Fine-Art Bird Photography: San Diego

Sunday, 4 March 2018 4:00 PM - Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:00 AM PST

6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA, 92037, United States

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Fine Art Birding: San Diego Partial Approval - $1,199.00

Bird photography workshop March 4-8, 2018 in La Jolla, California with Jason Odell

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Sunday, 4 March 2018 4:00 PM - Thursday, 8 March 2018 10:00 AM PST

Holiday Inn Express & Suites: La Jolla, 6705 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA, 92037, United States.


Join me in San Diego, California to immerse yourself in the art of bird photography. This exclusive instructional photo safari is limited to 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.

This safari is perfect for beginning to intermediate photographers who wish to capture portraits of birds and wildlife, plus hone their skills on photogroahing birds in flight. We will have the opportunity to photograph numerous species, including pelicans, cormorants, and possibly the local peregrine falcons. 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 have the opportunity download and process our images together as a group, get critiques, and learn new techniques to make your photos into fine-art masterpieces. I will work with you to capture and process the best possible images into beautiful finished products. 

When: March 4-8, 2018

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

Group Hotel: Holiday Inn Express & Suites, La Jolla Beach

Lodging is available at the group hotel for an additional fee; contact me to make a reservation. Alternatively, you can choose to arrange your own lodging.

Shooting locations include:

  • La Jolla Cove
  • Silver Strand
  • Santee Lakes

Instructional Fee: $1199 per photographer (maximum 6)

Your fee includes the following:

  • Hands-on field instruction and photography sessions
  • Classroom instruction on digital processing techniques including Lightroom, Photoshop, and plug-in software
  • Image review and critique sessions

Participants are responsible for:

  • Meals
  • Lodging 
  • Transportation to the field sites 

Nearest Airport

San Diego, CA (SAN)


Option 1: Lodging Supplement ($755)
Hassle-free lodging. I will arrange and pre-pay your room reservation at the group hotel; all you need to do is check in.

Includes 4 nights lodging in a Queen room at the group hotel. Price includes taxes and fees.

Option 2: Book your own lodging at the group hotel or elsewhere.

General Itinerary

Day 1: Orientation and technical setup workshop at the group hotel

Days 2-4: Field photography at one or more of the shooting locations in the morning and afternoon. Mid-day post-processing workshop and image review sessions.

Day 5: Morning shoot at La Jolla Cliffs (optional); depart for home. Safari concludes at 10am.



Payment & Refund Policy

A $500 deposit will hold your seat until January 4, 2018

Full payment is due on January 4, 2018

Deposits are non-refundable

The workshop fee is non-refundable unless I can back-fill your space, or you may purchase travel insurance to protect your investment.

Contact me for details on purchasing trip insurance. 

Jason P. Odell Photography

Jason P. Odell is a professional photographer and educator from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jason specializes in wildlife, landscape, and creative urban themes. He has authored 13 comprehensive photography guides, including guides to Nikon's Capture NX, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Nik Plug-ins. Jason holds a Ph.D. in biology from the University of California, Riverside. His dissertation research included field work on the island of Trinidad, where he became familiar with many of the interesting bird and wildlife species. Jason has been leading small-group photo safaris and tours since 2007. His approach to photography is holistic and includes an emphasis on composition, exposure, and post-processing. Participants in Jason's photo tours get a hands-on instructional experience tailored to their individual needs and skill level. Jason's photography has been featured by Nik Software, Tiffen, Studio Photography Magazine, Wildlife Photographic Magazine, Singh- Ray Filters, and Digital Silver Imaging.

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