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Latest News:

May 13th
New images from Navajoland were added to the Best of 2015 Gallery.

May 10th
The May Print of the Month is available. The slight delay is due to our Navajoland Workshop which was scheduled at the beginning of May. You can see it above and order it on the Print of the Month Page.

Navajoland 2016: If you missed this years's Navajoland Workshop join us next year for the 2016 Navajoland Workshop. You can read all the details and register now on the Workshops Page. Natalie and I lived in Canyon de Chinle for 7 years and Navajoland is our second home. Coming to Navajoland with us is much more than just attending a workshop, it is an introduction to Navajo life, art and culture by Natalie and I.

May 8th

Natalie and I returned from the Navajoland Workshop a couple days ago. This is our last Regular Spring workshop. Our next workshops are Little Known Workshops and are not announced publicly (please see the Workshops page if you are not familiar with these unique events opened only by invitation).

The workshop was fantastic and we say a big 'thank you' to all of you who attended and made it a success. We look forward to seeing you all again soon on another workshop. Now that you have participated in one of our regular workshops you qualify for our Little Known Workshop Series. Just let us know if you want us to include you on our Little Known Workshops email list.

Thank you again for joining us on this adventure. Every workshop is a lot of fun and a lot of learning as we customize the experience for each group according to our teaching goals which are different for each workshop. And each workshop benefits from the Briot Philosophy which by the way is the focus of my next essay.

Don't miss the Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD announcement above. I will have more information as the release date nears but for now this is exciting in itself. if you want to pre-order it you benefit from the special offer price immediately, no need to wait! If you already have one or several Mastery DVDs you know what to expect. This new one, number 8 in the series, will not disappoint. In fact it is one of my favorites because it focuses on artistic composition which is a subject I love and use in all my work.

Coming Soon: the Alain Briot
Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD

The 8th Mastery Workshop on DVD is nearing completion with a planned release date of june 2015.

A pre-announcement list is opened as well as a pre-order list.
To get on either, email us at with Artistic Mastery in the title

You will be added to the pre-announcement list and will benefit from a special offer and other unique benefits.

April 27th
Only 1 seat left for the Spring 2016 Sedona Workshop.

April 21st

I am starting to work on the images from the Antelope Canyon Workshop. First, conversion in the new Lightroom CC 2015 released today (see the screen shot above). Jeff Schewe will be teaching how to process your photographs in Lightroom CC 2015 during the Death Valley Summit

2015 Fine Art Summit
Photograph Death Valley and learn to process your photographs professionally with Jeff Schewe and Alain Briot

Jeff Schewe will be teaching how to process your photographs in Lightroom CC 2015
during the Death Valley Summit

April 15th
Two New 2016 Workshops are announced today:

April 2nd
The April Print of the Month is available. Visit the Print of the Month page to see which image I selected for this month.

March 31st

The 2015 Fine Art Summit takes place in Death Valley with Jeff Schewe as guest speaker. A special offer for early registration is available. All the details are on the 2015 Death Valley Summit page.

March 15th
We have 2 seats available for the Antelope Canyon Workshop this April due to Cancellations. All the information is on the Spring 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop description page. If this has your name on it act now.

March 12th

A new podcast episode titled Navajo Humor is available on the Podcast Page. This is the 75th episode of our free podcast and the 6th installment of the series titled Living in Navajoland.

To accompany this podcast and to show you a glimpse of life in Navajoland I created a new online portfolio titled Living in Navajoland. You can see it at this link.

March 11th

Only 4 seats left for the Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest workshop.

March 10th

Only 5 seats left for the Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest workshop announced just a few days ago. It is filling up fast so if you want to join us be sure to let us know right away.

March 6th
Click on this link to read my March newsletter in your browser and find out our limited time special offers and announcements.

March 5th - Sedona Spirit of the Southwest Workshop
We are offering a new 2016 Workshop to one of the most fascinating locations in the Southwest: Sedona, Arizona. This is a location where we have not offered a workshop for several years, therefore it is filling quickly already. Be sure to look at our detailed description and beautiful photographs now.
We are doing our best to announce workshops as far ahead as possible so that you can plan your schedule early.

Each workshop includes instruction from Natalie and I, small student-instructor ratio, individual print reviews, instruction, handouts, syllabus, careful logistical planning (Natalie), technical and artistic instruction (Alain and Natalie) and of course a lot of fun in an atmosphere of camaraderie and good will. Our return participant rate is over 80%. Join us, you will love the experience!

March 2nd

We are officially announcing the 2015 Fine Art Summit today. This is the 14th consecutive year that we organize the Summit. This year this unique event takes place in Death Valley National Park. The Vision Field Workshop after the Summit will take us to the Eastern Sierra, Bishop and Mono Lake. Our guest speaker this year is Photoshop Guru's Guru: Jeff Schewe.

This is an event you don't want to pass up with a program that is world class in every respect. Check out all the details now on the Summit Description page. Registration is open but keep in mind that you need to act fast because the event is already half sold out due to the large number of pre-registrations we received from Alumni and previous Summit participants.

We do have a limited time special offer so if this event has your name on it take advantage of this money-saving opportunity right away. This is even more important if you plan to attend the Vision Field Workshop after the Summit because the Vision Field Workshop always fills up first.

March 1st
We have a new workshop for Spring 2016: Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest. All the details are on the workshop description page.

Download the FREE Fine Art Photography Top 16 Free monitor wallpaper
My Fine Art Photography Top 16 is now available as a wallpaper for your computer monitor or iPad. This free download comes in 7 different monitor resolutions (from 30" to 12"), plus iPad resolution (1024x768). It is available in English and in French. Below is a small jpeg of this wallpaper. You can download it now at this link.

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

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

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!

Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner

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.

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.


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

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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