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What's New 2011- 2012 Archive

December 31st
Start the Year in Style: get $200 off registration in the Spring 2013 White Sands Workshop:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-White-Sands-13.html

December 30th
- New Blog entry
Gear is important, but expressing your personal vision is even more important. I explore the implications of this statement in a new blog entry titled Expressing your Vision or Collecting Gear? Not to be missed because it will save you money and help you create photographs you can be proud of! Don't just collect gear, use it!

December 27th

Only 3 seats left for the April 2013 Navajoland Workshop. You need to register now if you want to secure your seat. Click here to read all the details.

December 26th
New Blog entry: Proust, Art and Photography


December 23rd - Holiday Season Gift ideas
Our Holiday Season Special Offers and Gift Suggestions include:

Ebooks:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Ebooks-Books-1-2-3.html

Mastery DVD series special offers:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-DVDs-Collection-2.html

Workshops:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html

Our 2013 workshops will focus on Personal Vision. As always as a workshop participant you will be the first to learn about my latest research on Vision, do skill exercises to develop your personal vision, and participate in question-answer sessions about this important subject.

Our workshops are filling out quicker than usual this year so do not delay to register in those you are interested in.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

And, we have more gift ideas here:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-CD3.html

Three payments option: you have the option to pay for workshops and Mastery DVDs in 3 equal installments placed a month apart on your credit card. Call or email us to give us your information. There is no extra charge for this option and we ship your full order immediately: 928-252-2466 or 800-949-7983 and alain@beautiful-landscape.com

December 22nd - Happy Holidays from Natalie and Alain!
We wish you a Happy Holiday season from Arizona. May the coming year be filled with wonderful photographs and the completion of fantastic projects!

December 21st
Happy Winter Solstice 2012! To celebrate this important date in the yearly sun cycle a new photograph taken during our December Death Valley workshop is now featured on this page.

Visit this link to see a selection of photographs I created in 2012.

December 16th

A second photograph from our just-completed Death Valley workshop is now featured on this page. We had very good light during this workshop, resulting in dramatic photographs. Stay tuned as there is more to come, including a second photograph from Zabriskie point taken a few minutes after this one, but looking West instead of North-East for the one above.

December 9th

A new photograph from our just-completed Death Valley workshop is now featured on this page. This was a fantastic workshop with great light and wonderful participants. Thank you to all of you who attended the workshop. We look forward to seeing your own photographs.

December 8th

The December Print of the Month is available at this link.

December 7th

We just returned from teaching the Death Valley Workshop. Jacob Buchowski, one of our participants, posted photographs already and you can see them at this link.

The December Print of the Month will be announced this weekend.

November 27th

Looking for something inexpensive? Check out our Posters and eBooks.

November 25th
Take advantage of our Cyber Monday Promotion. It's only good today and tomorrow, and the Promotion page will disappear when it is over. Visit it now. It's just a click away...!

November 22nd
Natalie and I wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your support, your interest in my work and your passion for photography!

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues.
Cicero

Capitol Reef National Park in Fall Colors. Taken during the Fine Art Summit field workshops.

November 10th
We returned from the Fine Art Summit last night after a 9hr drive from Torrey, Utah to Glendale, Arizona. Natalie and I say 'Thank You!' to all of you who participated in this event. You made it a success! Also a big "thank you" to Jeff Schewe who was our Guest Speaker and Presenter and who did a fantastic job teaching us the intricacies of Lightroom 4.

We will be putting the finishing touches to the 2013 Summit and we will have an announcement shortly. Stay tuned!

Jeff Schewe, Alain Briot and Natalie Briot in Bryce Canyon
during the Field Workshop after the 2012 Fine Art Summit

November 1st
The November print of the Month is available. Check it out because it features a subject not offered in the print of the Month collection so far: November Print of the Month.

You can see the entire Print of the Month Collection at this link.

Moonrise at White Sands
Join our White Sands Workshop this Spring and photograph this location yourself. We have a few seats left.

October 28th
New free essay available: Why I Photograph Cars. This essay explains the reasoning behind my interest in car photography.

New Workshops were announced today. Visit the Workshops Destinations page to discover all the details

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New: Car Photography eBook by Alain Briot

October 26th
A new eBook is available: Car Photography by Alain Briot. For a limited time this new eBook is offered at a special offer price 20% lower than the regular price. Plus, you receive the new Car Photography eFolio, featuring 85 pages of stunning car photographs, free when you place your order. All the details are at this link.

If you are not sure why I photograph cars, the answer is in the free sampler you can download at this link.

October 15th
Due to a cancellation we have 1 seat available for the Fine Art Photography Summit this November. If this has your name on it don't delay as it will not last long. Here is the link to the Summit page description.

September 30th: New podcast episode
Natalie and I recorded a new podcast episode on the subject of Passion and Photography. Don't miss it!
Our podcast is available on this site as well as on Apple iTunes.

September 26th
New photographs were added to the Fall 2012 Antelope Canyon Workshop portfolio today.

Several updates were posted to the Personal Style Master Class Updates page. Just log on to the Updates page to access these updates.

September 23rd

Several new photographs were added to the Fall 2012 Antelope Canyon Workshop portfolio today

September 21st
A new Portfolio gallery titled Fall 2012 Antelope Canyon Workshop is available . This gallery features photographs created by myself during the workshop we just led a couple days ago. I don't normally create Portfolio galleries for workshop photographs, but this time the light was so incredible that I was able to get an above-average number of excellent images. I will be adding new images to this gallery over the coming week. Stay tuned and click here to visit this new Portfolio Gallery

September 3rd
The September print of the month is available at a special offer price at this page.

September 1st
The Summit is now sold out. The only fall workshop that still has openings in the Death Valley Workshop in December.

We do have seats for the Spring 2013 workshops although these are filling out quickly as well.

August 28th - Mastery Workshops on DVD Updates
New updates are available for all five Mastery Workshops on DVD:

1 - Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD: New Composition Example
2 - Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD: Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom LR4 quickstep updates
3 - Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD: Valiani Matcutter
4 - Personal Style Master Class Workshop on DVD: Can software help you create a personal style?
--- Personal Style Master Class Workshop on DVD: How can you find out if you have a personal style?
5 - Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD: Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom LR4 quickstep updates

Log on to the update area for each DVD to download these updates. They are free to all Mastery Workshops on DVD owners.

If you do not own one, or any, Mastery Workshop on DVD, a special offer is available that will save you a lot of money.
Click here to see the specifics of this special offer.


August 27th
: new essay and Reflections blog entry:
Using Color Harmonies in Photography, Part 1 of 9: Monochromatic Color Harmony.

In order to create a specific color palette for a photograph, colors need to be organized. This is done by using one of several color arrangements. These different color arrangements are called Color Harmonies. They are called harmonies because the goal of these arrangements is to create harmonious color palettes. Click here to read the entire essay.

August 24th
Only 1 seat left for the Zion Summit

August 20th: Personal Style Master Class available for order now
I am pleased to announce that the Personal Style Master Class is available for order now by clicking here.

A limited time special order is available for the first 50 orders. By taking advantage of this special offer you will save over 20% and benefit from several other advantages. You can also download a free 21 pages ebook at the same link.

Just don't delay because this is a limited time offer.

Alain

August 18th: How do you find out if you have a personal style?
This is a question I am asked frequently and I answer it in this third update for the Personal Style Master Class workshop on DVD. To download this update simply log on to the update page using the link, password and username I emailed you when you placed your order.

This update consists of 2 parts. The first part focuses on the stages of personal style development. The second part consists of exercises designed to help you test for the presence of personal style.


August 9th
New free Personal Style Master Class Update: Is software helpful in developing a style? Just log on to the Updates areas for the Personal Style Master Class to download this free update.

If you have not placed your order yet, it is not too late to take advantage of the special offer. Email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words 'Master Class' in the subject line and I will send you the link to the order and description page where you can also download a free 21 pages eBook table of contents.

August 4th
The August Print of the Month is available. Click here to see this month's choice.

July 19th
New:
The Alain Briot Artistic Success Achievement Pyramid. Click here to see it.

July 16th
New:
testimonials were added to the Testimonials page

If you don't have a personal style to separate yourself from the 'crowd' you will forever be nameless in the world of art. People will recognize the locations and the subjects you photograph, but not you.

Alain Briot

Click here to find out how to acquire a personal style

July 12th
The personal Style Master Class will be available for ordering by members of the pre-announcement list this Saturday on this website. If you have not looked at the pre-announcement page yet you can see it now at: http://beautiful-landscape.com/Thoughts102-Personal%20Style.html You can join the pre-announcement list by emailing at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words 'Master Class' in the subject line.

The pre announcement list is quite large, and the special offer will be only for the first few orders, so I recommend placing your order when you receive my email. If you are not on the pre-announcement list yet you can add your name to the list now by emailing me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words 'Master Class' in the subject line.

It is naive to believe that art is a literal reproduction of reality. Art is about imagination and about demonstrating the creativity of man.

Art is where the fancy of the artist can best express itself. Art is about anything except reality.

If one must have evidence, a simple linguistic analysis of the word reveals these facts.
Art is artifice.Art is artificial. Art is the opposite of reality.

Alain Briot

Click here to find out how to study art and acquire a personal style


July 9th: Free Print of the Month drawing
On the occasion of our 15th year in Business,we are offering a unique promotional drawing through which you can win a free 16x20 Signed and Matted Print from the Print of the Month collection.

You are automatically entered in this drawing when you place an order on this website.

If you win this contest, you will receive the Print of the Month of your choice.You can select any one print among the 112 prints featured in the Print of the Month collection. The choice is yours.

The value of this prize is $795, the price of a matted 16x20 mat size print of the month. If you win this contest this print will be shipped to you totally free. Worldwide shipping from our Gallery to your location is included, no matter where you live in the world. Just tell us which print you want.


Click here for more details.

July 10th:15 Years Business Anniversary
2012 marks our 15th year in business. We will have special offers throughout the year to celebrate and to thank you for your business. We could not have done it without you. Thank you!

July 7th - Personal Style Master Class update
The Alain Briot Personal Style Master Class is nearing completion. We are now in the 'home stretch' phase with only minor changes to complete, and we expect to release this new tutorial within the next week or so.

The goal of this new tutorial is to teach you how to develop a unique personal style. This is an extremely thorough tutorial featuring an large amount of information.

Right now a pre-announcement list is available. Joining this list is easy: simply respond to this email or send an email to alain@beautiful-landscape.com with 'Master Class' in the subject line. You will receive a link to download a FREE 21 PAGES EBOOK describing the specific contents of this tutorial. You will also benefit from special offers and from a lower price when the Personal Style Master Class is published. These special offers will only be made available to members of the pre-announcement list. Join now by responding to this email with the words 'Master Class' in the subject line.

July 2nd
The July Print of the Month is available


June 29th
The upcoming Personal Style Master Class Workshop on DVD
Click here to visit the pre-announcement page

A pre-announcement list is available for this new tutorial. Joining this list is easy: simply email alain@beautiful-landscape.com and I will add your name to the list immediately. You will be first notified when the Personal Style Master Class is released and you will benefit from a special offer price.

June 26th
This site was moved to a managed cloud server yesterday. This is an upgrade designed to provide you with faster loading speeds and virtually 100% uptime. The move was done around 4pm Arizona time on June 25th. The DNS (Domain Name Servers) should have fully propagated by now although I was told it can take up to 48hrs depending on location. Let me know if you experience anything strange. As I said the site's loading speed and uptime will be greatly improved. Cloud servers are the cutting edge in web delivery right now. If you are accessing this site with a wireless device --iPhone, iPads, other tablets and cell phones-- you will see notable difference in loading speed.

Mount Whitney from Lone Pine at Sunrise

June 23rd
A new essay titled 'Why Personal Style is Important' is available at this link. This essay expands on the Personal Style Master Class Announcement that I published on June 4th and adds important information on personal style that I did not include before.

June 15th

A free update to Lightroom 4 is now available for owners of the Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD and Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD. If you own one or both of these mastery tutorials simply log on to the update area to download this free update. The update consists of a Quickstep file in PDF format and of a 30' tutorial movie featuring the new Lightroom 4 features that I use in my work and that I recommend you use in your work.

A free update to Photoshop CS6 will be available shortly, also for owners of the Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD and Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD.

If you do not own these Mastery Workshops on DVD you can order them at this link as well as read all the details about contents, features, etc.

June 4th
The Alain Briot Personal Style Master Class announcement
I have now completed all the recordings for my upcoming tutorial titled The Alain Briot Personal Style Master Class. This tutorial will be available for purchase on this site in Summer 2012.

I have a pre-announcement list open for this new and exciting tutorial. Joining this list is easy: simply email alain@beautiful-landscape.com and I will add your name to the list immediately. There is no obligation to be on this list. You will simply be first notified when it is released and you will benefit from a special offer price and from gifts available only to those who place their order first.

Additional information about this exciting new tutorial will be available on this site soon. This is a major undertaking, being the largest tutorial I have produced so far. It consists of 19 separate steps, and I have been working on it since February 2011, nearly a year and a half ago.

June 3rd
The June 2012 Print of the month is available. As with all prints of the month, you benefit from the lowest price this print will ever be offered if you order now. My print prices increase regularly, so this is the ideal opportunity to invest in my work at the lowest possible price.

May 29th
An update to the Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD is available. You can download it by accessing the Updates area for the Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD.

This update fixes broken links in the PDF file titled "What I saw." These links became broken because the websites I linked to changed their page links. This essentially affected links located on the Kodak website.

May 14th

We just announced several new workshops for 2013. Check them out at this link.

May 10th - The Alain Briot Personal Style Master Class, first official announcement

I am working on a major tutorial called the 'Alain Briot Personal Style Master Class' which will be available for purchase on this site in early summer 2012. The short 'tips of the month' included in my free newsletter are vignettes extracted from this upcoming tutorial.

I have a pre-announcement list open for this new and exciting tutorial. Joining this list is easy: simply email alain@beautiful-landscape.com and I will add your name to the list immediately. There is no obligation to be on this list. You will simply be first notified when it is released and you will benefit from a special offer price and from gifts available only to those who place their order first.

Additional information about this exciting new tutorial will be available on this site soon. I am hard at work on it, and have completed over half of the tutorial at this time. This is a major undertaking, being the largest tutorial I have produced so far. It consists of 19 separate steps, and I have been working on it since February 2011, nearly a year and a half ago.

Additionally, if you are not receiving my free newsletter, simply click on the Subscribe button at the top of this page. Besides the free tips of the month you will also receive 40 free ebooks immediately when you subscribe.

May 7th
The May print of the month is available at this link. The special offer price is only available this month.

May 2nd
New workshops for 2013 were added to the workshops page today. Click here to see what is new.

April 18th
This page now features a photograph of Mono Lake. We will be photographing this fantastic location during our Eastern Sierra and Mono Lake Workshop this fall. There are only 4 seats left, so register now if you want to join us. Here is the link.

April 2nd

The April Print of the Month is available. Visit this page to see which photograph I selected for April and to place your order.

March 26th: 15 years in Business
Today marks our 15th year in business. We will have special offers throughout the coming months to celebrate and to thank you for your business. We could not have done it without you.

March 26th: Navajoland Portfolio Update
The Value of the Navajoland Portfolio increased by $1000 today. There are only 3 Navajoland Portfolios left available, out of an edition of 50, and the price increases by $1000 each time one is sold, until only one remains. The current price is $7700. The next one will be $8700 and the one after that $9700. A premium will be placed on the very last one: it will be sold for $15,000.

You can see the Navajoland Portfolio at this link.

March 25th: Workshops update
The April Antelope Canyon Workshop is sold out. If you planned to attend and let the opportunity slip by, email us: alain@beautiful-landscape.com and we will add you to the waitlist. If we get a cancellation we will let you know immediately so that you can join us.

We do offer another Antelope Canyon Workshop this September. All the details of this exciting adventure in the land of fantastic photography are at this link.

The Fall Death Valley Workshop only has 8 seats remaining. Act now if you plan on joining us.

A few seats are available for the Summit and our other workshops at this link.

Playa Patterns at Sunrise, Death Valley


March 15th: Workshops Special Offer (Limited Time)

Our workshop prices will be going up soon. To beat this increase, and to help you get the best price on your workshop registrations, we are offering --but for a limited time only (the expiration date is here)-- a 'Buy three get one free !' workshop special offer.

This offer is very simple. Simply use the paypal button to register, email us at alain@beautiful-landscape.com or call us at 800-949-7983 (US) or 928-252-2466 (International). Once you have completed your registration, let us know which workshops you want to join. You can select all 4 right away, or you can select one now and the others later. Your '4 workshops package' carries no expiration date, therefore you can join our workshops at your leisure, either as quickly or as slowly as you like.

Visit this link to read more details about how this offer works.

March 11th: New Death Valley Workshop
We just announced a new Death Valley Workshop. All the details are at this link. This workshop is already part full so don't delay if you want to have a chance to join us.

March 1st
1 - New Workshop
I just announced a new Antelope Canyon Workshop for this fall (September). The detailed description is on this page. Important: This workshop is already partially full due to pre-reservations. If you want to attend you need to register ASAP because the number of available seats is less than our regular workshops.

2 - Zion Summit with Jeff Schewe and Alain Briot
The Summit is almost Sold Out - You need to register now if you want to join us. There are only 2 seats left for the Summit + Field workshop combination, and 6 seats left for the Summit alone. All the information is at this link. Don't delay as we expect the remaining seats to sell out before the end of the week.

3 - Print of the month
The March 2012 Print of the Month is available. I selected another of my favorite photographs and as with all new Print of the Month originals, it is offered at the lowest price for a short time.

2012 Zion Fine Art Photography Summit:

Summit 2012: Zion, Jeff Schewe, Alain Briot, Escalante, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon
The Summit is Almost Sold Out - Register now if you want to join us !

February 16th:
The 2012 Fine Art Photography Summit offers a unique combination of locations, presentations and learning opportunities. The Summit takes place in Zion National Park, our guest instructor is Jeff Schewe, and the Summit field Workshops will take us to Bryce Canyon, Escalante-Grand Staircase and Capitol Reef National Parks.

Don't wait until this event is sold out to register. You know you want to attend, and things will not get better than this. This is the time to register because price will increase later this month. Here is the Summit description. Click on this link now to read all the details.

February 5th
The February Print of the Month is available at this link.

A new entry was also posted to my Reflections Blog today.

January 30th
As announced on my previous entry, the Print of the Month pricing has increased by $100 across the various options offered in the Print of the Month Collection (current print, previous prints, framed or unframed).

January 26th
As they do every year, my print prices increased today. This increase is reflected on the prices page.

The Print of the Month has not increased in price yet but will shortly. If you are not a collector yet this is a good time to start your collection before the Print of Month price increases. You can see the Print of the Month Collection at this link.

January 18th

It's car auction week in Arizona. We attended Barrett-Jackson yesterday and will be attending RM Auctions tomorrow then Russo & Steele the day after. You can see one of the photographs taken yesterday at the top of this page and more are being added to the 2012 Cars Online Portfolio.

January 15th
: White Sands Workshop Opening
Due to a cancellation, we have 1 seat available for the White Sands Workshop in March . If you have been waiting for an opening in this workshop, here is your chance to sign up. Click here to open the workshop description page with all the info.

January 5th: Start of the year special offers
To help you start the year we are giving you 3 special offers for the Mastery Workshops on DVD collection, for 1 on 1 consulting in our Home Studio and for the Advanced Marketing Seminar. All three offers give you deeply discounted prices on some of our most desirable learning products. A great way to start the year by getting the help you need to get your photography to the next step. Act fast as these all have steep limits for the number of orders we will accept.

January 4th
The January Print of the Month is available.

January 1st, 2012

Natalie and I wish you a Very Happy New Year and send you our best wishes for 2012.

To celebrate the first day of the new year I uploaded several new Online Portfolios Galleries this morning. These portfolios are found under the heading Images Created in 2012 even though they were created in 2011. The reason for this is that I started running out of space in my 2011 Online Portfolios. Call it artistic license. Click here to see these new galleries.

December 13th: Workshops Update
1 seat left for the Navajoland Workshop in April 2012
Limited seats available for our other 2012 Workshops
White Sands Workshop - Sold out

If you are considering attending a workshop in Spring 2012 we recommend registering now to avoid disappointment later on. These remaining seats will not last long.

December 9th
The December Print of the Month is available.

We just returned from teaching the Joshua Tree Workshop. This was the first time we taught this workshop and it went extremely well. Thank you to all the participants who joined us and made it a success.

We will be offering this workshop again in the future. If you are interested in attending simply subscribe to my newsletter or email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words 'Joshua Tree Workshop' in the subject line.

November 24th
We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

November 22nd: Book Publishing update
My publisher just emailed me that they started the second printing of my 3rd book Marketing Fine Art Photography. The first printing is nearly sold out.

My second book, Mastering Composition, Creativity and Personal Style was translated in Polish. The title is different and translates as Artistic Photography. There's also a Chinese version out there but I don't have a copy of it. In any case, if you read these translations don't complain of typos. I told my publisher that I wash my hands off the proofreading part!

November 12 - 2011 Death Valley Fine Art Summit Update
We returned from the Death Valley Summit yesterday. Natalie and I say 'Thank you!" to the Summit participants and instructors. You made the 2011 Summit a huge success.

I will have an announcement for the 2012 Summit shortly. The announcement will feature the location and the guest instructor for the 2012 Summit. We will also have an 'early bird' price for registrations received before the end of 2011.

Stay tuned, the 2012 Summit will be a very exciting event. Early registration is encouraged to guarantee you have a seat.

November 1st - Workshop update
We have one seat available for the Joshua Tree Workshop due to a cancellation. Click here to read the description and registration information. Act now if you want this seat because it won't last long. Update, November 2 : Sold out

October 29th: important news:
• Stunning November print of the month
• Three exiting new workshops

October 27th
NEW: Advanced Marketing Seminar
I am offering an Advanced Fine Art Marketing Seminar in April 2012. The goal of this seminar is to offer help that goes beyond the contents of my book, Marketing Fine Art Photography, by covering subjects and techniques not addressed in the book.

Detailed description and pricing is available at this link:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Marketing-Advanced%20-2012-1.html

October 26th: Read my Blog
Have you read my blog lately (or ever)? If yes, fantastic. If no, you are missing something because this is where I have been posting new essays for the past year or so.

The good news is the solution is simple: read my blog now. While you are there, sign up for the "follow this blog" opportunity on the lower right side. Here is the link.

October 23rd
Free eBooks updated to display perfectly on iPad, iPhone and other tablets and reading devices
Simply log on to the Free Newsletter Subscriber area to download the updated versions. If you do not remember your password email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com and I'll send it to you.

If you are not a subscriber yet, this is the ideal time to subscribe. Use the Subscribe button above. You will receive 40 free eBooks when you subscribe.

You can see the complete list of free eBooks, and subscribe, at this link.

October 18th

Announcing the Alain Briot Collected Essays Collection
For the first time all my essays are available as a collection of 8 ebooks. Each eBook features 30 essays for a total of 210 essays (7x30). Six eBooks feature my essays on photography, one eBook features my essays on marketing photography, and the eight eBook features a collection of my most popular quotes.

Except for a few seminal essays, this 8 eBooks collection does not feature the writings published in my 3 other books. I made this decision to prevent publishing the same writings twice.

A special offer is available for a limited time.

You can download a free, detailed sampler, see pricing and place your order by clicking here now.

October 13th
We just returned from the Zion, Escalante, Bryce and Capitol Reef workshop. This was a fantastic event. Thank you to all the artists who attended and made it such a success.

New: Alain Briot Publishing

I am proud to introduce Alain Briot Publishing. I will be publishing essays and books in eBook format under this new imprint. My first publication will be a collection of eight eBooks featuring all the essays I have written so far. This essay collection is organized by year, from 2003 to 2011.

A special offer will be available for the first orders. If you want to be notified when this collection is available, simply email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words collected essays in the title of your email. I will add you to the pre-announcement list and you will have the opportunity to save money by placing your order ahead of everyone else.

October 3rd

You can read my eBooks on all devices, including iPad. Here is a screenshot of my 3 eBooks in Apple iBooks:


Click on this image to visit my eBookstore


October 1st
The October print of the month is available. Click here to see which photograph I selected for October.

September 28th:
Workshop update

The Joshua Tree Workshop is now sold out. You can sign up for the waitlist by emailing me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com
We still have 2 seats for the White Sands Workshop

White Sands
2 seats left

September 21st
A new podcast episode is available. You can now watch my interview with Peter Urban about my new book, Marketing Fine Art Photography, on my Podcast page.

September 15th
We have a few seats remaining for our fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Workshops. Register now before they are sold out:

You can also visit our workshop page by clicking here

September 1st
Print of the Month:
The September Print of the Month is available. My selection for this month will surprise you. Check it out now at this link.

Video Gallery:
The new Video Gallery is now fully active. There were problems initially because the videos did not play on all computers and browsers. I have fixed that and there should be no more problems. If you have not visited this page yet, or if you visited it and could not see the videos, check it out again now that everything is working fine.

August 30th
eBooks of my three books are now available for a limited time. Click here to visit the eBooks page, download free sample chapters and tables of content, and see pricing.

August 25th
Watch my interview with Peter Urban, about my new book Marketing Fine Art Photography on my Podcast page.

Ebooks are available for a limited time on this page. Order now.

August 22nd
New Online Portfolio: Sketching on iPad
New photographs added to: Close Ups online Portfolio

August 21st
A - Summer Special Offer

The Summer Special Offer now includes Alain's Master File CDs in addition to the Mastery Workshops on DVDs. There are 3 different Master File CDs and 4 Mastery Workshops on DVDs.

Click on this link to see the detailed list, pricing and description.

B - Advanced Marketing Seminar
I will be offering an Advanced Fine Art Marketing Seminar in 2012. The dates will be announced later on. At this time I opened a pre-announcement list. To join the list simply email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com You will be notified personally when this Seminar becomes available and will have a chance to register ahead of everyone else.

The Advanced Marketing Seminar will go beyond my book on Marketing Fine Art. The contents will be new, different and will address subjects and techniques not covered in the book. You will also be able to ask questions about your unique business challenges during the Seminar.

Think of this seminar as:
1 - The solution to your unique business challenges
2 - The way to reach the next step in your photography business

• Innovative • Collectable • Unique • Expressive • Visionary • Creative • Artistic • Inspirational •

August 8th
A new podcast episode is available. This episode focuses on the most frequently asked questions about our workshops and seminar.

If you are not familiar with our podcast, you can listen to all 59 free episodes at this link.

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August 4th
The August Print of the month is announced and is available for shipping.

A review of my new book, Marketing Fine Art Photography, is also available on my Reflections Blog. If you have not bookmarked or subscribed to my blog be sure to do so now because this is where I now post my new essays.

August 1st
A Summer Special Offer is available for the Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD, and for the entire Mastery Workshops on DVD series. Click here to see the details of this unique offer.

July 18th
A new page featuring my videos is now available at this link. This page replaces the previous video page. The left sidebar link was also updated to point to this new page.

July 16th
A new Baseball Hall of Fame Gallery is available on the Portfolio Galleries Page. The photographs in this gallery were taken during the All-Star Fan Fest in Phoenix, Arizona, at which the Hall of Fame had an exhibit.

July 15th
A new video was posted to this page today. The video was done by me and the Native American Flute music is by Travis Terry. We have two seats left for the Fall Antelope Canyon Workshop, during which we photograph this location as well as several other exciting places. We also study composition and personal style and conduct print reviews, lectures and presentations.

A new 'Videos' page is available at this link as well as via a new Videos button in the left sidebar

July 12th
I just published the first reader testimonials that I received about my new Marketing Book. Thank you for sending those. If you want to send one too, just email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com Additionally, if you purchased your book from Amazon, or other bookstore, write a review there too. I very much appreciate your help.

Click here to read the testimonials.

July 9th

The July newsletter was sent today. If you did not receive it make sure to subscribe using the link at the top of this page.

Natalie and I just recorded a new podcast episode about my latest book, Marketing Fine Art Photography. This is an entertaining episode in which we talk about what to do and not to do when selling fine art. Listen to this Podcast episode now at this link.

Moonrise at White Sands
Click here to see the 2012 White Sands Workshop itinerary

July 4th:
Natalie and I wish you a Very Happy 4th of July

The July Print of the Month is available at this link. It is a definite example of personal style so be sure to check it out.

Print of the Month Prices will increase by $100 next month. July is therefore the last opportunity to invest at the current prices. This will be the 3rd price increase this year.

These increases are due to increased demand for my work. Because the Print of the Month sets a base price for my work (it is my most affordable print collection) my other prices will increase as well.

I like to increase my prices on holidays and July 4th is one of the most important of the year. Plus, July is a great month when it comes to holidays because being from France and of American Nationality I get to celebrate two national holidays in the same month: July 4th and July 14th.

June 25th
Our Spring 2012 Workshop schedule is available at this link. Spring 2012 have started filling out already. If you like to plan early, or if you want to secure a seat and avoid disappointment later when the workshop is sold out, take a look at our Spring 2012 schedule. We have several exciting locations and teaching schedules planned.

June 16th
We are back from teaching the Northern Utah Workshop, which was fantastic. Thank you to all of you who attended and made this event a success. We look forward to seeing your photographs.

My new book is in stock and shipping. Reader reviews of this new book are excellent:

June 8th
My new book, Marketing Fine Art Photogrpahy, is now in stock.
Click here to download the table of contents and place your order.

June 3rd
The June Print of the Month is available. It is offered at a special price for a limited time.

The dates and descriptions of our Spring 2012 Workshops are available.


3 books available



Workshop
s

May 30th
New photographs and new online galleries were added today. These include the:
- Cars 2011 Online Gallery
- Along Route 66 Online Gallery
- Close Ups & Architecture Online Gallery


A new Movies page is available. New movies will be added to this page from time to time.

May 29th

We just returned from teaching the May Antelope Canyon Workshop. This short video shows Alain photographing and teaching in Antelope Canyon. We are offering a September Antelope Canyon Workshop. Join us. The details are at this link

May 27th
New essay: Artistic and Financial Success:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Reflections/?p=698

May 14th
The May Newsletter was send today. If you did not receive it, you can read it now at this link:
http://gmtiny.com/5EERy

You can also subscribe for free using the link at the top of this page. You will receive over 40 free essays in PDF format when you sign up.

May 12th
We have had numerous requests for the dates of our Spring 2012 Workshops, so here they are:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Reflections/?p=614

Please note that several of these workshops have already started filling up so if you are interested we do recommend you contact us now.

I know these are still a long ways away, but some participants need to make plans quite a ways ahead of time.


May 6th
We just returned from a fantastic workshop to Navajoland. Thank you to all who attended. You made this event a huge success.

Print of the Month
The May print of the Month is now available. Visit this link to see which image I selected for May and to place your orders.

Marketing Fine Art Photography Book
I received the first copy of my new book today from Korea. Click here to see photographs of the book taken when I opened the package. Exciting!

A a pre-order opportunity is available for this new book. Here is the link:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-Books-3-Marketing.html

Workshops
2 seats are available for the May 2010 Antelope Canyon Workshop

April 20th
My third book is now being printed. We expect it to be available in June.

Because of the very high level of interest for this book I am offering a pre-order opportunity. Here is the link:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Articles-Books-3-Marketing.html

At this link you can download the table of contents, read my interview with Gordon Lewis and discover all the details about this new book.


April 18th
I just conducted an hour + long interview with Gordon Lewis. A short excerpt is featured on Gordon's blog:
http://shutterfinger.typepad.com/shutterfinger/2011/04/my-interview-with-alain-briot.html

The full-length, 1hr + interview is available as a free update to all Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD owners. If you do not have the Marketing Mastery DVD yet, you can benefit from a special offer here:


Marketing Mastery DVD

Fine art print example

Marketing Seminar CD

DVD example

Book-pdf version

Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
Special Offer
A Major update was added to the Marketing Mastery DVD owners area
on April 15th, 2011


April 6th
Marketing Mastery DVD Update: Interview with Gordon Lewis
This interview was originally intended to be an announcement to my 3rd book Marketing Fine Art Photography. However, I revealed so many marketing 'secrets' during the interview that I decided to provide it as an update to the Marketing DVD rather than as an announcement for the book.

This interview is 1hr and 40 minutes long. Way too long for a book announcement! I am providing it to Marketing DVD owners in its entirely. I know you are going to learn a lot from it, because most of what I say in the interview are things I have not talked about before in my other materials, either on the DVD or in the book. That's what makes this interview so unique and interesting. It's a real learning opportunity.

Here is the link to the Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD. We also have an ongoing Special Offer right now. Time to get it! The selling season is in full swing and you need this information now more than ever.

April 5th
New essays and photographs are currently being posted to my Reflections blog:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Reflections/

March 30th

Due to cancellations we have 2 seats available for the Northern Utah Workshop in June. All the details are at this link:
http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Northern-Utah-2011.html

March 24th
New web gallery available: The 2010 Route 66 online Portfolio.

March 18th
The Northern Utah Workshop is now sold out. The only Spring 2011 Workshop with openings available is the May Antelope Canyon Workshop. Our workshops are filling out quickly. Contact us immediately if you want to attend because there are only 2 seats left.

Fall 2011 Workshops have been announced. Openings are available for those and we have exciting locations scheduled in the most photogenic locations anywhere. Visit the Workshop page to see all the details. Here is the link. We look forward to hearing from you, meeting you on our workshops and helping you further your passion in photography. This is what it's all about!

March 15th

Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
A major update was uploaded to the Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD owners area today. This update, which is free to all DVD owners, covers what to do and not to do when selling at art shows (or when selling your work in a public venue). It also covers how to market during the recession.

It consists of 4 audio files plus a PDF file. The audio files total 2 hours and 45 minutes of instruction:

Part 1 - Introduction (13 minutes)
Part 2 - What to do at Art Shows (42 minutes)
Part 3 - What not to do at Art Show (45 minutes)
Part 4 - How to Market your work During the Recession (48 minutes)
Part 5 - How to Market in a Receding Economy - 12 pages PDF file

If you do not have the Mastery Workshop on DVD yet, a special offer is available on the occasion of this important update. You receive the PDF version of my upcoming book, Marketing Fine Art, immediately when you place your order, plus much more. See all the details at this link now: Marketing Workshop on DVD special offer page.


Thank you very much for putting so much of your knowledge into a form
that we can all learn from.

Your Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD has not only taught me a lot about marketing,
it has also inspired me to try even harder to sell my work.

I am excited about holding my own exhibits in the near future!

Peter Ahrens, Australia


March 14th
Death Valley Workshop
We just returned from the Spring 2011 Death Valley Workshop which was fantastic. Natalie and I extend a big 'thank you' to all the workshop participants who made this event a success.

If you were unable to join us, we will return to Death Valley this November for the Beaux Arts Photography Summit.

Print of the Month Price increase
The previous Prints of the Month price increased by $200 today. The current Print of the Month price did not increase. I expect further Print of the Month price increases this year. This means that the best time to buy is right now.

The pricing difference between past and current Prints of the Month is now $300 instead of $100 before this price increase.

Newsletter
My March Newsletter will be sent this week. It will feature news, tips and special offers. Look for it middle of the week.

March 3rd
The March Print of the Month was announced today. Click here to see which image I selected for March and to place your order.


3 books available


Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD Special Offer

Adjustment Layers DVD
Special Offer

February 27th - Fall 2011 Workshops
Our Fall 2011 Workshops were announced today. Visit this link to see which new workshops are now available

February 10th

A new Podcast episode is available. This new episode focuses on the 2011 Beaux Arts Summit which takes place in Death Valley this November with Tony Sweet, Mark Nelson and Alain Briot. Click here to listen to this podcast now.

February 3rd
The February 2011 Print of the Month is now available. Click here to see which image I selected for this month and to place your order.

Beauty, Passion and Inspiration drawing:
Any and all purchases made on this site qualifies for our unique Beauty, Passion and Inspiration drawing. This includes Workshops, DVD tutorials, Fine Art Prints, Books, etc. Also, you are entered each time you place an order, so if you order multiple times your name is entered multiple times, increasing your odds of winning.

This drawing is for in a 22" x 28" mat size print of Sunset, Canyonlands National Park. You can read all the details here.

January 29th
Natalie and I just recorded a new podcast episode titled Achievements. This episode focuses on the importance of measuring and celebrating your achievements at the end of the year. Natalie and I also discuss the learning process, what differentiates beginning and advanced photographers, and much more. You can find this episode, as well as over 50 other, on the Podcast Page.

January 27th
Several galleries in the Portfolio Galleries section have been updated, in particular the Blackstone Gallery. A new online gallery titled 2011 Cars Gallery is also available.

January 21st - Book available in iPad version
My second book, Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity and Personal Style, is now available as an ebook for the iPad and iPhone. Just log on to Apple's iBookstore with your iPhone or iPad, do a search for Briot and you'll see it. A free sample is available so you can see it before you buy it.

If you have a different reading device, the book is also available for Kindle from Amazon.com with free apps to port it to most devices (Blackberry, Android, Mac, etc.)


January 15th
A new essay titled Achievements is available in the Essays Section of this site. It focuses on the importance of measuring and celebrating what you accomplished last year in regards to your photography.

I am currently posting new entries in my Reflections blog. These are much shorter than my regular essays, and focus on a variety of topics that I do not formally write about. You can visit Reflections by clicking here or on the Reflections icon in the right sidebar.

January 7th
Print of the Month Price increase
The Print of the month pricing update is now completed. I also updated the formatting of the 94 Print of the Month pages so they all match the design of this site. You can access the new pages from the Print of the Month Home Page.

New Essay

A new essay is available in the Essays Section. Titled Achievements this essay focuses on the importance of taking stock and celebrating our achievements for the year that just concluded. You can read this essay now at this link. Please note that our next podcast episode will focus on Celebrating Achievements.

Download the FREE Fine Art Photography Top 16 Free monitor wallpaper
My Fine Art Photography Top 16 is 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 also comes in French and English versions. Below is a small jpeg of this wallpaper. You can download it now at this link.


January 6th

My 3rd book, Marketing Fine Art Photography, is coming soon. All the details including table of contents, full size cover, etc. are available right now at this link.

A pre-announcement list for this new book is available. Joining this list is simple: all you need to do to is email me at alain@beautiful-landscape.com with the words "Marketing Fine Art" in the subject line.

As a pre-announcement list member you will be the first to be notified when the book is available and you will have the opportunity to benefit from special offers available only to pre-annou
ncement list members. You will also receive the table of contents over return email when you join the list.

 


Coming Soon
Email alain@beautiful-landscape.com
to join the pre-announcement list

 

January 3rd
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.


January 6th
I am currently posting new short essays to my Reflections blog. If you have not visited it yet, or if you haven't looked at it in some time, this is a good opportunity to do so. Here is the link.

January 5th
The January print of the month is announced today. Click here to see which print I selected for January 2011.

The print of the month pricing will increase by $100 across the board sometime this month. I was originally planning to do this on January 1st, but I have other projects to complete and this is a time-consuming task (I have to update 94 pages on this site...). So my loss is your gain, as you can continue ordering any print of the month at the pre-increase price.

January 3rd, 2011
The 2011 Photographic Resolutions podcast episode is now available at this link
. You can also listen to more than 50 other podcast episodes on the same page. Enjoy!

The subject of our next podcast episode, which we will be recording today,is Photographic Achievements. Stay tuned and come back soon for this next podcast.


January 2nd, 2011

Coming this week: 2011 Photographic Resolutions Podcast. Stay tuned!

January 1st, 2011

 

 

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