Jason Odell became interested in photography when he received his first camera, a Kodak Ektralite 10, in elementary school. He routinely experimented in his mother’s home darkroom and was occasionally allowed to borrow her Nikkormat EL SLR. Jason continued his passion for photography throughout high school, where he was a photographer and editor of the school yearbook.
Jason earned his doctorate in biology from the University of California, Riverside. While studying, his field biology work took him to the island of Trinidad, West Indies, where he developed a passion for photographing birds and other wildlife. Jason’s doctoral adviser was also an avid nature photographer, so trips to the field always involved packing cameras and lenses. Jason taught at the university level for eight years and has a passion for teaching.
In 2004, Jason established Luminescence of Nature Photography, dedicated to outdoor photography and photographic education. In addition to writing, he conducts field photography workshops and software training classes for photographers around the world.
Jason is the co-host of the biweekly photography podcast, The Image Doctors, which has aired on iTunes since 2005.
Jason is the author of five eBooks on digital photography, including:
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