My Fuji X100s essay was updated with new information about raw conversion, power supplies, histogram in OVF and more. Check it out here.
My newsletter was sent out to subscribers today. If you did not receive it you can subscribe now by using the Subscribe button at the top of this page.
The February print of the month is available. Click here to see which print I selected.
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Antelope Canyon Workshop this spring. Details are at this link.
Update, Feb 27th: sold out.
A new podcast episode is available. This episode is part 2 of our two-parts series titled The Non Judgmental Aspects of Navajo Culture. You can listen to it now at this link.
In this new episode Natalie and I continue to discuss how living in Navajoland influenced our creativity and helped us start our journey to business success. Be sure to listen to Part 1 as well if you have not done so yet.
Our podcast is also available on Apple iTunes. The link to iTunes is on the Podcast Page.
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Death Valley Workshop this March. This opening won't stay available long, so if you want the seat you need to act quickly. The detailed workshop information is at this link. Update, Feb 22nd: sold out.
This page was updated with a photograph taken in the Sonoran Desert this spring. We will be photographing similar locations during the 2014 Southern Arizona Workshop. All the details are on the workshop description page.
The 2014 Arches and Canyonlands Fine Art Photography Summit with Vincent Versace is filling up fast. We only have 5 seats left for the Summit + Vision Field Workshop. Don't drag your feet too long if you want to join us or these will be gone. We don't want you to be disappointed. If you need us to hold a seat for you for a couple days while you check your schedule just email us and we will do that: email@example.com
February 8th -The 2014 Fine Art Photography Summit is announced
The Fine Art Photography Summit is officially announced today. This year the Summit takes place in Moab, Utah, home of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, and our Guest Speaker and Instructor is Vincent Versace. We have prepared an exciting schedule for you and we are proud to be able to say that this is our 12th consecutive Summit. You can see all the details at this link.
To attend this year's event we recommend you register right away. The 2014 Summit is already partially filled from our pre-registration list and by 2013 Summit participants. The Vision Field Workshops always sell out first, so if you want to do the entire event make sure to secure your spot right away because we expect this event to sell out quickly.
By registering now you will be able to take advantage of our limited time early registration special offer and save money in the process.
My review of the Fuji X100s is available at this link. This in-depth reviews covers my experience using this camera for over a month.
Free Raw and jpeg Fuji X100s files, straight from the camera, are available for you to do your own testing and evaluation. Read the essay to find out how to download them.
The February 2014 print of the month is available. Click here to discover which image I selected for this month. As with every new print of the month, you save over 25% by ordering now.
I received the first print copy of my 4th book:How Photographs are Sold - Stories and examples of How Fine Art Photographers sell their Work.
At this time a special pre-order special offer is available for both the print and ebook version. You can pre-order both at this link now.
The book will ship mid-February. A free sampler is available. This sampler features 44 pages in eBook / PDF format. You can download the sampler at this link.
The itinerary and registration information for the new Southern Arizona Workshop is now available at this link. We have started accepting registrations from our pre-announcement list so it is partially full already. If you want to attend, act now to prevent disappointment later. We have not offered a workshop to Southern Arizona in over 5 years so this one is bound to fill out quickly. Click here to read all the details.
Additionally, a new online gallery focused on Southern Arizona is also available.
New photographs of Natalie and I were posted on the Alain & Natalie Photographs Gallery Page today. These were taken at the crossroads of Easy Street and Lucky Lane in Carefree Arizona while enjoying the mild Arizona 'winter.'
My January newsletter was sent yesterday evening with new Start the Year in Style
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I published a new essay on my blog today: Reaching your goals in 2014.
My January essay, part of my monthly column titled 'Briot's View,' is available on Luminous-Landscape.com. This free essay is titled Hard Skills and Soft Skills and focuses on a little, if ever, discussed area of photography. I selected this subject for this month's essay because it is directly related to the concept of vision, vision being a soft skill.
Vision is the main focus of my writing at this time and has been for the past six months to a year. So much so that I consider 2014 to be the year of vision. Expect more essays on this subject as I continue my research, research that will culminate in the publication of a new Mastery Workshop on DVD: the Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD. I expect to have it ready to ship by mid year if everything goes according to plan.
In the meantime I opened a pre-registration list for what will be the 7th Mastery Workshop on DVD (you can see the entire collection here). Getting on this list is simple and carries no obligation: simply email me with at email@example.com with the words Vision Mastery in the subject line.You will be immediately added to the list and you will receive updates and special offers when this new tutorial is released.
This is 'car auction week' in Arizona and Natalie and I are visiting several of the auctions. Take a look at what we are seeing by visiting the 2014 Car Portfolio at this link.
Incidentally, I have added 3 new Portfolio pages. In addition to the 2014 cars Portfolio mentioned above, a Best of 2014 Photographs Portfolio and a 2014 Workshop and Consulting Portfolio are also available.
A number of important news for today:
1 - Our Spring 2014 workshops are selling out quickly due to the Start the Year in Style Promotion. As of this morning we have 3 seats left for Navajoland and 1 left for Antelope Canyon. These numbers are changing fast, so they may or may not be accurate after I post this. The bottom line is that if you want to join us and get one of the last seats in either workshops, and save $ money at the same time, you need to register now.
2 - The wait list for the new Southern Arizona Workshop is building up. We will be announcing the dates and the itinerary for this new five-day workshop this week. If you want to be on the list email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our home base for the workshop will be Tucson, Arizona. We have not offered a workshop in Southern Arizona in years, so we expect it to sell out immediately when announced. Southern Arizona has some of the best photography locations in the state, including Saguaro National Park, the Tucson Barrio Historico, Spanish Missions Architecture, wilderness areas, canyons and much more.
3 - The essays index list was updated today. I added a large number of essays that have been published on my Blog but were not referenced in the list on this site. I also added a new essay section on Marketing. Click here to visit the updated page.
Coming Soon:The 2014 Southern Arizona, Sonoran Desert, Spanish Missions & Barrio Historico Workshop.
Workshop focus: Personal Vision
Email to get on the waitlist: email@example.com
Our 2014 Start the Year in Style promotion is live. Click here to find out what it's all about!
January 5th, 2014
The January Print of the month was released today. YOu can see it, as well as the entire Print of the Month Collection, at this link.
January 1st, 2014
Natalie and I wish you Happy New Year ! Click on the New Year Card above to open a larger version. Feel free to keep it and print it if you want.
Happy New Year from Natalie and Alain
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Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD:
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Download the FREE Fine Art Photography Top 16 Free monitor wallpaper
My Fine Art Photography Top 16 is now available as a wallpaper for your computer monitor or iPad. This free download comes in 7 different monitor resolutions (from 30" to 12"), plus iPad resolution (1024x768). It is available in English and in French. Below is a small jpeg of this wallpaper. You can download it now at this link.