Subscribe to Alain's Newsletter, stay informed of the latest news
and receive Aesthetics & Photography Part 1-Seeing, in eBook format, FREE
plus receive 40 more Free eBooks by Alain Briot !


Beautiful-landscape.com Podcast


Click on the links above to listen to this podcast in iTunes or in your RSS reader

Or stay on this page and scroll down to listen to this podcast in your browser

1 - Description:
Professional Landscape Photographers and instructors Alain and Natalie Briot discuss the many aspects of professional landscape photography, from technical to philosophy, composition, art, marketing, equipment and much more. In this podcast Alain shares his 30+ years of experience in a series of discussions with Natalie Briot, his wife and business partner. This podcast also features readings of essays by Alain, excepts from Travis Terry Native American Flute CDs, video print reviews of fine art photographs, excerpts from Alain's tutorials, and more.

Alain and Natalie talk about running a landscape photography business, how to sell fine art prints, how to market photographs, how to know when you have a best seller, and how to address clients. Alain and Natalie also address the philosophical aspect of landscape photography, including their personal and unique approach to the art of photography. In doing so they contest a number of myths which, they believe, are holding back numerous photographers and preventing them from creating world-class images.

Join Alain and Natalie in this exciting, and at time controversial, series of conversations, both in audio and movie format. Not only is it well worth your time, it will also help you become a better photographer and will save you years of trial and error by providing you with Alain'sand Natalie's long time experience.

2 - List of episodes available in this free podcast -- click on the titles to listen or watch each episode

73 - Living in Navajoland-Part 6:
Coming soon
MP3 audio file
Coming soon
72 - Living in Navajoland-Part 5:
Hiking on Navajoland
MP3 audio file
NEW --> In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about their experiences hiking in Navajoland. They discuss how they explored areas of Navajoland where non-Navajos never go and what happened when they went there and photographed these unknown but beautiful and extremely photogenic locations.
71 - Living in Navajoland-Part 4:
The Non Judgmental aspect of Navajo Culture - Part 2
MP3 audio file
This episode is part 2 of 2 of the Non judgmental aspects of Navajo Culture. Natalie and Alain continue to discuss how living in Navajoland influenced their creativity and help them start their journey to business success.
70 - Living in Navajoland-Part 3:
The Non Judgmental aspect of Navajo Culture - Part 1
MP3 audio file
This episode is part 1 of a 2 parts series titled The Non Judgmental Aspects of Navajo Culture. In this conversation Natalie and Alain discuss how this aspect of Navajo Culture influenced their creativity and why it helped them start their photography business.

69 - Fine Art Photo Summit 2013 Slide Show
A slideshow about the 2013 Summit
Movie

This Slideshow presents the many different aspects of the 2013 FIne Art Photography Summit that took place in Page, Arizona. It also shows the locations we photographed during the Vision Field Workshop following the Summit. The Native American flute music is by Travis Terry. This slideshow is in movie format.For those of you who attended the Summit, this will bring back memories of this unique event. For those of you who could not join us, it will give you a good idea of what the Summit consists of. Enjoy!
68 - Marketing Fine Art Photography Interview
Gordon Lewis Interviews Alain Briot
MP3 audio file
Gordon Lewis interview interviews Alain Briot about his book: Marketing Fine Art Photography
67 - Living in Navajoland-Part 2:
The Grand Canyon Art Show
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie explain how they started selling Alain's photographs at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The discussion focuses on how they went from selling just a few pieces to selling so much they could not keep up with the demand. This podcast features valuable marketing knowledge and tips. Learn how to sell your photographs by listening to Alain and Natalie's talk about their years of experience selling fine art photographs in a world-class venue.
66 - Living in Navajoland-Part 1:
Starting a Photography Business
MP3 audio file
This is the first episode of a new podcast series by Alain and Natalie Briot titled 'Living and Photographing in Navajoland'. Alain and Natalie spent 7 years living and photographing in Navajoland. The focus of this series is to present the range of experiences they went through during this time. A variety of topics will be covered including living, working and photographing in Navajoland plus many more. This first episode focuses on how Alain started his photography business while leaving in Canyon de Chelly.
65 - The New Advanced Marketing Mastery DVD
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie describe the contents of the new Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD and explain why this DVD is important to sell your work successfully in the post-recession environment. Alain and Natalie also cover the following concepts:
- answering buyer objections
- the importance of limited editions
- how to price your work, how to manage your time and money
- how to run your business
- how to take care of your own destiny
and much more.

You can download the table of content for the Advanced Marketing Mastery W0rkshop on DVD Free, in eBook format, at this link: http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-DVD-Marketing-Advanced-SPO.html
64 - Travis Terry plays the Native American Flute
Movie
In this video episode the Native American Flute music of Travis terry plays to beautiful scenes of Antelope Canyon in Arizona. This movie will play in Vimeo. Travis Terry's music is available on iTunes at this link.
63 - Composition Mastery DVD Sampler
Part 2 of 2

Movie
This episode is a video sampler of the Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD. This is part 2 of 2. In this episode Alain continues to describe the contents of this unique tutorial on Photographic Composition and explains how it will help you reach the next step with your work. This movie will play in Vimeo.
62 - Composition Mastery DVD Sampler
Part 1 of 2
Movie
This episode is a video sampler of the Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD. This is part 1 of 2. In this episode Alain describes the contents of this unique tutorial on Photographic Composition and explains how it will help you reach the next step with your work. This movie will play in Vimeo
61 - Photoshop Layers Mastery DVD Sampler
Movie
This episode is a video sampler of the Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD. This movie will play in Vimeo.

A special offer for this new tutorial is availed at this link:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-DVD-Adjustment-Layers-Mastery.html
This offer is for the first 40 orders only. Place your order now before it is too late.
60 - Passion in Photography
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie talk about the importance that passion plays in creating successful fine art photographs. Alain and Natalie discuss the concept of 'passion in, passion out' and explain how your passion for photography will, in turn generate an equally passionate response in your audience.
59 - Why Personal Style is important
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain explains why having a personal style is important and how you can develop your own personal style. Alain also introduces his new tutorial, the Personal Style Master Class.
58 - Interview with Peter Urban
Movie
This episode is a video discussion between Peter Urban and Alain Briot. The discussion focuses on the publication of Alain's new book: Marketing Fine Art Photography. Alain and Peter talk about the importance of marketing your photography, and the most successful ways of selling your work. This discussion takes place in the context of Peter Urban's Smibs TV Fine Art Photography Review.
57 - Workshops question-answer session
MP3 audio file

In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot answer the most often asked questions about their field workshops and seminars. Alain and Natalie also talk about their approach to teaching and discuss the most important aspects of learning photography.
56 - Home Gallery
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about their home gallery, what led them to open it, how it is set up and how it is working for them.
55 - New Book:
Marketing Fine Art Photography

MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about Alain's new book: Marketing Fine Art Photography.

Their discussion covers the contents of the book, and how it applies both to photographers who are selling their work and to photographers who are not selling their work.

An enjoyable discussion on a subject that is rarely addressed by photographers.
54 - 2011 Photography Summit
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot present the 2011 Beaux Arts Photography Summit which takes place in Death Valley, California, in November 2011.

This is the first time that we offer this yearly event in Death Valley with field workshops to the Eastern Sierra Nevada and Mono lake, some of the most beautiful locations on Earth.

Our presenters and teachers are Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, Mark Nelson and Tony Sweet. A biography of all teachers and presenters is at the Summit link
53 - Year-end Achievements
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about the importance of measuring and celebrating your achievements at the end of the year.

Alain and Natalie also take this opportunity to discuss the learning process, what differentiates beginners from achieved photographers and more.

52 - New Year Resolutions
MP3 audio file

In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about New Year resolutions designed to help you improve your photography.

These resolutions range from setting goals for your photography to working on specific projects, deciding what you want to learn this year, studying the work of specific artists and much more.
51 - Route 66 Workshop
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot talk about their December 2010 Route 66 Workshop.

The focus on this conversation is the unique aspect of this workshop and the creativity and artistic freedom that attending this workshop brought to the participants. Alain and Natalie also talk about the history of Route 66.
50 - Studying Fine Art Photography
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot discuss how to study Fine Art Photography effectively.

Topics include how to find a teacher that you like, what to look for in a workshop, understanding what is Fine Art Photography, and much more.

49 - Apple iPad first impressions
MP3 audio file

In this episode Alain and Natalie Briot share their first impressions using the new Apple iPad 64gb

Alain and Natalie look at what the iPad offers when compared to the iPod, iPhone, laptops and desktop computers.
48 - Commercial and Fine Art Audiences
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie talk about the differences and the difficulties involved when you are creating work for a commercial and for a Fine Art Audience.

Because these 2 audiences have very different needs, you have to use a different approach, or methodology, for each of them.

Alain and Natalie discuss what these different needs are and present several proven approaches that will help you be create work that will be successful with these two audiences.
47 - Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD introduction
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie talk about the new Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD.

Alain describes what led him to create this new tutorial and Natalie comments on her experience listening and studying with this new tutorial.

Alain and Natalie also talk about the unique aspects of this new tutorial and explain why using layers is a requirement when the goal is the creation of Fine Art Photographs.

A special offer for this new tutorial is availed at this link:

http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-DVD-Adjustment-Layers-Mastery.html

This offer is for the first 40 orders only. Place your order now before it is too late.
46 - The difficulty of Judging the Arts
MP3 audio file
In this episode Alain and Natalie talk about the difficulties involved with judging art in general and Fine Art Photography in particular
45 - Smibs Interview - Part 2
Movie
Part 2 of Alain's interview with Peter Urban. The interview was done at Alain's home and studio in Arizona. During this interview Alain talks about how he started his photography business, his passion for photography, and many other aspects of being a professional photographer.
44 - Smibs Interview - Part 1
Movie
Part 1 of Alain's interview with Peter Urban of Smibs TV. The interview was done at Alain's home and studio in Arizona. During this interview Alain talks about how he started his photography business, his passion for photography, and many other aspects of being a professional photographer.
43 - Practicing photography as Art
MP3 audio file
A discussion between Alain and Natalie Briot on the subject of practicing photography as art. Alain and Natalie also go over what is Fine Art Photography and provide elements to define it.
42 - How we teach photography as Art during our workshops
MP3 audio file
A discussion between Alain and Natalie Briot on the subject of teaching photography as art during their workshops. Alain and Natalie discuss the dual focus they place on photography (technical and artistic) and how they implement this focus during their workshops. Alain and Natalie also go over what takes place during their workshops, and cover the extensive teaching contents of their workshops including syllabus, exercises, handouts, and much more.
41 - Prospering during the Recession
MP3 audio file
A discussion between Alain and Natalie Briot on the subject of how to prosper (not just survive) during the current recession. Alain and Natalie discuss the changes they made in order to continue running a successful photography business during the recession.

Alain and Natalie also make recommendation to help you not only survive the recession, but also enjoy yourself and benefit from this recession.
40 - Review of a photograph by Johnny Eades
Movie
September 2009 Fine Art Photography video review. The subject is a photograph taken by Johnny Eades.
39 - Review of a photograph by Peter Puna
Movie
A discussion between Alain, Natalie and Venus Kondos during which we discuss a photography technique that I call "Landscape Blurs".

Earlier this year I wrote an essays describing the techniques I use to create my Landscape Blur images. This essay is available Free by subscribing to my Free newsletter. The newsletter subscribe link is at the top of each page on my website. You receive a link and password for the download area immediately after you subscribe to my newsletter. This essay is in PDF format with illustrations.

38 - Talking about Landscape Blurs
MP3 audio file
Alain describes how he uses the 'blurs' technique to create a different kind of landscape photographs.
37 - Review of a photograph by Max Hertelendy
Movie
July 2009 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Max Hertelendy.
36 - Review of a photograph by Susan Silberberg
Movie
May 2009 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Susan Silberberg Peirce.
35 - Marketing photography in today's challenging economy
MP3 audio file
In this podcast Alain and Natalie Briot discuss the importance of marketing your photographs if you want to generate sales with your photography.

This podcast is also an introduction to a major update of Alain Briot's Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD. This update is free to all Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD owners.

34 - Review of a photograph by Daniel Rice
Movie
April 2009 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Daniel Rice.
33 - Review of a photograph by Allen Lenth
Movie
February 2009 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is two photograph taken by Allen Lenth.
32 - Success in Art
MP3 audio file
What makes an artist successful? What are the qualities and the knowledge necessary to succeed in art and in photography? These questions are particularly interesting when asked in the context of the current economic recession. What makes someone successful is not necessarily tied to economic conditions. Instead, it is also tied to personal qualities, knowledge and to setting specific goals.

In this hour-long audio recording, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot and Venus Kondos explore what makes artists successful and discuss at length the subject of Success in Art.

If your interest is learning how to succeed as an artist, or if you are simply curious as to why some artists succeed and not others, you do not want to miss listening to this podcast.

31 - The 2008 Bryce Canyon Summit
MP3 audio file
Review of the 2008 Bryce Canyon Fine Art Printing Summit presented as a conversation between Alain Briot, Natalie Briot and Venus Kondos.
30 - Review of a photograph by Bob Fields
Movie
December 2008 Fine Art Photography review. The subject are two versions of the same photograph taken by Bob Fields, one in color the other in black and white. In this review I explain which of the two I like best and why.
29 - Review of a photograph by Chris Sandberg
Movie
November 2008 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph of Monument Valley taken by Chris Sandberg.
28 - Finding the Personal in Art
MP3 audio file
Audio recording of a presentation I gave on the subject of "Finding the Personal in Art for artists and collectors". This presentation looks at how we can find the personal in art as artists and as art collectors. My approach in this presentation is unique since so far I have looked at art only from the perspective of the artist. Looking at art from both the artist and the collector's perspective reveals that both have to contend with similar issues.
27 - Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD Sampler - Audio sampler
MP3 audio file
Introduction and audio description of the new Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD. This podcast describes the central concept behind the Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD.

The Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD is aimed at helping you rediscover composition. Composition is not what you thought it to be. It is much more than organizing objects in a frame.

26 - Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD Sampler - Video sampler
MP3 audio file

The Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD is now available. Over one year in the making it focuses on composition through the study of the 29 separate steps that I follow to create my fine art landscape photographs.

In this workshop on DVD, instead of approaching composition the "traditional" way, which is to focus on the rules of composition (the golden rule, the rule of thirds, etc.) I approach composition as being everything that affects the contents of your photographs.

In this context I look at the palette that you select, the light you prefer, the contrast level you find most attractive, your choice of color, black and white or color monochrome, your knowledge of natural events and natural light, your favorite lenses and equipment, your research of specific locations and much more.

25 - Review of a photograph by Robert Cook
Movie
This is the February 2007 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Robert Cook.
24 - Natalie talks about what inspires her
Part 3 of 3

MP3 audio file
This is part 3 of this series on inspiration.In this episode Natalie talks about what inspires her.
23 - Alain talks about what inspires him
Part 2 of 3

MP3 audio file
This is part 2 in this series on inspiration. In this episode Alain discusses his sources of inspiration.
22 - Introduction to Inspiration
Part 1 of 3

MP3 audio file
This is the introduction (part 1) of a series of 3 episodes on inspiration.
21 - Review of a photograph by Michael
Movie
This is the January 2007 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Michael.
20 - Review of a photograph by John Adler
Movie
This is the December 2006 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by John Adler.
19 - Review of a photograph by Jason Keefe
Movie
This is the November 2006 Fine Art Photography review. The subject is a photograph taken by Jason Keefe.
18 - Introduction to Alain free online print review
MP3 audio file
In this podcast Alain Briot presents his new print review program.This free review is open to any photographer. To participate all you need to do is submit your photographs for review over email.

Simply email your photograph, in jpeg format, 500 pixels maximum dimension, to alain@beautiful-landscape.com

17 - Introduction to the Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
MP3 audio file

In this podcast Alain Briot presents his new Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD. This recording is actually the introduction to the DVD, step 1 of Alain's 29 steps process towards learning how to successfully sell your work.

Selling your photographs can be rewarding, and it can also be challenging. Why? Because you have to know how to do it well in order to be successful and turn your venture into a financially rewarding endeavor.

In the introduction Alain describes the different venues you can use to market your work.

The Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD is similar to attending Alain's Marketing Mastery Seminar except you do not need to travel (which saves you a significant amount of money) and you can listen and study each presentation as many times as you like (instead of just once during the seminar).

16 - Being an Artist - Part 3 of 3
MP3 audio file
Alain reads one of his most popular essays: Being an Artist. This essay is featured in Alain's book: Mastering Landscape photography. The book is available on Alain's website at alainbriot.com, on Amazon.com and in other bookstores.
15 - Being an Artist - Part 2 of 3
MP3 audio file
Alain reads one of his most popular essays: Being an Artist. This essay is featured in Alain's book: Mastering Landscape photography. The book is available on Alain's website at alainbriot.com, on Amazon.com and in other bookstores.
14 - Being an Artist - Part 1 of 3
MP3 audio file
Alain reads one of his most popular essays: Being an Artist. This essay is featured in Alain's book: Mastering Landscape photography. The book is available on Alain's website at alainbriot.com, on amazon.com and in other bookstores.
13 - Alain Briot talks about his approach to Raw Conversion
MP3 audio file
Alain discusses how he approaches raw conversion and what he likes in a raw file. This is a foundational statement about Alain's workflow.This is part of the tutorial showing the 28 unique steps Alain follows from Raw to final print available on the Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD
12 - Travis Terry Grand Canyon Music CD
Audio Sampler

MP3 audio file
Music samples from all 13 musical compositions on Travis Terry Grand Canyon music CD. Travis' Native American Flute Music will take you on a journey of discovery through the Grand Canyon. This CD features 13 entirely new compositions not published anywhere previously. Each composition was inspired by the landscape, culture and spirit of Grand Canyon.
11 - Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD
Video Sampler

Movie
This is a sample of the Video files on the new Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD. The DVD features over 40 hours of audio and video presentations. This link opens the movie in Vimeo.
10 -Twelve Master Files CD1 Sampler
Movie
This is a sampler of Alain Briot's Twelve Master Files CD1. The sampler shows a segment of Alain's Tutorial Movie from the CD. This link opens the movie on this site.
9 - Twelve Master Files CD1 Sampler
Movie
This is a sampler of Alain Briot's Twelve Master Files CD1. The sampler shows a segment of Alain's Tutorial Movie from the CD. This link opens the movie in Vimeo
8 - Alain Briot Interviewed by Jeff Ball
MP3 audio file
Interview of Alain Briot by Jeff Ball. It is quite extensive and covers topics ranging from Alain's teaching style to Alain's view on digital photography.
7 - Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD
Video Sampler

Movie
Sample of the Video files on the new Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD. The DVD features over 40 hours of Video presentations. This link opens the movie on this site.
6 - Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD
Audio Sampler

MP3 audio file
This is a sample of the audio files on the new Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD. The DVD features over 40 hours of audio presentations.
5 - Travis Terry Navajoland Music CD
Audio Sampler

MP3 audio file
Music samples from all 9 musical compositions on Travis Terry Navajoland music CD. Travis' Native American Flute Music will take you on a journey of discovery through his home: Navajoland. Each composition is inspired by the landscape, culture and spirit of Navajoland.
4 - The Business side of Photography
Part 4 of 4

MP3 audio file
Alain and Natalie conclude their discussion on the business side of Landscape Photography.
3 - The Business side of Photography
Part 3 of 4

MP3 audio file
Alain and Natalie continue their discussion about the business side of Landscape Photography.
2 - The Business side of Photography
Part 2 of 4

MP3 audio file
Alain and Natalie continue their discussion about the business side of Landscape Photography.
1 - The Business side of Photography
Part 1 of 4

MP3 audio file
Alain and Natalie discuss the business side of Landscape Photography including how to sell fine art prints.
0 - Introduction to the Podcast
MP3 audio file
Introduction to Alain and Natalie podcasting series on professional landscape photography. This is the first episode of this podcast.






Copyright © Alain Briot 2011