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Trinidad Birding Safari 2018

All-Inclusive Birding Photo Safari in the Trinidadian Rainforest

Trinidad birding photo safari
Photograph unique rainforest birds like the violaceous euphonia in Trinidad with Jason Odell

The island of Trinidad, tucked away in the southern Caribbean, will always be special to me. In the late 1990’s, I spent several weeks there conducting field research as part of my doctoral dissertation. On a day off, I visited the Asa Wright Nature Centre and marveled at all the birds from their veranda. Now, I’m happy to announce an exclusive small-group photo safari to Trinidad in June, 2018.

Jason Odell photo safaris
Palm Tanager

This is your opportunity to photograph the colorful birds and other wildlife of Trinidad. I will provide each participant with as much technical and creative support as they need to capture fantastic images over the course of four days while we enjoy the laid-back accommodations at the Asa Wright lodge.

Trinidad Birding Photo Safari with Jason Odell

When: June 12-17, 2018
Where: Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge, Arima, Trinidad, West Indies

This exciting photo safari includes:
  • 5 nights single-occupancy accommodations at the world-famous Asa Wright Nature Centre & Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, & dinner each day, plus afternoon tea
  • Guided tour of the oilbird cave
  • Guided excursion to the northern rainforest
  • Airport transfers to/from Port of Spain
  • Personalized photography mentoring by Jason Odell
  • Limited to five (5) photography enthusiasts

See the full details of this photo safari on the Trinidad Birding Event Page

Recap: Utah Night Sky Workshop

I just returned from Utah, where I brought a group of clients to participate in a night sky photography workshop. The dark skies of Utah near Moab are perfect for photographing stars and the Milky Way, and we were fortunate enough not to have any issues with clouds. For each of our three evenings, we went do different locations where we could compose interesting star shots with silhouettes of amazing rock formations.

I thought I’d share some of my images here. You can see more of them at my Facebook and Instagram pages, too. My upcoming workshops and safaris are listed here.

Learn how to photograph stars and more with The Night Sky Photography Handbook, a complete guide for digital photographers. 

Milky Way over Turret Arch
Milky Way over Turret Arch
Castle Valley
Castle Valley
Goblin Valley
Goblin Valley
North Window Arch
North Window Arch


Just Announced: Alaskan Photo Cruise 2017

Join me aboard Ruby Princess for an Alaskan photo cruise!
Join me aboard Ruby Princess for an Alaskan photo cruise!

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be conducting a photography workshop and tour to Alaska, July 15-22, 2017 aboard Ruby Princess. This is an all-inclusive, 7-night round trip cruise and photography experience from Seattle, Washington. While aboard, we’ll have private photo seminars and we’ll use the ship for creative photo opportunities. We will then have private photo tours/excursions and photo learning sessions with professional guides and myself as your photo instructor.

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Online Class: Master Monochrome with Silver Efex Pro 2

Master black and white photography Sept 5, 2015 online with Jason Odell
Master black and white photography Sept 5, 2015 online with Jason Odell

Join me Saturday, Sept. 5th online for a comprehensive look at black and white image processing using Silver Efex Pro 2 with Lightroom & Photoshop.

When: 12-2pm US Mountain Daylight Time (UTC -6), Sept. 5th, 2015
Where: Online (GoToMeeting Webinar)

Topics will include

  • How to adjust the color image for optimal monochrome conversion in Lightroom/ACR
  • Adjusting images in Silver Efex Pro 2
  • How to use the Zone Map Tool
  • Understanding the use of Color Filters
  • Soft Contrast & Structure Controls
  • Using Control Points for local enhancements
  • Adding film grain effects
  • Creating toned images (sepia, selenium, cyan)
  • Best practices for printing monochrome images

Register here

Registration closes 10am MDT (12 noon Eastern) Sept. 5th 


Florida Birding and Night Sky Workshop Dec. 13-17

Join me December 13-17 to photograph birds and the night sky in the Florida Everglades.
Join me December 13-17 to photograph birds and the night sky in the Florida Everglades.

I’m pleased to announce a winter birding safari to the Florida Everglades, December 13-17, 2015. During this photo safari, we’ll not only photograph the birds and other wildlife, but we’ll have an opportunity to do some night sky photography of the Geminids meteor shower!

This workshop includes both field and classroom instruction, so bring your laptop so I can teach you how to process your photos!

Place your deposit now to secure your space on this trip until October 14th, 2015.