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Joshua Tree Workshop
May 17th to 21st, 2013


This is a unique 5 day Workshop in Joshua Tree National Park, California

An exclusive field workshop with two of the Southwest's finest landscape photography instructors
This workshop is apropriate for all photographers regardless of camera format or level of experience

Open to 12 photographers maximum

1 seat left


Workshop Focus: Vision and Personal Style

Joshua Tree


I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop.
It was a great group of people who participated, your location choices were excellent
and I greatly appreciated your concise but very pertinent guidance and comments.
I learned a great deal.

Nothing was forced, there was no intimidation (except self-imposed),
and everyone sharedunreservedly of their knowledge,
work examples, and suggestions for better photography.

It was a wonderful mini-community that evolved in that short time.


John Sorce, Workshop participant
Workshops FAQ

Announcing an exciting, photographic-instruction oriented California workshop with professional photographer and instructor Alain Briot and art instructor Natalie Briot!
We are pleased to announce a brand new workhop, one that is quite different from those we have offered so far. This workshop focuses on Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas. During this workshop we will explore the photographic opportunities offered by Joshua Tree National Park. We will also visit Bombay Beach and explore the possibilities offered by the nearby Salton Sea area.

Wild Horses and Joshua Trees

Your itinerary:
This workshop will take place May 17th to 21st, 2013. We will meet you in Twenty Nine Palms, California which will be our base for the entire workshop. The itinerary for the workshop was designed by Natalie and I with two goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements and exciting photographic opportunities.

Here is a detailed account of your itinerary:

Friday, May 17th, 2013

We will meet in Twenty Nine Palms, California. The exact location in Twenty Nine Palms will be emailed to you after you register. After doing orientation and giving our first presentation of the workshop, on vision and personal style, we will photograph sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013
On Saturday we will spend the first of two full days photographing Joshua Tree National Park. This is a large area, with a a huge potential for the creation of unique and exciting photographs. On Saturday we will explore some, or all, of the following areas:
- White tanks
- Skull rock - sunrise or sunset
- Quail Run
- Ocotillo Patch
- Keys View
We will photograph both Sunrise and Sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013
On Sunday we will explore the the area around Joshua Tree. Our exploration will include visits to some, or all, of these areas:
- Palm Canyon Recreation Area
- Barker Dam
- Wister Waterfowl management area
Lunch will be in the field, and we will give several presentations during the day. We will photograph sunset at a location chosen during the day for its photographic potential.

Monday, May 20th, 2013
On Monday we will spend a second full day photographing Joshua Tree National Park. We will explore some, or all, of the following areas:
- Hidden Valley – sunrise
- Jumbo Rocks - one of the best locations
- Cholla Forest
- Cap Rock
- Barker Dam
- Belle - sunset
We will photograph both Sunrise and Sunset in Joshua Tree National Park.

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
We will photograph Sunrise in Joshua Tree National Park, at a location selected the day before for its photographic opportunities. The workshop will end after Breakfast to give you plenty of time to drive back to the airport and to your home destination.

Joshua Trees Sepia

Workshop Focus and Photographic Skill Exercises
The focus of this workshop is creativity and developing a unique style. These are very important areas of photography that are rarely taught in workshops. They are the areas that will make your work stand out from everyone else's work by making your work unique to you.

You will be practicing photographic skills exercises designed to help you strengthen your skills in this area during the workshop. You will receive handouts with a description of each exercise and we will go over the exercises with you, 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.

Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by!
Because this is a new and unique workshop, we expect seats to be in high demand. To be fair reservations will be 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!

Sunrise, Joshua Tree National Monument

Cost and Contact information
The regular cost of this once in a lifetime workshop is USD $1395. During our "Start the year in Style" Special offer it is only $1195. You save $200 if you register now. But Hurry because only 4 seats are available at this price.

PLus you receive a free copy of my Navajoland Portfolio DVD with your registration.

You are responsible for your own travel and lodging arrangements. We will email you a list of accommodations in the cities where we will be staying during the workshop, and a list of the closest airports when you register. If you need this information prior to registering simply email or call us using the contact information below.

There are four ways to reserve your seat in this workshop:

1- Use the paypal button below:

Alain Briot 2013 Joshua Tree Workshop

2 - Download the emailable Workshop Registration Form
3 - Email Alain at alain@beautiful-landscape.com
4 - Call us toll free at 800-949-7983 (or 928-252-2466 )

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. A receipt will be mailed to you the day after your registration has been processed. You can charge the registration fee in one installment or in 3 equal installments placed to your card a month apart starting when you register. Just let us know your preference when you sign up.


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 .

This workshop is for you if you have been thinking about studying photography under the guidance of Alain and Natalie Briot, two professional instructors, if you want to build up your photographic portfolio, develop your personal style, or if you visit and photograph locations that offer exciting and unique photographic possibilities.


Sunrise at Split Rock

Things to keep in mind:
- Bring clothing suited for a variety of temperatures, from cold mornings to warm afternoons. Also be prepared for potential rain and for active weather. To quote David Muench: "bad weather equals good photographs."

- 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.

- We will email you directions to Joshua Tree National Park as well as a list of hotels in Twenty Nine palms when you register. You will then receive an email with the Friday evening meeting place and a detailed workshop schedule approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.

- We will be photographing from 2000 to 4000 feet elevation on average. Normally the only problem you can expect is a slight shortness of breath. However the higher elevation is something to keep in mind if you live at sea level or you are prone to encountering physical difficulties at higher elevations.

- 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 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 meetings, print reviews, lectures, meals and all other aspects of this workshop. No exceptions. For further details read our Workshop FAQ.

- We do not carry cell phones. 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 (provided you are within a 2 or 3 mile range). 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.

Print Review
A personal print review will be conducted during this workshop. This print review will focus on composition, print quality, image optimization, personal approach to photography, and more. Make sure to bring 6 prints of your work, 10x15" or larger 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 Natalie and Alain Briot. 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 our workshops previously we strongly recommend you bring photographs created during your previous workshops.

Joshua Tree Sunset #1

Instructor Availability
We will be giving presentations, 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. If you cancel participation in this workshop your registration fees may be transferred towards registration in another Beaux Arts Photography workshop under certain conditions. Transfer of fees to another workshop is not automatic and is decided solely by Beaux Arts Photography as a courtesy. We reserve the right to decide whether to transfer your fees to another workshop or not. You must register for another workshop within one year from the starting date of the workshop you originally registered for. If you need more time we may be able to extend the transfer time beyond 1 year. Participants transferring from another workshop will be registered for this other workshop in excess of the regular number of participants. We can only accept two transfers per workhop. If you decide to attend a higher priced workshop, or if the workshop fee has increased, the difference in cost between the two workshops will be charged to your credit card when you notify us that you want to sign up for this other workshop. Your registration is guaranteed only when we have payment in full. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time.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. We cannot transfer consulting fees towards workshop registration. If this workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund. By registering for this workshop you agree to this policy.

Liability Limitation
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 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 and that workshop policies are subject to change at any time .

Joshua Tree




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