We are getting ready to send invitations for a new workshop: The Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons 2015. This workshop is by invitation only and open to half the number of participants in our regular workshops. If you are interested email us at email@example.com
There are only 6 seats total and several are already pre-sold. This workshop will not be announced publicly on my website. The link will only be sent privately.
Also be sure to take a look at my new Grand Canyon Online Portfolio.
A new photo in the 'We all start somewhere' series is being published today on this page. A detailed caption for this image is available on the My Story page at this link.
Summer 2014 Workshop discounts: $100 off regular pricing if you own one or several of my books or ebooks.
Our workshop listing is available by clicking here.
Our student ratio is 1 to 6. Our focus is on helping you refine your skills with the goal of acquiring a personal style and a personal vision. To this end we focus on both the artistic and the technical aspects of photography. Each workshop has a specific focus which is outlined in the workshop description.
New story entry
Declare your independence from other people 's vision! Express yourself and create photographs that show what you feel. In July 1995 I declared my independence from Academia and from being the instrument of someone else's vision. I never looked back. Happy 4th of July!
I now have a page featuring the pieces of my story published so far. You can see it at this link.
Yesterday I posted a photograph of our life in Chinle, Arizona. This is part of our story. As I said I will have more about our story here in the coming weeks.
What is your story? Knowing and telling your story is important because it contains your vision for what you want to achieve in your photography. This is one of the many things I teach in my new Personal Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. Focusing my work and my life on my vision has changed my life and my work. It can change yours too.
July Print of the Month
New front page photograph: We all start somewhere. This is where Natalie and I lived and the truck we drove when we started our photography business on the Navajo Reservation in Chinle, Canyon de Chelly, in 1998. We call it 'la boheme' in French. I will have more posts about our story and how my vision developed over the years.
Personal Vision Mastery Workshop update: the recordings for the Personal Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD have now been completed. I am now at the editing stage. I expect this new tutorial to be available in mid-july. If you have not added your name to the pre-announcement list email me with at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Vision Mastery in the subject line. You will be immediately added to the pre-announcement list and you will receive special offers when this new tutorial is released.
A pre-announcement description is available at this link.
The Summer 2014 Mastery Workshops on DVD Special Offer starts today. Save 20% and more by ordering one or several Mastery Workshops on DVD tutorials during this offer.
All the details are at this link.
An update to Part 2 of the Personal Style Master Class workshop on DVD was posted to the Mastery DVD updates site today. This update (v2.1) replaces the previous update (v2.0) by adding new files not previously available. If you downloaded v2.0 previously you will need to download v2.1 to get the new files. You can do so at the Mastery Workshops on DVD update site at this link.
If you do not own this Mastery Workshop on DVD, or other Mastery Workshops on DVD, you can see the entire collection on the Summer 2014 Mastery DVDs Special Offer Page
Personal Vision Mastery DVD update
I am hard at work on a new Mastery Workshop on DVD: The Personal Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. This is the 7th Mastery Workshop on DVD. You can read a description and see the pre-release table of contents here. This tutorial is the logical continuation of the Personal Style Mastery Workshop on DVD.
A pre-registration list for the upcoming Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD is available. Getting on this list is simple and carries no obligation: simply email me with at email@example.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.
The June Print of the Month is available. You can see which print I selected for June 2014 at this link and place your order.
A new online gallery is available at this link. This gallery features photographs taken with the Canon 8-15 fish eye lens.
We returned yesterday from teaching the 2014 Navajoland Workshop. I will have news and details about this workshop soon. It was a great success and Natalie and I say a big 'thank you' to all who attended.
2014 Moab Fine Art Summit Special offer. Save $200 on Summit registration, for a limited time. Details at this link.
The May print of the Month is available:
Here is a quote I like, from Robert Greene's Mastery, on page 176:
Masters are those who by nature have suffered to get to where they are. They have experienced endless criticisms of their work, doubts about their progress, setbacks along the way. They know deep in their bones what is required to get to the creative phase and beyond.
The Spring 2015 Antelope Canyon workshop was announced today. Three seats are already taken. If this workshop has your name on it, if Antelope Canyon is on your bucket list, if you want to learn how to create masterful photographs of Antelope Canyon and of the other unique locations on our itinerary, you need to act now. Our workshops sell out up to a year in advance. Plus, you get $100 off if you register now. All the details are at this link.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The dates are set and we can take your registration now.
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 email@example.com with the words Master Class in the subject line.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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The Air Show Online Portfolio was updated with several new images and is now complete.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
My January newsletter was sent yesterday evening with new Start the Year in Style
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I published a new essay on my blog today: Reaching your goals in 2014.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Coming Soon:The 2014 Southern Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Spanish Missions & Barrio Historico Workshop.
Workshop focus: Personal Vision
Email to get on the waitlist: email@example.com
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:
Click here to see the contents of the New Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
and to download the FREE table of contents eBook
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.