The Image Doctors #80

Is Aerial Drone Photography Right for You?

Should you get an aerial drone for photography? This week, Rick asks Jason about his experiences using aerial drones. Over the years, drone technology has grown as they continue to become more affordable. If you are interested in an aerial drone, we discuss some of the restrictions and limitations of their use, as well as proper drone safety measures.

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Mirrorless Camera Settings for Night Sky Photography

If you use a mirrorless camera, these settings will help you when shooting the night sky

Colorado night sky with the Pleiades cluster, captured with a Nikon Z7 mirrorless camera, January 4, 2021

A couple of weeks ago, I went out to photograph the night sky with my Image Doctors podcast co-host, Rick Walker. While we have both done plenty of night-sky shooting, we really wanted to get more experience using our Nikon Z cameras. We quickly learned that we needed to make some major settings adjustments in the camera to allow us to shoot at night effectively.

Based on our field experience, here are some tips for setting up your mirrorless camera for night sky shooting. For more details on setting exposure for night sky photos, download my Night Sky Photography Handbook.

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The Image Doctors #79

Learning from our mistakes

Digital photography is a fantastic learning tool because it provides us with immediate feedback on our photos. This week, we’re discussing all those times where we learned from our mistakes in the field and at the computer, and we share situations where we’ve struggled to improve our shots.

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Online Class: Wicked Awesome Lightroom Tricks

Discover Lightroom’s Hidden Secrets with Jason Odell

I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom Classic since 2013 as my primary image management and RAW processing software. Along the way, I keep finding new and useful ways to use this powerful software application. Join me on Monday, January 18th for an online class where I’ll be sharing my can’t-miss tips for using Adobe Lightroom Classic.

When: Monday, Jan 18th 4-6pm US Mountain Time (what time is this event in your timezone?)
Where: Online Class via GoToMeeting

All registered participants will receive live webinar access plus a video replay download link.

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Rescheduled: Croatia and Panama Photo Tours

Cruise the Croatian coast with your camera, Oct. 7-17, 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, my photo tours to Croatia and Panama have been rescheduled to fall 2021. I have limited availability for both of these tours, please contact me if you’re interested in attending!

Panama Rainforest Wildlife Photo Adventure: Sept. 19-25, 2021

Discover the biodiversity of Central America as we photograph the wildlife of western Panama. On this unique photo safari, you’ll photograph rainforest birds, mammals, insects and more. Observe colorful birds from a 65′ high observation tower, tour the rainforest with experienced naturalist guides, and enjoy home-cooked meals at our airconditioned eco lodge retreat.

When: September 19-25, 2021 from Panama City, Panama
Experience Level: Intermediate to advanced
You are expected to have a working knowledge of exposure and how to set up your camera’s exposure and autofocus settings.
Maximum Group Size: 8 Photographers*

Croatian Coast by Luxury Yacht: Oct. 7-17, 2021

Discover the ancient cities along the Adriatic Coast on a 8-day cruise aboard a chartered yacht. Unlike traditional cruises, we’ll be aboard a 30-passenger yacht and spending nights in ports of call. That means we’ll be able to explore each city on our itinerary during the peak times for photography, including sunset and twilight. Along the way, you’ll get expert photographic instruction, learn mobile workflow, and discover creative approaches to travel photography with professional photographer Jason P. Odell.

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