Back in the mid eighties I bought my first camera, and I have been taking pictures ever since, off and on. Over the past couple of years though, my favorite hobby had been lain dormant for various reasons. But early this year, in May-June 2012, I went on a week long PODAS workshop.
PODAS, or Phase One Digital Artist Series, is a series of photographic workshops spearheaded by Kevin Raber. The PODAS experience is special. Over the course of a week you get to work with a state of the art medium format camera, a 645DF with the IQ160 digital back. A number of instructors will be at hand to help you out, and like Kevin they are all photographers of outstanding merit. All available lenses for the 645DF camera, Phase One and Schneider will be at hand and at your disposal. And you get to do this at some photogenic location, anywhere from New Zealand to Iceland, Namibia to USA. Everything is taken care of from you arrive at the airport and till the end of the workshop.
I decided to join the Iceland PODAS. For me it was truly inspiring, and I will post images from the Iceland PODAS in blog posts over the weeks and months to come. Stay tuned.
You can read more about the workshop on the page titled "PODAS Iceland 2012". Click on the link, or look under the "Articles" section in the site menu.