It’s 4 AM and the alarm is sounding. Time to get up for the first of four days of sunrise shoots at the PODAS Death Valley experience. It is pitch black dark, are we all crazy? The answer is pretty much yes, but our sanity returns quickly when we arrive at the location for today and the dawn light begins to illuminate our surroundings. For the next 2 hours the passengers of PODAS van 1 are hustling to various locations on Dante’s Peak capturing a truly special moment. Dante’s Peak is on of the highest elevation in Death VAlley and looks out over the entire region. The sun comes up and illuminates the mountain range across the valley in beautiful light. The images below are some shots taken this morning. There are 5 PODAS vans in the PODAS fleet and all went to different locations. Passengers stay the same for the duration of the workshop and instructors rotate through the vans for each shoot. There are at least two photo shoots a day. After returning and enjoying a breakfast the attendees were treated to their first classroom workshop on Capture One 5.0. Everyone imported their files from the morning shoot and then edited and the images. We then enjoyed a great lunch followed by a workshop on color management by Bill Atkinson. Check back soon for more news and photos.