2019 Instructional Photo Tour Schedule Released

Instructional Photo Tours with Jason P. Odell

Expert Guidance | Hands-on Instruction | Amazing Locations

I’m pleased to announce my 2019 Instructional Photo Tours, and I’ve got some pretty popular locations lined up for us to photograph.

On my photo tours, I will:

  • Put you in a position to succeed before the shot
  • Make sure you understand how to set up your camera
  • Show you how to process your images for maximum impact
  • Keep group sizes small so that you have creative freedom in the field

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South Dakota 2019 Landscape Workshop

Photograph the Badlands of South Dakota August 14-18, 2019

South Dakota badlands photo workshop
Photograph the South Dakota badlands with Jason Odell

When: August 14-18, 2019
Where: South Dakota Badlands (Wall, SD)

Join me in South Dakota to photograph the incredible and dynamic badlands! This small-group photography workshop is the perfect setting for enthusiasts who not only want to photograph spectacular scenery, but also learn the behind the scenes techniques for processing and workflow, including HDR, infrared, monochrome, and long exposures.

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POTD: Badlands in the Blue

Blue Hour in Badlands National Park

Badlands Blue Hour
Twilight in Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

It’s no secret that twilight (blue hour) offers amazing colors when shooting landscapes or cityscapes. The Badlands are no exception. You can read how I added the drop shadow effect to this image here.

Tech Specs

Nikon D850 with 24-120mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor
6 seconds, f/13, ISO 125
Gitzo 3-series tripod with RRS BH-55 ball-head

Just Released: Updated Lightroom Videos

Lightroom Training Videos for Serious Enthusiasts

Lightroom tutorial videos
Discover the power of editing your RAW images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC

Over the last year, Adobe has made a lot of significant updates to Lightroom, especially in the Develop Module. I’ve spent the last month updating my comprehensive video tutorials to cover the new features found in Lightroom Classic CC. The updated video tutorials cover the sort of details that you won’t find in a basic Lightroom class.

In Advanced Masking with Lightroom Classic CC, I take an in-depth look at how you can use brushes and gradients to produce fine-art quality photographs. New features include gradient overlays, brush refinements, and the two new range masking options. I even show you how you can create Luminosity Masks and gaussian blurs in Lightroom!

In Advanced Sharpening with Lightroom Classic CC, you’ll get a deep dive into Lightroom’s Detail Panel, where you’ll learn to control the effects of sharpening and noise reduction on your images. I’ve also included a new section on using Adobe Photoshop for creative sharpening.

Both video tutorials are presented in high-definition QuickTime format and include  printable PDF notes.

See all of Jason Odell’s Lightroom & Photoshop tutorials