Dates: April 21-28, 2013
Photograph the stunning landscapes of Tuscany, Italy
Join us for a unique photographic experience in one of the most beautiful locations in Europe, with two world-class instructors. Tuscany is a world famous wonderland for photography. The stunning landscape varies from soft rolling hills, rocky ruins, winding rivers and expansive and breathtaking landscapes.
This workshop is a great opportunity to develop your creative instincts and to absorb the captivating Italian landscape and culture, a chance to take beautiful images that express your own individual approach to the inspirational surroundings and colorful culture. The area we will visit is unique for its soft rolling hills and typically Tuscany scenes or winding roads, peppered with cypress trees. We will also visit a number of towns and villages, offering the chance to see and photograph some of Italy’s most beautiful and historic locales.
All attendees will be loaned the state-of-the-art Phase One IQ160 camera system (featuring the Phase One DF camera, the 60 megapixel IQ160 digital back and an 80mm LS lens) to shoot with during the workshop. In addition we will have several sets of the full line of Phase One lenses available so you will always have the right lens for the location we visit.
As a PODAS workshop attendee, you will have a no-worries trip. We’ll pick you up at the airport, provide transportation during the event, a single-occupancy room, the best instructors in the field, all your meals and beverages, a camera bag that is yours to keep, a license for Capture One Pro that is yours to keep, 2-30×40 prints of images you shot during the workshop. The only things you need to bring to this workshop are a sturdy tripod, CF cards and your computer. Everything else is taken care of.
Hans Kruse is an experienced Danish landscape and nature photographer as well as a great instructor on fine art landscape shooting. Hans‘s creative eye and years of experience has allowed him to capture the beauty of this region unlike any other photographer. Hans knows all the unique spots in Tuscany that you wouldn’t normally go to. Hans has carefully selected the locations that we will visit to make sure that you will have the best opportunity to capture truly stunning images.
Check out Hans’s works here
Over the course of his 30-year career, award-winning photographer Art Wolfe has worked on every continent and in hundreds of locations. His stunning images interpret and record the world’s fast-disappearing wildlife, landscapes and native cultures, and are a lasting inspiration to those who seek to preserve them all.Wolfe is the host of the public television series Art Wolfe’s Travels to the Edge, an intimate and upbeat series that offers unique insights on nature, culture, and the new realm of digital photography. It is now airing worldwide. Magazines all over the world publish his photographs and stories, and his work has appeared in numerous gallery and museum exhibits. He is a contributor to Luminous Landscape and his educational seminars and workshops are in much demand.
Check out Art’s work here
PODAS workshops are well known for accomplishing a lot in just a few days. This workshop will be no different. Locations shot each day are based on weather and light. We will take advantage of the golden light of dawn and dusk to capture the beauty of the area with the beautiful light that is unique to the Tuscany area. This is a no worries workshop for you. We will pick you up at Rome airport and return you to the airport when the workshop is over. Everything in between is covered.
After sunrise shoots we will enjoy a breakfast and either continue shooting or move into the classroom for one of many lectures. These lectures will include composition, photographic philosophies of both instructors, processing and post processing as well as basic and advanced lesson in Capture One. We will also have a lecture on “Now That You Have Got It What Do You Do With It”. We will spend each morning and evening shooting at some amazing locations. Followed by a dinner and an opportunity to continue conversations on photography and techniques. There will be plenty of time for one on one print critiques as well as towards the end of the workshop a critique of the group’s favorite images. This will provide an amazing learning experience that will surely improve the way you see and shoot.
PODAS workshops have a certain magic that develops over the days we are together. You’ll learn, share, make new friends and have a few good laughs. We emphasize you’ll have fun and more than anything else you’ll learn some new techniques and return home with some wall worthy images. Join Hans, Art, the Phase One team members and your fellow photographers for an amazing opportunity of shooting and learning in one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.
If you have any questions, please contact PODAS President Kevin Raber at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-516-971-0961
What to bring Once you’ve registered, we will stay in touch with you preparing you for the workshop. Your fee covers everything: transportation to and from photographic locations, instruction, hotel room, meals and beverages.
All you need to bring is a sturdy tripod, CF cards and your laptop.
Register thru Phase One’s website here
• IQ160 shooting
• All accommodations
• All meals and beverages
• Capture One Pro license
• Camera bag
• Airport drop-off and pick-up
• 2 30×40 inch prints
• Lots of fun and new friends
Please contact PODAS president Kevin Raber, Tel: +1 516-971-0961 or email