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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 Image Doctors #212

Packing challenges for travel photography

This week, Jason is off to meet clients in Europe for a 2-week photo tour. As exciting as this is, packing for such a trip can be a real challenge. Do you bring a tripod, and if so, what kind? Do you pack for airline travel, or do you pack for convenience while shooting? We’ll talk about bag choices, and tips for maximizing your travel photography experience without breaking your back.

Honey, I Shrunk My Kit!

Going small with an Olympus Micro 4/3rds System

Grizzly bear, Denali National Park | OM-1 with Olympus 100-400mm lens

Many of you know that I purchased an OM Systems OM-1 body and lenses in April of this year. Now that I’ve had some time with the system, I wanted to share my experience using this camera. I’ve now used my OM System kit for travel, portraits, and wildlife photography, and I’ve been astonished by the results. Many of the concerns I had about this small format sensor are simply not issues when using today’s gear and software.

I recently presented a webinar on my personal experience with the Olympus OM-1 kit, and you can watch the replay below.

Here are some of my recommended kits for OM Systems/Olympus Users

Micro 4/3rds Lens Kits for Travel Photography

When it comes to going small and light, there are lots of excellent choices for Micro Four-Thirds shooters

Olympus OM-1 with 12-100mm lens
The OM Systems OM-1 with 12-100mm f/4 PRO lens is an amazing single-lens travel kit!

If you enjoy traveling with your camera, you probably want a kit that offers a fairly wide range of focal lengths, but also something that is fairly lightweight and compact. Recently, I’ve been discussing with a colleague about the dreaded “what to pack” question. He’s going to be in Paris next month, and wants a flexible kit to use with his OM-1 body. The problem isn’t a lack of options; it’s literally quite the opposite. There are so many lenses available for Micro 4/3rds users that sometimes it can feel overwhelming when trying to decide what to pack for a trip!

The Micro 4/3rds system offers photographers a tremendous range of lens choices for travel, as most of the lenses for this system are fairly small and light to begin with. Options range from single all-purpose zoom lenses, two-lens zoom kits, a trio of tiny primes, or a mix of zooms and primes. Most of these lenses are quite good and make few optical compromises, and none of them will make you feel weighed down. In the end, the lenses you choose really depend on how much you’re willing to carry, and the type of subjects that interest you most.

Continue reading Micro 4/3rds Lens Kits for Travel Photography

The Image Doctors #118

Croatian Photo Cruise!

Jason in the port of Split, Croatia (photo courtesy Terry Odell)

We are back from a photo tour/workshop aboard a yacht cruise in Croatia. What an amazing country! We sailed from Split to Dubrovnik aboard a 40-passenger yacht, and had lots of amazing photo ops along the way. We’ll discuss the trip, what we brought, and what photographic experiences we discovered.

Want to join Jason in Croatia August 2022? Send me an email if you’re interested in the photo vacation of a lifetime!