One-on-One Studio Mentoring and Consulting Program
with Alain and Natalie Briot
1 - One on One Mentoring in our Home Studio
When you want undivided attention and teaching tailored to your specific needs, one on one study in our Home Studio is the answer. Natalie and I offer several opportunities to work with us personally in our studio.
Through our one-on-one program we can focus on every aspect of photography, from composition to conversion, optimization and printing, to matting and framing and finally to marketing your photography. We can focus on any one of these areas, or we can address all of them, as you like. Just let us know what you want to study and we will design a one on one program that meets your exact needs.
Our Mentoring program is infinitely customizable. Our goal is to answer your questions and provide you with effective solutions to the challenges you are facing.
During your visit you have complete access to my state of the art system, including software, hardware, papers, profiles, computerized matcutter, laser matcutter, mounting, framing and matting equipment, tutorials, etc. Natalie and I will work with you processing, optimizing, printing, mounting and matting your work in the exact same conditions, and with the exact same equipment, that we process, print, mount and frame my work.
You can also have your work reviewed, either work that you bring with you or work that we print during your visit. Your print review can focus on the artistic aspects of your work (composition, color palette, inspiration, etc.), on the technical aspects of your work (print quality, color quality, processing excellence, etc.).
We can also review your work in regards to marketing: selling, pricing, target audience. We can also work with you towards outlining a marketing strategy that meets your goals, both in regards to desired income and available time. Similarly, we can detail exposure opportunities for your work as well as what the best and most effective selling venues are for your work.
We also have an 8 foot wide screen projection system on which we can view and study your images or that we can use to project visual aides and conduct lectures.
Natalie Briot teaching how to frame a fine art photograph
2 - Home Gallery
During your visit you will also have the opportunity of visiting our home gallery. There you can see a large selection of my fine art prints and see the exact print quality in person. Web images, as displayed on this site, pale in comparison to actual fine art prints. For this reason seeing real fine art prints is the only way to truly understand, and appreciate, the print quality that can be created today with the latest digital tools and techniques.
Our Home Gallery features my work in several sizes, with different types of matting and framing. This gives you an overview of the different options available to you for sizing prints, and for matting and framing your work. You will come out of this experience with many ideas for your work and with a new level of inspiration for what you want to do next.
We also have a collection of fine art prints by other photographers that you are welcome to view. These include prints by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, David Muench, Charlie Cramer, Joseph Holmes and many more. Just ask us to see these and we will be more than happy to show them to you. Again, here too seeing fine art prints in person is the only way to truly assess their quality. Everything else besides the original print is a reproduction. Today, far too few photographers get a chance to see real prints. In our view seeing the real print is a must if you want to know what to "shoot for" when you print your own work!
Our Home Gallery
3 - Field work in locations near our studio
We live in an area rich in fantastic locations for photography. I have compiled a portfolio of images showing the main locations near our studio. You can see this portfolio by clicking on the logo below:
4 - All day, 1 on 1 studio Mentoring
This unique one-on-one Mentoring opportunity includes lunch in our Home Studio on the day of your visit. You have the option of scheduling two or more consecutive days if you want. You can schedule the date of your one on one Mentoring visit when you register, or you can sign up now and schedule your visit at a later time.
Because the number of days we are available for 1 on 1 Mentoring is very limited, we recommend that you reserve your appointment now so that we can schedule it at the time that is most convenient for you. Appointments are assigned on a first come, first served basis, so the sooner you sign up the more chances you have of getting the scheduling that is most convenient for you.
To sign up for this unique opportunity, simply use the Paypal Buttons below. You will receive an email notification after you complete your registration and you will then be able to schedule your appointment for the dates of your choice.
You have the option of signing up for 1 or 2 consecutive days. The two consecutive days option is the most popular because it saves you the most money and because we can cover more material over two days. We can also go over questions that you may have after the first day and that you did not think of before.
This offer is for full-day Mentoring sessions only. If you need a shorter session, we also offer one hour Mentoring appointments. Pricing for one hour sessions is available at this link.
Full-day, One on One Mentoring in our Studio:
Regular price: $1250
Start the year in Style price: $1150
2 consecutive days:
Start the year in Style price: $2250
you save $250
If you prefer not to use Paypal, or if you have questions that are not answered here, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 928-252-2466 (International) or 800-949-7983 (United States). You can sign up using any credit card. We can also answer your questions about our Mentoring program.
Michael and Natalie having lunch in our home studio during full-day consulting
Featuring Natalie's famous potato salad
After your appointment scheduling is complete, we will email you driving directions and information on how to enter our gated community.
Again, please don't forget that this opportunity is limited and that openings do sell out quickly. If this unique opportunity has your name on it, make sure to act now.
5 - Spouses and business partners
Consulting in our studio movie
If you sign up for in-studio Mentoring, your spouse/business partner can attend the Mentoring session with you for half of our daily Mentoring fee. This means the fee for both of you is only $1875 for one day instead of $2500, and $3375 for two days instead of $4500. You save $625 for one day and $1125 for two days.
You will need to call or email us to set this up because I don't have paypal buttons for spouse/business partner registrations. Our email is email@example.com and our phone number is 800-949-7983 or 928-252-2466 .
Click on the image above to start the movie
6 - Additional information
Click here to see a list of all the equipment, tools, software, etc. we currently use and to discover a list of exciting things to do and see in Arizona during your visit.
We look forward to working with you.
Alain and Natalie Briot
7 - Liability limitation
Mentoring fees are not refundable. If you need to cancel your appointment, we can reschedule it at a later time. There is no charge for rescheduling your appointment. Mentoring fees are not transferable towards our workshops and seminars or towards purchase of a product such as mats, portfolio cases, CD or DVD tutorials, prints, portfolios or other. Mentoring fees cannot be transferred towards purchase of the Mastery Workshop on DVD series.
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 the Mentoring 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 a workshop or Mentoring appointment due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that a 1 on 1 appointment over the phone has to be cancelled, we will reschedule this appointment at a time convenient for both parties. In the event of a a workshop or Mentoring appointment cancellation, airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this activity 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.
When doing marketing Mentoring, keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that you will generate a specific income in regards to your business endeavors. We provide you with solid advice based on our many years of experience. However, your specific business income is dependent on many variables that are not within our control. These include, but are not limited to, the locations where you decide to sell your work (such as shows, retail locations, etc.) changes in the economy, competition, political changes, suppliers, personal business arrangements, motivation, workload capabilities and numerous other variables. In our experience, we have noticed a definite relationship between hard work and positive outcome. Students who work hard and spend the required amount of time marketing their work (this amount of time is discussed during our Mentoring) regularly fare much better than students who work less and spend less time on their marketing.
In regards to 1 on 1 field work, as there is always an element of risk in any adventure associated with the outdoors, participants must be in good physical condition to complete hikes, climb hills and complete the other physical requirements of field work. Participants must bephysically fit and capable of participating in outdoor photography exercises in field locations, and must be aware of the risks associated with photographing in outdoor conditions and of the risks presented by the 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.
One on one workshops must be paid 30 days or less before the date(s) the workshop is scheduled for. Your registration is guaranteed only when we receive payment in full. Failure to provide payment in time will result in cancellation of your appointment or with your dates being scheduled for another student. Appointments paid 30 days or less before the scheduled date(s) must be paid in cash.
By joining this one on one program 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, income or expenses thereof associated with participation in this program. I also acknowledge that Alain and Natalie Briot have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.
We reserve the right to change these policies at any time.
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