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Arches and Canyonlands Fine Art Photography Summit
November 7th to 10th, 2014 in Moab, Utah,
Followed by the Vision Field Workshop on November 11th to 13th

Organized by Alain and Natalie Briot
with Vincent Versace, 2014 Guest Instructor


This is the 12th Annual Fine Art Photography Summit

The Summit is followed by the three-day Photographic Vision Field Workshop
to Canyonlands and Navajoland focusing on little-known and extremely photogenic locations

Details of the Photographic Vision Field Workshop are below

1 seat available for Summit due to cancellation

Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Summit

Announcing an exciting, photographic-instruction oriented field workshop with professional photographer and instructors Alain Briot and Vincent Versace. This event covers both the technical and artistic aspects of photography. The emphasis is on using technical excellence to develop a personal vision and photographic style. The goal is to help you learn how to create photographs that are uniquely yours.

During this feature packed, one of a kind event we will not only take you to some of the most photogenic locations in the world but also teach you how to best process and optimize your photographs to create fine art photographs that you will be proud to display. You will have the opportunity to study and work 1 on 1 with Alain Briot and Vincent Versace. And, you will return from this workshop with photographs that you will be proud to display and share.

The 2011 Fine Art Photography Summit was a blast! Got some great images, learned a lot and made some new friends. Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, Tony Sweet, Susan Milestone and Mark Nelson put up an excellent program. Mark Nelson, the guest speaker, gave us a glimpse of alternative printing processes and convinced me that Pt/Pd printing is in my future. We even had a cameo appearance by Vincent Versace during the print review!

Sounds like next year's summit will be in Moab, and the slate of speakers will be equally impressive to this year... time to start planning for it!

Stefano Lassini,
2011 and 2012 Summit Participant












Alain Briot

Originally from France, Alain has been photographing the American Southwest since 1983. Alain and his wife Natalie have lived in the Southwest for over 20 years. Their intimate knowledge of this beautiful area inspires them to photograph and to share their knowledge with others. Currently, Alain works with Phase One digital back mounted on a Haselblad Camera. His work is influenced by his training as an artist at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris.

In addition to creating Fine Art Photographs, Alain is a columnist for Luminous Landscape.com (Michael Reichmann) and several other web sites. His essays on photography are published and read worldwide. Alain also publishes the Mastery Workshop on DVD series, which are available on this site. Finally, Alain is the author of four best-selling books: Mastering Landscape Photography, Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity and Personal Style, Marketing Fine Art Photography and How Photographs are Sold. Alain's DVDs, books and eBooks are available on this site.

2014 Summit Presentations:
Alain will be giving the following presentations during the 2014 Summit:

1 - Photographing Arches, Canyonlands and other exciting locations near Moab, Utah
The Summit starts with a presentation by Alain about how to photograph Arches, Canyonlands and other exciting locations found near Moab, Utah. Using a selection of his personal work together with maps of the area, Alain will show you where to find the finest locations, tell you the best time to be there, explain which lenses to use and much more.

2 - Foundational image processing
During this presentation Alain explains the most important aspects of image conversion, processing and optimization by teaching you the workflow he uses in his personal work. At the end of this presentation you will have a clear understanding of how to convert, process and optimize your images. You will also be able to use the same workflow that Alain uses to create his trademark images known for their unique color palette, soft contrast and other characteristics specific to Alain's Personal Style.

3 - How Photographic Vision can transform your work
We often wonder how famous photographs were created. When we see a stunning image, it is tempting to believe that the location was fantastic, or that the light was incredible, or again that everything came together to create a scene propitious to great photography.

In reality this is rarely the case. While subject, light and opportunities are important , what makes a truly great photograph is primarily the photographer's vision. Using as examples famous photographs shown next to ordinary photographs of the same locations, Alain will show how Vision shaped mundane scenes into amazing photographs.

How did the photographers find the vision that guided the creation of these photographs? What was their vision? Would you have stopped at these locations and photographed them yourself? These and many other questions will bring you a new way of looking at photography and of creating your own images.

4 - Different visions, different photographs
Different visions for a specific subject can create completely different interpretations of the same subject. In this presentation, Alain will show examples from his work in which he interpreted the same location, scenery or subject using entirely different visions. The subject is the same, but the vision changes. The outcome are photographs so different that they seem to be taken with different subjects.

Photographers have used this technique for years, however it is rarely, if ever, discussed. This presentation fills this gap by teaching you both the thinking behind this approach and the techniques used to make vision reality. After watching this presentation you will be able to use this knowledge in your own work right away. You will also come out with a renewed sense of inspiration and of the possibilities offered to you by photography.

Alain's presentations on Vision are based on his new Mastery Workshop on DVD: Mastering Personal Vision. This DVD is the culmination of Alain's years of research, writing and teaching on Vision.

5 - Summit Participants photographs review
On the last day of the Summit, Alain and Vincent will review the photographs created by Summit Participants. Alain and Vincent will explain what works in each photograph and offer suggestions to improve them. Alain and Vincent will also use Lightroom and Photoshop live to demonstrate which techniques can be used to improve each photograph.

Personal Work
You can see a collection of photographs by Alain in his Online Portfolios. Alain will also have a collection of original fine art prints for you to see in person at the Summit.










Vincent Versace

Artist Statement: Lens as Brush, Camera as Canvas
Every artist has an instrument. Painters have their brushes and canvas, sculptors their chisels and stone, dancers their bodies. All of these instruments are used to express the artist’s individual voice and vision. For the photographer the instrument is a camera, the brush is the lens, and the canvas is the ultimate expression of artistic voice and vision being the final image.


Biography:
Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. His passion for natural light photography is manifest not only in his work but also through his role as a creative and technical leader, contributing to innovative breakthroughs across the entire digital image value chain.

Vincent’s passion for photography dates back more than four decades when, at the age of seven, his wedding-photographer uncle introduced him to the magic of the darkroom. Within two years, he had sold his first photo. Within ten, he had booked his first professional assignment. Today, based in Los Angeles, he divides his time between commercial and fine art photography assignments, teaching, and consulting for such suppliers as Nikon, Epson, Nik, OnOne, X-Rite, Adobe, Westcott and others.

You can read Vincent complete biography and Artist Statement at this link.

2014 Summit Presentations:
Vincent will be giving the following presentations during the 2014 Summit :

1 - Personal Work Presentation
In this first presentation on Friday evening Vincent will show a selection of his personal work and talk about the why and how these images were created.

Vincent will discuss the journey that he takes, or rather the journey that takes him, down the path of creating his images. From people, places and things, San Francisco to New York, Burma to India, infrared black and white to full-color visible spectrum, Vincent Versace will discuss his use of cameras, digital infrared black and white as well as the lenses he uses, the post processing choices software, and why he makes the choices he makes.  It is not about taking a photograph, but how to be taken by a photograph.

This is a fantastic opportunity to discover Vincent's work and find out what motivates his creativity.

2 - The File is the Sheet Music 1:
ExDR: How to Extend the Dynamic Range of Focus and Time

Dynamic range does not only apply to exposure. In this first tutorial Vincent will show you how to apply the concept of ExDR to focus, blur, and image structure This tutorial starts with the concept of image-harvesting added to the image editing process. Vincent will teach you the most aesthetic choices to make regarding light, shape, gesture, and color when you first take a picture.

Picasso said, “Art is the lie that tells the truth”. With that in mind, you will also apply techniques to create an aesthetically satisfying final image rather than a “historically” accurate one. You will also learn the approach of how the human eye “sees” to guide the viewers eye through the image.

Here are some of the concepts Vincent will explore in this presentation:
- How to actually shoot for ExDR
- The considerations you need to think about when harvesting photographs for ExDR
- How to assemble, as well as all the considerations you need to think about when assembling, an ExDR image.
- How to align when auto align says you can’t
- How to auto align layers so that the original composition is preserved
- How to bend an image using warp and transform
- How to extract the maximum amount of color from your image
- How to control the viewer's eye with contrast and sharpness

3 - The File is the Sheet Music 2:
From Oz To Kansas Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Know to Man

Black and white conversion techniques are like politicians making election promises: every one of them claims to be the penultimate solution to your needs. Regardless of their claims, you still need to create images that look like photographs and not like something the viewer sees as “something you did in Photoshop.”

Based on his best selling book From Oz To Kansas Almost Every Black and White Conversion Technique Known to Man Master black and white fine art photographer, Photoshop expert, and master printer Vincent Versace, will show the numerous ways to convert an image from color to hues of gray. Which approach works best –and why– are questions that may be asked but are rarely if ever answered. Vincent Versace will show you some of the best ways to convert an image to black and white without ever leaving the RGB color space.

In this presentation you will learn which methods give you the best results and when to choose a simple or a complex solution. Different images have different needs as they are converted to black and white, and Vincent covers them all, leaving no stone unturned in his quest to create amazing, timeless black and white images–and teach the reader how to do the same.

This presentation will cover Adobe Photoshop and Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. Vincent will explore all the options in Photoshop for converting color images to black and white, and will explain the merits of each, including when one conversion technique is more appropriate than another. Versace shares the knowledge he’s gained from decades of research and real-world experience to help you take black and white images from "good enough" to fine art quality.

4 – The File is the Sheet Music 3:
The Print is the Symphony

Just because a photograph looks great on a monitor does not mean it is going to look great as a print. In this presentation Vincent, who was the original host of Epson Print Academy as well as Epson’s first beta tester, will discuss how to get the best possible print from your digital files. In this presentation you will also look at the merits of a RIP versus the printer driver. We will also look at different papers to see how the same photograph looks like on different substrates.

5 - Summit Participants photographs review
On the last day of the Summit, Alain and Vincent will review the photographs created by Summit Participants. Alain and Vincent will explain what works in each photograph and offer suggestions to improve them. Alain and Vincent will also use Lightroom and Photoshop live to demonstrate which techniques can be used to improve each photograph.

Personal Work

You can see a selection of Vincent’s personal work at:
www.versacephotography.com
www.flickr.com/photos/vincentversace

Vincent will also have a collection of original fine art prints at the Summit for you to see in person.


Jeff Schewe teaching at the 2013 Summit

Summit Schedule

The Summit takes place November 7th to 10th, 2014 in Moab, Utah. The schedule for the Summit was designed by Alain and Natalie Briot with three goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements, exciting photographic opportunities ands a convenient place to conduct quality tutorials on image processing and fine art printing. Below is the 2014 Summit schedule:

Friday, November 7th, 2014
Registration, opening remarks and Keynote address

Registration
We will meet you in Moab, Utah, on Friday afternoon, around 4pm, at the Moab La Quinta which is the Summit hotel. The exact meeting time will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the Summit.

Opening remarks, Keynote Address and Moab Locations Presentation
After registration is completed, the Summit will start with opening remarks and keynote address by Alain Briot, Natalie Briot and Vincent Versace.

After the Keynote Address, Alain will present a selection of photographs from a variety of locations in the Moab area and in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. Alain and Vincent will explain when, where and how these photographs were created. The goal of this presentation is to help you become familiar with the different locations that we will be photographing. After this presentation you will have a very good idea about where you can photograph around Moab and what time of day is best for each location. Vincent will present a selection of his work and talk about what inspires him and motivates his creativity.

Vincent Versace

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Field photography & tutorial sessions

Sunrise: field photography session
You will begin your day with a photography shoot. You will have the choice of photographing Moab from different locations. We will discuss which are the best locations for sunrise during the presentation on Friday evening.

Morning : tutorials by Alain and Vincent (see the list of tutorials in the biography section above)
After breakfast we will meet in the conference room at the Moab La Quinta for a morning of tutorials taught by Alain and Vincent.

Midday:Lunch break
We will break for lunch around noon.

Afternoon: tutorial sessions resume
The tutorial sessions will resume in the afternoon and will continue until 4 pm. You will then have the opportunity to photograph Sunset near Moab or in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. We will discuss which locations are best ahead of time and give you detailed directions and other information for photographing these locations.

Evening: One on one sessions with Alain and Vincent
The conference room will be open in the evening for a supervised image processing session during which you will have the opportunity to work on your own images one on one with Alain and Vincent.
This is a unique opportunity to get personalized help from two experts in image processing.

Sunrise, Island in the Sky
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Summit

Sunday, November 9th, 2014
Field photography & tutorial sessions

Sunrise: field photography session
On Saturday you will have another opportunity to photograph Sunrise at a selection of locations near Moab, Utah.

Morning: tutorials by Alain and Vincent and (see the list of tutorials in the biography section above)
After breakfast we will meet in the conference room at the Moab La Quinta for a morning of tutorials taught by Alain and Vincent.

Midday:Lunch break
We will break for lunch around noon.

Afternoon: Tutorial Sessions resume
The tutorial sessions will resume in the afternoon and will continue until 4 pm. You will then have the opportunity to photograph Sunset near Moab, or in Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Again, we will discuss which locations are best ahead of time and give you detailed directions and other information for photographing these locations.


Evening: One on one sessions with Alain and Vincent
The conference room will be open in the evening for a supervised image processing session during which you will have the opportunity to work on your own images one on one with Alain and Vincent. This is a unique opportunity to get personalized help from two experts in image processing.

Sunrise, Arches National Park
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Summit


I want to thank Alain and Natalie for offering a tremendous 2011 Summit !

Thommy Andersen, Sweden

The 2013 Summit in Page, Arizona

Monday, November 10th, 2014
Field photography, tutorial sessions & Fine Art Photography review

Sunrise: field photography session
Again, you will have the opportunity to photograph Sunrise in the Moab area, or in Canyonlands or Arches National Parks, at some of the unique locations found there.

Morning: tutorials by Alain and Vincent and (see the list of tutorials in the biography section above)
After breakfast we will meet in the conference room at the Moab La Quinta for a third day of tutorials taught by Alain and Vincent. We will discuss what to look for in a Fine Art Print, which qualities are important, and how you can develop the ability to create your own fine art prints.

Afternoon: group photographs review
After lunch, we will reconvene in the conference room where we will spend the afternoon reviewing the photographs you created during the Summit. Each participant will present his or her work to the class. Participants and instructors will have the opportunity to offer critiques, compliments, comments and suggestions. This review is a fantastic opportunity to receive feedback on your work. It will be by choice only. You are free to decide to participate or not.

Final Closing remarks
Alain, Natalie and Vincent will offer closing remarks after the photographs review.

Sunrise along the Colorado River near Moab
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Summit

Photographic Vision Field Workshop
November 11, 12 and 13

Immediately after the Summit, Alain and Natalie Briot offer a three-day Photographic Vision Field Workshop to Navajoland. 

The Photographic Vision Field Workshop is designed to expand and build upon the concepts taught during the Summit by exploring the concepts of Vision, Creativity and Personal Style on Tuesday and then getting started designing and working on a personal project on Wednesday and Thursday.  

This Photographic Vision Field workshop is also designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to visit and photograph several of the most beautiful landscapes in one of the most photogenic locations of the American Southwest, including Canyonlands, the San Juan River area, the Valley of the Gods, Hovenweep, Navajoland and more. These are incredibly photogenic locations that you will be exploring under the guidance of Natalie and Alain Briot who have lived and photographed in the US Southwest for over 20 years and in Navajoland for 7 years.  You will acquire new photographic skills by conducting Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises under the guidance of Natalie and Alain.

We will depart from Moab on Tuesday morning for this extended workshop experience.  Below is the schedule and teaching details of this exciting Photographic Vision Field Workshop:

Sunset, Needles, Canyonlands National Park
We will photograph this location during the Vision Field Workshop
Alain Briot

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Travel: 
We will start our Vision Field Workshop journey on Tuesday, in Moab, then travel with you to Indian Creek and the Needles district of Canyonlands with stops along the way for photography. Afternoon and sunset shoot will be in Indian Creek and in Canyonlands. All the information about travel arrangements for the Field Vision Workshops will be given to you at the Summit 

Presentations and discussions on Vision and Personal Style will take place during the day including at lunch and dinner time. We will stay in Monticello, Utah, that evening.

San Juan River Area
We will photograph this location during the Field Workshop
Alain Briot

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Travel:
On Wednesday we will travel from Monticello to Blanding, Utah. We will visit and photograph little known areas of Southern Utah including Hovenweep, the San Juan River, Petroglyph Sites, Comb Ridge and more. These are spectacular locations that are rarely visited and photographed. Sunset will be near Bluff, Utah. We will stay in Bluff on Wednesday night.

Presentations and discussions on Vision and Designing a Personal Project will take place throughout the day including at lunch and dinner time.  We will stay in Bluff on Wednesday night.

Photographic Instruction:
- How to refine your vision and personal style
- How to design and start a personal photography project

I enjoyed the Summit and Field workshop very much and got a lot out of both.  Every aspect was well planned, well organized and the instructors of the highest caliber.  I look forward to future summits and the possibility of one on one instruction.

Thanks and stay well,

Glenn Gilchrist
Summit Participant

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Travel:
On Thursday, we will travel from Bluff to Monument Valley with many stops along the way. We will explore the Valley of the Gods and later the Goosenecks of the San Juan River. We will photograph Sunset at Monument Valley, one of the Jewels of the Southwest and a fitting ending for a superb photographic itinerary filled with fantastic possibilities for unique photography.

If you like little known locations and places where you don't see other photographers, then Thursday will be one of the highlights of this trip for you. The remoteness of this area means it is a visual paradise that is still little known and photographed. You are guaranteed to return with images that few people have taken! 

The Vision Field Workshop ends after Sunset. You can stay in Monument Valley that evening or start driving back to your destination after sunset.

Photographic Instruction:
- How to design and start a personal photography project

Monument Valley
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Vision Field Workshop

Additional Information

About Photographic Instruction
The instruction during the Summit and the Vision Field Workshops will consist of tutorials, presentations, question-answer sessions and photographic skills exercises. You will receive a class syllabus, a detailed itinerary, a list of field exercises, plus several other handouts covering the subjects that we will study at the start of the Summit and at the start of the Vision Field Workshops.

During the Summit, all photographic instruction will be done at the Summit Hotel, in the conference room. We will cover how to photograph the Moab area during the Summit, we will go over the specific challenges offered by each location, and will teach you how to overcome these challenges so you create professional photographs. You will then have the opportunity to visit these locations on your own, and you will have the freedom to select the location(s) of your choice. Once back at the Summit Hotel we will help you convert, optimize and print your photographs. The last day of the Summit we will review your work. The photographic review, which is optional, is always one of the highlights of this unique event.

Alain and Vincent will also be photographing during the Summit so you may find yourself photographing with them depending on your choice of locations. Of course you will be photographing with Alain if you attend the Vision Field workshops.

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, if you want to learn how to best convert your photographs RAW, prepare them in Photoshop and other programs and create Fine Art Prints don't hesitate another second: sign up now. This event is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Location:
We will meet you in Moab, Utah at the Moab La Quinta.  A special room rate is available to participants. All location shoots during the Summit will be in the Moab, Utah, area and in Navajoland. All tutorial and review sessions will be conducted at the Moab La Quinta.

Number of participants:
The number of participants for the 2014 Summit is strictly limited to 50.  This limit is set to insure a low participant to instructor ratio as well as a pleasant experience.  Keep in mind that the Summit is a seminar-style event, and not a field workshop. Field Photography during the Summit is on your own. The Vision Field Workshops after the summit, which are limited to fewer participants, are guided by Alain and Natalie Briot.

What you will need
- A digital camera or a film camera and a digital camera. Photographers using any format cameras, from 35mm to medium format, 4x5 and other are welcome. If you only shoot film, you can bring scans of your photographs to work on during the Summit.
- A laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop plus any other imaging software you currently use.
- A USB Flash drive to transfer files for the Fine Art Photography Review
- A vehicle as you are responsible for your own transportation to Moab and to the locations we will be photographing.

Cost and Contact information
Summit alone, regular price: $1095. $995 only during our "Early Bird" special offer. You save $100!
Photographic Vision Field Workshops alone: $499 per day or $1197 for all three days.
Summit + 3 days Field Workshops: $2292 regular price. $1892 only during the special offer. You save $400!

If you attended the Summit in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 you receive $100 off the regular price registration fee. Be sure to mention that you are a Summit Alumni when you register (email or call).

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Moab and back and for your lodging arrangements. We will email you a list of accommodations in Moab when you register. The closest large airport is Salt Lake City, Utah which is located approximately 4 hours from Moab.

How to Register:

There are four ways to register for the 2014 Moab Fine Art Photography Summit:

1- Use the paypal buttons below:

2014 Fine Art Photography Summit:
Regular price: $1195

Limited Time Special offer:
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2 - Download the Summit registration form PD by clicking here
3 - Email Alain at alain@beautiful-landscape.com
4 - Call us toll free at 800-949-7983 (USA) or 928-252-246 (international) and register over the phone

We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover. A receipt will be mailed to you after your registration is processed and you will receive a confirmation over email.

Registrations are allocated on a first come, first served basis. This even is in high demand and we recommend you act now because the Summit and the Photographic Field Vision Workshops sell out quickly. Usually the Summit + Photographic field workshops sell out first because we accept a smaller number of participants to the field workshops. Therefore, if you want to attend both the Summit and the field workshops you need to act now to be sure you have a seat in both.

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 us at 800-949-7983 or 928-252-2466. We are located in Arizona.

Delicate Arch, Arches National Park
Alain Briot
You will have the opportunity to photograph this location during the Summit

How to make your hotel reservations in Moab, Utah:

Summit participants benefit from a special group rate at the Moab La Quinta, the Summit Hotel. You will be emailed the hotel contact information (phone, email and address) as well as the code to get your discounted rate, after you register. There is of course no obligation for you to stay at the Summit hotel. You are free to stay at any other hotel you like. There are many hotels to choose from in Moab, all within short driving distance from the Summit hotel.


The 2014 Summit Hotel is the Moab La Quinta Inns & Suites

Things to keep in mind:
- Food, lodging, transportation and park entrance fees are not included. While most participants stay at a hotel, some occasionally decide to camp. Similarly, some participants may want to eat with the group while others may prefer to be on their own. Finally, some participants may want to return several times to one location, while others may not want to visit this location. This arrangement provides for maximum flexibility while keeping the cost of this workshop to a minimum. It also gives you maximum freedom in planning your meals and give you time by yourself if you choose.

- We will email you directions to Moab as well as a list of hotels in the Moab area when you register for the Summit. You will receive an email indicating our Friday evening meeting time as well as additional information approximately 2 weeks before the Summit.

- A passenger car is suitable for this workshop because 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 lectures, meetings, print reviews, meals, travel, the vision field workshop and all other aspects of this event. For further details read our Workshop FAQ.

- We do not carry cell phones because coverage is often unreliable or unavailable in the remote locations where we will be photographing. Instead, we use walkie-talkies to communicate with each other during field workshops, 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 Summit. Please set your walkie-talkie to channel 4-5.

Oljeto
Alain Briot
San Juan River area

Cancellation policy
All monies are non-refundable. If you need to cancel participation in this event, either the Summit, the Vision Field Workshops or both, your registration fee can be transferred in full towards participation in another workshop taught by Alain and Natalie Briot. 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 or towards consulting fees. If this event is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund. By registering for this event you agree to this policy.

Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands
Alain Briot
We will photograph this location during the Vision Field Workshop

Liability Limitation
Beaux Arts Photography, Beautiful-Landscape.com, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, their guides, guest presenters 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 you acknowledge that you 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, Beautiful-Landscape.com, Alain Briot and Natalie Briot will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. You also acknowledge that your participation in this workshop is subject to acceptance by the organizers and that Alain and Natalie Briot have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.


Not sure if you want to attend this event?

Click on the links below to see more photographs of the locations we will photograph:
1 - Arches and Canyonlands
2- San Juan River area
3 - San Juan River


and:
Click here to see photographs taken during the 2013 Summit

Also, be sure to read this essay:
10 Reasons why you need to attend the Fine Art Summit


Vincent Versace



Mark Nelson teaching at the 2011 Fine Art Summit in Death Valley, California



Text and Photographs copyright © 2014 Alain Briot and Vincent Versace

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