PODAS Photography Workshops

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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.