Along the Trancept Trail, Grand Canyon National Park

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September 18th
The 2017 Marketing Success Seminar was announced today. The seminar takes place in April 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. The contents are totally different than the 2016 Seminar. You do not need to have attended the 2016 Seminar to register.

The Seminar is scheduled just before the 2017 Antelope Canyon Workshop so that you can attend both and maximize your trip. A discount is available if you register for both.

Registration is open. All the details are on the 2017 Marketing Success Seminar Page. A limited-time special offer is available if you register early.

September 14th

This page features a Triptych created with 2 photographs of clouds over the Grand Canyon region. A triptych is an artistic concept. To create artistic photographs you have to use artistic processes. In situations such as the one depicted in this image I find that triptychs allow me to express my emotional response to the scene better than a single photograph. How to use artistic concepts in your photography is a subject we teach on our workshops.

September 12th

Today this page features A second image from our Little Known Grand Canyon workshop. It is a collage of 3 images. Natalie saw the Rainbow, we stopped the vehicles, jumped out, and photographed with whatever cameras we had in hand. Next thing I know the rainbow was gone.

The Grand Canyon

September 9th

Only one seat left for the Fine Art Summit in Page, Arizona. Jeff Schewe, Alain Briot, Antelope Canyon. Is this your seat? Are you going to let someone else take it? Grab the last seat and register for this event now.

September 6th
I started processing the photographs taken during our just-completed Little Known Grand Canyon Workshop. Here is one of my first images. It was taken on the first day of the workshop.

September 2nd
We just returned from the Grand Canyon after teaching the 2016 Little Known Grand Canyon Workshop. The Little Known Workshops are our advanced workshop series. They are open by invitation to Workshop Alumni only. Visit the Workshops page to find out more about how to participate and what is involved.

Natalie and I say a big 'thank you' to all of you who attended this unique workshop and made it a success.

Some of the participants of the 2016 Little Known Grand Canyon Workshop.
The Little Known Workshops are only open to six participants.

August 24th
The September Print of the Month was announced today. You can see it and order it now on the Print of the Month Page.

August 23rd

A new series of images titled Ciels, Nuages et Evanescences is now available in my Online Portfolios Section. This series is a work in progress. Details about how it came to be and what I plan to do with it in the future are on the Ciels portfolio page.

The Ciels series currently features 83 images.

Tsegi Light: One of the destinations on our 2017 Navajoland Workshop

August 22nd
New images were added to the following online Portfolios:

- Best of 2016
- Mini Series
- Antelope Color

The Mini Series section was greatly improved with the addition of separate galleries for each Mini Series. There are currently seven different Mini Series in this section.

August 20th

My August newsletter was sent out today. If you did now receive it you can subscribe now at this link. You will get 40 Free ebooks when you do, not a bad thing!

August 18th

Kevin Raber published my Tribute to Michael Reichmann today. It has been three months since Michael passed away. We miss him. You can read my tribute on Luminous at this link. Luminous is now a pay site but the yearly fee is a measly $12. $1 a month is not asking much provided you get access not only to the regular essays but also to entire video series.

Four River Rocks, San Juan River
We will visit this location during our Fall 2016 Little Known Navajoland Workshop
and we have 1 opening available due to a cancellation. Email if interested.

August 17th
Seven new updates were posted to the Personal Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB free owner’s updates page today. These updates consist of the following tutorials:

1 - About Photo Competitions
2 - Books on telling your story
3 - Critiquing photographs
4 - Mentors
5 - About Photographer's Block
6 - Revealing the artist within
7 - Vision Guidelines

Simply log on to the updates area to download these new updates:

August 16th

We have 1 opening available for our our Fall 2016 Little Known Navajoland Workshop due to a cancellation. Email if interested.

August 13th
Three new updates were posted to the Artistic Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB free owner’s updates page today. These updates consist of the following tutorials:

1 - San Javier close up example
2 - Multiple compositions of the same location
3 - Seeing Compositions in the whole landscape

Log on to the updates area at this link to download these three new updates:
The Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB free owner's updates page

August 6th
Only two days left to take advantage of the Annual Summer Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB Special Offer. The offer ends Sunday. Regular pricing applies afterwards. Don't delay. The information is here.

August 3rd

The August 2016 Print of the Month is available. Visit the Print of the Month page to see it and place your order.

July 22nd

The Annual Summer Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB Special Offer is live. This offer saves you up to 40% off the regular pricing. It applies to all eight Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB.

It is the perfect opportunity to complete your collection, or to start studying with the Mastery Workshops on DVD series. There are 8 different Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB covering every aspect of Fine Art Photography.

Don't miss this opportunity to save money! All the information is here.

The Summer 2016 Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB Special Offer is live

July 21st
A new image for Bodie is now featured on this page. If you missed it you can see my new images in the Best of 2016 Online Portfolio.

July 6th

The July Print of the Month was announced today. You can save over 20% off my regular pricing by ordering it now.

June 24th

This page today features one of the locations we will photograph during the 2016 Fine Art Summit with Jeff Schewe.
Only 6 seats left:

June 22nd
NOW AVAILABLE: The Marketing Mastery Success Seminar: Part 1

A Mastery Seminar on DVD/USB Card

The 2016 Marketing Mastery Success Seminar is now available on DVD or USB card. This new Mastery Seminar includes a full audio recording of the 2 day Seminar plus the entire text of the Seminar complete with photographs, illustrations and exercises used during the live seminar.

In addition it also includes several freebies not available anywhere else. The link above features the detailed description of the seminar, a free download for the table of contents, and information on how to place your order.

You can place your order immediately at this link:

June 19th
We returned yesterday from teaching the 2016 Little Known Eastern Sierra Workshop. The Little Known Workshops are open only to Alain Briot Workshop Alumni and are by invitation only. If you attended a workshop with us previously let us know if you want to be on the invitation list. If you have not attended a workshop yet take a look at our current workshop openings and after your first workshop you will be eligible to attend a Little Known Workshop.

The 2016 Little Known Eastern Sierra Workshop was fantastic and we thank all the participants for attending and for being passionate about Photography. I will have photographs from the workshop on this site soon. For now a new image from the 2016 Navajoland Workshop is now featured on this page. We do have openings for the 2017 Navajoland Workshop, one of our most popular workshops because Canyon de Chelly is one of our favorite Locations and because we lived 7 years in Navajoland and take you to places we discovered during the time we lived there.

June 1st
The June Print of the Month is available at this link.

May 30th
The special pricing for the May Print of the Month ends today. Tomorrow it will be priced 20% higher.

May 26th
Only 4 days left to take advantage of our special offer for the new Marketing Success Seminar, Part 1. The price increases by 20% on June 1st and the Seminar Participant price ends on june 1st. If this tutorial has your name on it you need to place your order now:

The Marketing Success Seminar, Part 1, on DVD/USB card
The Special Offer ends on June 1st!

May 22nd
Just published: The Marketing Success Seminar, Part 1, on DVD/USB card

Here is the link to the description and order page:

A limited time special offer is available.

Seminar Participant Pricing is available for 2016 Marketing Success Seminar Participants. The link to this offer was emailed to participants yesterday. If you attended the 2016 Marketing Success Seminar and did not receive this link let me know:

May 20th
Coming very soon: The Marketing Success Seminar, Part 1, on DVD/USB card.

Limited time special pricing will be available for 2016 Marketing Success Seminar participants. A limited times special offer will also be available for those who could not attend the 2016 Seminar.

If you are interested just let me know by email:

May 13th

We just announced the 2017 Navajoland Workshop. If you could not join us this year, or if you want to join us again, check out our 2017 itinerary. Navajoland is our second home because we lived in Canyon de Chelly for 7 and a half years. We don't just take you there, we bring our intimate knowledge of this beautiful land to you. We are the only ones who can do so because there is no other photographer who lived in Navajoland, photographed it and experienced it the way we did. You will truly be part of a unique learning experience, for both Fine Art photography and Navajoland.

May 11th
The print of the month is available. Click here to discover which image I selected for May 2016.

There was a slight delay in publishing this month's Print of the Month because we were teaching the 2016 Navajoland workshop. The image featured above shows all of us having lunch at the bottom of Monument Valley in our 'special place.' We love to stop there on each workshop because it is so peaceful and beautiful plus we have shade and privacy.

Relaxing while having lunch between photo shoots is one of the best parts of the workshops!

May 4th - The 2017 Marketing Success Seminar-Part 2 - How to sell: first announcement
This is the first announcement for the 2017 Marketing Success Seminar. The 2017 Seminar will be the continuation of the 2016 Seminar. The material will be different and the focus will be on salesmanship, on how to sell both in person and on the web. Live role playing will be part of the seminar together with scripts that you can use to talk to clients, feature on your site or via email or social media.

In other words the 2016 Marketing Success Seminar was part 1 and the 2017 Marketing Success seminar is Part 2.

What this means is that if you attended the 2016 Seminar you need to attend the 2017 Seminar in order to get the whole story, get the entire system that will allow you to sell your work successfully instead of being left wondering why people love your work but won't buy it no matter what you do or say.

Registration will open soon and a special offer for 'early successful marketers' will be available. Right now I opened a pre-registration list. Signing up for this list is as easy as can be: just send me an email with the words '2017 Marketing Success seminar part 2' in the subject line and you will be added to the list immediately:

Signing up for this list is free and there is no obligation to register for the seminar. Nobody will come pull you by the feet to drag you kicking and screaming to this event where you will learn to make serious money with your art and your photography! The only thing that will happen to you (if you attend of course) is that you will finally understand why your work has not been selling all these years and how you can make much more money from your work!

May 3rd

A new podcast episode is available. Titled The 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop, this is the 79th episode of our free Podcast.

April 28th

A new podcast episode is available. Titled The 2016 Marketing Success Seminar, this is the 78th episode of our Podcast.

In this new Podcast episode we (Natalie and Alain) talk about our experience teaching the 2016 Marketing Success Seminar which took place over two days in Phoenix, Arizona. We talk about the most important aspects of selling your fine art photography successfully so that you avoid the pitfalls that plague inexperienced photographers. The goal is to teach you how to be successful making money when selling your photography.

April 19th
Only 6 seats left for the 2017 White Sands Workshop and 2 seats left for the 2017 Little Known Northern Navajoland Workshop.

April 15th
New images were added to the 2016 Cars, Workshops, Best of, and Alain and Natalie online portfolios today.

April 14th

The April 2016 Print of the Month is available. This month's photograph is one I am particularly pleased to share with you. You can discover it now on the Print of the Month Page.

April 13th

We just returned from teaching the 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop. If you could not join us we will be teaching this workshop again in 2017, click here to visit the description page.


March 27th
A new eBook is available. Titled Selling Fine Art Photographs in Galleries this new eBook focuses on teaching you the ins and out of selling your photographs in Fine Art Galleries.

A limited time special offer is available for this new release: during this special offer you receive two other tutorial essays. The first one is an in-depth study of several artists who sell their work in galleries. This study includes where they sell, what they sell, which limited editions they offer, how the editions are structured and much more. The second essay is a discussion of Peter Lik's Ghost, the piece famously sold for 8.5 million dollars last year. Both are only available as part of this special offer and were never published before.

You can see this new release, download the free table of contents and sampler, and place order on the eBooks page.

March 24th
A fine art photograph from our Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest Workshop, is now featured on this page.

March 19th
A photograph of the print review from our just-completed Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest Workshop, is now featured on this page. The workshop was fantastic and we want to thank all the participants for making it a success. We had great students, great light, we learned a lot and it was fun. What more can you ask for !

Be sure to check our workshop schedule on the Workshops Page. We hope you can join us for one of our exciting upcoming photographic learning opportunities.

March 9th

I am working on a series of Black and White photographs of Antelope Canyon. You can see one on this page. The series itself is being added to the Antelope Canyon Black and White Portfolio . Be sure to compare those to the color versions in the Antelope Canyon Color Portfolio.

Some of these images are also featured in the Best of 2016 Portfolio.

March 3rd
The March Print of the Month is available.

March 1st

We have one seat available for the Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest Workshop due to a cancellation. Click here to see the workshop description and registration page.

We also have one seat available for the Antelope Canyon Workshop also due to a cancellation. Click here to see the workshop description and registration page.

February 24th

The registration fee for the 2016 Marketing Success Seminar will go up to $1195 on Friday. We have one seat left due to a cancellation. Grab it now and save money! The link to the description and registration page is here.

February 23rd

The Vision Field Workshop for the 2016 Fine Art Photography Summit is selling out. If you want to join us you need to make a decision now and register or you may not have a seat. The field workshop always sells out first because participants want to make the most out of their Summit experience.

All the details and registration information at on the 2016 Antelope Canyon Summit page.

February 11th
The Print of the Month collection: 155 different images and counting!

155 divided by 12 = 12 + years.

Print Value has increased dramatically over the span of these 12 years. Unframed, the first 16x20 mat size prints sold for $125 and the current price is $695. This represents an increase of over 450%. This percentage increase is the same for framed prints. That's a pretty good investment return.

The Print of the Month collection: 155 different images and counting!

February 2nd
Print prices went up yesterday for mat sizes 16x20 and above, for the print of the month, open editions prints and limited edition prints.

February 1st
The February 2016 Print of the Month is available. This month's print features a description of my approach to the creation of this image.

Registration for the 2016 Fine Art Photography Summit is open

January 25th
Today we are announcing the 2016 Fine Art Photography Summit. This is the 14th year that we are organizing this event. The first Summit was in 2002.

This year's Summit takes place in Page, Arizona, home of Antelope Canyon, the Horseshoe Bend, Lake Powell and many other world-class photographic locations.

Our guest presenter is Jeff Schewe. Our focus is on learning how to master the technical and the artistic aspects of photography .

Registration and detailed information for this event is available now on the 2016 Fine Art Photography Summit page. Space is limited and some seats are already filled by previous participants and by students on our waitlist.

This means that you need to register ASAP to guaranteed your seat. This is particularly important if you are attending both the Summit and the field workshops because this combination is extremely popular and we have a limited number of seats for it.

January 21st
Ten new online portfolios were added to this site today. You can see them on the Portfolios Galleries Page. These portfolios feature photographs taken in 2015 which have not been shown on this site until now.

The Online Galleries Page features a description of the process I follow to select images for online portfolios.

Of particular interest in these ten galleries is the one titled 'Mini Series' because it features an essay about what is a mini series. In this essay I explain what are the benefits of working on mini projects instead of on large projects.

January 14th
The 2016 Antelope Canyon workshop is sold out. We have 3 seats left for the Navajoland workshop and 1 for the Marketing Seminar:

Our Start the Year in Style promotion is available for a couple more days. Be sure to check it out here.

January 10th
Our once a year workshop promotion, Start the Year in Style, is live. Check out our Start the Year in Style Special Offer now.

The goal of this offer is to help you get started reaching your Photography Goals and your Photography Dreams.

And don't forget to look at our Spring and Summer 2016 Workshops.

January 5th, 2016

The January Print of the Month is available. This is the 154th Print of the Month and like all the ones before, it is available at a serious discount for a limited time. Take a look at it now here.

Back to work: Natalie framing the 2015 Print of the Season

January 1st, 2016
Natalie and I wish you a Happy New Year 2016! May your year be filled with renewed inspiration and with dreams that are coming true!

To help you get the year started making 2016 your best year ever, read my essay titled Getting Started in 2016. This is a free essay published on my blog at this link.

Also, take a look at our Start the Year in Style Special Offer. The goal of this new offer is to help you get started reaching your photographic goals and your Photography dreams.

2016 will be great! Our goal, Natalie and I, is to help you make it great!

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I found that these first 8 chapters contain much information that causes me to think differently about my work and artistry in general and gives me energy to do some different things in the future. Good stuff Alain!

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