We are now into Day 3 of our PODAS Australia Outback workshop. We are really in the outback of Australia where we are. I am writing this as a text update as I have had to use a connection that I found that is slower than a dial up connection. I have blog posts ready to go with lots of images for each day and as soon as we get to a location with a high speed connection I’ll update this blog with the daily updates I have been doing.
The Readers Digest update is – we are safe, healthy and having a great time exploring and photographing our way through the Outback. After a flight flight from Sydney to Alice Springs (3 hours) and a drive from Alice Springs to Glen Helen (2 hours) we arrived and set up shop. The Phase One crew prepped the cameras and in a few hours after arriving we began the workshop. The gear was distributed and everyone was introduced to basic operations of the P65+ and DF camera system. A few hours after that we were shooting our first sunset.
The next day we headed to Haasts Bluff for a sunrise shoot and a visit to an Aboriginal Community. This was a most fantastic day. The full blog entry will cover this day in detail. It was full of great photography and experiences. We have been up early each day to catch the best light and have visited several locations. In between we have had some great classroom seminars by our instructors. The work being turned out by the attendees is amazing. So far Ken Duncan and Peter Eastway have had presentations as well as a workshop on Capture One 6. Capture One now has tools that are perfect for landscape shooters and we are using these tools – like the local adjustments to take our images to a new level.
Tomorrow Monday we will move from Glen Helen to Ulhuru – Ayers Rock area. This will be a bit of a journey and we have a few stops to make along the way. Once I have a good connection I’ll post the blogs with photos that have been made for each day of the workshop.
For now we are all doing real good. Weather has been co-operating and conditions are superb. It is a great group of people and we are all making new friends and sharing our interests in photography. And, the photos we are taking – absolutely great.