Joshua Tree is known for forests of giant yuccas that are the park’s namesake and massive out-of-this-world rock formations. Spend 4-days becoming immersed in one of America’s most unique landscapes through rock climbing, hiking, and camping all while learning to capture the spirit of the desert through photography. This workshop focuses on unique photo techniques that will enhance your personal narrative and help you create a story that will inspire an emotional connection with the natural world. With a maximum of 8 guests and a 4:1 instructor ratio there will be loads of group and private instruction given by Kristi and Darren.

Participants must be comfortable sleeping in a tent and sleeping bag.

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Kenya Safari: A Small Group Adventure in Search to Photograph the Big Five ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT
January 22nd-30th, 2019

This tour visits the world famous Masai Mara and stays at lodges inside Tsavo National Park. Everyone gets a window seat with a maximum of 4 guests per Jeep. The tour is customized to be in the wildlife parks first thing in the mornings when animals are most active maximizing time to photograph in great light. With a maximum number of 8 guests and Darren and I teaching, there will be plenty of private instruction time with a student-teacher ratio of 4-1. Besides the classes, each photo student will get one-on-one photo time with both Darren and me.  

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Upcoming Speaking Gigs

Photo Plus Expo : New York : Oct 26th, 2018
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Real Life Conference for Women : Canmore, Canada : November 6-8, 2018
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Past Speaking/Workshops

  • WPPI Masterclass: February 26, 2018, Las Vegas, The Power of the Personal Project
  • NineDots: Nov 15, 2017, London UK, Emotional Explosion
  • Nikon Theater: Feb 9, 2017, WPPI, Las Vegas Shoot for Emotion: Taking Photography to Higher Emotional Levels
  • WPPI Masterclass: Feb 8, 2017, Las Vegas, The Roaming Photographer: How to Fund Your Lust for Travel
  • Masterclass in Sumatra: Feb 12-23, 2017, Sumatra, Indonesia Photographing Critically Endangered Orangutans
  • Inspire Photo Retreats: Feb 28, 2017, Rhode Island, The Power of the Personal Project
  • Northern Virginia Photographic Society: April 4th, 2017, Virginia, The Power of the Personal Project
  • Nikon Theater: March 7-8, 2016, WPPI, Las Vegas, Destination Weddings: from the Prep to the Shoot
  • WPPI Masterclass: March 9, 2016, Las Vegas, Elevate your Work to Competition Level & Profit From Your Awards
  • Fearless Conference: November 2015, It’s Personal
  • DC Capital Area Photographers: March 2015, What it Takes to Win Awards
  • Adventure Always: Oct 22, 2013, Long Beach, California, The Power of Personal Projects & Outside Influences
  • Women’s Wedding Network, January 12, 2011, Women with CourageTraveling & Living Abroad
  •, November 15, 2010, Photographer Spotlight, Kristi Odom
  • REI, 2006 Kristi Odom on Photographing Outdoors
  • Atlanta Youth Academy: March 14, 2008, Six Continents, A Girl, & A Camera
  • Georgia Institute of Technology: March 13, 2007, Women with Courage: Traveling & Living Abroad


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