Online Class Dec. 5th: Fundamentals of HDR Photography

Join me online Saturday, December 5th, 2015 to learn the keys to successful HDR photography
Join me online Saturday, December 5th, 2015 to learn the keys to successful HDR photography

When: Saturday, December 5th from 1-2:30pm US Mountain Time (3-4:30pm Eastern)

Where: Online class via GoTo Meeting

How to register: Registration is via my Meeup.com workshops page. If you’re not already a group member, just create a free profile and then you can register.

This online class is a great opportunity to learn about how HDR works and the best way to optimize camera and software settings to create your own HDR images, from completely natural to the surreal.

Attendees receive a printable PDF notes package and will be able to ask questions live during the presentation!

Aurora HDR Update 1.1 Improves Lightroom Support

Model T, processed in Aurora HDR
Model T, processed in Aurora HDR

I just got word that Aurora HDR for Mac was updated today to version 1.1 with a significant improvement for Lightroom users. Before today, Aurora would only open original images (usually RAW) from Lightroom. Now, you can choose “Use TIFF files with Lightroom adjustments.” Continue reading Aurora HDR Update 1.1 Improves Lightroom Support

Register for 2016 Instructional Photo Tours

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Join Jason Odell on a small group instructional photo tour and find your light.

Registration is now open for my 2016 photo tours. When you place a deposit by December 31st, you’ll receive an early bird discount. I’m in the process of adding a few more tour locations, so be sure to check back soon!

2016 Instructional Photography Tours with Jason P. Odell

Should Photographers Consider an iMac?

The late 2015 27" iMac with 5k Retina Display.
The late 2015 27″ iMac with 5k Retina Display.

I’ve used Mac workstations  since the early 1990s. As a professional photographer, it’s important to have a computer that is not only fast, but also scalable. For me, that meant being able to add internal hard drives, PCI expansion cards, and plenty of RAM. By having a computer that I could incrementally upgrade, I am able to extend the useful life of that machine. As a working professional, I consider upgrading my computer system every 3-5 years, depending on my needs.

In 2013, Apple radically redesigned the Mac Pro line to include internal PCI-based solid-state drives and dual video cards. Despite the performance benefits, the new form-factor no longer supported internal expansion of any kind (other than RAM). Although I was not in the market for a new Mac at that time, the immediate consequence of the new form-factor became clear. From now on, any hard drives that lived inside my existing computer would have to be moved to external enclosures. Continue reading Should Photographers Consider an iMac?

Badlands Safari 2016 Now Open

Badlands photo safari 2016 with Jason P. Odell
Join me in South Dakota September 11-16, 2016 for epic landscape photography and instruction.

I’m pleased to announce that I will be returning to Badlands National Park in South Dakota September 11-16, 2016.

This is a small-group (8) photo safari and creative landscape workshop. You’ll get to photograph the amazing scenery while learning the necessary computer skills to transform your images into fine-art quality masterpieces.

Registration is discounted if you place your deposit before December 31st. RSVP HERE. Continue reading Badlands Safari 2016 Now Open