The Image Doctors #220

Interpreting Online Camera and Lens Reviews

Any time a new camera or lens is announced, we often scour the internet for any available reviews. While many online reviews are excellent, it’s also important to consider that every review (including ours) are implicitly biased. We tackle the issue in this week’s episode.

The Image Doctors #219

Photographing car shows and other automotive displays

We might be in the dead of winter right now, but spring is right around the corner, and that means the car show season will soon be in full swing. Whether it’s restored vintage automobiles, hot rods, or rusted relics in a junkyard, we’ll give you our tips and tricks for photographing cars at these events.

Spring Photo Safari with Jason & Rick

Join us for a small-group photo safari to California’s redwood coast, May 15-19, 2024. Space is extremely limited for this unique safari location.

Photograph California’s Redwood Coast

Photo Safari May 15-19 with The Image Doctors

Join me and Rick Walker to photograph the majesty of California’s coastal redwoods and coastal seascapes. Photo ©Rick Walker

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of California’s redwood coast, refine your photography skills, and create lasting memories with like-minded individuals on this extraordinary photo safari led by two photography experts, Jason P. Odell and Rick Walker.

Our journey begins in the coastal town of Crescent City, California, and will take us through majestic redwood groves. There, we’ll work on capturing a variety of forest subjects, including the redwoods, ferns, and other forest flora and fauna.

The safari also includes many shooting locations on the California coast, with excursions into southern Oregon. You’ll photograph rugged coastlines, waves, rocky outcrops and sea stacks. You’ll also get expert advice and field instruction along the way. With a student to instructor ratio of 4:1, this experience offers maximum learning.

This photo safari is limited to a maximum of eight photographers, so you’ll want to reserve your seat soon.

Fall Travel Photography Cruise: Canada and New England 2025

Join me aboard Enchanted Princess for a 7-night photo cruise & workshop experience!

Explore Canada and New England with me on a fun photo cruise and travel photography workshop!

Join me on an exciting 7-night cruise round-trip from New York City as we journey to Canada and New England aboard the majestic Emerald Princess. This all-inclusive photo cruise includes private excursions at four major destinations and on-board photography workshops where you’ll hone your travel photography techniques and image processing skills. Companions and smart-phone shooters are welcome on this tour, too!

Ports of call

  • New York City/Brooklyn (Embarkation)
  • Halifax, Canada
  • St. John, Canada
  • Boston, MA
  • Newport, RI

The Image Doctors #218

OM System OM-1 Mark II announced with new lenses

This week, we take a look at the (big?) announcement of a new OM-1 camera and 150-600mm lens from OM Digital Solutions (aka Olympus).

The OM-1 MkII is a surprise considering the OM-1 was released less than two years ago, and we’ll take a look at the new features and give our thoughts on upgrading. The OM System 150-600mm lens appears to be a reworked version of the Sigma 150-600mm lens that’s available in Sony E mount and Leica L mount already. However, on a M 4/3 camera, you have the equivalent of a 300-1200mm super telephoto lens, making this lens an interesting choice for bird and wildlife photographers who want extreme reach for small subjects.

Until we can get our hands on the OM-1 MkII to properly review, we’ll limit our discussion to features we’ve seen reviewed online.