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PODAS Palouse Is Over

The August 2011 PODAS workshop

We had a totally excellent adventure in the Plaouse. As you can see from previous posts there was lot of excellent photography, lots of fun and a ton of learning. Our group as you can see from the above images was a large happy one. Not too many workshops can pull off what PODAS does. It’s a team effort on behalf of the instructors, Phase One staff and most of all the attendees. There has probally never been this many Phase One DF cameras and IQ backs ever assembled in one place. In the near future we will post a gellery of images made in thePalouse by everyone. For now there are a lot of very tired people heading home to a massive job of editing their images from this trip.

We have some great workshops coming up. There is a Fashion & Portrait workshop in a little over a week in Birmingham UK, a landscape workshop in November for Chinese and finally our big New Zealand trip November 30th.


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It Just Keeps Getting Better

The Ever Changing Palouse

This has been one fantastic workshop. The Palouse is an incredible area to shoot. Everyone is working hard and having fun. The last two days we have been up for sunrise and dawn photography. Back for breakfast, classroom work, out for more shooting and then wonderful diiners. A PODAS workshop is a top notch experience. It is great to be out in the field and see the interaction of instructors and attendees. We have visited some cool places, witnessed the Palouse harvest up close and personal and watched in wonder as the landscape changes dimensions with the early and late light. This is the largest post of images we have ever tried.  We wanted to bring you the real experience of the Palouse. These images are candid shots of attendees and instructors as well as some images from the attendees. On the last night of each PODAS we do a slide show with attendee images as well as candid images.  We re-live our days together to a slide show with music and great photography. This workshop’s slide show had over 600 images put to music and presented. We laughed and enjoyed watching the great time we had played back.

We hope to present soon a gallery of attendee images. In the meantime enjoy the gallery below.


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It’s Thursday and We Are Shooting Pictures and Learning

Sunrise Thursday Morning

On Thursday morning we were off to sunrise shoot at 4:45 AM. Sleep is optional at PODAS workshops as we will shoot sunrises each morning. Today the sunrise was spectacular. We have five vans to transport attendees and each van went to different spots and each came back with beautiful images. Our instructors, Michael Reichmann, Mark Dubovoy, Art Wolfe and Jeff Schewe rotate through out the different vans during the workshop giving attendees a chance to learn from each of these great teachers. The sky and clouds with a distant thunderstorm on the horizon made this an amazing adventure. After breakfast we heard a program on Capture One presented by Kevin Raber and an amazing program on digital technology by Claus Molgaard. An afternoon program by Michael Reichmann was followed by an afternoon of shooting and then sunset shoot.

This is an amazing workshop. Imagine 28 people exploring one of the more picaresque areas of America with the finest camera systems there is taking the most amazing images and learning from four of the best and most talented landscape photographers there is today.

As all PODAS workshops the agenda is non-stop and the photography and learning is top drawer. Stay tuned for more soon.


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PODAS Palouse Kicks Off – Great Start

Sunset from Step Toe Butte, Palouse Area, Washington

PODAS Palouse is off and running at full speed ahead. PODAS Palouse started on Wednesday afternoon and we have 28 excellent attendees, 5 instructors and a great Phase One team.  We kicked off the event starting at 3:30 on Wednesday with an opening slide show and handing out the Phase One cameras. Within a few hours we were on our way to an amazing sunset at Step Toe Butte where we were able to shoot 360 degrees from on top of the highest point in the Palouse. After a great dinner we were off to get some sleep.

Please excuse the delay in posting as we have been having upload issues with the hotel internet. Hopefully it is resolved.


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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.