Monument Valley, Navajoland
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Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from Natalie and Alain
May your life be filled with vision and inspiration for fantastic photographs!
Natalie and Alain wish you a Happy Holiday Season
May your life be filled with vision and inspiration for fantastic photographs!
December 20th , 2015
An Update is available for the Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB.
This update focuses on expressing emotions in fine art photographs was published today. It consists of a three-parts essay. Each part focuses on a different aspects of expressing emotions in photographs.
These three essays are available in PDF format. Simply log in to the Mastery Workshops on DVD Updates Area and you will see this new update at the top of the list.
If you do not own this Mastery DVD yet, you can order it now HERE. A special offer is available during the Holiday Season.
Master the Art, Find your Vision, Learn the Technique.
Two seats are available for the Marketing Seminar 2016 due to cancellations.
The 2015 Holidays Print of the Month special offer is available. This is our once-a-year opportunity to invest in my work at the best price possible. These prints will never be offered at a lower price. Take a look now: all the details are on the 2015 Holidays Print of the Month Special Offer page.
Also available is the 2015 Print of the Season. This photograph is offered in a Limited Edition of 15 to celebrate 2015. Discover all the details by clicking here
Don't delay in placing your order because these two offers are limited to the first few orders (see the description pages for details).
The 2015 Print of the Season is available. This image is offered in a Limited Edition of 15 to celebrate 2015. Discover all the details by clicking here
Cyberweek Special offers are live! See above for links and details.
The December Print of the Month was announced today and is available for order with the print of the month discount but for a limited time only.
Death Valley Sand Dunes
One of the locations we photographed during the 2015 Fine Art Photography Summit
We have three special offers available for Cyber Week, a combination of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and every day in between! The links are below:
Natalie and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your interest in our work, your friendship and your support over the years. We very much appreciate it and we are thankful to have you in our lives.
Natalie and I returned home yesterday after teaching the 2015 Death Valley Summit and the Vision Field Workshops and after a stop over in Las Vegas for R&R.
A video of Summit participants photographs accompanied with the flute music of Travis Terry is available at this link. If you like the music you can purchase Travis Terry's music on iTunes.
Click on the image to start the slideshow
This presentation was created by Jeff Schewe using photographs taken by Summit Participants as well as by Jeff, myself and Natalie. The Summit participant Photographs are the ones featured in the Group Print Review that takes place on the final day of the Summit.
We say a big 'Thank you!' to all of you who attended the Summit and the Field workshops as well as to Jeff Schewe and all the persons we worked with in Death Valley. You made this event a success! Thank you again.
We will have information on the 2016 Summit shortly. Jeff Schewe will be our guest speaker and we will be going to Antelope Canyon and Navajoland next year. If you want to be on the pre-announcement list just email us with Summit 2016 in the Subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
The November Print of the Month is available. This month's choice is quite unusual...
Only 4 seats are left for the 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop. If you plan to attend and study photography with us in this fantastic location (or come back with us for a second or third or more visit -- I've been there hundreds of time personally and I always find new images!) you need to register now.
Click here to read the workshop description and to register.
The early pricing for the 2016 Advanced Marketing Seminar ends today
You can still save 20% off the regular registration price but you need to register today. I know that making a decision can be difficult and this is why I offer a discounted price for early registration. However, the best things come to an end and in this instance the 20% off ends at midnight here in Arizona, USA.
Click on the link below to read the seminar description, the early pricing and to register:
Also, only two seats are still available. I did not teach a marketing seminar for several years and this seminar has filled up faster than expected.
Heavy rains fell in Death Valley National Park this past week. However this does not affect the 2015 Fine art Photography Summit which will go ahead as planned. We have prepared information on road conditions and driving directions that you can download in PDF format by clicking here.
The 2015 Fine art Photography Summit Description is available at this link.
The Calendar was updated with the dates of our 2015-2016 workshops and seminars.
Early registration for the 2016 Marketing Success Seminar is open. Save 20% off the regular registration price if you register now. Click here to read the seminar description, pricing and registration information.
The RSS feed link was updated to an RSS feed page. You can now see my RSS feed on this new page instead of using a separate RSS feed app. Click on the RSS button in the right sidebar (or here) to see this new feature.
The response to my query about participation in my 2016 Marketing Seminar is excellent. If you emailed me, expect to receive an email from me in about a week with information about the Seminar contents and registration button. If you did not email me you can still do so now. Registration will be first come first serve so as long as you have your name on the list you have a chance to get in.
f you are interested send me an email at: email@example.com with Marketing Seminar in the subject line. A special offer will be available for early registrations.
Read below for more information about this seminar.
I will be teaching an Advanced Fine Art Photography Marketing Seminar in Spring 2016. This will be a 2 day event and it will take place in Phoenix, Arizona.
I will be teaching marketing techniques not featured in my Marketing Books. These are techniques I started using after I wrote the book (the book was written in 2009, when dinosaurs still roamed the earth). I did not teach a marketing seminar for several years so I expect this one to fill out immediately.
This event is by invitation and places will be limited. If you are interested send me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org with Marketing Seminar in the subject line. A special offer will be available for early registrations.
I will email you detailed information about the Advanced Seminar upon receipt of your email. This information will have a list of all the subjects I will cover during the Seminar.
This page currently features another photograph from our Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons workshop. This one was taken on a rainy and foggy morning. Bad weather often presents opportunities for great photographs as you most likely know already.
I had never seen the canyon like that before and as many of you know I spent literally years photographing the Grand Canyon because I used to sell my work there nearly year round for 5 years. Every trip offers different opportunities, but some are truly unique like this one.
This shows the importance of returning to the same locations over and over again because new opportunities present themselves in the most unexpected manner. It also shows the importance of being ready and willing no matter what the weather or other conditions might be. Being a professional is about 'getting the shot' as I often say. There's no going back to get the same weather pattern as is evident in this instance.
You can see more images created during this workshop in my Best of 2015 Online Portfolio.
The October Print of the Month is available with a significant discount compared to my regular pricing.
I am hard at work on the photographs taken during the 2015 Little Known Grand Canyon Workshop. This was a particularly productive workshop, due to the Little Known locations we visited and the active monsoon weather which provided unique photographic opportunities (bad weather = good photographs as we know). I will have a portfolio of these images available soon.
This was a Little Known Workshop, meaning that it was limited to 6 participants and that we visited places we cannot go to with a large group. We will teach the same workshop next year however the 2016 Grand Canyon Monsoons workshop is already sold out. We do however have a couple seats available (not for long) for the 2016 Little Known Northern Navajoland Workshop. Contact us to join this workshop by emailing us at email@example.com or by calling us at 928-252-2466 (international) or 800-949-7983 (USA).
If you have never taken a workshop from us before we will need a sample of your work to see if your level is adequate for this advanced workshop. Or you may want to start by attending one of our regular workshops. Information on our workshops is available on our workshops page.
A new podcast episode is available. This episode consists of an interview I did with Paul Griffith in September 2015. During this interview Paul and I discuss what motivated me to get started selling my work, the artistic aspects of photography, the business of photography, my fine art work, my workshops and more.
This is the 76th Episode of my free Podcast.
The Fall 2015 Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB Special offer
Save up to 40% during this promotion
Updates to Photoshop CC 2015 and Lightroom CC 2015 were posted to the Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB updates site. These updates are free to owners of these Mastery Workshops. To access them, or to register for these free updates, please visit this link: http://beautiful-landscape.com/MasteryWorkshopsOnDVD
I am pleased to let you know that the Fall 2015 Mastery Workshops on DVD Special Offer starts today:
You will save up to 40% by ordering one or several Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB tutorials during this offer!
This special offer includes the following Mastery workshops photography tutorials:
1 - Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD
2 - Introductory Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
3 - Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD
4 - Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD
5 - Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD
6 - Personal Style Mastery Workshop on DVD
7 - Personal Vision Mastery Workshop on DVD
8 - Artistic composition Mastery Workshop on DVD
You can read the detailed description of all 8 Mastery Workshops on DVDs, with the unique benefits offered by each of them at this link: http://beautiful-landscape.com/MDVDs-Collection-2015.html
You can also learn about the new Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB here. This New tutorial is the continuation of the Personal Vision and Personal Style Mastery Workshops on DVD and an indispensable addition to your collection.
The Mastery Workshop tutorials are available on USB Flash Drives and you can pay in three installments if you like. Just let us know if you want to use these options.
Updates were posted to the Mastery Updates site for the Printing Mastery and the Adjustment Layers Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB. These updates cover the new features of Photoshop and LIghtroom CC 2015.
In addition, an update was posted to the new Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB. This update covers Color Symbolism.
All three updates are free and available at this link to owners of the corresponding Mastery Workshops Tutorials.
The 2016 Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest is sold out. We still have seats available in the 2016 Antelope Canyon and Navajoland workshops and in the 2015 Fine Art Summit in Death Valley (Summit only). Visit the links to learn all the details about these unique events.
Do keep in mind that you do qualify for a $100 Alumni discount off the regular price if you have attended a workshop with us previously or if you own one of our Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB.
Natalie and I just returned from a personal trip to the Grand Canyon and Route 66 during which we visited the El Tovar Hotel. The El Tovar hotel is the location where I started selling my fine art photography in 1997. It is my 'business break' if you want to call it that and it is where I started to learn how to sell fine art photography.
In addition to being fun and relaxing this visit was enlightening and purposeful in many ways. I am working on a story which will be featured as an update to the Advanced Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB. Why? Because this story is directly related to running a fine art photography business, being successful, and not giving up on your dreams regardless of the difficulties you encounter along your path. This update will be announced here when it is added to the Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB site.
Natalie and I at the El Tovar Hotel, September 2015
The September 2015 Print of the Month is available. As with every print of the month it is offered at a serious discount off the regular pricing for similar size prints.
We returned yesterday from teaching the 2015 Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons Workshop. Little Known Workshops are not announced on this site because they are by invitation only. If you want to be on the invitation list, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org If you have never attended one of our workshops, you need to include a link to your fine art portfolio so we can determine if your photographic skills are adequate for these advanced workshops.
For a detailed description of these unique workshops visit this link: http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-Little-Known.html
The first update for the new Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on VD/USB was posted today to the owner's free updates site. If you own this tutorial visit the updates site to download it.
If you do not own it yet you can read a detailed description and discover what the special offer and the contents are at this link: http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/MDVD-Artistic-Composition-SPO-1.html
Several new online portfolios were added to the Portfolio Galleries page today. Be sure to check them out.
The flash portfolios galleries were also duplicated into html galleries so that they can be seen on devices that do not support flash.
An update was posted to the free updates site for the Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD today.
The website is now fully functional, with all the wordpress pages available. Thank you to the wonderful people who work at my web hosting company for working their magic and bringing the site back to its fully working state! There is something to be learned here and that is that having a backup is not enough, you also need people with the knowledge necessary to use it. They do and I give a huge thank you to all of them.
We had website problems over the weekend and the site was down for some time. It is now back up and fully functional except for the wordpress areas of the site: the Reflections blog, the Video Gallery and the Mastery Workshops on DVD updates site. We are working on restoring those as soon as possible.
A download page for the 40+ free essays that come with the subscription to my free newsletter was added to the Mastery Workshops Update Site today.
This is an alternate download page for the free essays.
To take advantage of it simply visit the Mastery Workshops Updates Site. If you are already registered you will see the link to the Free Essays Download Page at the top of your screen.
If you are not registered yet, registration is free and easy. Plus, you can set the password and username of your choice. and reset your password automatically if you forget or lose it.
The August Print of the Month is available, with a $200 discount for a limited time.
The Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB is available for order. You car read the detailed information, download the 27 pages table of contents and take advantage of the limited time special offer on the Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB page.
The Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB will be announced this weekend. If you are on the pre-announcement list expect a personal email tomorrow. If you are not on the list you can still add your name to the pre-announcement list and take advantage of the goodies that come with it! Just email me email@example.com with the words Artistic Mastery in the subject line.
This new tutorial features features all the composition I have pertaining to Artistic composition is seeing. All the material is new. None of this information is available in my other tutorials or books. The contents are extensive with:
- over 2000 pages in ebook format
- over 150 separate ebooks
- 40 + hours of audio and video tutorials, Master Files, Composition Templates
- a unique gift that will allow you to compose your photographs like no one else
- a signed fine art print
- and more.
Email me now to get on the pre-announcement list: firstname.lastname@example.org with the words Artistic Mastery in the subject line
1 - Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop
Natalie and I are putting the final touches to the Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD/USB. We plan to announce it this week. If you have not done so yet it is still time to add your name to the pre-announcement list and take advantage of the goodies that come with it! Just email me email@example.com with the words Artistic Mastery in the subject line.
You will get the special offer price ,your order will be the first to ship when this new tutorial is released and you will be sure to get the limited edition gift. I can't say what the limited edition gift is but I guarantee that it will not disappoint, that it will help you compose your photographs and that it will delight both technical and artistic minds !
2 - Little Known Northern Navajoland Workshop
We are also putting the final touches to a new Little Known Workshop: The Little Known Northern Navajoland Workshop. This is part 2 of the Little Known Navajoland Workshop and just like Part 1 it will take us to location that regular field workshop do not photograph. This workshop will be announced privately. If you want to be on the announcement list email us with Little known Workshop on the subject list. You can read detailed information about our unique series of Little Known Workshops at this link. Nobody teaches workshops like these except us.
A great post by Terry Gipson about his journey in studying photography and art.
There are only 8 seats left in the 2016 Navajoland Workshop.
The July Print of the Month is available now.
Only 4 seats left for the Death Valley Summit with Jeff Schewe
The 2015 Death Valley Summit Vision Field Workshop is sold out but we still have 5 seats for the Summit in Death Valley with Jeff Schewe. You can add your name to the waitlist for the Field Workshops when you register. Here is the Link to the description page for the Summit. We will be teaching the latest versions of Lightroom and Photoshop CC 2015.
3 seats left for the Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons Workshop 2016. This workshop is by invitation only and not announced publicly. Opened to 6 photographers only. If you are interested and have not received an invitation let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a workshop for committed photographers who are serious about their art and want to photograph locations that are inaccessible to most. The print review is personalized and large prints are recommended. Preference is given to previous workshop participants.
We returned from a 10 day photography trip yesterday after teaching the Little Known Northern Utah Workshop and after scouting for little known locations in Grand Canyon for our next Little Known Workshop. If you are not familiar with our Little Known Workshop Series you can read detailed information here.
These workshops are by invitation only and not advertised on our website.
The table of contents for the upcoming Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD was updated today. The latest version of the 27 pages table of contents in eBook format is available free by clicking here. If you downloaded it previously I recommend re-downloading the new version now.
The audio and video recordings for the upcoming Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD are nearly completed. The release date is scheduled for late June. The pre-announcement list is open. You can join it now by emailing me at email@example.com with Artistic Mastery in the subject line. You will be added to the list right away and will benefit from a special offer and other unique benefits.
This new Mastery Workshop, the 8th in the Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB Series, features everything I know about artistic composition. The material in entirely new with no duplication of previously published tutorials, books or other. It is the complement to the Technical Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD.
You can download the 27 pages table of contents in PDF / eBook format here.
You can also pre-order this unique tutorial now at the special offer price by emailing us or calling us. You will get the special offer price plus a unique limited edition gift: firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-949-7983 (USA) or 928-252-2466 (international). Your order will be the first to ship when this new tutorial is released and you will be sure to get the limited edition gift. I can't say what the limited edition gift is but I guarantee that it will not disappoint, that it will help you compose your photographs and that it will delight both technical and artistic minds !
My newsletter was sent to subscribers yesterday. If you did not receive it, be sure to subscribe using the link at the top of this page. You will receive 40 free ebooks when you do.
You can also read the web version of the newsletter by clicking here.
The ebooks are only available when subscribing.
The June Print of the Month is available.
One seat available for the Little Known Northern Utah workshop this June due to cancellation. Email me at email@example.com to get the details or call us at 928-252-2466 or 800-949-7983. This workshop is not announced publicly.
Work on the upcoming Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD is moving right along with an expected release date of late June. If you did not ask to be on the pre-announcement list you can do so now by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org with Artistic Mastery in the subject line. You will be added to the pre-announcement list and will benefit from a special offer and other unique benefits.
This new Mastery Workshop, the 8th in the Mastery Workshops on DVD/USB Series, features everything I know about artistic composition. The material in entirely new with no duplication of previously published tutorials, books or other. It is the complement to the Technical Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD.
Coming Soon: the Alain Briot
Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD
The 8th Mastery Workshop on DVD is nearing completion with a planned release date of late June 2015.
A pre-announcement list is opened as well as a pre-order list.
To get on either, email us at email@example.com with Artistic Mastery in the title
You will be added to the pre-announcement list and will benefit from a special offer and other unique benefits.
New images from Navajoland were added to the Best of 2015 Gallery
The May Print of the Month is available. The slight delay is due to our Navajoland Workshop which was scheduled at the beginning of May. You can see it above and order it on the Print of the Month Page.
Navajoland 2016: If you missed this years's Navajoland Workshop join us next year for the 2016 Navajoland Workshop. You can read all the details and register now on the Workshops Page. Natalie and I lived in Canyon de Chinle for 7 years and Navajoland is our second home. Coming to Navajoland with us is much more than just attending a workshop, it is an introduction to Navajo life, art and culture by Natalie and I.
Natalie and I returned from the Navajoland Workshop a couple days ago. This is our last Regular Spring workshop. Our next workshops are Little Known Workshops and are not announced publicly (please see the Workshops page if you are not familiar with these unique events opened only by invitation).
The workshop was fantastic and we say a big 'thank you' to all of you who attended and made it a success. We look forward to seeing you all again soon on another workshop. Now that you have participated in one of our regular workshops you qualify for our Little Known Workshop Series. Just let us know if you want us to include you on our Little Known Workshops email list.
Thank you again for joining us on this adventure. Every workshop is a lot of fun and a lot of learning as we customize the experience for each group according to our teaching goals which are different for each workshop. And each workshop benefits from the Briot Philosophy which by the way is the focus of my next essay.
Don't miss the Artistic Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD announcement above. I will have more information as the release date nears but for now this is exciting in itself. if you want to pre-order it you benefit from the special offer price immediately, no need to wait! If you already have one or several Mastery DVDs you know what to expect. This new one, number 8 in the series, will not disappoint. In fact it is one of my favorites because it focuses on artistic composition which is a subject I love and use in all my work.
2015 Fine Art Summit
Only 1 seat left for the Spring 2016 Sedona Workshop.
I am starting to work on the images from the Antelope Canyon Workshop. First, conversion in the new Lightroom CC 2015 released today (see the screen shot above). Jeff Schewe will be teaching how to process your photographs in Lightroom CC 2015 during the Death Valley Summit
Photograph Death Valley and learn to process your photographs professionally with Jeff Schewe and Alain Briot
Jeff Schewe will be teaching how to process your photographs in Lightroom CC 2015
during the Death Valley Summit
Two New 2016 Workshops are announced today: http://www.beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html
The April Print of the Month is available. Visit the Print of the Month page to see which image I selected for this month.
The 2015 Fine Art Summit takes place in Death Valley with Jeff Schewe as guest speaker. A special offer for early registration is available. All the details are on the 2015 Death Valley Summit page.
We have 2 seats available for the Antelope Canyon Workshop this April due to Cancellations. All the information is on the Spring 2016 Antelope Canyon Workshop description page. If this has your name on it act now.
A new podcast episode titled Navajo Humor is available on the Podcast Page. This is the 75th episode of our free podcast and the 6th installment of the series titled Living in Navajoland.
To accompany this podcast and to show you a glimpse of life in Navajoland I created a new online portfolio titled Living in Navajoland. You can see it at this link.
Only 4 seats left for the Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest workshop.
Only 5 seats left for the Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest workshop announced just a few days ago. It is filling up fast so if you want to join us be sure to let us know right away.
Click on this link to read my March newsletter in your browser and find out our limited time special offers and announcements.
March 5th - Sedona Spirit of the Southwest Workshop
We are offering a new 2016 Workshop to one of the most fascinating locations in the Southwest: Sedona, Arizona. This is a location where we have not offered a workshop for several years, therefore it is filling quickly already. Be sure to look at our detailed description and beautiful photographs now.
We are doing our best to announce workshops as far ahead as possible so that you can plan your schedule early.
Each workshop includes instruction from Natalie and I, small student-instructor ratio, individual print reviews, instruction, handouts, syllabus, careful logistical planning (Natalie), technical and artistic instruction (Alain and Natalie) and of course a lot of fun in an atmosphere of camaraderie and good will. Our return participant rate is over 80%. Join us, you will love the experience!
We are officially announcing the 2015 Fine Art Summit today. This is the 14th consecutive year that we organize the Summit. This year this unique event takes place in Death Valley National Park. The Vision Field Workshop after the Summit will take us to the Eastern Sierra, Bishop and Mono Lake. Our guest speaker this year is Photoshop Guru's Guru: Jeff Schewe.
This is an event you don't want to pass up with a program that is world class in every respect. Check out all the details now on the Summit Description page. Registration is open but keep in mind that you need to act fast because the event is already half sold out due to the large number of pre-registrations we received from Alumni and previous Summit participants.
We do have a limited time special offer so if this event has your name on it take advantage of this money-saving opportunity right away. This is even more important if you plan to attend the Vision Field Workshop after the Summit because the Vision Field Workshop always fills up first.
We have a new workshop for Spring 2016: Sedona, Spirit of the Southwest. All the details are on the workshop description page.
A new podcast episode was published today. You can listen to it at this link. This is the 73rd episode of our podcast.
Only one seat left for the Navajoland Workshop this May. If you have been thinking of joining us for this unique adventure, you need to decide now because usually the last seat sells out pretty fast. Plus we have people interested who are considering attending. But, it is first come first served so if you grab it first it is yours! Click here to read all the information and see the locations we will be photographing.
Keep in mind that our student to instructor ratio il low because you have 2 instructors (Natalie and myself) and that we do extensive teaching during the workshop on both the technical and the artistic aspects of art. The workshop also includes a personal review of your work and you can ask all the questions you want, including those pesky ones that have stumped you all these years. I guarantee that I will give you an answer!
February 18th - New Workshops
We we are in the process of announcing several new Little Known Workshops . We will be offering the Little Known Grand Canyon Monsoons again next year as well as a new Little Known Eastern Sierra Workshop. Plus we have a new regular workshop: the Sedona Spirit of the Southwest in Spring 2016. Here is the detailed descriptions link: http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html
A photograph taken during the just-completed Spring 2015 Southern Arizona Workshop is now featured on this page. More photographs will be featured here as well as on the Best of 2015 Portfolio soon.
A new portfolio titled Unique Artwork features new framing presentations that I started using this year. Only one of each available. The one featured on the portfolio is sold but different pieces will be made available soon.
We just returned from teaching the Southern Arizona Workshop in Tucson. The workshop was fantastic with great weather, beautiful light and fantastic participants. Thank you to all of you who joined us and made this event a success.
The February print of the month is available. Order it now to take advantage of the $200 discount price.
January 29th: Workshops update
The Antelope Canyon Workshop is now sold out. We have two seats left for the Navajoland Workshop in May. It is not too late to grab one before they are gone. Detailed workshop information is available on the workshops page.
January 25th: Workshops update
We have only 1 seat left for the Antelope Canyon Workshop and 2 seats left for the Navajoland Workshop. The Little Known Northern Utah Workshop is sold out (this was a by-invitation-only workshop not announced on this site). We do have 1 seat available for the Southern Arizona Workshop also, due to a cancellation. All the details are on the Workshops Page.
I featured a photograph of Antelope Canyon on the home page today because it is one of my all-time favorite places in the world. I am often asked what is my favorite photography location. I have many places that I like to photograph over and over again and I don't like to rank them, but if I have to the top one is Antelope Canyon because of the incredible light quality, shapes and colors that are found there.
Together these elements combine to offer what may be the most varied array of photographic opportunities that can be found in a single place. Not only that, but these possibilities change as the day goes by, as the seasons go by, and as the weather, the wind, and all the other variables that affect landscape photography changes.
If you have not been there yet, Antelope Canyon must be on your to-do bucket list! I always say that there are two phases in the life of a landscape photographer: before Antelope Canyon and after Antelope Canyon. If you are part of the first group, you need to go there. If you are part of the second group, like me, you need to go back there! I have been to Antelope Canyon well over a hundred times starting in 1986 and continuing to this day. Not only do I not tire of it, I find that I understand it better and better each time and that this understanding leads me to create new images each time, images that I have not done before.
Join us! We only have a couple seats left this spring for the 2015 Antelope Canyon Workshop, but one can be yours if you do it now:http://beautiful-landscape.com/Workshop-home.html
Today this page features a photograph of one of my all-time favorite areas: Navajoland. Natalie and I lived there for seven and a half years, and this experience changed our lives, for the better, from a personal, an artistic and a business perspective. We share the details of our story during our workshops, in particular the Navajoland Workshop during which we take you to our favorite locations, at the best time for the light, so that you too can experience the magical qualities of Navajoland and bring back photographs you will be proud to share with everyone.
Additionally, new photographs of Natalie and I were added today to the Biography Photographs online portfolio. These photographs were taken this past week at the Scottsdale car auctions.
The home page today features a photograph of Antelope Canyon, one of my all-time favorite locations. If you have not photographed it, it should be on your bucket list, and the best way to learn how to photograph it successfully it to join our Spring 2015 Antelope Canyon workshop for which we have one seat available.
It took me years to learn how to photograph Antelope Canyon, due to the complex lighting situation and the unique photographic challenges that it offers. I'll speed up the process for you so that you can learn in 5 days what took me years to figure out! Check out how on the Antelope Canyon Workshop Page.
Car auction week continues in Scottsdale Arizona. Yesterday we were a the Barrett-Jackson Car Auction in Scottsdale. Barrett-Jackson is the largest and the most well known car auction, even though it is not the one that brings the highest prices for auctioned vehicles. These are regularly achieved by RM, Goodings and Bonhams auction houses.
The photograph above was taken at Barrett-Jackson and shows the Lotus Type 56-3 'Wedge' turbine car that raced at the 1968 Indy 500 with Graham Hill at the wheel. The car was propelled by a turbine jet engine with the exhaust located on top of the car, right behind the driver's head. It qualified at 171,208 mph, a track record at the time. Unfortunately the car was forced to retire due to mechanical problems and did not finish the race. The car, now part of the Andy Granatelli turbine cars collection, was recently restaured by Clive Chapman and Vince Granatelli.
Although extremely competitive, Lotus' often encountered mechanical problems during races due Colin Chapman's combined use of cutting edge technology and drastic weight saving measures. For Chapman, a car that did not win was a waste of time, space and money. His approach was to achieve higher speed through weight reduction rather than through increased horsepower. The Type 70 turbine car is one of the few race cars in which Chapman used both weight reduction and horsepower increase to achieve maximum speed.
You can see additional recent car photographs on the 2015 Cars Portfolio page.
As many of you know automobiles are one of my passions. This week is car auction week in Scottsdale, Arizona, and we are going to most of the auctions and concours. Yesterday and today is the Arizona Concours d'Elegance at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. The photograph here was taken yesterday by Natalie. I had always wanted to meet Sir Stirling Moss and he was very kind to agree to have his photograph taken with me and Norman Dewis, his co-pilot in the limited edition print they are holding (#5/125, now in my collection).
We have one opening available for the Southern Arizona Workshop due to cancellation. This opening won't last long because this workshop is in high demand and only offered this year. Act now if it has your name on it. The Southern Arizona Workshop description page is at this link.
New Online Portfolios were added to the Portfolio Gallery section today. These are the first photographs published on this site in 2015.
As is customary with my publishing practice, the publication date reflects the year that these images were completed or published for the first time. Therefore some of these images may have been taken prior to 2015. However they were either completed or published for the first time this year.
The January 2015 Print of the Month is available. You can order it and benefit from the 25% rebate on the Print of the Month page.
January 1st, 2015
Natalie and I wish you a Very Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you joy and happiness. We are thankful to you for a fantastic year and for your continued support during 2014 and before.
We send you our very best wishes for the new year. May all your dreams come true.
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