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The IQ 260 Comes Through

Shot in Stokksnes, Iceland IQ 260, 9 image stitch

Shot in Stokksnes, Iceland IQ 260, 9 image stitch

It’s been an interesting week in Iceland as I shoot with the IQ260 and put it through its paces.  It handled long exposure super well, it is easy to shoot it from the iPad and it makes great images.  The image above was made with the IQ260 and 9 images stitched together.  I used the 55mm LS lens to shoot the individual source images and then stitched in Photoshop.  Because there was little color in the image I thought it looked great in B&W.  You really must see the detail in the full size image to truly appreciate what this camera and back are capable of.  Remember the NEW IQ260 will be at all PODAS workshops.  Join us and give it a try.


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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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Announcing PODAS Namibia Master Class, Sept 23rd – Oct 3rd, 2012

Join us on ultimate Photo Safari Adventure with instructor Andy Biggs.

PODAS Master Class
– a workshop exclusively dedicated to Phase One owners

The goal of this workshop is to photograph the breathtaking desert landscapes of Namibia at three unique and beautiful locations. This will be a flying safari,. We will maximize our safari by flying from location to location. This will enable us to carry an adequate amount of camera baggage and eliminate long drives.

Highlights
– This private flying safari covers fascinating attractions in Namibia and offers stunning landscape from the air.
– We will fly to three amazing destinations in southern, central and northern Namibia: Sossusvlei, Serra Cafema and the deserted mining town of Kolmanskop.
– The Namib Desert may well be the world’s oldest desert. The apricot-colored dunes at Sossusvlei are some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Herds of mountain zebra, gemsbok and springbok roam the area.
– In all the parks you will have the opportunity to spend quality photographic time.
– Finish on a high note in the magnificent northern landscapes along the Serra Cafema mountain range near Angola.

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Announcing PODAS Mexico Master Class, March 4-9, 2012

Exclusively for Phase One owners!
Want to explore beautiful Mexico with Michael Reichmann and Mark Dubovoy? Then this is the workshop for you!

This PODAS Master Class brings together two of our most popular instructors, Michael Reichmann and Mark Dubovoy, in a unique environment with a focus on advanced medium format photography and technique.

This workshop is limited to 12 attendees and will be held in beautiful San Miguel, Mexico. This amazing village will just charm you with its quaint streets, and photographic downtown. No matter where you walk or look there will be a great photographic opportunity. We will be doing a number of excursions to some magnificent locations where we can take our time and work towards an absolute perfectly images.

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PODAS Palouse Is Only A Few Days Away

A typical Image from the Palouse, This time of year will be the harvest and golden in color

What promises to be one of the best PODAS workshops ever is only a few days away. We begin our workshop in the Palouse area of Washington this Wednesday (August 24th).  We will end the workshop driving folks back to the airport on Monday (August 29th). We have 4 great instructors and the inventor of the NEW IQ series backs on this workshop. Our instructors are Michael Reichmann, Art Wolfe, Mark Dubovoy and Jeff Schewe as well as Claus Mølgaard (Chief Technology Officer and Vice President R&D at Phase One).  There will be 5 Phase One team members along to assist including Claus Pedersen – (President US). Leading the workshops will be Kevin Raber – (Vice President) with Murray Elliott, Jon Gilbert and Brent Siebenaler. It’s not to often you will find a team of executives as well as sales and support member in the field shooting with attendees. Speaking of attendees there are 28 attendees from around the world. All attendees will be shooting with a Phase One IQ160 camera system for the duration of the workshop. Classroom sessions will include training on Capture One and the use of the cameras. Also, each instructor has a presentation. This is a no worries workshop. Phase One arranges and takes care of everything for one fee.  We pick you up at the airport and return you there after the workshop. Everyone gets their own room, meals, transportation, a camera bag, 2-30×40 prints, and a lot of time with instructors and staff.  Anyone who has been on a PODAS workshop knows you don’t get a lot of sleep as we will be  shooting sunrise each day and working until late at night on images. Everyone will tell you that they make great new friends and have an awful lot o fun. Oh, everyone walks off with some pretty darn good images too. Watch the blog here as we will be making regular postings highlighting our adventure.


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PODAS Ireland Instructor Opens His Gallery

We are only two weeks away from the PODAS Ireland workshop. This sold out event promises to be a good one with magnificent landscapes and a lot of adventure planned. Our Ireland based instructor Peter Cox has just opened his new gallery. It’s an 800 sq foot beauty that highlights the beautiful work that he does.As part of the PODAS workshop we will have an evening reception at the gallery and hear Peter talk about the landscapes he has done around Ireland. You can see this gallery and learn more about Peter HERE.