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Mastering iPhone Photography

Why the iPhone is my go-to backup camera for creative travel photography

The best camera is the one you have… and many times that’s your phone.
Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

I’ve owned an Apple iPhone since the original was released in 2007. Back then, the quality of camera phones was still rudimentary, and I didn’t consider using it for creative photography. Thirteen years later, my iPhone is a critical part of my photography kit and iPhone photography is here to stay. In fact, I often refer to my phone as my “backup camera.” Last fall, I upgraded to the iPhone 11 Pro, and I have to say that it offers an incredible array of built-in features that are just amazing. Whether you have the newest iPhone or an earlier model, here are some of my go-to tips for iPhone photography.

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Now Booking 2021 Travel Photography Workshops

Prague & Vienna; Amsterdam & Bruges with Jason P. Odell Photography

I’m pleased to announce that my two European travel photography workshops are now open for booking. For 2021, I’ve lined up two dual-city photo tours. I hope you’ll consider joining me on one or both of these fun photo trips, where we’ll photograph two amazing destinations and learn creative approaches to travel photography.

What’s new for 2021

  • Smaller groups: Minimum 4, maximum 8
  • Centrally-located hotels within walking distance of most shooting locations
  • Local transportation passes within each city
  • First-class train tickets between cities
  • Independent exploration time in each city
  • Companions welcome

Prague & Vienna: April 17-24, 2021

Discover the beauty of Vienna & Prauge with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, April 17-24, 2021

Photograph the cultural beauty of two amazing European cities with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Your tour begins in Prague, Czech Republic and continues on to Vienna, Austria. Learn travel photography skills for composition, exposure, and image processing. Other creative techniques will include demonstrations of long exposure photography, infrared photography, and time-lapse videos.

Amsterdam & Bruges: Sept. 18-25, 2021

Photograph the canals and architecture of Amsterdam & Bruges, plus a special visit to the Kinderdijk windmill historic site with photographer Jason P. Odell, Sept. 18-25, 2021

Photograph the cultural beauty of two amazing European cities with professional photographer Jason P. Odell, Ph.D. Your tour begins in Amsterdam, Netherlands and continues on to Bruges, Belgium. Learn travel photography skills for composition, exposure, and image processing. Other creative techniques will include demonstrations of long exposure photography, infrared photography, and time-lapse videos.

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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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Croatia by Sea: Adriatic Photo Tour

Split to Bol, Hvar, Biševo, Vis, Korcula, Mljet, Slano, Elafiti Islands and Dubrovnik

Phtograph Croatia and the Adriatic Coast with me in 2020

Discover the ancient cities along the Adriatic Coast aboard a chartered yacht. Unlike traditional cruises, we’ll be aboard a 36-passenger motor yacht and spend the nights in ports of call. That means we’ll be able to explore each city on our itinerary during the peak times for photography, including sunset and twilight. Along the way, you’ll get expert photographic instruction, learn mobile workflow, and discover creative approaches to travel photography!

When: April 23-May 3, 2020 from Split, Croatia

Photo Instructor: Jason P. Odell

Full Details and Itinerary

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POTD: Scottish Rainbow

Rainbow over the Scottish countryside, Cairngorms National Park

On the road from Pitlochry to Inverness, we stumbled upon a glorious rainbow in Cairngorms National Park. I asked our driver to stop the van, and my clients and I captured the fleeting moment of sunshine and color from the roadside.

Tech specs: Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm f/4 S Z-Nikkor
1/200s f/8 ISO 64 (hand-held)

Interested in travel photography? Join one of my 2020 photo tours.

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