Category Archives: Workshops/Training

Ultimate Infrared with Lightroom

Skip Photoshop and Process Your Raw Digital Infrared Images Directly in Adobe Lightroom

With my custom profiles (included in this class), you’ll be able to perform channel-swapping on raw infrared photos without using Photoshop!

What if I told you that the limitations of Adobe Lightroom for processing digital infrared images could be completely removed, allowing you to make all of your creative adjustments to infrared raw files without having to resort to OEM software and Photoshop?

Well, over the last two years, I’ve developed a set of custom profiles and presets that allow me to do just that. I’m now able to process infrared images from my full-spectrum camera directly in Lightroom. Whether it’s the muted look from 720nm infrared, or the bold colors of a channel-swapped 590nm filter, I can do it all without going to Photoshop.

Join me on Zoom Thursday, April 11th 6-8pm US Eastern Time where I’ll be teaching this approach to processing infrared photos

Topics Include

  • Fundamental processing workflow for editing infrared raw photos in ACR/Lr
  • How to set proper white balance in Lightroom with a custom camera profile
  • Performing channel-swapping on color IR images directly in Lightroom (blue sky effect)
  • Creating 1-click presets for all types of infrared photos
  • 720nm infrared looks
  • 665 and 590nm color infrared processing
  • Monochrome conversion from color infrared photos
  • Creating glow effects in Lightroom
  • Using Masking tools to enhance infrared photos
  • Fixing problems like banding, hotspots, and vignetting

Bonus content included with this class

  • Preset for creating infrared DCP camera profiles using Adobe’s DNG Profile Editor software
  • My special channel-swapping profile for ACR/Lightroom to use with infrared photos
  • My ACR/Lr presets for enhancing infrared photos

Optional: I’ll create a custom set of ACR/Lightroom profiles for your infrared camera

If creating profiles and presets sounds like something you’d rather not attempt, you can choose the option to let me build you a custom set of infrared profiles and presets for your camera (one wavelength). You can then install them directly and use them right away without any trial and error.

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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 Badlands in a Different Light

Infrared Photo Safari June 2-5, 2024

Photograph the Badlands and more with me during an immersive infrared workshop, June 2-5 2024

Calling all infrared photography enthusiasts! Enhance your skills and take your photography to new creative heights with me in South Dakota. During this workshop, we will delve into the mesmerizing world of infrared photography. Learn how to capture stunning and otherworldly images by harnessing the power of invisible light. I will guide you through the process, providing hands-on training and sharing invaluable tips and techniques.

But that’s not all! In addition to the photography aspect, we will also cover two essential software tools for every photographer’s toolkit – Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. Discover how to enhance your infrared images and make them truly stand out with these industry-leading editing programs. From adjusting the tones and colors to creating eye-catching effects, you’ll gain the skills needed to transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary.

This workshop promises to be an engaging and interactive experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn and improve your photography skills, but you’ll also have the chance to network and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for capturing and creating stunning visuals. The casual and friendly atmosphere encourages open discussion and fosters a sense of camaraderie among attendees. Bring your questions, ideas, and curiosity, as this workshop is intended to be a collaborative and supportive environment.

Don’t miss this chance to expand your photographic horizons and explore the captivating world of infrared photography. Reserve your spot today and join me in Wall, South Dakota for a memorable training, workshop, and networking experience that will leave you inspired and ready to push the boundaries of your creativity!

Register before Feb 15, 2024 and save $100 off the workshop fee.

Faroe Islands Photo Safari 2024

Landscape and Nature Photography with Jason Odell & Matt Suess Aug. 8-15, 2024

Join me in the Faroe Islands August 8-15, 2024 for an incredible photography experience!

I’m extremely excited to announce that I’ll be traveling to the Faroe Islands in 2024 as a co-instructor with OM Digital Ambassador Matt Suess for a weeklong photo safari! The Faroe Islands is a legitimate bucket-list destination, as it was named the Faroe Islands the most authentic and unspoiled group of islands in the world by National Geographic.

The Faroe Islands are located 320 kilometres (200 mi) north-northwest of Scotland, and about halfway between Norway (580 kilometres (360 mi) away) and Iceland (430 kilometres (270 mi) away).

From rugged seascapes to fishing villages and puffin colonies, your time in the Faroe Islands will be unforgettable. And with the help of Matt and myself, your photographs will be unforgettable, too!