The Image Doctors #5

Nikon’s PF Lenses: 300mm f/4 & 500mm f/5.6

The Image Doctors Photography Podcast

This week, Rick and Jason discuss the new Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses from Nikon. The 300mm f/4E PF ED VR and 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR Nikkor lenses are lightweight, sharp, and make hand-held photography pleasant in the field.

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The Image Doctors #4

The Image Doctors Photography Podcast

Colorado Wildflower Photography

This week, Jason & Rick are back from a photo safari in Crested Butte, Colorado, where they photographed wildflowers with clients. Hear about what gear they used and tips and tricks for getting creative with colorful close-up subjects in the field.

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Oregon Coast Photo Safari: Space Available!

Photograph the Oregon Coast with Jason Odell Oct. 12-17, 2019.

Photograph Bandon, Oregon Oct 12-17

Due to a cancellation, I have an immediate opening to join my Oregon Coast Photo Safari & Landscape workshop. We’ll meet in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, October 12th, then travel to Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast. Bandon Beach is home to some of the most spectacular sea-stacks on the Pacific coast, and we’ll take advantage of the full moon for wonderful low-tide shooting.

Bandon, Beach Image Gallery

I’ve arranged for group lodging directly across the street from our beachfront shooting location for outstanding logistics while we’re there.

As with all of my landscape photography safaris, I’ll be there to provide hands-on instruction on composition, exposure, and digital post-processing using Lightroom and Photoshop.

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!

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