Category Archives: Workshops/Training

Photo Safari: South Dakota Badlands June 9-12, 2011

Join me for a landscape photo safari in South Dakota, June 9-12, 2011.

Given the current NASA budget, we won’t be sending anyone to photograph on the moon anytime soon. However, you can photograph the next best thing if you join me this June for a Photo Safari to the South Dakota Badlands.

We’ll be based out of Wall, SD– about an hour from Rapid City. We’ll be shooting some of the most interesting landscapes in the United States at a time of year when the weather should be pleasant and the possibility of an occasional thunderstorm will make for even more interesting scenery. I’ve reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate for this trip, and the limit is 10 photographers. We’ll cover all the major field techniques for Digital Landscape Photography, including panoramas, HDR, and Black & White with both Silver Efex Pro and Capture NX 2.

Thursday, June 9th: Check-in and meet for orientation in Wall, SD. Evening shoot in Badlands National Park.

Friday, June 10th: Sunrise and sunset shooting in Badlands National Park. Mid-day sessions on post-processing and workflow.

Saturday, June 11: Sunrise and sunset shooting in Badlands National Park. Mid-day session for image critique.

Sunday, June 12th: Sunrise shooting in Badlands National park (Schedule permitting), followed by departure home via Rapid City.

Register by March 31, 2011 and save $100 off the tuition fee.

2011 Workshops with Jason Odell

Join me online or in-person for a workshop in 2011.

I’m busy adding workshops to my 2011 calendar.   Here’s what I have scheduled so far:

All of my workshops are organized online at Luminescence of Nature Photography on  Join my group to be notified immediately of new classes.  I aim to educate photographers of all levels, from beginners to advanced pros.  Join me for a session and take your photography to the next level!

Online Workshop: Nik HDR Efex Pro

Under the Manhattan Bridge underpass (Click to enlarge)

Join me for a two-hour live online class on Nik Software’s exciting new plug-in, HDR Efex Pro.

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010
Time: 3-5pm EST
Location: Virtual (you’ll see my computer screen live and will be able to ask me questions directly via teleconference)

Click here to register (limited to 15 students!)

In this class, you’ll learn the fundamentals of HDR and how the Nik plug-in functions, including:

  • HDR Efex Pro Interface
  • Global Adjustments and Tone Compression
  • HDR Methods
  • Local Adjustments with Control Points
  • Finishing Adjustments
  • Workflow options

You can download a free trial version of HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software, and if you’re in the USA you can save 15% off your online purchase by using discount code JODELL at checkout.

Capture NX 2 Workflow Class Scheduled

By popular demand, I’ll be offering my “NEF-Centric Workflow” class online 12-3pm Eastern Time on Saturday, Nov. 20th.  In this class, you’ll discover how to easily work with NEF files using the powerful image management software, Photo Mechanic.

This class is limited to 15 participants, and you will be able to interact with me directly via my online conferencing system.

To register, sign up via my Meetup page.

Feedback on my Capture NX Sharpening Video

I’ve gotten a bunch of emails from people who have purchased Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2 and the response is overwhelmingly positive.

Rob says: “What a wealth of information, I’m sure it will take several viewings to absorb it all (and lots of practice).  This is a great addition to your Capture e-book, which I’ve used for more than a year.”

From Kibsgaard, in Denmark: “This sharpening technique-video  is very well done. Amazing results and a so clear and easy to understand video, also for not english people, like me.”

Phil says: “I just downloaded and watched your new video Sharpening Techniques for Capture NX 2.  It is excellent, excellent, excellent!”

Eamon writes: “Thank you for producing the Sharpening instruction video for CNX2. I purchased and downloaded today and found it really clear and easy to follow. Great addition to your CNX2 ebook and other support videos.”

Thanks to all my customers who have purchased my new training video.  I appreciate it!