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2021 Travel Photography Workshops

Photograph Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, & Bruges with Jason Odell

Amsterdam canals at twilight

I’m pleased to announce two travel photography workshops for 2021! On these small-group (max 8) events, we’ll be touring a pair of European cities with our cameras, and I’ll be showing you how to create dramatic travel images that do more than just document your visit. You’ll learn composition, exposure, and mobile workflow using Lightroom CC and Photoshop for iPad/Tablets. You’ll also get personal image review and critique sessions with me.

Prague & Vienna: April 17-24, 2021

Prague Castle at night (Image courtesy Pierre Blaché)

Discover the culture and architectural beauty of Prague and Vienna. This tour begins in Prague, Czech Republic and then we’ll travel by train to Vienna, Austria. Includes hotels breakfasts, train tickets, and airport transfers.

Amsterdam & Bruges: Sept. 18-25, 2021

The windmills at Kinderdjiik, near Amsterdam, Netherlands

This travel workshop is round-trip from the amazing city of Amsterdam, where we’ll photograph the cultural centers and famous canals in the city. I’ve arranged for private transportation to the famous windmills at Kinderdijk, where we will photograph them at sunset. We’ll then take the train to Bruges, Belgium, another city famous for its food, culture and canals to go along with the impressive architectural sights. We’ll return to Amsterdam before flying home. Includes hotels, breakfast, round-trip train tickets, and airport transfers.

Coastal California Birding & Wildlife Workshop

Master bird photography Jan. 15-19, 2020

Join me in San Diego, California January 15-19 to learn the secrets of bird and wildlife photography
California sea lions near La Jolla

Join me in San Diego, California for a bird and wildlife photography workshop. This exclusive instructional photo safari is limited to six (6) participants for a personal experience that you can’t get from the big tours. I offer “ask me anything” instruction during the safari to ensure you’re getting the best quality images. Because of the small group size, I’m able to offer a more intimate instructional style that allows each participant to get the knowledge they need to succeed.

American Coot

This safari is perfect for beginning to intermediate photographers who wish to capture portraits of birds and wildlife, plus hone their skills on photographing birds in flight. We will have the opportunity to photograph numerous species, including pelicans, cormorants, gulls, and terns. We will also likely encounter sea lions and other wildlife on the beaches, and have the opportunity to get some nice sunsets and environmental shots.

Each day, we will download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products.

Mastering Luminosity Masks

Live Training Saturday, Nov. 9th
1-3pm US Eastern Time

Join me to learn how to create and use luminosity masks in Adobe Photoshop

Luminosity Masks are a unique tool that allow you to target tone, color, and contrast adjustments to specific tone ranges in your image. Because luminosity masks are unique to each photograph, they allow your adjustments to blend in perfectly every time.

In this class, I’ll show you how to get creative with advanced luminosity masking techniques using my custom actions. You’ll learn curves adjustments, layer blending mode options, and how to work with zone masks to improve your tricky images.

All registrants will receive a copy of my custom luminosity mask actions for Photoshop, plus a video replay download to watch offline.

Learn more about luminosity masks with my eBook!

Tips for the Traveling Photographer

These little tidbits will save a lot of headaches if you travel with your camera

In October 2010, I made the decision to pursue my photography career full-time. Since then, travel has become an important component of my business. As you might imagine, traveling with your camera gear adds a layer of complexity to any plans you may have. Whether its dealing with airport security or just figuring out how to pack everything so it is safe, there are lots of little things that can make your travel experience easier. Here are some of my favorite travel tips.

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