Extended Antelope Canyon Workshop
April 8th to 12th, 2016
This is a unique 5 days Slot Canyons Workshop
An exclusive field workshop with two of the Southwest's finest landscape photography instructors
This workshop is opened to all photographers regardless of camera format or level of experience
Open to 12 photographers maximum
Two seats available due to cancellations
Workshop Focus: Light and Composition
Antelope Light Dance
I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop.
It was a great group of people who participated, your location choices were excellent
and I greatly appreciated your concise but very pertinent guidance and comments.
I learned a great deal.
Nothing was forced, there was no intimidation (except self-imposed), and everyone shared
unreservedly of their knowledge, work examples, and suggestions for better photography.
It was a wonderful mini-community that evolved in that short time.
John Sorce, Antelope Canyon participant
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Announcing an exciting, photographic-instruction oriented Northern Arizona workshop with professional photographer and instructor Alain Briot and art instructor Natalie Briot!
We are pleased to announce some extremely exciting news: Natalie and I are offering a workshop that is feature packed, filled with several one of a kind photographic opportunities, and designed to help you improve your photography in a short time!
This weekend workshop will take place in Page Arizona. The itinerary for the workshop was designed by Natalie and I with two goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements and exciting photographic opportunities. We will meet you in Page on Friday evening and we will travel together, caravan style, to the different photographic locations we have on our schedule.
Here is a detailed account of our itinerary:
Friday, April 8th, 2016
We will meet you in Page on Friday evening 2 hours before sunset approximately. We will email you the exact meeting time and location approximately two weeks before the workshop. This location will be close to Page. We will photograph sunset that evening from a location near Page.
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
We will begin our day at the famed Horseshoe Bend. This is one of the most hidden treasures of the area and sunrise there can be an unforgettable experience. Morning and mid-day will be spent in Upper Antelope Canyon. This jewel of the Southwest is one of the most sought after photography locations. It will be your turn to create your images of this photographic wonderland. Later on that afternoon we will conduct a print review (bring some of your work, between 4 and 10 prints, 8x10 or larger). In the evening we will photograph sunset over Lake Powell from one of the best overlooks around.
Sunday, April 10th, 2016
We will be up early to photograph sunrise over some beautiful Sandstone formations. After Breakfast we will explore and photograph a little known slot canyon (not Antelope Canyon). This will be one of the highlights of the workshop since this slot canyon is little known and rarely photographed. Sunset will be at a little known overlook with fantastic views of the Canyon Country.
Monday, April 11th, 2016
We will be up early to photograph sunrise over Lake Powell from a different location than on Saturday evening. After Breakfast we will spend several hours photographing Lower Antelope Canyon. After lunch we will conduct print reviews and afterwards we will continue exploring the sandstone formations near Page and photograph sunset from one of the locations we will be exploring.
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016
We will photograph sunrise from a new overlook. The workshop ends after breakfast to give everyone plenty of time to drive home.
About Antelope Canyon
Photographers love Antelope Canyon because it is one of the most photogenic natural sites anywhere in the world. Antelope Canyon actually consists of two separate canyons, about 5 miles apart from each other: Upper Antelope and Lower Antelope. Most workshops take you to either to the Upper or the Lower part of Antelope Canyon, as these two canyons are called.
But, doing so means that you only get to see half of this wonder of the world! Well, not anymore. We have decided to take you to both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon in the same workshop! That way you can really say you saw it all (and photographed it as well)!
Plus, since we will be in Page, land of incredible rock formations and scenery, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to show you some of our other favorite photographic locations. So, we decided to also take you to Horseshoe Bend, one of the most amazing overlooks over the Colorado River, for sunrise. We will also take you to a remote location where you will find Hoodoos, whimsical rock formations that are particularly photogenic, for sunset. You will also have the opportunity to photograph Lake Powell at Sunrise and at Sunset from two fantastic overlooks. Lake Powell is world-famous for the incredible sandstone formations and for the unique colors the rocks take at sunrise and sunset. Finally, we will be taking you to some of the lesser known areas, some known only to Natalie and I, including slot canyons and other locations that we discovered on our own over the many years we have been exploring this area. This is truly a unique photographic workshop from which you will return with a great collection of images to add to your portfolio!
Furthermore, you will be practicing Photographic Skill Exercises daily. We will have handouts for you and will be explaining these exercises in details. We will then work individually with each of you to help you with your exercises. Read on as there is more details about our Photographic Skill Exercises below.
We will take you to each of the locations shown on this page so you can create your own photographs of these incredible places.
You will be able to photograph both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, the little known slot canyon mentioned above, plus Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, The Hoodoos and several little known locations with Alain and Natalie Briot.
Light Shaft in Keyhole Arch, Antelope Canyon.
Workshop focus and Photographic Skill Exercises
The focus of this workshop is Light and Composition. You will be practicing photographic skills exercises daily to strengthen your knowledge of light and composition during the workshop. You will receive handouts with a description of each exercise and we will go over the exercises with you, explaining to you both the theory and the practical side of each exercise. You will then be asked to conduct these exercises on your own. Make sure to bring a folder where you can store your handouts, a notepad to take notes during the workshop, and several pens and pencils.
Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by!
Seats in this unique workshop are in high demand. To be fair reservations are taken on a first come first served basis.
If you have been thinking about building up your portfolio, if you have been thinking about becoming more serious about your photography, if you want to photograph some of the most beautiful photographic locations while receiving photographic instruction, don't hesitate another second: sign up now. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!
Horseshoe Bend with Flowers
There are four ways you can register for this workshop:
Spring 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop
2 - Call Alain and Natalie toll free at 800-949-7983 (or 928-252-2466
Download, fill and return the emailable Workshop Registration Form
4- Email Alain at email@example.com
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. A receipt will be mailed to you the day after your registration has been processed. You can charge the registration fee in one instalment or in 3 equal installments placed to your card a month apart starting when you register. Just let us know your preference when you sign up.
Registrations are on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you act now because our workshops sell out quickly.
If you have any questions before registering, click here to send us an email inquiry. We are pleased to assist you with any questions. You can also call Alain or Natalie Briot at 800-949-7983 or 928-252-2466
Text and photographs Copyright © Alain Briot 2016
Things to keep in mind:
- Bring clothing suited for a variety of temperatures, from cold mornings to warm afternoons. Also be prepared for potential rain and for active weather. To quote David Muench: "bad weather equals good photographs."
- Food, lodging and transportation are not included. Some of you may want to camp, some stay in a hotel, some may want to eat with the group while other may prefer to be on their own. This arrangement provides for maximum flexibility while keeping the cost of this workshop to a minimum. It will gives you maximum freedom in planning your meals and give you time by yourself if you choose.
- We will email you directions to Page as well as a list of hotels in Page when you register. You will then receive an email with the Friday evening meeting place and a detailed workshop schedule approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.
- We will be photographing from 4000 to 6000 feet elevation on average. Normally the only problem you can expect is a slight shortness of breath. However the higher elevation is something to keep in mind if you live at sea level or you are prone to encountering physical difficulties at higher elevations.
- You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Page and back and for your lodging arrangements. We will email you a list of accommodations in Page when you register. The closest major airport is Phoenix, Arizona. Page is located approximately 5 hours North of Phoenix, Arizona.
- A passenger car is suitable for this workshop since we will not drive on 4 wheel drive roads during the workshop. However, if you rent a car, we recommend you rent an SUV as it is more suited to this kind of activity.
-We have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, friends, significant others and non-photographers need to be registered as full-time participants to join any aspect of this workshop. This includes meetings, print reviews, lectures, meals and all other aspects of this workshop. No exceptions. For further details read our Workshop FAQ.
- We do not carry cell phones. We will use walkie-talkies to communicate with each other during the workshop, when we are on location and when we are driving. If you become separated from the group we will call you on your walkie-talkie to find out where you are (provided you are within a 2 or 3 mile range). For these reasons we ask that you bring a walkie-talkie, such as a Motorola Talkabout or equivalent, to the workshop. Please set your walkie-talkie to channel 4-5.
A personal print review will be conducted during this workshop. This print review will focus on composition, print quality, image optimization, personal approach to photography, and more. Make sure to bring 6 prints of your work, 8x10" or larger print size, to share with the group. Our print reviews are friendly and helpful and will allow you to present your work, ask questions, and receive answers and feedback from both the group and the instructors. This is a print review, not a print critique. Our goal is to help you improve your skill and build your confidence level regarding your photographic skills. If you participated to one of our workshops previously we strongly recommend you bring photographs created during this other workshop.
Horseshoe Bend Panorama
Digital collage composed of 5 digital captures stitched together
We will be helping you and photographing with you from sunrise to sunset with a break for breakfast and lunch during the entire duration of the workshop.
All monies are non-refundable. If you cancel participation in this workshop your registration fees may be transferred towards registration in another Beaux Arts Photography workshop under certain conditions. Transfer of fees to another workshop is not automatic and is decided solely by Beaux Arts Photography as a courtesy. We reserve the right to decide whether to transfer your fees to another workshop or not. You must register for another workshop within one year from the starting date of the workshop you originally registered for. Participants transferring from another workshop will be registered for this other workshop in excess of the regular number of participants. We can only accept two transfers per workhop. We cannot transfer your registration to the Summit. If you decide to attend a higher priced workshop, or if the workshop fee has increased, the difference in cost between the two workshops will be charged to your credit card when you notify us that you want to sign up for this other workshop. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have payment in full. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time.Workshop fees can only be transferred to another workshop and cannot be used towards purchase of a product such as mats, portfolio cases, CD or DVD tutorials, prints, portfolios, or other. Workshop fees cannot be transferred towards purchase of the Mastery Workshop DVDs. We cannot transfer consulting fees towards workshop registration. If this workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund.
Beaux Arts Photography, Beautiful-Landscape.com, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, guides, and cooperating agents aim to provide every participant a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience. We act solely as agents for you regarding accommodations, special activities, and travel, by any means, and assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.
As there is always an element of risk in any adventure associated with the outdoors, participants must read this form carefully. This liability release will certify that the participant is physically fit and capable of participating in outdoor photography exercises in field locations, and is fully and completely aware of any associated risks created by field locations and weather.
Meeting times, meeting places and itinerary are subject to changes dictated by the weather, the road conditions and other imponderable variables that are part of doing landscape photography. We do not carry cell phones. You are responsible for being at the meeting place at the designated time and have your photographic equipment with you.
By joining this workshop I acknowledge that I have read the above information concerning responsibility and release Beaux Arts Photography, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Beaux Arts Photography, Alain Briot, and Natalie Briot will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. I also acknowledge that Alain and Natalie Briot have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime and that workshop policies are subject to change at any time .