Category Archives: Workshops/Training

POTD: Albert Memorial

The Albert Memorial, London, UK

Here’s another photograph from my recent travel photography workshop in London. The Albert memorial stands in tribute to Queen Victoria’s late prince consort. On this unusually cloudless afternoon in London, we waited until early evening to photograph the memorial and avoid harsh shadows.

Shooting Data

  • Nikon D850 with 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens
  • 1/200s f/5, ISO 64 (hand-held)
  • Processed with Lightroom Classic CC/Aurora HDR/Color Efex Pro 4 via Photoshop
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POTD: Red Columbine

red columbine flower
Red columbine flower, Crested Butte, CO

The Colors of Colorado in Summer

There’s nothing like the colors that you’ll find high in the Colorado rockies in the summer. This year’s winter delivered the much-needed snowpack in the high country, so I’m optimistic about this summer’s wildflower blooms. One of the best locations to find wildflowers in Colorado is around the town of Crested Butte. While there are certainly many famous locations for Colorado wildflowers, many of them require serious 4WD vehicles to reach. At Crested Butte, I’ve scouted the surrounding areas and pretty much every site I visit can be reached by a standard vehicle.

Shooting Specs

  • Nikon D810 with Niko 105mm f/2.8 AFS G VR micro-Nikkor
  • 1/125s f/16 ISO 1100

You can join me here in July 2019 to photograph these wonderful blooms and learn all about creative close-up photography.

Colorado Wildflowers 2019 with Jason P. Odell

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POTD: Double Decker

London St. Pancras station & Double-decker bus
A double-decker bus passes in front of St. Pancras station, London.

Capturing the essence of London

Travel photography is all about capturing moments that give a distinct feeling of place. In London, there’s nothing more distinctive than the red double-decker busses that roam the city streets. On this picture-postcard day, I chose to capture the motion of the bus with a long exposure (learn how here). Even though the bus is blurred, the viewer knows exactly what it is and where I’m at. The beautiful architecture of St. Pancras station creates a great backdrop.

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POTD: Sacré-COEUR Infrared

I’m back in Colorado after leading an incredible photo tour of London & Paris. My clients and I had so much fun photographing and exploring these cities as part of my creative travel photo workshop series. I always like to pack my infrared camera when I’m traveling, because it’s a great way to capture a popular subject in a totally unique way. To that effect, we had great skies during our morning at Montmartre, where we visited Sacré-Coeur. It was the perfect conditions for infrared photography.

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Photographing the Galápagos

What to expect and what to bring for the photographic experience of a lifetime

Blue-footed boobie, Galápagos. Yes, they really do have blue feet!

I just returned from what I can only describe as the most immersive wildlife photography experience ever; a 7-night tour of the Galápagos archipelago by chartered yacht. The one thing I discovered when researching this trip is that everyone seems to have a different opinion of what to expect and what to bring. Here’s my thoughts from a photographer’s point of view as to what to bring and what to expect.

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