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PODAS

Phase One Digital Artist Series

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Phase One has developed this workshop series to be quite simply the best photo workshop experience that you have ever had. If you want to take your photography to the next level then this is a must attend workshop.

 

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

WHAT IS PODAS 

Each PODAS workshop is held at a world class location providing a wide range of photographic possibilities. You’ll shoot in small groups with an instructor present for one on one coaching during the whole workshop.The Phase One IQ160 camera system is recognized as the best and highest resolution camera in the world. You’ll have the use of this amazing camera during the workshop. The images will astound you and you’ll soon see what you have been missing in your photography.

Class size is limited to no more that 25 attendees and positions fill very fast.



WHAT IS INCLUDED
 

Every PODAS workshop includes:

  • Each attendee receives a Phase One IQ160 camera system to use during the workshop
  • A complete range of additional lenses available to suit any photographic situation
  • The latest version of Capture One PRO
  • World class instructors bringing a wide range of classroom and field experience to each workshop
  • Transportation to and from destination airport and all during the workshop
  • Small groups to each vehicle with one instructor and Phase One support staff
  • Wide range of topics covered from workflow, ph otographic composition and much more
  • All meals and lodge included
  • You’ll receive 2 - 30x40 inch prints from images taken during the workshop
  • You’ll receive a complimentary camera bag
  • You’ll have unique and very special offer to purchase the Phase One camera system while at the workshop (absolutely NO obligation though)
  • You’ll become part of a unique and vastly talented alumni group and be entitled to attend future master classes designed especially for past attendees
  • Each PODAS workshop will have a blog update so your family and friends can keep up to date on your daily adventures.



HOW TO SIGN UP FOR A WORKSHOP

There are 2 ways you can reserve a spot on a workshop.

1. Register online (all present workshops are sold out)

2. Contact us via email

Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis, so register as soon as possible to secure your spot. Each is limited to 25 participants and will fill up quickly. A deposit of $2000.00 or full payment and completed registration form will reserve a place for you on a workshop. Workshop/trip fees are quoted in US dollars and must be paid in US dollars only. Full payment is due no later than 60 days prior to departure date for trips outside the USA and no later than 45 days before the workshop start date for trips within the USA. 

Please see the terms and conditions for complete payment, cancellation and refund details.  



WHAT WILL BE TAUGHT DURING THE WORKSHOP

PODAS workshops have a goal to deliver the best educational experiences possible.  You will be kept busy from the first day up until you return to the airport.  First and foremost you’ll learn the fundamentals of medium format camera use and especially the use of Phase One cameras and digital backs.  Instructors will help you learn to see the shot and how to accomplish the best image capture possible.  In addition you will learn digital workflow using Capture One from import to output.  In addition once you have the show we will spend time learning what to do with it.  How to print the image, publish it on the web, presenting the image in self publishing of books, albums and display methods including mounting and framing.

Each day you will experience photographic excursions starting with sunrise and ending with sunset.  During the day and evening there will be presentations by the instructors, one on one tutoring and review of images and portfolios.  Workshops are held in some of the most beautiful locations in the world.  These locations will offer magnificent opportunities to capture beautiful images.



WHAT IS THE NORMAL SCHEDULE DURING A WORKSHOP

Lots and lots of shooting. And after that, more shooting!

Usually, there is a sunrise/morning shoot and a late afternoon/sunset shoot that are pre-scheduled at specific locations. Normally we will venture out before sunrise to arrive at specific locations by sunrise.  The attendees are split into small groups and usually groups go to different locations so as not to be crowded at any one location.  We will normally travel in vans that will allow one staff person and an instructor to 5 student - attendees. After sunrise we will have breakfast and this is usually followed by a morning workshop session by one of the instructors.  Lunch is usually followed by an afternoon session before heading out to catch the sunset.  Some workshops may have all day shoots depending on locations. After dinner we will normally hold an evening workshop and or free time to work on your images.  Instructors and staff will be available to help with software related questions or image enhancement.



WHAT TYPE AND SIZE COMPUTER WILL BE NEEDED

A laptop computer is a must. You will be working with large size digital files. Capture One Pro software will be part of your tuition and a license code will be provided for your use. We also recommend that you bring an external hard drive to back up your files. 

System requirements for use of Capture One 



DO YOU LIMIT THE SIZE OF THE WORKSHOP

PODAS workshops are limited to no more than 25 attendees.  While this may seem like more than some workshops there are good reasons.  First and foremost it has to do with what we offer you.  PODAS workshops have numerous instructors offering a wider variety of topics covered during the workshop.  With these numerous instructors it allows us to breakdown the group during photography excursions to a better instructor to attendee ratio then you get in other workshops.  Also, we find that this is a good number for you as an attendee to meet fellow attendees and share collective talent.  Finally with this size we are able to make the tuition cost reasonable for the dollar value you get.  Remember PODAS is all inclusive.



WHO WILL TEACH THE WORKSHOP

Phase One has gathered one of the most talented and sought after group of instructors to teach these workshops. Each instructor brings a unique talent and teaching skill to each workshop. You’ll learn from different points of view allowing you to blend all ideas into your own. Each instructor is a Phase One owner and user.  You’ll see why they selected Phase One for their digital capture. Each workshop has its own group of instructors. Check out the workshops to see which instructors will be presenting.

See PODAS instructors



WHAT IS THE WORKSHOP FEE AND WHAT IS INCLUDED

The cost for each workshop and what is and is not included are listed on the individual workshop description pages.PODAS workshops are all inclusive.  Room, meals, use of Phase One camera system and digital back, transportation during the event (excluding airfare to destination airport), Capture One Pro and 2 -30x40 inch prints from images shot during the event, a PODAS camera bag, fellowship and friendship and a great time.



WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE A PODAS WORKSHOP

If you are looking for a workshop that will allow you to take your photography to the next level ten this si the workshop for you. Other workshops are small and less organized. Phase One puts these workshops on so you can experience what ultimate image quality is all about. There is no better way to do this than to works with a wide variety of talented instructors and fellow classmates. Add in top notch destinations and personalized instruction and you have the ingredients for a workshop unlike any other.



WHAT MATERIALS WILL I RECEIVE WHEN I SIGN UP

First you will receive an email confirming you are registered as well as a receipt for your first payment. Then as we get closer to the date of the workshop you will receive emails and newsletters helping you prepare for not only the workshop but also what the event will offer. You can expect to see photos of some of the locations you will be visiting and a rough agenda. Equipment and clothing needs will also be forwarded to you as well as some select reading for the location as well as a pre-orientation to the equipment you will be using. Closer to the date you will receive a second receipts for the final payment. Also, at anytime you can communicate with us on email.

For trips outside the USA you will also receive pre-departure information on your specific location that includes airline and route recommendations, arrival procedures, visa and entry requirements, what to bring (clothing and photo gear recommendations), applicable health advisories and considerations, a reading list, and information on safety, money, tipping, satellite and cell phone use, electrical needs, language, culture, shopping, gifts and travel annoyances (insects, bumpy roads, heat, cold, etc.).

For trips outside the USA you will also receive pre-departure information on your specific location that includes airline and route recommendations, arrival procedures, visa and entry requirements, what to bring (clothing and photo gear recommendations), applicable health advisories and considerations, a reading list, and information on safety, money, tipping, satellite and cell phone use, electrical needs, language, culture, shopping, gifts and travel annoyances (insects, bumpy roads, heat, cold, etc.).



WHAT WILL MY FELLOW PARTICIPANTS BE LIKE

A short answer would be - just like you. Photography is a passion and you’ll find that generally the group you will be part of has the common denominator of wanting to create great images. The instructors and Phase One staff share this passion. Also, you’ll be able to keep in touch with your fellow attendees as part of PODAS alumni. You will be amazed at how quickly you get to know your fellow attendees and the things you will learn from each other.



CAN I BRING A NON-PHOTOGRAPHER (SPOUSE, FRIEND, ETC.) ON A TRIP FOR FREE

Our groups are limited in size and we cannot accommodate non-paying participants. Non-photographers are most welcome on workshops, however a fee will be incurred and handled on a per workshop basis. Phase One works very hard to hold workshops at great destinations. So even if you are not a photographer, you'll have plenty to enjoy, with or without a camera.  So anyone - wife, husband, girlfriend, boyfriend or significant other - who wishes to come along, although not a photographer, is counted as a participant and as such, must pay his/her own way (fee to be determined by event).



CAN I CONTACT PHASE ONE OR THE INSTRUCTORS PRIOR TO THE WORKSHOP

Yes! Prior to the event you will receive complete information on the workshop as well as email addresses for the instructors.



IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENT TO TAKE PART IN A WORKSHOP

Yes, 21. All travel workshops are handled by Phase One and our aim is to make your photo experience a memorable one. As we may take our meals in restaurants or other public places, Phase One cannot be responsible for minors and/or underage drinking.



WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WORKSHOP IS CANCELLED OR I WANT TO CANCEL

You can see the cancellation and refund policies in the terms and conditions.



WILL I NEED A CAR DURING THE WORKSHOP

PODAS workshops are all inclusive. We will normally operate 12 passenger vans. Each van will usually have 5 attendees, one instructor and one Phase One staff / support person.  This allows plenty of rom in the van to travel comfortably with room for equipment.  Most workshops are run out of one location and travel during photo excursions will be to and from the hotel or resort.  In some cases though we will be traveling to multiple locations and different lodging during the workshop.  We will pick you up and return you to the closest major airport.  Arrangements will be coordinated prior to the workshop and you will be notified of pick up and drop off times and locations.  During the workshop you will be assigned one van that you will be your van for the entire time.  Instructors will rotate in and out of the vans giving you the benefit of being in a small group that you get to know well and at the same time give you the exposure of different instructors at various photo excursions.



WHAT ARE THE HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE WORKSHOPS

All PODAS workshops are within the capabilities of people in good health. Some trips require the capability of hiking over uneven trails, over sand dunes, up and down paths etc.—all while carrying an assortment of camera equipment. If you have concerns about your own capabilities and/or fitness as it relates to a trip, please call us before reserving a space.



DO I NEED TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE, EVEN IF I ALREADY HAVE NORMAL HEALTH INSURANCE

You are not required to have insurance for workshops inside the USA. However, all participants for workshop/trips outside the USA are required to have travel insurance. You will need to send us proof of Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation insurance at least 48 hours before departure. This is usually a very minor cost (typically a few hundred dollars) and is designed to give you peace of mind when you invest in travel and embark on your trip. Although it covers what might be considered relatively minor headaches and costs associated with baggage loss, missed connections, and trip interruption, much more importantly you're protected in case of a medical emergency, or if you lose pre-paid, non-refundable trip deposits and payments because of cancellation or trip interruption. Typically, these services and expenses are not fully covered by your credit card company, homeowner's policy, and/or medical insurance.  You can purchase travel insurance directly from Travel Guard or other similar companies.  You can get a direct quote on their web site at travelguard.com or by calling their toll free number: 1-800-826-1300. We recommend a plan that covers medical and dental emergencies, medical evacuation, missed connections, lost luggage and trip cancellation. It is also advisable to carry insurance for your camera equipment. You may also purchase travel insurance from some of these other well known companies:

Travelex: 1-800-228-9792
travelexinsurance.com

Travel Insurance Services: 1-800-937-1387
travelinsure.com

Mondial: 1-888-489-3227
mondial-assistance.com

Travel Insured 1-800-243-3174
travelinsured.com

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