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Photographing the Moonrise during the Antelope Canyon Workshop
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Latest News:

April 17th
We just returned from teaching the Spring 2014 Antelope Canyon workshop. We had excellent light and great participants, and we want to thank all of you who attended for making this workshop a success. If you want to attend one of our workshops be sure to visit the workshops page at this link. If you want to attend the 2015 Antelope Canyon Workshop email us at alain@beautiful-landscape.com. The dates are set and we can take your registration now.

April 8th
I am working on an important update to the Personal Style Master Class Workshop on DVD. This update focuses on Project and consists of 18 separate tutorials. This update introduces the concept that A project is a Process. The goal of this update is to teach each separate stage of this process. There are 10 unique stages. Each stage is described in the update.

This update will be published soon. It will be made available to all Personal Style Master Class owner via the Owners Updates Area. If you are a Master Class owner be sure that you have registered for the updates site. You can do so at this link.

If you are not a Personal Style Master Class owner yet, take a look at the detailed description of the Master Class here. A special offer will be available when this update is published. If you want to take advantage of this offer email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words Master Class in the subject line.

April 7th
A new podcast episode is available. This new episode is titled Living and Photographing in Navajoland, Part 5.

This is the 5th episode in our current series on Navajoland and the 72nd episode of our regular podcast. You can listen to it, as well as to the previous episode, on our Podcast page. Our podcast is also available on Apple iTunes.

April 5th
My April Newsletter was sent out to subscribers today with tips, announcements and special offers. If you did not receive it be sure to subscribe now using the Subscribe button at the top of this page. You will also get 40 free ebooks when you subscribe.

April 3rd
The April Print of the month is available. You can see it at this link.

Photographs were added to the following online galleries:
Best of 2014
Best of 2013
Photographs of Alain and Natalie

A new online Gallery titled 29 Palms, California, is now available.

March 30th
As some of you know, and as I announced previously on January 20th, I am hard at work on a new Mastery Workshop on DVD: The Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. This will be the 7th Mastery Workshop on DVD (you can see the entire collection here). It will also be the logical continuation of the Personal Style Mastery Workshop on DVD.

Today I am announcing the availability of a web page, on this site, dedicated to the announcement and the description of this new Mastery Tutorial. You can access this page now by clicking here.

In addition, I opened a pre-registration list for the upcoming Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. Getting on this list is simple and carries no obligation: simply email me with at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words Vision Mastery in the subject line. You will be immediately added to the pre-announcement list and you will receive updates and special offers when this new tutorial is released.

March 29th

The Summit Vision Field Workshop is sold out. However, we still have a few seats for the Summit. Register now and when you do if you want we will add your name to the Vision Field Workshop waitlist and register you when we get a cancellation. All the details are on the 2014 Moab, Arches, Canyonlands, Vincent Versace & Alain Briot Summit page.

March 29th

Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Antelope Canyon in April. Details are on the Antelope workshop page.
Update:
The Antelope Canyon is sold out again. The available seat was taken within 10 minutes.

March 27th: Important Fine Art Summit Update
Read now here

March 24th

The Air Show Online Portfolio was updated with several new images and is now complete.

March 18th

A photograph created during our just-completed Death Valley Workshop is now featured on this page.

A new online portfolio gallery focusing on the Air Show we attended this weekend is available. Additional photographs will be posted to this portfolio in the coming days.

March 15th
Natalie and I attended the Luke Air Force Base air show yesterday. The photograph featured on this page was taken during the show. Additional photographs will be posted later on. This was my first time photographing planes. In this photograph I focused on the relationship of people and planes, looking for an intriguing situation.

March 14th
We returned from our Death Valley Workshop today. My site server was down for a couple days but it is now back up. Thank you to all who expressed concerns.

March 2nd

My Fuji X100s essay was updated with new information about raw conversion, power supplies, histogram in OVF and more. Check it out here.

My newsletter was sent out to subscribers today. If you did not receive it you can subscribe now by using the Subscribe button at the top of this page.

The February print of the month is available. Click here to see which print I selected.

February 27th
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Antelope Canyon Workshop this spring. Details are at this link.
Update, Feb. 27th: sold out.

February 22nd:
A new podcast episode is available. This episode is part 2 of our two-parts series titled The Non Judgmental Aspects of Navajo Culture. You can listen to it now at this link.

In this new episode Natalie and I continue to discuss how living in Navajoland influenced our creativity and helped us start our journey to business success. Be sure to listen to Part 1 as well if you have not done so yet.

Our podcast is also available on Apple iTunes. The link to iTunes is on the Podcast Page.

February 21st
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Death Valley Workshop this March. This opening won't stay available long, so if you want the seat you need to act quickly. The detailed workshop information is at this link. Update, Feb. 22nd: sold out.

February 19th
This page was updated with a photograph taken in the Sonoran Desert this spring. We will be photographing similar locations during the 2014 Southern Arizona Workshop. All the details are on the workshop description page.

The 2014 Arches and Canyonlands Fine Art Photography Summit with Vincent Versace is filling up fast. We only have 5 seats left for the Summit + Vision Field Workshop. Don't drag your feet too long if you want to join us or these will be gone. We don't want you to be disappointed. If you need us to hold a seat for you for a couple days while you check your schedule just email us and we will do that: alain@beautiful-landscape.com

February 8th
-The 2014 Fine Art Photography Summit is announced
The Fine Art Photography Summit is officially announced today. This year the Summit takes place in Moab, Utah, home of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, and our Guest Speaker and Instructor is Vincent Versace. We have prepared an exciting schedule for you and we are proud to be able to say that this is our 12th consecutive Summit. You can see all the details at this link.

To attend this year's event we recommend you register right away. The 2014 Summit is already partially filled from our pre-registration list and by 2013 Summit participants. The Vision Field Workshops always sell out first, so if you want to do the entire event make sure to secure your spot right away because we expect this event to sell out quickly.

By registering now you will be able to take advantage of our limited time early registration special offer and save money in the process.

February 5th

My review of the Fuji X100s is available at this link. This in-depth reviews covers my experience using this camera for over a month.

Free Raw and jpeg Fuji X100s files, straight from the camera, are available for you to do your own testing and evaluation. Read the essay to find out how to download them.

February 4th

The February 2014 print of the month is available. Click here to discover which image I selected for this month. As with every new print of the month, you save over 25% by ordering now.

January 31st
I received the first print copy of my 4th book:How Photographs are Sold - Stories and examples of How Fine Art Photographers sell their Work.

At this time a special pre-order special offer is available for both the print and ebook version. You can pre-order both at this link now.

The book will ship mid-February. A free sampler is available. This sampler features 44 pages in eBook / PDF format. You can download the sampler at this link.

Just in: my 4th book
How Photographs are Sold
- Stories and examples of How Fine Art Photographers sell their Work

Special Offer available by clicking here

------> FREE SAMPLER AVAILABLE HERE - 45 pages long !<------

January 29th
The itinerary and registration information for the new Southern Arizona Workshop is now available at this link. We have started accepting registrations from our pre-announcement list so it is partially full already. If you want to attend, act now to prevent disappointment later. We have not offered a workshop to Southern Arizona in over 5 years so this one is bound to fill out quickly. Click here to read all the details.

Additionally, a new online gallery focused on Southern Arizona is also available.

January 28th

New photographs of Natalie and I were posted on the Alain & Natalie Photographs Gallery Page today. These were taken at the crossroads of Easy Street and Lucky Lane in Carefree Arizona while enjoying the mild Arizona 'winter.'

January 26th

My January newsletter was sent yesterday evening with new Start the Year in Style special offers. If you did not receive it be sure you are subscribed to my free newsletter. The link is above. If you are subscriber and did not receive it, email me and I will resend it to you:alain@beautiful-landscape.com

We provide you with the tools and knowledge to reach your full potential

Alain & Natalie Briot

January 23rd
I published a new essay on my blog today: Reaching your goals in 2014.

January 20th
My January essay, part of my monthly column titled 'Briot's View,' is available on Luminous-Landscape.com. This free essay is titled Hard Skills and Soft Skills and focuses on a little, if ever, discussed area of photography. I selected this subject for this month's essay because it is directly related to the concept of vision, vision being a soft skill.

Vision is the main focus of my writing at this time and has been for the past six months to a year. So much so that I consider 2014 to be the year of vision. Expect more essays on this subject as I continue my research, research that will culminate in the publication of a new Mastery Workshop on DVD: the Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. I expect to have it ready to ship by mid year if everything goes according to plan.

In the meantime I opened a pre-registration list for what will be the 7th Mastery Workshop on DVD (you can see the entire collection here). Getting on this list is simple and carries no obligation: simply email me with at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words Vision Mastery in the subject line.You will be immediately added to the list and you will receive updates and special offers when this new tutorial is released.

January 16th
This is 'car auction week' in Arizona and Natalie and I are visiting several of the auctions. Take a look at what we are seeing by visiting the 2014 Car Portfolio at this link.

Incidentally, I have added 3 new Portfolio pages. In addition to the 2014 cars Portfolio mentioned above, a Best of 2014 Photographs Portfolio and a 2014 Workshop and Consulting Portfolio are also available.

January 14th

A number of important news for today:

1 - Our Spring 2014 workshops are selling out quickly due to the Start the Year in Style Promotion. As of this morning we have 3 seats left for Navajoland and 1 left for Antelope Canyon. These numbers are changing fast, so they may or may not be accurate after I post this. The bottom line is that if you want to join us and get one of the last seats in either workshops, and save $ money at the same time, you need to register now.

2 - The wait list for the new Southern Arizona Workshop is building up. We will be announcing the dates and the itinerary for this new five-day workshop this week. If you want to be on the list email us at alain@beautiful-landscape.com. Our home base for the workshop will be Tucson, Arizona. We have not offered a workshop in Southern Arizona in years, so we expect it to sell out immediately when announced. Southern Arizona has some of the best photography locations in the state, including Saguaro National Park, the Tucson Barrio Historico, Spanish Missions Architecture, wilderness areas, canyons and much more.

3 - The essays index list was updated today. I added a large number of essays that have been published on my Blog but were not referenced in the list on this site. I also added a new essay section on Marketing. Click here to visit the updated page.

January 11th
Coming Soon:The 2014 Southern Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Spanish Missions & Barrio Historico Workshop.
Workshop focus: Personal Vision

Email to get on the waitlist: alain@beautiful-landscape.com

January 10th
Our 2014 Start the Year in Style promotion is live. Click here to find out what it's all about!

January 5th, 2014
The January Print of the month was released today. YOu can see it, as well as the entire Print of the Month Collection, at this link.

January 1st, 2014

Natalie and I wish you Happy New Year ! Click on the New Year Card above to open a larger version. Feel free to keep it and print it if you want.


Happy New Year from Natalie and Alain
Click on the image to open the full size version

 

Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD:

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Recent Testimonials:

I just wanted to let you know that I am very much enjoying the Mastery DVD training videos which are truly excellent and well worth the investment. The workflow is comprehensive and logical and all the little tips are invaluable.The more of the DVD's that I see the more I am enjoying them and the more I get out of them. I am very surprised at how much really useful information and great tips that I am getting out of them.

Too many training videos focus on the "how".......move this slider to the right etc, rather than on the "why". Your comments on adjusting colour by adding and subtracting other colours are really great and not something I have come across before, but they really make sense and make understanding the whole process much simpler.

David Fordham, Australia
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You can see the Mastery Workshop on DVD collection and take advantage of our Summer 2013 Special offer at this link :

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I wanted to give you feedback for the Layers Mastery DVD.

Most striking was the way your images came across through the videos.

I was able to follow the optimization, look at them for a long time, and see the final glow of a masterfile. Subjects like black point, RUSM, and selective color took several videos for me to grasps.

Because you do them several different ways and for several different reason it required 10-20 photos for me to fully understand their goal. I was glad you explained it with so much depth.

I am most interested in your comments on selective color and color theory. I was glad you went into detail on the DVDs. I was inspired to continue learning this topic. I was also able to dramatically improve the quality of my prints which is what I wanted to get out of the dvd. I did several before and after prints.

Forest Naujock,
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner

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I'm working my way through the DVD--just finished half of it--and had to tell you how delighted I am with it. I relate to your practical and aesthetic approach so completely!

It's helped me with my understanding already, and your delightful accent is an added bonus. The illustration are great and a huge help. Thanks for this!

Marguerite

Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner
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I am enjoying the new layers DVD very much . I think this is a fabulous product and the information is very valuable. For me, perhaps the most valuable part is the discussions of the master files.

Mike
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner



Thank you very much for putting so much of your knowledge into a form
that we can all learn from.

Your Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD has not only taught me a lot about marketing,
it has also inspired me to try even harder to sell my work.

I am excited about holding my own exhibits in the near future!

Peter Ahrens, Australia


Of all the photography workshops and classes I've attended, the Route 66 experience opened the door to unexpected forms of creativity.  

I am very happy with the images I produced on that trip.  In fact, I ended up with more interesting images from that workshop than from any other.  

Thanks again!

Joel Geffen


I am still on a high from my wonderful time with both of you. 
It was very, very special to be with you in the Navajo country.

Ginny, Colorado

Summit 2010 and Vision Field Workshop participant



I am about half way through your new book and very impressed. 
You have done a great job with it and I am finding the concepts very helpful.
Thank you for writing such a great book.  I am really enjoying it. 
Your photo of the stars rotating around Polaris is wonderful.

Doug,
California



The Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD has helped me excel my work in a way that no other book,
tutorial (NAPP member) or seminar has. Your down-to-earth teaching style and your willingness
to share your techniques is unmatched in this business.

Thank you Sincerely

David Wolfe


Marketing Fine Art Photography is The Best photography business book
I have EVER read!

I'll make this short: if you are a student, an emerging or a professional photographer just wanting to improve your bottom line, read this book. The author is personable and helpful and the text is enjoyable.

Christine Goldbeck, Middletown, PA



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Although I do not envision selling my work anytime in the near future I bought Marketing Fine Art Photography figuring there would be some useful info that I could apply in the workplace somehow (personal brand, etc).

I have so far read Part 1 & Part 2 (Chapters 1-8) and I can say that the book is more than I expected (not that I have low expectations for any book from Alain based on all the previous ones).

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!

John Motzi, Downingtown, PA

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