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First Steppes with 100 Megapixels

With Phase One in Mongolia

Joe Cornish

Joe Cornish

Professional landscape photographer.


From time to time I reckon all my good luck cards are used up…but then another one comes along. Earlier this year, Drew Altdoerffer from Phase One, with whom I have worked before on Skye and in the Antarctic, emailed. Was I interested in leading a Mongolia workshop tour, with Julian Calverley? If only so you can casually say to friends, “yes, just got back from Outer Mongolia”, this was not an opportunity to pass up.

Julian and I discussed it, met at The Photography Show in March, and all looked good. But as the months went by all became quiet, and I wondered if the project would happen. Julian received an assignment offer he could not refuse so had to drop out, and when Drew and I finally discussed the plan we had a total of three clients. While not classically ‘viable’ Drew decided to do it anyway, including two mystery guests from Phase One who would use the trip to field trial some prototype and new gear, and OS updates. For a landscape-loving equipment-fascinated bloke it was, in a typically British, understated way, an attractive prospect.cf003551_mongolia_jc-copy

A weekend workshop in the UK Lakes with the ultimate photographic systems and the ultimate photographers & trainers.

This is an intimate two-day workshop at the 4 Star Borrowdale Gates Hotel in Borrowdale, Derwentwater, the Lake District, Cumbria.

The event costs will include one night's accommodation, breakfast, lunch on both days, morning and afternoon refreshments and Banquet Evening Meal on the Friday night.

This will be a great opportunity to meet everyone, socialise, relax and share ideas over some great food. www.borrowdale-gates.com.

Situated in "the loveliest square mile in Lakeland" Alfred Wainwright MBE, with open log fires and award winning cuisine, where better to relax and admire the panoramic views with like-minded photographers.
Extra Nights available at special rates.

Over the two days the delegates will be divided into small groups to spend time with each of the mentors. and multiple camera systems.

Two location shoots, lots of Phase One XF, IQ3 digital backs and Technical cameras worth over half a million pounds to play with, plus we will use together Capture One Pro software to deliver the best images possible from your RAW files.

Places are strictly limited to 20 to ensure maximum benefit for all attendees. The cost of this event is £750+VAT (£850 inc VAT) For more information and an itinerary contact Chris Ireland at

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