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No Summer Plans? Hey! How about we go to Bali!

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PODAS BaliI’ve got a great idea!  How about we all go to Bali and meet up with our good friends Jackie and Mike?  We’ll grab a bunch of Phase One gear, more than we could possibly need including a few of those amazing A-Series systems, and we’ll ask our local friend David to show us around.  We’ll shoot to our hearts content and have an amazing time.  We can go explore the island and see some incredible temples, people and landscapes.  Then, we can sit around with a drink that has it’s own umbrella while Jackie and Mike help us improve our photography skills in Capture One Pro 8.

So, what do you think?  Does that sound good or what!?


Phase One is happy to announce our first of many PODAS events for 2015, PODAS Bali.

The Bali photography workshop will take place June 8th-June 14th.  All attendees will be provided a Phase One camera system to use for the duration of the workshop as well as access to the complete lens range and A-Series system if you so choose.  The workshop fee will cover all costs associated with the workshop starting and ending at the Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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You will have your own room, we’ll cover all meals, ground transportation and complete access to two great instructors in addition to our local Guide/Photographer and the Phase One team.  You’ll need to bring your Tripod, CF cards, Laptop, Backup storage and sense of adventure (of course your clothes would be a good idea too).  Jackie Ranken and Mike Langford will both guide our group and guide our cameras through Bali along with David Metcalf.

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Bali has been a sought after destination for travellers the world over. Local and international travellers alike find comfort and fascination in both the landscape and the culture. With this trip we will be sure to offer you an in-depth experience of both. Not only do we think you’ll be overwhelmed with subject matter, but we’re confident you’ll find comfort in the warm and inviting climate early June has to offer.

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The workshop will begin the night of Monday, June 8th after you are picked up at the Ngurah Rai International Airport by our team.  A short one hour drive from the airport and we will arrive at the Maya Ubud Luxury Resort which is sure to meet the needs of any traveler.

After an introduction of our instructors, staff and program we’ll be off and running, chasing some beautiful images in one of the most picturesque countries possible.  You’ll have the opportunity to use a Phase One Camera System (IQ250, IQ260 or IQ280) of your own for the entire event.  We’re happy to help you learn the system in any way we can to help capture some of the most iconic and beautiful people/places you’ll ever see.

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Our itinerary will include locations like:

  • Mt Agung
  • Guning Kawi and Teggulung terraced rice fields
  • Guning Kawi Sebat
  • Elephant Temple in Goa Gajah
  • Tirta Empal
  • Kusamba

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A little about you instructors:

Jackie Ranken

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Jackie has over thirty years experience within the arts.  Her interest began with photography at the tender age of 16. Her art practice then shifted to ceramics and painting gaining an Associate Diploma in Fine Arts.

Returning to photography throughout the next fifteen years she worked within the industry as a darkroom technician, freelance photographer, wedding photographer, commercial photographer and photojournalist, learning her craft.

In 1996 she began work as a teacher of ‘Fine art’ photography at Illawarra TAFE, Goulburn.

Now as an art photographer she combines her art practice with teaching and as a presenter in workshops and seminars internationally.

Jackie is a Director of Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography in Queenstown New Zealand where she conducts photography workshops with her husband Mike Langford. http://www.qccp.co.nz.

Jackie has been a valued member of the PODAS community and led instruction on several of the most memorable workshops.

Mike Langford

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Mike Langford is both a Master and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and a Grand Master and Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP).

He is a past President of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography, after having served ten years as a member of the NZIPP Honours Council, seven of which were in the position of Chairman.

With 30 years experience as an International Professional Photographer, Mike’s expertise also extends to 25 years of lectures and workshops to professional photographers internationally and 24 years as an International Awards judge.

Mike is a director of the Queenstown Centre for Creative Photography and the 4WD Photo Safari with his wife, Jackie Ranken.

In addition, Mike has been an instructor on several PODAS events and always a delight to lead, teach and provide nearly endless insight to photography.

How to Register

The price for PODAS Bali is $5,000.00 USD.  This includes…

  • Expert instruction from Jackie and Mike
  • Airport pick up and return.  (pick up time TBD)
  • Single occupancy room at the the Maya Ubud Luxury Resort
  • All your meals.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be taken care of.
  • All transportation during the workshop will be provided
  • You’ll receive a loaner Phase One camera system of one of the new IQ2 series backs.
  •  Each van will also have a full compliment of all the Phase One lenses for you to use also
  • Classroom instruction on Capture One, post processing techniques and image critique
  • A free Capture One Pro 8 license
  • A custom f-stop Camera Bag

Please bring the following:

  • A sturdy tripod
  • A laptop (PC or MAC) that can accommodate Capture One software
  • CF cards
  • Backup storage for your files
  • A willingness to learn and have fun!

* Incidental charges such as internet, bar, laundry and other such services will be at your expense.

Sign up today by visiting Phase One’s PODAS Page and clicking ‘Sign-up’.  A $2000.00 deposit is required to hold your spot.  Final payment will be due at the end of May, 2015.  If you need to cancel your deposit will be returned if your position can be filled less $200 for transaction fees.

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Author: PODAS

PODAS Manager

One thought on “No Summer Plans? Hey! How about we go to Bali!

  1. I would like to join you. I attended your workshop in New Zeland a few years ago and was impressed with every thing.
    Please let me have more info.
    Thanks
    Konstantin Bosnic

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