Antelope Canyon Workshop  

November 15th and 16th, 2004
Immediately following the 2004 Digital Fine Art Summit

An exclusive field workshop with two of the Southwest's best landscape instructors.
Each workshop participant brings home an original Alain Briot fine art photograph!
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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!

Antelope Light Dance, Upper Antelope Canyon
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Kodak Pro 100 negative film

Your itinerary:
This two-day workshop will take place November, 15th and 16th 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 Monday morning, November 15th and we will travel together, caravan style, to the different photographic locations we have on our schedule. The workshop takes place in Page, Arizona. Page is approximately 5 hours North of Phoenix, along Lake Powell, in Northern Arizona. To participate in this workshop you will need to leave Phoenix immediately after the end of the Summit. The Summit will conclude on Sunday around 3pm.

Here is a detailed account of our itinerary:

Monday, November 15th
We will meet you in Page after Breakfast. 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 afternoon we will photograph hoodoos near Page.

Tuesday, November 16th
We will be up early to photograph sunrise over Lake Powell. After Breakfast we will spend two hours photographing Lower Antelope Canyon. After lunch we will start driving towards Flagstaff. We will find ourselves at Wutpaki National Monument for late afternoon and sunset. Wutpaki is located approximately 30 miles North of Flagstaff.

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. And, finally, you will have the opportunity to photograph Lake Powell at Sunrise and at Sunset. Lake Powell is world-famous for the incredible sandstone formations and for the unique colors the rocks take at sunrise and sunset. 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.

Photographing the Hoodoos
Photograph by Alain Briot

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, plus Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Anasazi Ruins, The Hoodoos, Wutpaki National Monument and more with Alain Briot and Natalie Briot

Antelope Arch, Lower Antelope Canyon.
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Photographic Skill Exercises
You will be practicing photographic skills exercises on Monday and Tuesday. You will receive handouts with a description of each exercise. We will go over the exercises, 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.

Bring home an original Alain Briot Fine Art photograph!
As a participant in this workshop you will be able to choose and bring home one of Alain's stunning fine art photographs, 16x20 inches matted size. This photograph will be individually numbered and hand-signed by Alain. You can even have it dedicated if you like. The cost of this matted, fine art photograph, plus tax and shipping, is included in this workshop. It is offered at a special "workshop participant price" reflecting a 25% discount over Alain's regular prices.

You can choose your photograph in two different ways:

- First, you can choose any of the photographs displayed on this site. In this case Alain will print the photograph for you and either bring it to the workshop (if you want to bring your photograph back with you) or ship it to you after the workshop. There is no extra charge for shipping your photograph. Due to limited space we will only bring your photograph to the workshop if you want to bring it back with you.

- Second, during the first print review Alain will present some of his recent work. You can choose any of the photographs Alain will show and either have it shipped or take it home with you. Cardboard and Crystal Clear bags will be available to protect your Fine Art photograph. The photographs Alain will present during the workshop will consist essentially of one-of-a-kind Artist Proofs. Selecting one of these photographs acquiring unique artwork which may either not be printed again or printed differently later on. Most likely these images will not be visible on this website before the workshop.

If you cannot decide between two or more of Alain's Fine Art Photographs we will extend your unique 25% discount to any additional photograph in any size. Additional 16x20 matted size Fine Art Photograph will be only $135 each for example. We can ship up to 3 additional 16x20 matted photographs for no extra cost.

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 at Sunrise
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Cost and Contact information
The cost of this once in a lifetime workshop is only USD $649 for both days or $399 for one day . This includes all Antelope Canyon fees: Navajo hiking fees for both days and entrance fees to both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal Park. It also includes a 16x20 matted size Fine Art Photograph by Alain Briot. You can choose your photograph from any of Alain's photographs on this site. Alain will also show a selection of his recent work during the workshop and you will be able to select one of these images. Your Alain Briot fine art photograph can be shipped to you or you can bring it back with you after the workshop. Shipping and/or tax for your limited edition photograph is included in the workshop fee.

All participants, whether photographers or not, must be registered, paying participants. No exceptions. If your spouse, friend(s) or family member(s) want to attend this workshop they need to register and pay full price. This policy is designed to control group size and insure you get the attention you deserve from Natalie and I.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Page and back and for your lodging arrangements. We can make recommendations regarding hotels upon request. Page is located approximately 5 hours North of Phoenix, Arizona. The closest airports is Phoenix. You can also fly in to Las Vegas.

To reserve your place in this workshop download your emailable Workshop Registration Form, in pdf format, by clicking here. You can also email Alain Briot at or call Alain and Natalie at 800-949-7983 or 928-252-2466 to reserve your seat. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. A receipt will be mailed to you the day after your registration has been processed.

Registrations are allocated 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 .

Things to keep in mind:
- 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.

Photographing at Wutpaki National Monument
Photograph © Ann McMahon 2004

- We will email you directions to Page and a list of hotels and campgrounds in Page when you register for this workshop. You will receive an email with the Monday morning meeting place and a detailed workshop schedule approximately 2 weeks before the workshop. We will also address meeting time and other aspects of this workshop during the Summit, in 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 an SUV as it is more suited to this kind of activity.

- 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. 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.

- We may photograph in active weather. If it rains it is possible the Navajo Nation decides to close Antelope Canyon. It is also possible we decide to change part of the itinerary in case of rain. Weather is part of a number of imponderable variables that are part of landscape photography. Presence of rain or active weather do not automatically mean the workshop is cancelled.

Print Review
A print review will be conducted during this workshop on Monday and on Tueday afternoon. Make sure to bring 5 prints of your work, 8x10" or above 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. This print review will not duplicate the print review conducted during the Summit. However, if you had your work reviewed during the Summit you can bring a different set of prints for the Antelope Canyon print review.

Instructor Availability
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.

Cancellation policy:
All monies are non-refundable. No exceptions. If you cancel participation in this workshop your registration fees may be transferred towards registration in another Beaux Arts Photography workshop under certain circumstances. If this workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund.

Sunset over Lake Powell.
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 400mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Liability Limitation
Beaux Arts Photography,, 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.