Explore the Surreal Landscapes of the Badlands with Jason Odell and Deborah Sandidge
EXCLUSIVE Photo Tour and Digital Photography Training
LIMITED TO 8 Photographers!
Step into another world in South Dakota with professional creative photographers Jason Odell and Deborah Sandidge. Here, you'll be able to perfect the fundamentals and explore fine-art landscape photography techniques. On this trip, you'll be treated to some amazing sunrises and sunsets, wildflowers, and rock formations that could be mistaken for the moon.
In addition to the photo shoots, you'll get detailed classroom instruction on color, black & white, infrared, and HDR photographic techniques by two leading outdoor photography experts. You will also receive personal photo reviews and critique.
When: June 2-5, 2013
Where: Wall, South Dakota (You will be emailed about the group hotel with discounted rates)
Nearest Airport: Rapid City, SD (RAP), about a 1.5 hour drive from Wall.
Workshop Fees: $1299 per photographer
Your Workshop Fee includes all field and classroom instruction and image critique/review sessions with Jason and Deborah.
Meals, lodging, and transportation to the field locations are not included in the workshop fee and are the responsibility of each individual. We have reserved a block of rooms at a discounted rate of $85/night at the group hotel in Wall, SD.
Day 1: Meet in hotel lobby at 4pm for orientation session
Day 2: Sunrise shooting session in the Badlands / Mid-day classroom sessions on HDR and Monochrome Processing/ Evening Shooting in the Badlands.
Day 3: Sunrise shooting session in the Badlands/ Mid-day shooting at Prairie Homestead Historic Site. Evening shooting session in the Badlands
Day 4: Sunrise shooting session in the Badlands. Evening Image Review and Critique Session/ Evening Shooting in the Badlands.
Day 5: Depart for home
What to bring:
- DSLR Camera
- Sturdy Tripod with head
- Camera remote release
- Standard zoom lens (24-70mm or equivalent)
- Telephoto zoom lens [masked]mm or equivalent)
- (Optional) Super-wide zoom lens (16-35mm or equivalent)
- (Optional) Telephoto lens (300mm or longer) for wildlife or teleconverter
- (Optional) Macro lens for close-ups
- Laptop computer with software and card reader for image review/critique
About the Instructors
Jason P. Odell, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason P. Odell is a creative outdoor photographer in Colorado, USA. He specializes in images of wildlife and landscapes presented with a creative flair. Jason's passion for photography started at a young age when his parents built a darkroom in their garage. Jason's interest in the outdoors and nature led him down the path of science, and he earned a doctorate in biology from the University of California Riverside.
Jason is probably best-known for his comprehensive imaging software guides, which he started publishing in 2006 at Luminescence of Nature Press. Jason's guides have taught thousands of photographers how to tackle software like Nikon's Capture NX2 and Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro. Jason's ability to present technical material clearly, without losing focus of the creative process is why his books and workshops are extremely popular with hobbyists and enthusiasts world-wide. Jason's work has been featured by Studio Photographer Magazine, Nik Software, and Tiffen, Inc.
Deborah Sandidge is a professional photographer who enjoys sharing her insight and creative ideas through workshops, seminars and writing. She is the author of Digital Infrared Photography, published by Wiley. As an instructor at BetterPhoto.com, Deborah teaches Enhancing Images and Creating Works of Art, Digital Infrared Photography, and will soon offer a new course on Creative Long Exposure Photography.
Deborah offers a wide variety of creative and technical skills in her workshops, classes, and seminars, making time spent with her educational and fun for all skill levels. She shares many innovative tips and techniques to inspire the photographer to create unique imagery through enhanced photography skills, and artistic image optimization. Deborah’s style of creating dramatic story-telling imagery reflects in her travels, and interaction with the people she meets. She has had the opportunity to photograph interesting people, unique architecture, and experience fascinating cultures in many countries throughout out the world. Deborah loves to blend travel and teaching, offering her expertise and insight to others through photography tours and workshops. She enjoys creative work in the digital darkroom, and considers Photoshop her artist’s palette. Deborah is a guest author for Nik Software, Topaz Labs, Naturescapes, and collaborated with Nikon Learn & Explore site for star and star trail photography. Deborah’s images have been used by Nikon for trade shows, brochures, product guides, and for the past three years, the Nikon World Calendar. She is a North American Rogue Team member for f-Stop Gear, and is partnered with Feisol Tripods. Deborah’s photography is represented by Danita Delimont, Alamy, Novastock, Positive Images and Aurora.