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New Zealand Sunrise

Saturday Morning Sunrise in Queenstown, New Zealand

Saturday Morning Sunrise in Queenstown, New Zealand

Myself and the rest of the Phase One team have arrived in New Zealand. After a good night of sleep we are now prepping out the gear and putting things in order for the workshop starting on Monday. Stay tuned here through out the week as we share our New Zealand adventure here on the PODAS blog. In the mean time enjoy the sunrise from this morning. We walked out on our deck to take this shot. I think it is a sign of things to come.

 


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A PODAS Attendee’s Point Of View

Iceland 2012

Iceland 2012

Every year we have hundreds of attendees that have attended the PODAS workshops.  We also have quite a few attendees that have been to more than one workshop and a large size group that have been to more than five workshops. We are very proud of this fact. Our goal since starting PODAS was to make a workshop with the best experience possible and we believe we have accomplished this many times over. However, the ebst way to measure something is to see it from the viewpoint of an attendee themselves. Morton Salomonsen recently wrote an article for his blog that describes his experiences at PODAS and with the Phase One cameras provided to attendees at a PODAS. I invite you to see what Morten has to say. More than anything else I invite you join myself and the Phase One team as well as some of our superb instructors on an upcoming workshop in 2013. Details can be found HERE.

You can rwd about Morten;s experience at PODAS – How It All Started and at PODAS Iceland 2012

 


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Off To New Zealand

Glaciers and Ice, Near Mt. Cook, New Zealand

The Phase One PODAS team is leaving from various locations in the world to join up in Queenstown, New Zealand for the PODAS workshop starting there in a few days. We have a jammed pack schedule and will be traveling to many special location by van, boat and helicopter. We have a talented team of instructors that will not only help attendees in the field see how to get the best shot but also will be leading several classroom lectures. I anticipate having a good internet connection, so I hope we will be able to post pictures on a regular basis showing where we are and what we are shooting.  It’s not too late to join a PODAS workshop for next year. They are booking fast and some are on a waiting list status. So, try to join us and experience a truly exceptional workshop experience. Stay tuned for more posts as the next week progresses.


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Just a Little Over A week To New Zealand PODAS

Magic Forrest, New Zealand

The PODAS workshops have been happening pretty much back to back. We shipped all the gear to New Zealand yesterday and my team will arrive next Friday to begin preparation for the upcoming workshop there. New Zealand is an absolutely amazing place and we expect to visit and return with some amazing images. The Image above is from a forrest very close to where the Hobit was filmed. Everything there is photogenic.  we will post images as much as we can of our adventure as progresses. In the meantime enjoys some of the images from last year.

 


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PODAS Monument Valley Ends

The PODAS Monument Valley Group

What a trip! It was adventure, photography, great instruction all the way. We packed a lot into a week and that is what PODAS is all about. No sitting around time allowed.  We were either shooting or in the classroom. The images created by this group are amazing. I’ll post some of those later this week. Everyone had a great time and the instructors, Tim Wolcott, and Jack Flesher were amazing. The Phase One team that was along also was top in their game. Many morning we were up before sunrise and to bed late evening. It was a great group with attendees from all around the world. We have two weeks before we start a PODAS in New Zealand. So, keep checking back fro more image from both Scotland and the Monument Valley PODAS workshops. If you have never been on PODAS give some thought to joining us next year as we have some great events on the calendar.

 


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Monument Valley and Page PODAS Workshop In action Part 1

Clint’s Secret Spot, Monument Valley

We are all now home safely from what was an amazing week of adventure and photography. Lots of great times and new stories as well as new friends. Normally I try to post candid galleries as the workshop is going but the internet speed at the two hotels we stayed at just made that impossible. So I present now part 1 of the candid image galleries. I’ll post another gallery tomorrow so please come back and visit. Enjoy!


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PODAS in Page, AZ

Rattlesnake Slot Canyon, Page, AZ

The internet connection is very slow so I can’t post large albums of the great time we are having.  We moved from Monument Valley to Page, AZ on Tuesday. Yesterday we photographed the whole day in slot canyons. All of us have some amazing photos. These canyons and the conditions were made just for the IQ Digital backs. The ability to capture the smallest details to handling dark lighting conditions and holding the details in highlight and shadows can’t be achieved by a DSLR.  More of these great examples will be coming to the blog. Our days have been very full (Typical PODAS) and everyone is keeping up. This morning we shoot Lower Antelope Canyon and then finish the day with classroom and one on one instruction with the instructors. We conclude tonight with a farewell dinner, and a slide show of everyones images plus a lot of candid shots. This has been one heck of an adventure.