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Birds in Flight Photography Workshop

January 22-26, 2023 in La Jolla, CA

Royal Tern, La Jolla, CA

Join me in La Jolla, California to immerse yourself in the art of bird photography. This exclusive instructional photo safari is limited to six (6) participants for a personal experience that you can’t get from the big tours. I offer “ask me anything” instruction during the safari to ensure you’re getting the best quality images. Because of the small group size, I’m able to offer a more intimate instructional style that allows each participant to get the knowledge they need to succeed.

Winter is the breeding season for the pelicans and cormorants in southern California, so we’ll be able to capture them in their colorful breeding plumage.

This workshop is perfect for intermediate to advanced photographers who wish to learn how to capture stunning images of birds in flight. We will have the opportunity to photograph numerous species, including pelicans, cormorants, gulls, and terns. We will also likely encounter sea lions and other wildlife on the beaches, and have the opportunity to get some nice sunsets and environmental shots.

Each day, we will download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos stand out. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products.

Click the RSVP button to learn more, and to register! This event is limited to 6 photographers.

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Creative Close-Ups

Macro Photography Workshop at Old Car City USA

Rusty Chevrolet
Discover rust, chrome, and creative photography with me April 21-24, 2022 at Old Car City USA

Join me in Georgia, April 21-24 for a close-up photography workshop at one of the most amazing automotive graveyards in the world. We’ll spend two days photographing the rusting relics spread over 40 acres, and master the techniques needed to create spectacular close-up compositions.

See my Old Car City image gallery, Rust Eternal

What’s Included

  • Pre-workshop photography class (online)
  • Field instruction & “ask me anything” support
  • Classroom instruction on post-processing, including focus-stacking
  • Two days admission to Old Car City USA
  • Image review session & critiques
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Can’t make this workshop? Join me in the field or online for personalized mentoring.

2022 Instructional Photography Tours

Photography Tours with Jason Odell

Moon over White River Overlook, South Dakota

I’ve announced my 2022 instructional photography events, where you can join me to immerse yourself in your creative passion.

Why should you attend one of my photo tours?

  • All of my events are limited to 8 or fewer participants so you get maximal instruction, and less competition for shooting locations
  • All events include both field and classroom sessions, so you’ll learn the complete workflow
  • All 2022 events include a complimentary online mentoring session with me after the event

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Spring & Summer Photo Safaris Just Added!

A Return to the field!

After what seems like an eternity in quarantine, I’m excited to announce that I am now able to offer spring and summer photo workshops starting in May!

Complete 2021 Photo Workshop Schedule

Oregon: Waterfalls & Coastal Landscapes

multnomah falls

May 9-13, 2021 with “The Image Doctors” Jason Odell & Rick Walker. We’ll meet in Portland, Oregon and explore the waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge before making our way through Astoria to iconic Cannon Beach. We’ll spend two days photographing Cannon Beach’s famous sea stacks and coastal landscapes before returning to Portland.

Digital Infrared Workshop: Portland, OR

May 13-14, 2021 with Jason Odell & Rick Walker. We will teach you the fundamentals of infrared photography, including theory and processing techniques. We will have a group photo shoot at the Portland Japanese Gardens followed by an image processing and review class. Discount available for participants on our Oregon photo safari!

Rocky Mountain Wildflowers: Crested Butte, CO

July 18-21 with Jason Odell & Rick Walker. Join us in Crested Butte, Colorado, the wildflower capital of Colorado! We’ll photograph the colors and beauty at the peak of wildflower season while learning macro and close-up photography techniques. You’ll also get hands-on software training from Rick and Jason.

South Dakota Badlands Photo Safari

August 29-Sept. 2 from Wall, South Dakota with Jason Odell. Join Jason in South Dakota to master landscape photography in one of North America’s most unique environments. The eroding rock formations of the Badlands have been intriguing visitors for years, and offer a unique outdoor classroom for you to master fine-art landscape photography.

The Image Doctors #89

Join Rick & Jason on a Photo Safari!

We are excited to announce that we will be holding photo safaris/workshops May 9-13 in Portland, Oregon, and July 18-21 in Crested Butte, Colorado. You can see all upcoming events here.

Packing Light? How to Slim Your Kit

Sometimes, it’s necessary to pack a smaller kit. Whether it’s due to travel constraints, or you just want more flexibility in the field, packing light is an important photography skill. We’ll take a look at the tricks we use to slim down our kits.