Hommage à Monet
One of my favorite images from the 2017 White Sands Workshop


Latest News:

March 25th, 4:40 pm
The 2018 Alumni Rendez Vous is sold out. Thank you to all who registered for your amazing level of interest in this event. If you did not have time to register email me and I will add you to the waitlist: alain@beautiful-landscape.com

March 25th, 2:30 pm

Only 1 seat left for the Alumni Rendez Vous as of Saturday March 25th at 2:30 PM AZ time: http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Alumni.html

March 25th

I wrote a short description of the 2018 Alumni Rendez Vous at this link:
http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Alumni.html

March 21st
The 2018 Alain Briot Alumni Rendez Vous will be announced today. Let me know if you are interested. Places are limited and given the level of interest it will fill up fast. This workshop is by reserved for Alumni and by invitation only. So to receive an invitation you need to email me at: alain@beautiful-landscape.com

Create images for an audience who loves your work, not for an audience who despises what you do.

An appreciative audience pushes you forward, gives you confidence and gives validity to your work.
A negative audience makes you feel worthless, saps your energy and makes you want to quit.

Alain Briot

March 20th
Natalie and I are impressed with the quality of the work students are posting on the Facebook Alain Briot Workshops Group and with the quality of the comments and the conversation. We want to thank you all for participating in this group.

If you have not joined the group yet you can do so now by clicking here.

I also want to take this opportunity to make a pre-announcement. We will be offering an Alumni Workshop next year, in the spring of 2018. It will be called The Alain Briot Workshop Alumni Rendez Vous. It will be open only to Alumni (previous workshop participants) and it will be by invitation only.

If you are interested in participating in this event let me know by emailing me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com
I will have a detailed description shortly.

Thank you :-)

The new Alain Briot Workshops Group on Facebook



March 19th

My March Newsletter was sent today. If you did not receive it you can subscribe now at this link and get 40 Free ebooks.

If you are already subscribed and did not receive it let me know and I'll check why it is not getting to your email box.

March 14th

One of my favorite photographs from our just-completed White Sands Workshop is featured on this page.

March 10th

The Spring 2017 Antelope Canyon Workshop is sold out. You can join the waitlist by emailing us at alain@beautiful-landscape.com

The workshops that still have openings are available at this link: http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html

March 8th

We just returned from teaching the March White Sands Workshop. A photograph of Natalie and I teaching in White Sands is featured on this page. It was taken by Paul, one of our workshop participants. Thank you Paul :-)

Natalie, Alain and Diane during the 2017 White Sands Workshop
Composing in Teams - Photograph by Paul W.

March 1st
The March Print of the Month is available.


Antelope Canyon Triptych

February 27th
I just created a Facebook group for workshop participants to post photographs taken during our workshops. If you are on Facebook the group is called Alain Briot Workshops Group and you can find it at this link. If you are not on Facebook this is the perfect opportunity to give Facebook a try :-)

The group features photographs created during our field workshops and during the Annual Fine Art Photography Summit.

The group is open to all Alain Briot Workshop Alumni. If you attended one of our workshops, no matter when, be sure to post some of your photographs.

You are encouraged to post comments on other members photographs. Just make sure your comments are respectful of the other group members sensibility, work and efforts.

February 20th
The 2018 Little Known Western Navajoland Workshop is sold out. We still have 2 seats in the 2018 Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons Workshop. Don't delay if you want to sign up: alain@beautiful-landscape.com or 800-949-7983.

If you are not familiar with our Little Known Workshops series here is the description:
http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Little-Known.html

February 19th
Regarding the two Little Known Workshops we announced a couple days ago we have 1 seat left in one of them and 2 seats left in the other. If you want to sign up let us know now: alain@beautiful-landscape.com or 800-949-7983.

February 17th
The 2017 Marketing Success Seminar goes up $100 today. You can still get the special offer price if you register now:http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Marketing-2017.html

You also get a huge discount if you attend the Seminar + the Antelope Canyon workshop because they are offered back to back.

The February 16th

Little Known Workshops Update:
The two Little Known Workshops we announced yesterday are already almost sold out. We just have a couple seats left. If you received an invitation over email and you plan to join us you need to let us know right away. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested in learning about these private workshops let us know by emailing me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com

February 15th
Today we are announcing two new 2018 Little Known Workshops. If you did not receive an invitation and are interested in attending one or both let us know: alain@beautiful-landscape.com These usually fill up right away so do it now.

If you are not familiar with our Little Known Workshops series here is the description:
http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Little-Known.html

February 10th

The February Print of the Month is available.

February 5th

I am currently publishing a series of essays on my Reflections blog. These include the following essays so far:
- My Philosophy
- The power of marketing
- You don't need a larger audience, you need a more qualified audience

- Be good at marketing what you do, not just good at creating photographs


Visit the Reflections Blog regularly to see new essays as they are published.

January 26th

Our first 2018 Workshop will be Death Valley in the Spring. Click Here to visit the description and registration page.

January 25th

We will be announcing a Death Valley Workshop in Spring 2018 shortly. If you are interested email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com

These are our current Workshops and Seminars. Some have openings and some are sold out.

January 24th
The Start the Year in Style special offer ends this week. If you want to take advantage of it do so now. All the details are here.

January 13th
Our Start the Year in Style special offer is live. All the details are here.

January 11th
New photographs are being added to the Online Portfolios Section, and specifically to the new Images Created in 2017 section. These consist of images created both in 2016 and in 2017 and published now. As is my habit I publish them under the heading of '2017 Photographs' because I go by the publication date, not the creation date.

The addition of these new photographs is an ongoing process. Expect to see new images coming up at irregular intervals over the next few days or weeks, as my schedule allows.

January 9th
New Year resolution #2: collect art
I am always surprised at the number of fine art photographers who do not collect art. Art for me is a lifestyle. I love beautiful things and having beautiful things in my life is an essential aspect of who I am. As an artist I know that collecting art is indistinguishable from the act of creating art. Owning art by different artists in different mediums is inspirational. Their vision is expressed and shared in their work. To be able to see it everyday nourishes my soul. I encourage you to collect art, originals or reproductions depending on your budget. Being an artist is not just making art, it is also living with art. No one can create in a vacuum.

See New Year resolution #1 on the January 3rd entry below

January 7th

Here are our current workshop openings:

 

Antelope Canyon
Workshop

A few seats left

Navajoland Workshop
A few seats left

2017 Zion
Fine Art Photo Summit
Field workshop

half-full

January 6th
The January 2017 Print of the Month is available.

January 3rd

New year Resolution #1: Learn how to reach the next step with your photography

It's that time of year again! Over the next few weeks I will be featuring New Year Resolutions to help you reach the next step with your Fine Art Photography. Here is the first one:

The start of a new year is the time to start new resolutions. For photographers this means improving your photography or making your business more profitable if you are selling your images. Regardless of your goals or achievement level, it always means reaching the next step with your work because art is a journey and not a destination.

We all know that success requires efforts and that efforts equals results. The question is which efforts are you going to make this year, in 2017, in regards to reaching the next step with your work?

This can be both a difficult question and a difficult decision to implement. Our workshops and mentoring programs are designed to help you reach your goals. Take a look at our current workshop openings and see which one best fits your need. We just announced the 2017 Zion Fine Art Photography Summit and the field workshops are starting to sell out. Don't delay if these have your name on it. The best time to make decisions is now.

January 1st, 2017

Natalie and I wish you a glorious Happy New Year! May the New Year bring you health, happiness, beautiful light, fantastic photography and be the best ever. May all your wishes come true.

Happy New Year to all of you from Natalie and I.
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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.

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California



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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!

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