At a PODAS workshop there is not much rest. The workshop has a jammed packed schedule of photography excursions and classroom sessions. Within 45 minutes of arriving at the Furnace Creek Resort in Death Valley the attendees were in the meeting room and the workshop was beginning. We started out with a welcome presentation, a slide show showing the park and distribution of the Phase One loaner camera systems. We then took off to our first location Zabriskie Point. This was for many people the first chance to use a medium format camera. As you can see in the photos below it didn’t take long for everyone to be shooting like they have owned the cameras for a long time. It was extremely windy and made shooting a challenge. So far so good. We came back to the resort enjoyed a great dinner and then a quick classroom meeting. We leave at 5AM for sunrise shots and then after breakfast we will be on an all day excursion to the Race Track at Death Valley. It is not where you race cars. We’ll see what we come back with. Visit again and take a look.
Preparing for a PODAS workshop is a team effort. The Phase One PODAS crew arrived in Death Valley on Saturday with 56 boxes waiting to be unpacked. At a PODAS workshop attendees get the use of a P65+ Camera system to use during the workshop. We also have a full compliment of lenses that attendees can try out. Add to that, camera bags, welcome kits, projectors and other workshop support material and you have a lot of supplies. On Sunday the PODAS attendees will be picked up at the airport and transported to Death Valley where we will immediately launch into a very busy agenda. Keep you eyes here to see the latest in what is happening on the PODAS Death Valley workshop.