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Ultimate Birds in Flight!

Bird Photography Workshop in Southern California Jan. 12-15, 2025

Join me in San Diego, California to immerse yourself in the art of bird photography. 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. We’ll also see terns, gulls, and possibly osprey as they fly above the famous sea lion colony at La Jolla Cove.

This workshop is geared towards 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.

In addition to “ask me anything” support, I will teach you my complete workflow for bird and wildlife photography using Adobe Lightroom Classic. You’ll get my full set of bird keywords with every bird species in the world, learn how to identify birds from your photos, and then learn how to process your images to deliver maximum impact.

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.

Prerequisites: You are expected to know how to set exposure and autofocus parameters in your camera.

Activity Level: Mild. There will be walking on sidewalks with some hills, but nothing strenuous. You’ll need to be able to carry your gear short to medium distances (0.1 mile).

Where: San Diego, CA (La Jolla & surrounding areas)

Photo Gallery: Southern California Birds and Wildlife

Partial Species List

  • Brown Pelican
  • Brandt’s Cormorant
  • Snowy Egret
  • American Coot
  • American Widgeon
  • Wood Duck
  • Cinnamon Teal
  • White Pelican
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Northern Shoveler
  • Heerman’s Gull
  • Western Gull
  • Royal Tern
  • Osprey
  • Oystercatcher

Bonus! California Sea Lions & Harbor Seals

The Image Doctors #232

Photo Safari Report: Redwoods and Oregon Coast

We’re back from our photo safari and workshop photographing the California Redwoods and Oregon coast. Hear about the trip and our experiences, plus new announcements from Panasonic, Leica, and Adobe.

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Bonus Show: Photos from our trip

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Photograph California’s Redwood Coast

Photo Safari May 15-19 with The Image Doctors

Join me and Rick Walker to photograph the majesty of California’s coastal redwoods and coastal seascapes. Photo ©Rick Walker

Immerse yourself in the unparalleled beauty of California’s redwood coast, refine your photography skills, and create lasting memories with like-minded individuals on this extraordinary photo safari led by two photography experts, Jason P. Odell and Rick Walker.

Our journey begins in the coastal town of Crescent City, California, and will take us through majestic redwood groves. There, we’ll work on capturing a variety of forest subjects, including the redwoods, ferns, and other forest flora and fauna.

The safari also includes many shooting locations on the California coast, with excursions into southern Oregon. You’ll photograph rugged coastlines, waves, rocky outcrops and sea stacks. You’ll also get expert advice and field instruction along the way. With a student to instructor ratio of 4:1, this experience offers maximum learning.

This photo safari is limited to a maximum of eight photographers, so you’ll want to reserve your seat soon.

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 Badlands in a Different Light

Infrared Photo Safari June 2-5, 2024

Photograph the Badlands and more with me during an immersive infrared workshop, June 2-5 2024

Calling all infrared photography enthusiasts! Enhance your skills and take your photography to new creative heights with me in South Dakota. During this workshop, we will delve into the mesmerizing world of infrared photography. Learn how to capture stunning and otherworldly images by harnessing the power of invisible light. I will guide you through the process, providing hands-on training and sharing invaluable tips and techniques.

But that’s not all! In addition to the photography aspect, we will also cover two essential software tools for every photographer’s toolkit – Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. Discover how to enhance your infrared images and make them truly stand out with these industry-leading editing programs. From adjusting the tones and colors to creating eye-catching effects, you’ll gain the skills needed to transform your images from ordinary to extraordinary.

This workshop promises to be an engaging and interactive experience. Not only will you have the opportunity to learn and improve your photography skills, but you’ll also have the chance to network and connect with like-minded individuals who share your passion for capturing and creating stunning visuals. The casual and friendly atmosphere encourages open discussion and fosters a sense of camaraderie among attendees. Bring your questions, ideas, and curiosity, as this workshop is intended to be a collaborative and supportive environment.

Don’t miss this chance to expand your photographic horizons and explore the captivating world of infrared photography. Reserve your spot today and join me in Wall, South Dakota for a memorable training, workshop, and networking experience that will leave you inspired and ready to push the boundaries of your creativity!

Register before Feb 15, 2024 and save $100 off the workshop fee.