return of the Image Doctors!

Hey, we heard you missed us… we’re back! After seven years away from the microphones, we decided it was time to crawl back down into the basement studio and start recording again! So today, we are happy to announce the return of The Image Doctors Photography Podcast!

In this episode, you’ll meet the hosts, Jason P. Odell and Rick Walker. Find out what we’ve been up to since we took sabbatical leave in 2011, what gear we’re currently using, and more!

Each week, we’ll discuss 21st century photography and offer honest reviews of gear and software that we personally use. Furthermore, we’ll offer tips for landscape, outdoor, and travel photography. Our discussion topics range from technical to philosophical, but above all, we’ll always try to go to eleven.

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