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This Was The Morning

Kings Cascade, with the True North

Kings Cascade, with the True North

So what did you do this morning?  On this PODAS workshop during the morning of June 4th we woke up for a sunrise shoot as the True North cruised the Prince Regent River.  We had coffee then Eggs Benedict on the bow of the ship.  Then we turned a corner and saw this amazing waterfall the King Cascade.  The Captain then drove the boat into the falls and anyone that wanted to and there were a number of hearty souls were able to take a falls shower.  Of course we had the Phase One cameras and waterproof housing as well as a lot of people taking photos of us.  It was a blast.  Then we got into the tenders and some people climbed to the top of the waterfalls and others went ashore to shoot the  a distance and some of us went crocodile hunting (photography wise).  That was followed by morning tea with tasty scones.  Then some went on the helicopter to shoot rock art, and some went fishing.  And, all of this was before lunch.  What an incredible trip so far.  What amazing images all of us are getting.  Lots of fun.  And now it is lunch time.


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A Few Openings On The Kimberly PODAS Workshop

One Of The Locations In The Kimberley

One Of The Locations In The Kimberley

The previously sold out Kimberly PODAS workshop June 1 – 8, 2013 has had a couple of cancellations and now has a Double Cabin (2 people or a couple) and 2 single share berths available.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE  This is one of the premier workshops for 2013. Traveling to an incredible location with the finest instructors in the business.  Join Michael Reichmann, Art Wolfe, Christian Fletcher and Kevin Raber and shoot with a Phase One medium format digital system in one of the most remote locations on the planet.  Plus we are traveling on beautiful small ship in great luxury. If you interested please contact Kevin Raber at kwr@phaseone.com .


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Our Last Day

The Edge Of The Planet, Earnslaw Burn, New Zealand

The Edge Of The Planet, Earnslaw Burn, New Zealand

Wow, what a week.  It seems like we have done so much.  We topped the week off with a helicopter flight into the Earnslaw Burn.  This is a place that is truly edge of the planet. No words can describe what it is like to fly into this location that in itself is on top of a mountain.  Then you are standing there and surrounded by thousand foot cliffs with waterfalls.  We even witnessed at an avalanche that was quite dramatic. We spent several hours at this location and as you can see below there were amazing photo opps.  We then headed back to the hotel to work on images but not before we made a stop to shoot the Lupins, a wildflower growing all over the place.  We concluded the night with a wonderful dinner with lots of laughs and then a visit by the Hobbit cast.   Over all it was a very special day.


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Just a Little Over A week To New Zealand PODAS

Magic Forrest, New Zealand

The PODAS workshops have been happening pretty much back to back. We shipped all the gear to New Zealand yesterday and my team will arrive next Friday to begin preparation for the upcoming workshop there. New Zealand is an absolutely amazing place and we expect to visit and return with some amazing images. The Image above is from a forrest very close to where the Hobit was filmed. Everything there is photogenic.  we will post images as much as we can of our adventure as progresses. In the meantime enjoys some of the images from last year.

 


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Peter Eastway PODAS Instructor Shares His Experiences

PODAS workshops are in full swing and we have a busy fall line up starting with Scotland.  We just finished Namibia and will have posts from that workshop soon. We try our best to make regular posts to the blog as we progress through a workshop. We did an Iceland PODAS workshop in June and one our instructors on this workshop Peter Eastway kept a running journal of the trip with images. Peter is from Australia and as all PODAS workshops we try to bring instructors of the highest caliber to share their techniques and expertise. Peter is no exception.  In Australia, Peter’s name is synonymous with landscape photography and his web site and magazine Better Photography are favorites of photographers in Australia.

PODAS workshops are all about taking great images, learning more about workflow and managing your images but more than anything else they are fu and you will make some great new friends and have a few laughs along the way. If you ever wonder what it is like to be on a PODAS workshop read Peter’s blog of the adventure by CLICKING HERE.

We hope you consider joining a PODAS workshop and experiencing for yourself why a Phase One camera and Digital Back make a difference in your photography. It’s all about image quality!


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This Is What Is All About

Getting Ready for the shot, Ernslaw Burn, New Zealand

PODAS is all about edge of the planet experience and photographs. This is a shot made last year at Ernslaw Burn in New Zealand. Reached only by helicopter, it is one of the most magnificent places you’ll ever see. Nearly 90 waterfalls cascade off of glaciers thousand feet high. No matter which way you aim your camera there is a great shot. We will visit this location and more in our upcoming PODAS New Zealand workshop this December. Check it out by CLICKING HERE and be part of this adventure. It will be a trip of a lifetime. In this image you can see the waterfalls and a Phase One IQ 180 back on an ALPA Camera system. You can try all this gear out on a PODAS and come back with your own images of these great locations.


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A Taste Of A Workshop To Come

Olympic National Park - Future PODAS Workshops This Fall

I have just completed the scouting of a workshop being planned for September in Olympic National Park.  This is a huge and very picturesque park. There are mountains, rain forests and incredible seascapes. We are looking to be doing this workshop right after Labor day. More information will be posted on our site soon. This is Phase One territory. The detail that you can see in this image on the computer is stunning. Right down to drops dripping off the leaves. I can’t wait to make a big print. We’ll announce this workshop and others soon.

We have two openings in our upcoming Mexico workshop due to cancellations. If you are interested in this get in touch with us and go to our workshop page. We may even be able to supply a camera.