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Phase One Digital Artists Series

PODAS Workshops

What is PODAS?

PODAS has been designed by Phase One to be the premier photographic workshop experience, unlike any other. Phase One has developed its workshops to provide you with first-class education, using the world’s best equipment in a five-star location. If you intend to grow your photographic knowledge, build your portfolio and do so using the best camera system on the planet, then PODAS workshops are a perfect fit. Providing you first-hand access to some of the most experienced photographers and instructors, while learning the Phase One system directly from those that create it, is what sets PODAS apart from the rest.

Where will you go?

PODAS workshops are held in the world’s most breathtaking locations.  Be it the farthest reach of the globe, or just around the corner, PODAS brings you to the locations that you’ve always dreamed of capturing.  With workshops covering all seven continents, you’ll be sure to find one in the location you’ve always dreamt of.  And with PODAS, there’s nothing to worry about.  We pick you up at the airport and take care of every step along the way… we even bring a camera, it’s as easy as it gets.

What will you learn?

The goal of PODAS is to provide you the finest photographic education while maximizing time in the field. Not only will you get insight from a host of the worlds best photographers and instructors, but you’ll also come away with a deep understanding of Medium Format photography and what the Phase One camera system can offer. Our dedicated team of instructors and personnel will be there every step of the way to give you all the insight you can handle.  Every PODAS also includes an introduction to Capture One Pro software and digital workflow, so every skill-level is welcome.

Up & Coming Workshops

A PODAS workshop is like no other photographic workshop. Our 2018 schedule offers global destinations, from Cuba and Bali, to India and a grand tour of North America. We may even have a few more in store before the year is out! Be sure to explore our workshops in the link below.

PODAS Workshop Information


To say that a PODAS workshop is eventful is an understatement.  We aim to get as much access to photographic locations and classroom time as possible.  We typically start before sunrise and end well after sunset.  Fitting classroom workshops in around lunch.  Sleep is always optional. Attendees typically travel by van (sometimes plane, helicopter or boat) with an instructor to the selected location.  Once we arrive, there is a brief description of what we’ll be shooting and from there the necessary lenses are provided. Some days may require that we venture out all day, while others will include some shuffling back and forth to the hotel for meals and classroom seminars.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are always available in a manner you’d expect from a five star workshop but the emphasis is on catching the light.


When it comes to first-class image quality Phase One is a proven expert, and when it comes to first-class instructors, we’re proud to say that we work with quite a few.  PODAS instructors are both accomplished, professional photographers themselves as well as experienced instructors.  The instructors chosen for each workshops are not only experts in the photographic opportunities of the location, but also experts in their specific photographic field.  Be it landscape, aerial, wildlife, fashion or travel photography, our instructors are sure to go beyond your expectations.

Workshop fee

The exact cost for each workshop, it’s requirements and what it includes is available on the individual workshop page. PODAS workshops are all inclusive.  Transportation during the event, lodging, meals, and the use of a Phase One camera system are always included. In addition a Capture One Pro software license, F-Stop camera bag and two 30x40 inch prints from the event, are all yours to keep and included in the workshop cost.

What will I need to bring?

A laptop that meets the system requirements for Capture One is a must, as well as a sturdy tripod.  We also recommend that you bring CF cards, a backup drive and of course the proper attire for the location.  Aside from the hardware, just bring your appetite for adventure and love of photography.

How to sign up

Registration for PODAS workshops is done on a first-come, first-served basis and can be completed on the specific workshop page. Each workshop is limited to a participant level befitting the location and offerings of the workshop, and because of this tends to fill up quickly. A deposit or payment in full, as well as the completed registration form, will reserve a place for your desired workshop. Workshop fees are quoted in US dollars and Euros and can be paid by either PayPal, wire transfer or Credit Card. Full payment is due no later than 45 days prior to departure.
About our Instructors

What is Included?

  • Each attendee receives a Phase One Camera System to use during the workshop
  • A complete range of Schneider Kreuznach lenses will be available to suit any photographic situation
  • A Capture One Pro software License
  • World class instructors, bringing a wide range of experience to each workshop
  • Transportation to and from the destination airport as well as during the workshop
  • Tutorials and seminars covering a range of topics from workflow, techniques, best-practices and more
  • All meals and lodging
  • Two 30"x40" prints of your choosing from the workshop
  • Complimentary F-Stop camera bag