The bug with the class registration system is now fixed and you may now register. Voucher coupons will be honored.
Leica will be opening it’s newest store in Miami, FL (technically it’s in Coral Gables, FL) at 372 Miracle Mile. The festivities begin on February 22, 2013 at 6 PM. The following Saturday Leica Store Miami will be hosting a Leica S System Demo Day starting at 10 AM. I, for one, am very pleased to see this happen as it will save me a lot of travel time (the next nearest Leica Store is in West Palm Beach). I will have another update when I visit the store.
Peter from the Leica Store Miami saw this post and sent me this additional information:
Our new retail location on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables will carry the full line of current Leica products, from the legendary M-System and the revolutionary Leica S line, to the full range of sport optics.
Leica Store Miami is not only a retail space, it is a place where we seek to ignite the spark of creative inspiration in photographers at all skill levels and from all walks of life. Our gallery will showcase a rotating exhibit of images, enabling customers to get an up-close look at how Leica has become a witness to history and a tool in creating the finest photographic art.
In addition, we will be hosting several in-house demos and workshops for professionals and enthusiasts seeking to discover or enhance their photographic skills. Workshops will be provided by the Leica Store Miami staff, Leica Akadamie, Magnum and other Leica professionals.
COPENHAGEN, May 16, 2012 — Phase One is launching a series of one-of-a-kind online events entitled “Phase One Live; Your Inspiration Stream.” Hosted by Phase One and some of the world’s leading photographers, each event will showcase a specific photography project — tracking each step in that project’s workflow from conception through completion. The premiere event on May 23 features award winning British landscape photographer, Joe Cornish.
COPENHAGEN, February 27, 2012 — The 2012 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international photography workshops are now open for enrollment. Each of the ten all-inclusive photo excursions is limited to less than 25 participants. All feature a hands-on learning environment amidst breathtaking surroundings, and for the first time, French and German speaking workshops have been arranged.
Allendale, NJ (November 29, 2011) – Leica Camera, Inc., the legendary German camera manufacturer, is collaborating with Seedlight Workshops, developer of environmental photography workshops, to host “Preserving Patagonia: Conservation Photography with the Patagonia Sur Foundation.” Taking place March 3-10, 2012 in Chilean Patagonia, this experiential workshop is led by Conservation Photojournalist Bridget Besaw. Throughout the week, participants learn documentary and travel photography techniques and capture all aspects of the story of Patagonia conservation in breathtaking quality with Leica Camera’s flagship M9 and M9-P digital rangefinder cameras as well as the entire portfolio of lenses.
“We are very excited to partner with Bridget Besaw for this incomparable travel experience,” said Christian Erhardt, Vice President of Marketing at Leica Camera, Inc. “A Leica in hand, participants interpret and capture fleeting moments to document the planet’s natural resources and the people who work, play and steward Patagonia’s impressive and irreplaceable landscape.”
Workshop participants spend the week with Bridget Besaw amidst her six month project of documenting the preservation and stewardship of the Aysén region of Patagonia in conjunction with the Patagonia Sur Foundation. After learning relevant photographic techniques during informative lectures, participants put them into practice in the field. The result is a final portfolio that includes stunning imagery of the vast, pristine wilderness region, one of the last of its kind in the world. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and crystalline lakes near the banks of the El Tigre River and abutting Lago Palena National Reserve, Patagonia Sur Nature Reserve’s “La Estrella” serves as home base for the week.
Designed for both professional and amateur photographers with an interest in travel photography as well as environmental issues, workshop participants have the opportunity to utilize the latest additions to Leica’s storied M-System, the Leica M9 and M9-P. The entire portfolio of M lenses is also available throughout the workshop, including the latest Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH, an amazingly compact super-wide-angle lens.
Workshop leader Bridget Besaw’s work is inspired primarily by her passion for environmental protection. Her projects have tackled issues such as development threats to northern Maine’s wilderness, loss of working farmland in New England and climate change research and prevention in South American and Indonesian forests. As a newspaper and magazine photographer, Ms. Besaw has won numerous national press awards for her work in publications such as Newsweek, Time, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Business Week, Smithsonian, National Geographic Adventure and Nature Conservancy Magazine. She now produces imagery, multimedia, exhibits and books for environmental organizations and teaches photography workshops. She has also published two books, Wildness Within, Wildness Without and From the Land, in partnership with environmental organizations.
Class size is limited to 12 students. The 8-day/7-night workshop costs $5,800 per person and includes transport between Puerto Montt, Chile and La Estrella and all food, beverage and lodging. Transportation from origin city to Puerto Montt, Chile is not included.
For additional information and to register, please click here or email Reservations@PatagoniaSur.com.
About Leica Camera:
Leica represents a union of craftsmanship, technology and experience. It is at once an extension of art, knowledge and philosophy, providing a state-of-the-art optical experience in a precision, hand-made photographic instrument. Leica Camera has a simple mission: to provide users with an incomparable experience, an instrument that defines an unsurpassed heritage and sets a standard of excellence for the industry to meet.
About Seedlight Workshops:
Seedlight workshops use advocacy photojournalism to elevate environmental awareness through the creation of powerful imagery that reminds the viewer of the importance of protecting the planet. Seedlight workshops connect photographers with a passion for the environment to environmental organizations with urgent, compelling stories that need telling. Photographers are partnered with local and global environmental organizations working at the heart of the story. Each workshop focuses on creating effective visual media projects while helping environmental organizations to better utilize visual storytelling in their work.
About Patagonia Sur:
Patagonia Sur is a for-profit conservation venture that invests in, protects, and enhances scenically remarkable and ecologically valuable properties in Chilean Patagonia. An innovative blend of conservation + capitalism, Patagonia Sur seeks to deliver competitive financial returns to investors by preserving pristine ecosystems and the traditional culture of Patagonia in perpetuity by developing and nurturing a diverse portfolio of self-sustaining and environmentally sensitive businesses. www.PatagoniaSur.com
COPENHAGEN, September 13, 2011 — Phase One today announced open enrollment for its New Zealand Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) workshop. For seven days, participants will experience dramatic vistas — beautiful lakes to glaciers and ice cliffs — guaranteed to inspire and delight. Top pro photographers support a small student-to-instructor ratio for a high-quality learning experience.
Frenchman Joseph Nicéphore Niépce (1765-1833) is credited with what is widely accepted as the first photograph, that is, a permanent photographic image as opposed to one that deteriorated shortly after creation or upon attempts at duplication.
Niépce experimented with lithography, which led him in his attempt to take a photograph using a camera obscura. Niépce also experimented with silver chloride, which darkens when exposed to light, but eventually looked to bitumen, which he used in his first successful attempt at capturing nature photographically. He dissolved bitumen in lavender oil, a solvent often used in varnishes, and coated the sheet of pewter with this light capturing mixture. He placed the sheet inside a camera obscura to capture the picture, and eight hours later removed it and washed it with lavender oil to remove the unexposed bitumen.
Niépce called his process heliography, which literally means “sun writing”.
COPENHAGEN/NEW YORK, February 23, 2011 — Phase One, the world’s leading pro photography equipment provider, has announced its first two Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) workshops for 2011. These workshops are intensive learning experiences for photographers who want to experience the very best image quality possible. Workshops feature high quality, low student-to-instructor ratios, all-inclusive accommodations, and the personal use of a 60.5 megapixel P65+ medium format digital camera, plus access to a range of lenses, for the duration of the workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to test and sharpen their landscape shooting skills in some of the world’s most beautiful natural locations. They will also expand their knowledge with the help of highly trained technical staff and world-renowned landscape photographers to aid and inspire them.
Designed for serious photographers who want an exciting and rewarding challenge, PODAS workshops are in a class by themselves.
The first PODAS workshop will be held April 3-8 in Death Valley. Instructors are Guy Mancuso, Tim Wolcott, and Jeff Schewe. Class is limited to 25 participants. Cost is USD 5,200.00.
The second PODAS workshop will be held in Southwestern Ireland May 16-21 Instructors include Peter Cox, Steve Gosling, and Mark Dubovoy. Class is limited to 25 participants. Cost is USD 5.500.00.
To read about the instructors, please see: http://podas.info/podas-instructors/
For all specifics/details about these two workshops, please see: http://www.phaseone.com/en/PODAS/Info/Workshops.aspx
You can follow PODAS on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/PODASworkshops
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/PODAS-Phase-One-Digital-Artist-Series-Photography-Workshops/326535937221
PODAS Blog: http://podas.info/
Allendale, NJ (September 1, 2010) – Leica Camera, Inc. is pleased to announce its second Leica North American Road Show, bringing 29 workshops to 20 North American cities starting on October 5, 2010 in Toronto, Canada and concluding on December 11, 2010 in Tampa/St. Pete, Florida. Product
specialists from Leica will be traveling across the United States and Canada to increase participants’ knowledge and familiarity with the Leica M-System and X1 Camera through a series of experiential shooting workshops.
“For the second Road Show, we are excited to again feature Leica M-System workshops and also introduce new Leica X1 Camera Events,” says Christian Erhardt, Vice President of Marketing at Leica Camera, Inc. “Professional as well as amateur photographers who enjoy the best and finest will equally benefit from this hands-on experience. Each participant will have access to knowledgeable Leica photographers who will deepen their photographic abilities and enhance their shooting experience.”
From the Better-Late-Than-Never-Dept*:
COPENHAGEN, March 3, 2010— The 2010 Phase One Digital Artist Series (PODAS) international workshops are now open for enrollment. Dedicated to accelerating participants’ awareness and photographic skills through a small-group, intensive, interactive, hands-on learning environment, each of this year’s five all-inclusive PODAS workshops is limited to 25 participants and will be held at some of the most world’s most beautiful locations.
Multiple instructors and Phase One support staff offer a very low student-to-instructor ratio. Instructors include pro photographers and creative luminaries such as: Bill Atkinson, Daniel Bergmann, Charles Cramer, Mark Dubovoy, Katrin Eismann, Jack Flesher, James Martin, Jeff Schewe, Tim Wolcott, and Phase One CTO and vice president Claus Molgaard.
Each participant will be loaned a 60-megapixel P 65+ camera system comprising a Phase One 645DF camera body and P65+ back; a full set of Phase One lenses will also be available; also included is a copy of Capture One PRO software. Shooting excursions will be complemented by seminars on topics ranging from visualization to composition, capture, workflow and presentation.
For pricing, selected instructors, and much more, please see: www.phaseone.com/podas Calendar follows:
May 23-28 Big Sur, USA
June 8-13 Glacier National Park, USA
August 29 – September 5 Iceland
October 31 – November Zion National Park, USA
December 1-7 Australia
“We’re offering photographers the chance to see the world in a whole new way,” said Kevin Raber, host of the PODAS workshop series and a vice president of Phase One US. “Participants will experience for themselves incredible image quality, advanced technology, small student/instructor ratios, continuous discovery, and a great deal of fun.”
About Phase One
Phase One is the world’s leader in open-platform based medium format camera systems and solutions. Phase One medium format cameras, digital backs and lenses are designed to deliver superior quality image capture and investment value. Phase One’s Capture One software helps streamline capture and post-production processes for both medium format and DSLR cameras. Phase One products are known for their quality, flexibility and speed enabling pro photographers shooting in a wide range of formats to achieve their creative visions without compromise. For more information about the products, visit the Phase One web site on www.phaseone.com.
Phase One is an employee-owned company based in Copenhagen with offices in New York, London, Tokyo, Cologne and Shanghai.
Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
* with apologies to CmdrTaco and the Slashdot gang. Remember, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”