February 2021 Print of the Month

Latest News:

February 18th
New images were added to the White Sands Portfolio today.

February 1st
The February Print of the Month is available.

January 14th
I rebuilt the Video gallery page with new videos. These include video Print Reviews, Mastery Workshop samplers, Raw Converters reviews, Summit Slideshows and Field Photography videos. You can see this new Video gallery here.

January 7th
I have been adding new image Portfolios to the free online galleries over the past few days. The only one I still have to complete is the 2020 White Sands Portfolio.

January 6th, 2021
I have completed the creation of new 2021 versions for all eleven Mastery Workshops on USB/DVD as well as of the Summit Recordings, the Marketing Seminar Recordings, the Master Files collections, the Podcast and Summit collections and all the other tutorials available on USB or DVD.

These new 2021 versions are necessary because Apple and Adobe have ended support for Flash. New orders will be shipped the new versions. If you own a previous version and you no longer have Flash installed on your computer, or if you have problems playing the Audio and Video files featured in the Mastery Workshops, an update notice is available HERE. This notice features new Acrobat settings that can help you remedy these issues without replacing your Mastery Workshops.

January 3rd, 2021

The January 2021 Print of the Month is available.

January 1st, 2021

Natalie and I wish you a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Natalie and Alain !

December 30th
I am hard at work creating new versions of all the Mastery Workshops on USB / DVD so that they run on the latest release of Adobe Acrobat and on the latest system software: Mac Big Sur and Windows 10. All the files and links have to be changed. Because there are Eleven Mastery Workshops this is a time consuming operation. I am also creating new versions of the Summit Recordings on USB/DVD, the Master Files on USB/DVD, the Podcast Collection on USB/ DVD and more. So far I have completed the following:
- The Printing Mastery Workshop on USB/DVD
- The Advanced Composition Mastery Workshop on USB/DVD
- All the Summit Recordings on USB/DVD from 2006 to 2009
- All the Master Files on USB/DVD
- All the Marketing Seminar recordings
- The Podcast Collection on USB/DVD

I will add to this list as I continue working on the Mastery Workshop tutorials. I have nine more new Mastery Workshops versions to create.

If you own one or several of these tutorials the new versions will be available for 10% of the regular price including US shipping: $95. Just email us to let us know which Mastery Workshop, Summits, Master Files or other you want us to ship you: alain@beautiful-landscape.com

if you do not own one of these yet click here to see the entire collection now.

December 27th: New Online Student Image portfolios
The last Online Flash Image Portfolios have been removed and replaced with new html Portfolios viewable on any device.

Flash was terminated by Apple and other vendors making its use obsolete. Most of my remaining Flash Image Portfolios featured student images created during our workshops. If you submitted photographs for the old Flash Portfolios you can see your images in the new Online Portfolios at this link.

I will be adding new student images to these Online Portfolios so if you attended one of our workshops and want to see your images featured here simply email me a selection -- no more than 10 images, 600 pixels wide or tall maximum dimension -- to alain@beautiful-landscape.com



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Thanks for all the effort and knowledge you put into it.
Much appreciated."



Trevor Lundstrom


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Testimonials

I just wanted to let you know that I am very much enjoying the Mastery DVD training videos which are truly excellent and well worth the investment. The workflow is comprehensive and logical and all the little tips are invaluable.The more of the DVD's that I see the more I am enjoying them and the more I get out of them. I am very surprised at how much really useful information and great tips that I am getting out of them.

Too many training videos focus on the "how".......move this slider to the right etc, rather than on the "why". Your comments on adjusting colour by adding and subtracting other colours are really great and not something I have come across before, but they really make sense and make understanding the whole process much simpler.

David Fordham, Australia


I wanted to give you feedback for the Layers Mastery DVD.

Most striking was the way your images came across through the videos.

I was able to follow the optimization, look at them for a long time, and see the final glow of a masterfile. Subjects like black point, RUSM, and selective color took several videos for me to grasps.

Because you do them several different ways and for several different reason it required 10-20 photos for me to fully understand their goal. I was glad you explained it with so much depth.

I am most interested in your comments on selective color and color theory. I was glad you went into detail on the DVDs. I was inspired to continue learning this topic. I was also able to dramatically improve the quality of my prints which is what I wanted to get out of the dvd. I did several before and after prints.

Forest Naujock,
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner


I'm working my way through the DVD--just finished half of it--and had to tell you how delighted I am with it. I relate to your practical and aesthetic approach so completely!

It's helped me with my understanding already, and your delightful accent is an added bonus. The illustration are great and a huge help. Thanks for this!

Marguerite
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner
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I am enjoying the new layers DVD very much . I think this is a fabulous product and the information is very valuable. For me, perhaps the most valuable part is the discussions of the master files.

Mike
Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD owner



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


Of all the photography workshops and classes I've attended, the Route 66 experience opened the door to unexpected forms of creativity.  

I am very happy with the images I produced on that trip.  In fact, I ended up with more interesting images from that workshop than from any other.  

Thanks again!

Joel Geffen


I am still on a high from my wonderful time with both of you. 
It was very, very special to be with you in the Navajo country.

Ginny, Colorado

Summit 2010 and Vision Field Workshop participant



I am about half way through your new book and very impressed. 
You have done a great job with it and I am finding the concepts very helpful.
Thank you for writing such a great book.  I am really enjoying it. 
Your photo of the stars rotating around Polaris is wonderful.

Doug,
California



The Layers Mastery Workshop on DVD has helped me excel my work in a way that no other book,
tutorial (NAPP member) or seminar has. Your down-to-earth teaching style and your willingness
to share your techniques is unmatched in this business.

Thank you Sincerely

David Wolfe


Marketing Fine Art Photography is The Best photography business book
I have EVER read!

I'll make this short: if you are a student, an emerging or a professional photographer just wanting to improve your bottom line, read this book. The author is personable and helpful and the text is enjoyable.

Christine Goldbeck, Middletown, PA



Although I do not envision selling my work anytime in the near future I bought Marketing Fine Art Photography figuring there would be some useful info that I could apply in the workplace somehow (personal brand, etc).

I have so far read Part 1 & Part 2 (Chapters 1-8) and I can say that the book is more than I expected (not that I have low expectations for any book from Alain based on all the previous ones).

I found that these first 8 chapters contain much information that causes me to think differently about my work and artistry in general and gives me energy to do some different things in the future. Good stuff Alain!

John Motzi, Downingtown, PA


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