Alain Briot Fine Art Photography Review

1 - The Photography Reviews:

Johnny Eades
Daniel Rice
Allen Lenth
John Adler
Robert Cook

Jason Keefe
Chris Sandberg
Bob Fields
Susan Silberberg Peirce
Max Hertelendy
Peter Puna
Podcast version
in mp4 format
Audio description
of the print review process
Click on the photographs and icons to watch the Quicktime review movies

I just listened to your review of the photograph by Jason Keefe and you did a wonderful job explaining the important things to consider, aspects that create a stronger composition, a stronger image and what to think of when photographing in the field. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, making them easily accessible and free.

I think you have hit on an approach to coaching photographers that is interesting and valuable. Your open reviews are going to be very popular for photographers that want to improve their results.

Tom Hill

2- The Photography Review Format:
How this works: the Alain Briot Fine Art Photography Review is open to everyone. All you need to do to participate is email one of your photographs in jpeg format to Your jpeg should be 700 pixels maximum width or height.

Write "Online photography review" in the subject line of your email.

An audio file in which I describe the goals of my Fine Art Photography Review and the process that I will follow when I review your work is available. Click here to listen to it now. This audio file is also available through my podcast.

Review format: the selected images will be reviewed in movie format and the reviews will be posted to this page and to my podcast.

Review length:
the length of the review is between 5' and 10' on average.

Scope of the review: These are short reviews. In 10 minutes, the average length for a review, I cannot cover all aspects of your work. I therefore focus on what I consider to be some of the most important aspects. Doing a complete review of a photograph can take an hour, sometimes more. If you are looking for a more in-depth review of your work, or for a review of several photographs or of a portfolio, take a look at my 1 on 1 consulting program as it may be more adapted to your needs. A detailed description of my consulting program is available at this link.

Review frequency:
This is a monthly review. A new review is published each month, usually during the first week of the month.

How often can I have my work reviewed?
Because I receive a very large number of submissions, and because my goal is to review the work of as many photographers as possible, I can only review your work once in the context of the free online review.

if you want further comments and help about your work, consider attending one of our workshops or scheduling a 1 on 1 session. A print review is included in all of our workshops and I conduct 1 on 1 print reviews over the phone and in my studio. Workshop and 1 on 1 reviews are longer and more in-depth than the free online review. Information on workshops and 1 on 1 print reviews and consulting is available on the Workshops Page.

Subject matter: landscapes are preferred, be it grand landscapes, details or abstractions from landscape elements. This is because landscapes are my specialty. Other subjects can be submitted as well, although priority will be given to landscape images.

Privacy: we respect your privacy. You can ask that your name does not appear in your review. Instead we will use the title of your photograph as the title of your review. Just let us know what your prefererences are.

Marketing: image marketability is the combination of many factors, of which only one is the content of the image itself. I might address marketing in this review series, however this will depend on the image. To evaluate the marketability of a photograph, I need to know the variables involved in your marketing approach, something which I cannot know by looking at an image on screen. I elaborate on this aspect of photography in my essay on Marketing which you can read by clicking here. Be sure to read it.

Questions & suggestions: if you have any questions or suggestions about this program be sure to email me. I look forward to hearing from you and to seeing your images.

Alain Briot

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