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PODAS Kimberley

26 Aug 2012 at 7:29pm

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?

Instructors: Michael Reichmann, Art Wolfe and Christian Fletcher
The Kimberley, also known as ‘Paradise on Earth,’ is located in beautiful Western Australia, and was one of the earliest settled parts of Australia. Where the sky meets the land, the desert meets the sea, where white sands, red rocks and cobalt blue waters come together, here rests the town of Broome from where your journey will begin.

As with all PODAS adventures you’ll quite literally “hit the ground (and water) running.” Each participant will be shooting this adventure with a state-of-art 60 megapixel Phase One IQ160 camera system. Your images will be rich with more detail and color than you ever thought possible.

Click here to find out more info and to book

So looking forward to this workshop. If you were ever going to go on True North then this is the cruise for you. It will be  just for photography with some awesome instructors.

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PODAS Done and Dusted

7 Dec 2011 at 3:46pm

Well it’s over. I am typing this from my hotel room overlooking the flat landscape of Melbourne and feel a little buggered. PODAS was amazing and to say we all had a great time is an understatement. The whole thing went so smoothly, it was 5 star all the way and I do believe I have porked on a few extra kilos of executive muscle! But it doesn’t stop here. I am Meeting up with Nick Rains and his wife Janelle tomorrow in Tasmania to begin our Freycinet workshop. I get a couple of days to relax to recharge the batteries and we are into it. Home is a distant memory but I long to get back to see my family. Being away for 2 weeks is a bit too long for me. I could never be a FIFO worker.

This image was in a fantastic valley, actually there are fantastic valleys everywhere in NZ. I am itching to get back and spend some real time there and hatching some plans to relocate for a few months. It is a photographers paradise but to really get the shots you need to have time on the ground.

Jackie Rankin and Mike Langford, two extremely talented shooters showed us around and are just full of fun and great ideas. I really enjoyed my time with them. The big Kenny D became a good mate on this trip. He was great company and such a humble guy. What he has achieved in this industry is amazing and I really enjoyed all the man hugs he gave me! He is such a huge guy it’s like hanging with Chewbacca from Star Wars.

And I have some new mates too. My Phase one family, Ulf, Warren, Jacob and the big daddy of them all Kevin Raber. Kevin did an awesome job of organising the show and was a great motivator. He calls it Podas Bootcamp but we renamed it Po-daddy Bootcamp after Kev. He is a great shooter and really competitive, I explained I didn’t have a competitive bone in my body, as you know, and then fun and games started! I’m going to miss that american twang, even though half the time I didn’t know what the hell he was saying!! On ya Maaaaate!

So if you are thinking of going on a PODAS, do it. The value for money is incredible and people were saying, how are Phase doing this, it must be costing them a fortune. Great locations, great hotels, great company and the best camera system in the world.

I’ll be back! Well hopefully!!!

Mount Cook, it is so huge, you just can’t capture it. Missing it already.

Go to the PODAS Blog for more photos and cool stuff.

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PODAS New Zealand 2

5 Dec 2011 at 6:13pm

One of the places we travelled to was this amazing forest at the base of a equally amazing mountain. I was expecting to see an extra from the Hobbit movie that was being filmed close by. I love NZ and love my Phase One. The workshop is going really well and today I got to present in the theatre at Mount Cook. It was the most amazing theatre I have ever seen my work in. The screen was huge and the sound mind-blowing.

Phase One IQ180.

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