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Slot Canyons and Monument Valley Only A Month Away

Antelope Canyon, Page, AZ

In a little over a month PODAS will be headed to Arizona for a Monument Valley and Slot Canyons workshop. This will be an amazing trip as we have arranged to go some very cool places. We will shoot for two days in Monument Valley and two full days in Page, AZ. This is an image captured in Antelope Canyon. Shot with an IQ 180 it has amazing detail. More than that thought, the IQ system from Phase One has a huge dynamic range allowing you to capture details in highlights as well as shadows all on one exposure. For photography in conditions like this it can’t be beat. Although we are booked for this trip I can always work on adding more people if you are interested. Check out the details of the workshop HERE


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This Is What Is All About

Getting Ready for the shot, Ernslaw Burn, New Zealand

PODAS is all about edge of the planet experience and photographs. This is a shot made last year at Ernslaw Burn in New Zealand. Reached only by helicopter, it is one of the most magnificent places you’ll ever see. Nearly 90 waterfalls cascade off of glaciers thousand feet high. No matter which way you aim your camera there is a great shot. We will visit this location and more in our upcoming PODAS New Zealand workshop this December. Check it out by CLICKING HERE and be part of this adventure. It will be a trip of a lifetime. In this image you can see the waterfalls and a Phase One IQ 180 back on an ALPA Camera system. You can try all this gear out on a PODAS and come back with your own images of these great locations.


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Introducing the 645DF+

The world’s most versatile camera platform for high-end photography

– Fast & accurate autofocus
– Shutter speeds from 1/4000th sec to 60 min
– Leaf Shutter syncs with flash up to 1/1600th sec
– Rechargeable battery, up to 10K capture capacity

With support for more than 50 different digital medium format digital backs and 80 different lenses from leading brands, and featuring a new high-powered rechargeable Li- ion battery enabling up to 10,000 captures on a single charge, the new Phase One 645DF+ camera sets a new standard for professional performance.

The Phase One 645DF+ builds on the success of previous generations of the camera and has undergone a complete overhaul of all moving parts to produce a camera with the highest uptime in the market of high-end photography.

An enhanced auto-focus delivers accurately focused images fast, even when shooting in low light or low contrast. And with an all-new custom adjustment feature photographers can fine-tune the alignment of digital backs to the camera. With this photographers can easily match their focus preference.

Phase One also announces the Schneider Kreuznach 28mm LS f/4.5 Aspherical lens. With superb edge-to-edge sharpness, a viewing angle of 102°, a minimum focusing distance of only 35 cm / 1.15 feet and fast flash synchronization capabilities up to 1/1600s, it is ideal for interior photography. It is also a perfect companion for landscape, architecture and cityscape images.

Read the press release here


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Art Wolfe – PODAS Instructor Shares A Phase One Story

Art Wolfe, Phase One user and PODAS Instructor

Art Wolfe who is well known photographer and PODAS instructor recently took his Phase One system on a hike and discovered some ice caves. Enjoy Art’s adventure and the incredible images he shot on this hike. Art will be teaching with Phase One on two workshops in 2013. He will be with us at the Kimberley PODAS and Tuscany PODAS. READ ART’S BLOG BY CLICKING HERE


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New Zealand – spaces still available for our December workshop

Explore and Photograph The Land of Magic Wonders, December 3-9, 2012

Travel with us to the edge of the planet where you will be rewarded with breathtaking views, world-class instructors and workshop comrades  for a fun and unforgettable art and learning experience. You’ll see some of the most stunning landscape photography scenes in the world – beautiful lakes and snow capped mountains to ice cliffs. These dramatic New Zealand landscapes will offer you new vistas while you develop useful skills. You’ll be visiting some very special places to which most people have no access. Register today. Complete details can be found by CLICKING HERE.


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Scotland PODAS October Workshop – Space Is Available

Buachaille Etive Mor

If you’d like to photograph some amazing landscapes in a most picturesque part of the world then join us for the Scotland PODAS October 21st – 27th. We have had someone vacate their spot due to a schedule conflict.  So, we now have a space if you are interested in joining. Complete details can be found by CLICKING HERE. You will have fun, shooting with the Phase One IQ 160 camera system and return home with some stunning images, not to mention new knowledge and friends. Don’t hesitate.