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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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Art Wolfe Lecture Series

Dogwoods and Douglas Fir – Image By Art Wolfe

Join me this Sunday in Chicago for Art Wolfe’s – The Art of Composition (CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS).  Art is not only a close friend but one of this country’s most recognized landscape and nature photographers.   His work is so inspiring that there is no way you can leave his lectures not wanting to pick up your camera and head out to the wilderness.  The lecture series now touring the US and soon Europe is a chance to share in Art’s adventures and learn how to improve the craft of photography.

Art has been shooting with a Phase One system for a while now.  He has created a new body of work that is so creative and incredibly inspiring it is hard to define.  You’ll get a chance to see some of the amazing images from this new body of work as well as many form his various photographic adventures from around the world.  If you are in the Chicago area or any of the other areas shown on HERE I can only say don’t miss this.

I hope to see you there – Kevin Raber – VP Phase One PODAS Workshops

For details about the Chicago location CLICK HERE

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PODAS Gets Great Mention On Latest Edition Of Smibs.TV

The Latest Webcast From Smibs.TV

If you haven’t caught it yet, you should – Smibs.TV.  A weekly webcast TV Show hosted by Peter Urban and featuring hour long interviews with world famous fine art photographers.  I enjoy this webcast a lot and always find the interviews interesting and educational.  In the latest webcast Smibs.TV interviews Micahel Reichmann form Luminous Landscape.  They discuss the newest video tutorial from LuLa –  Camera To Print.  The first few minutes of this interview though Micahel gives some of his thoughts to his participation in one our PODAS workshops held in the Palouse area of Washington State.  Micahel has been an instructor on a few PODAS workshops and it’s always a privliage to have him along.  Enjoy!  CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO THE LATEST SMIBS.TV EDITION

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PODAS Instructor Publishes Book

Daniel Bergmann, Iceland Landscapes

Iceland is one of the classic destinations for photography.  One of the finest guides, leaders and photographers in Iceland is Daniel  Bergmann.  Last year he arranged and lead the Phase One PODAS workshop to some magnificent areas of Iceland.  A true gentleman and a heck of a lot of fun, everyone enjoyed Daniel.  He also seemed to know everyone where ever we went.  Well, Daniel just released a new book, ICELAND LANDSCAPES.  I was proud to receive this book in the mail recently from Daniel as a gift.  I can tell you that it is one of the finest photography books I have ever seen.  The color and images as well as the text is just outstanding.  This is a book that will sit on top of the pile on my coffee table for a long time.  If you are a collector of photography books and want one of the best books on Iceland photography or elsewhere , then check this book out.  You can go right to Daniel’s site HERE AND ORDER IT. We will be doing a workshop in Iceland next May and Danile once again will take us to some very special locations for some magnificent photography.


Announcing A Totally NEW and DIFFERENT PODAS Workshop

A Unique Fashion & Portrait Photography Workshop

Here is an amazing chance to stay/work in one gorgeous location, the elegant Weston Park, for a very special fashion and portrait photography workshop. Like all PODAS workshops, this one offers world-class instructors and an all-inclusive venue; but this is the first workshop to focus on shooting models on location, creating elegant atmospheres in both time and place. From airport pick-up, to single-room accommodations, gourmet meals, the newest camera equipment from Phase One and inspiring subjects, this PODAS workshop is designed to free participants so that they can focus solely on taking their photography to the next level.

Participants will use a Phase One DF camera system with a 60 megapixel IQ160 back during the workshop. Instructors Drew Gardner and Natalie Dybisz (Miss Aniela) are teaming up to offer a hands-on comprehensive photography workshop, to include shooting, post processing, as well as real-world information on the fashion/portrait business. This is an intensive workshop, with two days of photography and a day of classroom work.

Photographs will be shot both indoors and outdoors at various locations on this large country estate. There will be between four and six models and stylists, including world-famous Jay Jessop. We will provide full classic period costume and wardrobes, which will give us an opportunity to create classic period-piece images.
Instructors Drew and Natalie each have a unique style; together they will demonstrate how they scope out a shooting session and make their images work from conception right through the final image. Attendees will be able to shoot with them, side by side, and create their own images using similar techniques. These exercises, learning new approaches for lighting and posing, are designed to inspire participants and develop a new direction in creating their own unique portrait styles.

The group of participants will be divided into two groups to ensure small “class” size and so that each group will have time to spend with each photographer, one-on-one.



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Chicago Architectural PODAS Announced

Wrigely Building - Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL

Phase One and the PODAS team are happy to announce our first ever Chicago Architectural Photography Workshop. This will be an amazing chance to try your hand at photographing the man-made landscape and learn from two of the finest architectural shooters there is. Jeffrey Totaro and Chis Barrett will lead this workshop with the PODAS team and we will explore the architecture of Chicago. Included will be sessions for interior and exterior photography, a boat cruise, classroom sessions on Capture One, and the business of architectural photography and post production with a Photoshop segment by Jeff Schewe.  As always everything is included once you arrive. You’ll receive a Phase One camera system and lens as well as the NEW IQ160 back to use during the duration of the workshop. For complete details visit our web page. Don’t hesitate – register today.  Spaces are going fast. Limited to 15 people.