Category Archives: Workshops/Training

Panama Wildlife Photo Safari Announced

Photograph sloths, birds, and more April 15-22, 2023

3-toed sloth

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 and photograph colorful birds from a 65′ high observation tower, tour the rainforest with experienced naturalist guides, and enjoy home-cooked meals at our luxury air-conditioned eco lodge retreat.

When: April 15-22, 2023 from Panama City, Panama

What’s Included

  • Three nights lodging in Panama City
  • Monkey Island & Sloth Sanctuary Tour in Panama City
  • Airport and hotel transfers
  • Air transportation to Bocas del Toro
  • 4 nights at the Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge Includes:
    • Lodging in single occupancy, all meals, bilingual professional guides, all tours mentioned in the itinerary, non-alcoholic beverages (house wine, Panamanian house beer & local rum at dinner time), all taxes, WIFI, entrance fees to national parks, meals, snacks and beverages during outings.
  • Guided boat tour to San San Sak Ponds Wetlands
  • Bilingual naturalist guides
  • Group photo tours as described above

Birds in Flight Photography Workshop

January 22-26, 2023 in La Jolla, CA

Royal Tern, La Jolla, CA

Join me in La Jolla, California to immerse yourself in the art of bird photography. This exclusive instructional photo safari is limited to six (6) participants for a personal experience that you can’t get from the big tours. I offer “ask me anything” instruction during the safari to ensure you’re getting the best quality images. Because of the small group size, I’m able to offer a more intimate instructional style that allows each participant to get the knowledge they need to succeed.

Winter is the breeding season for the pelicans and cormorants in southern California, so we’ll be able to capture them in their colorful breeding plumage.

This workshop is perfect for intermediate to advanced photographers who wish to learn how to capture stunning images of birds in flight. We will have the opportunity to photograph numerous species, including pelicans, cormorants, gulls, and terns. We will also likely encounter sea lions and other wildlife on the beaches, and have the opportunity to get some nice sunsets and environmental shots.

Each day, we will download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos stand out. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products.

Click the RSVP button to learn more, and to register! This event is limited to 6 photographers.

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Nikon Z9 Open Chat with Jason Odell

Nikon Z9 camera
Join me online to learn about my experience with the Nikon Z9.

Your Nikon Z9 Questions Answered

Want your Nikon Z9 questions answered? Join me online Friday, March 18th where I’ll answer your questions about the Nikon Z9 mirrorless camera.

When: Friday, March 18th 10am US Mountain Time (Noon Eastern)
Where: Zoom meeting

Watch Nikon Z9 Open Chat (replay)

Check out my complete guide to Nikon Z9 settings for bird and wildlife photography: Bird Photography with the Nikon Z9

Creative Close-Ups

Macro Photography Workshop at Old Car City USA

Rusty Chevrolet
Discover rust, chrome, and creative photography with me April 21-24, 2022 at Old Car City USA

Join me in Georgia, April 21-24 for a close-up photography workshop at one of the most amazing automotive graveyards in the world. We’ll spend two days photographing the rusting relics spread over 40 acres, and master the techniques needed to create spectacular close-up compositions.

See my Old Car City image gallery, Rust Eternal

What’s Included

  • Pre-workshop photography class (online)
  • Field instruction & “ask me anything” support
  • Classroom instruction on post-processing, including focus-stacking
  • Two days admission to Old Car City USA
  • Image review session & critiques
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Can’t make this workshop? Join me in the field or online for personalized mentoring.

Learn My Lightroom Image Processing Secrets

Live Online Class Friday, Jan. 7th

Please join me live online on Friday, January 7th at 10am US Mountain Time for an interactive look at my favorite ways to get the most out of Adobe Lightroom Classic. All registered participants will receive a downloadable video replay of the class.

I’ve been using Adobe Lightroom Classic for nine years now, and in this session I’ll be sharing some of my favorite tips and tricks for getting the most out of this powerful software. From customizing the Lightroom interface to optimizing images for social media, this class offers something for Lightroom users of all levels.

Topics include:

  • Choosing Camera Profiles
  • Optimizing image tone and colors
  • Getting the most out of the Curves Tool
  • Creating Smart selection masks
  • Creating HDR images
  • Quickly fix a sky
  • Adjust local lighting & tone
  • Optimizing sharpening & noise reduction
  • Simple portrait retouching
  • Sending files to external editors (plug-ins)
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Registration closes 15 minutes prior to class start