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Photographing the Night Sky

Photographing the Night Sky (video workshop) by Jason P. Odell

New Video Workshop from Jason P. Odell Photography

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve made my latest workshop, Photographing the Night Sky, available as a video download with PDF companion.

In Photographing the Night Sky, I’ll take you through everything you need to know about setup, capture, and processing night sky photographs of stars, the moon, and the Milky Way.

Photographing the Night Sky is available for download exclusively from Luminescence of Nature Press.

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Staying Indoors?

Self-isolation can be a time of learning!

All eBooks & Videos 20% off through May 31st

If you’re stuck indoors and self-isloating, this is a great time to learn a new photographic skill or software technique. I’m offering all of my downloadable products for 20% off through May 31st, 2020. Just enter promo code ISOLATION at checkout.

Need personalized help? My online mentoring is also discounted when you book by May 31st. Contact me for details.

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Message from Jason regarding COVID-19

I appreciate your support and encourage everyone to stay safe during this unprecedented event.

Photography in the Time of Coronavirus

Hi friends, first of all I want everyone to know that things are fine with me here in Colorado. Nevertheless, the recent COVID-19 pandemic has created mass disruption to the economy, especially the travel industry. As a small-business, I depend on you for my livelihood, and I really appreciate your support since I started Luminescence of Nature Press in 2006. I, like many of you, am practicing “social distancing” and I’m fortunate that I work from home most of the time. Nevertheless, I’m scrambling to make sure that everyone who attends my photo safaris and workshops is kept safe. To that end, here are some steps that I’m taking to keep things going here during this pandemic. I appreciate your support!

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Nikon Z Firmware 3.0

Animal Face/Eye Detection

Say hi to Wendy. Wendy is a good girl. Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f/4 S lens, 1/400s f/4, ISO 9000

I just updated both my Nikon Z6 and Z7 mirrorless cameras to firmware version 3.0, which adds “Animal” face and eye detection (at least for dogs and cats). I found a willing subject to test it out, and I can say it definitely works!

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Now Booking 2021 Travel Photography Workshops

Prague & Vienna; Amsterdam & Bruges with Jason P. Odell Photography

I’m pleased to announce that my two European travel photography workshops are now open for booking. For 2021, I’ve lined up two dual-city photo tours. I hope you’ll consider joining me on one or both of these fun photo trips, where we’ll photograph two amazing destinations and learn creative approaches to travel photography.

What’s new for 2021

  • Smaller groups: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Centrally-located hotels within walking distance of most shooting locations
  • Local transportation passes within each city
  • First-class train tickets between cities
  • Independent exploration time in each city
  • Companions welcome

Prague & Vienna: April 17-24, 2021

Discover the beauty of Vienna & Prauge with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, April 17-24, 2021

Photograph the cultural beauty of two amazing European cities with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Your tour begins in Prague, Czech Republic and continues on to Vienna, Austria. Learn travel photography skills for composition, exposure, and image processing. Other creative techniques will include demonstrations of long exposure photography, infrared photography, and time-lapse videos.

Amsterdam & Bruges: Sept. 18-25, 2021

Photograph the canals and architecture of Amsterdam & Bruges, plus a special visit to the Kinderdijk windmill historic site with photographer Jason P. Odell, Sept. 18-25, 2021

Photograph the cultural beauty of two amazing European cities with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Your tour begins in Amsterdam, Netherlands and continues on to Bruges, Belgium. Learn travel photography skills for composition, exposure, and image processing. Other creative techniques will include demonstrations of long exposure photography, infrared photography, and time-lapse videos.

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