Tag Archives: landscape photography

Tip of the Month: The Sky That Almost Wasn’t

Fix a weak sky using Lightroom Classic’s Dehaze Slider

Fix a sky in Lightroom with the Dehaze slider.

I was out photographing landscapes the other morning at Garden of the Gods, and the sky was just not great. Fortunately, I capture all my photos in raw format and make sure that I expose as to not blow out the highlights. Turns out, there was definition in the sky, but I had to bring the image into Lightroom Classic to fix it. I used the Dehaze slider and local masking to pull it off:

Fix your weak sky with the Dehaze tool and local masks using Lightroom.

Getting it “Right” In-Camera

Full moon over Face Rock, Bandon, Oregon. © 2019 Jason P. Odell

Digital exposure is about data, not the final image

Photographic capture is not about “getting the image right” in-camera. It’s about recording the *best possible data* to further work on in post. In other words, we try to make sure that the original exposure preserves the elements of the image that are important to us, so that we can then execute the final image (in the darkroom or on the computer).

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Badlands 2020 Photo Safari

Landscape Photography Workshop, August 26-30, 2020

South Dakota Badlands
©Jason P. Odell
Photograph the beauty of the South Dakota Badlands August 26-30, 2020

I’ve just returned from South Dakota after an outstanding landscape photography workshop, and I’m pleased to announce that I’ve scheduled dates for next year. 2020 will mark my 10th anniversary workshop in South Dakota, and I’m looking forward to meeting you there!

Badlands Photo Gallery

This workshop is a comprehensive landscape photography experience, with a wide variety of shooting locations and in-depth training on workflow and post-processing techniques. Each day, we’ll photograph sunrise and sunset, and then spend several hours together learning how to make your best images stand out with fine-art processing tools.

Workshop Topics Include

  • Composition & Exposure
  • HDR & Panoramas
  • Image Processing in Adobe Lightroom Classic & Adobe Photoshop
  • Focus Stacking for Landscapes
  • Sharpening in Lightroom & Photoshop

Early bird registration is discounted by $100 when you book by Dec. 31, 2019

POTD: Follow your Path

Dawn in Badlands National Park, South Dakota ©2019 Jason P. Odell Photography

I’m looking forward to returning to South Dakota next week for my 9th annual Badlands Landscape Workshop. It’s a fabulous location for sunrises and sunsets, and offers spectacular scenery and the opportunity to use a variety of photographic techniques. I hope you’ll consider one of my photography tours as part of your path towards better photography.

Shooting Data

Nikon D850 with 16-35mm f/4 AFS G VR Nikkor lens
1 second, f/14 ISO 64
Gitzo Carbon-fiber tripod with RRS BH-55 ballhead

Oregon Coast Photo Safari: Space Available!

Photograph the Oregon Coast with Jason Odell Oct. 12-17, 2019.

Photograph Bandon, Oregon Oct 12-17

Due to a cancellation, I have an immediate opening to join my Oregon Coast Photo Safari & Landscape workshop. We’ll meet in Eugene, Oregon on Saturday, October 12th, then travel to Bandon Beach on the Oregon coast. Bandon Beach is home to some of the most spectacular sea-stacks on the Pacific coast, and we’ll take advantage of the full moon for wonderful low-tide shooting.

Bandon, Beach Image Gallery

I’ve arranged for group lodging directly across the street from our beachfront shooting location for outstanding logistics while we’re there.

As with all of my landscape photography safaris, I’ll be there to provide hands-on instruction on composition, exposure, and digital post-processing using Lightroom and Photoshop.