Simplicity along the San Juan River
Before and After
Learn how to do this at the 2019 Death Valley Fine Art Summit

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May 12th
Along a Canyon Wall #6: Before and After. Part of a seventeen images mini-series created during the 2019 Rendez Vous San Juan River trip.

May 9th
Below a photograph of the 2019 Alain Briot Alumni Rendez Vous (not all participants are visible as some were seated behind me). Thank you to all who attended. You made this event a success! We will be announcing the next Rendez Vous soon. Let us know over email if you want to join us.

May 2nd: 2 more reasons to attend the Fine Art Photography Summit
11- The print of the Summit. A limited edition print offered to each Summit participant.
12 - Natalie. Great logistics so that everything runs smoothly and we can enjoy learning and photographing.

2019 Death Valley Fine Art Summit

May 1st
The May Print of the Month is available. Visit the Print of the Month page to see which image I selected for May.

April 27th: 10 Reasons to attend the Fine Art Photography Summit

1 - Death Valley! One of the most amazing photography locations on planet earth. You will have the opportunity to photograph Zabriskie Point, The RaceTrack, the Playa, Golden Canyon, Artist Point and many more locations.

2 - Jeff Schewe. Study Lightroom and Photoshop with not just an expert but one of Adobe's engineers.

3 - Alain Briot. Learn Alain's artistic approach to Lightroom and Photoshop.

4 - Printing. Print your work during the Summit on a dedicated printer using a variety of papers.

5 - Projected print review. Have your work reviewed and improved live by Jeff and Alain.

6 - Raffle. Win one of many prizes including the Epson Printer we use during the Summit, plus ink, paper, books, music CDs and more.

7 - The Vision Field Workshop. Following the Summit we explore and photograph the Eastern Sierra Nevada including the Alabama Hills, the Bishop area, Mono Lake and more.

8 - One on One sessions. Get personalized help from Alain and Jeff processing and printing your photographs.

9 - Live Seminar Presentations. Jeff and Alain will each present classroom sessions each day about the latest Lightroom and Photoshop techniques and how they use these to create their fine art photographs.

10 - Camaraderie. Now in its 17th year the Summit is a yearly gathering of new and previous participants who enjoy sharing and learning from each other.Click here to see your detailed itinerary, Jeff and Alain's presentations, registration info, dates and much more. Click here to register.

Spring 2020 White Sands Workshop
ONLY 1 seat left

 

April 17th: Only one seat left for the 2020 White Sands Workshop
If you have been waiting to register for the 2020 White Sands Workshop this is the last call.  Take action now before it sells out! Click here to read the detailed description, dates and pricing.

April 6th: Three seats left for the 2020 White Sands Workshop
If you have been waiting to register for the 2020 White Sands Workshop this is the time to do it.  Take action now before it sells out! Click here to read the detailed description, dates and pricing.

White Sands is one of the world's most beautiful and photogenic locations.  We only teach this workshop every 3 to 4 years and this is why it is filling fast. As of today we have only 3 seats left so if you want to join us you need to act now:
http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-White-Sands-20.html

April 2nd

The April Print of the Month is available. Click here to discover which image I selected for this month.

March 14th
A photograph from our just-completed Joshua Tree Workshop is now featured on this page. This was a fantastic workshop with great participants and great weather. A big 'Thank you' to all who attended and joined us on a fine art photography learning journey.

Joshua Tree Fogged Sunrise: Before & After.
We had fog at sunrise the last morning of the 2019 Joshua Tree workshop.
You had to be there. What a sight! This is my interpretation. Warning: not documentation

March 13th
The Workshops Page was updated today with new workshops and openings.


"I just wanted to say thank you for a fantastic workshop. 
I admit I was a little hesitant about joining a workshop with someone I have not met before, however, I was pleasantly surprised. 
The quality of the instruction, the handouts, and Alain's keen insights
beyond the technical aspects of photography
made this workshop second-to-none and a valuable investment to me. 
Your scheduling and organization of the workshop was flawless. 
In addition, phenomenal locations and a fun and diverse group of participants
made this workshop a clear winner.  
It was definitely worth the money and more."

Rene Pirolt, Antelope Canyon Workshop participant

March 4th
The March print of the Month is available for order. Click here to discover which image I selected for this month.

Little Known Western Navajoland and Grand Canyon.
Join us for a Little Known Workshop and discover areas of Navajoland you never knew existed.

February 26th
The Online Portfolio Galleries were updated with new photographs. The galleries that were previously listed as a 'work in progress' are now populated with new images. A total of over 300 new images were added to the online galleries. The selection, conversion and optimization of this huge number of photographic images represents a massive workload that kept me busy for the past several months.

Specifically, the updated galleries are as follows:
- Grand Canyon
- Western Navajoland
- Moab Summit 2018

- Best of 2019

February 10th
The February 2019 Print of the Month is available. Visit this link to see which photograph I selected for this month.

February 3rd
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Joshua Tree Workshop this March.

January 9th
We announced 4 new workshops for 2020. The description of each workshop is on our workshop page at:
http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html

The four new workshop are:
- 2020 Little Known Northern Utah Workshop
- 2020 Little Known Western Navajoland Workshop
- 2020 White Sands Workshop
- 2020 Antelope Canyon Workshop

Four new 2020 Workshops

January 5th
Our Start the Year in Style Special Offer is live! Save $100 to $600 on Workshop and Summit registrations and 20% to 50% on Mastery Workshops on USB/DVD !

January 2nd, 2019
New Portfolios are being added to the Online Portfolios Page. This is a work in progress at this stage so come back often to see which new images I will be adding next.

New Portfolios are being added to the Online Portfolios Page

January 1st, 2019
We wish you a Happy New Year! May your photography projects get completed, printed and exhibited and may your photography goals be reached, whatever they may be. And if you need help, we are here and will be here all year long :-)

Natalie and Alain wish you a Happy New Year !

December 29th
The openings for the 2019 Joshua Tree Workshop and Alumni Rendez Vous are now taken. The last workshop opening is for the 2019 Eastern Sierra and Mono Lake Workshop.

Mono Lake
One of the locations we will photograph during the
2019 Eastern Sierra and Mono Lake Workshop

December 24th
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season. Thank you for your support this year and before. We look forward to continuing furthering your passion for Fine Art Landscape Photography!



"Your new Artistic Composition Mastery DVD/USB is a real winner!
Thanks for all the effort and knowledge you put into it.
Much appreciated."



Trevor Lundstrom


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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!

Marguerite
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner
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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.

Mike
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.

Doug,
California



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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