Creativity Top 12

Creativity Top 12 How to stand out from the crowd  Introduction Standing out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming more and more difficult.  Gear and software are getting better and better.  Prices for photography hardware, software are consumables are getting more and more affordable.  Technical training is readily available. Information about locations that […]

Fifteen Remarks on Fine Art Photography Composition

Fifteen Remarks on Fine Art Photography Composition by Alain Briot Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. Albert Einstein Moonset at Sunrize, Zabriskie Point, Death Valley, California Introduction What are the most important aspects of composing a Fine Art Photograph?  The answer to this question certainly varies from photographer […]

2012 Year-End Summary

2012 Year-End Summary Introduction This is a summary of my 2012 photographic activities.  This summary is organized by categories.  I have not offered a year-end summary before so this is something new to me.  I decided to do so this year because I believe it is interesting to take a look back at the most […]

Workshop Openings Update

Here are our current workshop openings:   1 – Our fall 2012 Workshops are sold out except for the Death Valley Workshop: 2 – Our 2013 workshops are filling out quickly. Here is the link to all of them: Email with any questions or to register. Pricing and detailed information are available […]

Why Personal Style is Important

Why Personal Style is Important Other essays in this series Just being at a fantastic location at the best time for the light are no longer enough to create unique images. One has to have a personal style. Alain Briot Introduction Millions of new digital cameras, from cell phones to DSLRs to Medium Format digital, […]

Adobe Lightroom 4: Alain Briot first impressions

Adobe Lightroom 4, Alain Briot First Impressions I started using Lightroom 4in April and here are what I consider to be the most exciting new features. New Raw Conversion algorithm and shadow-highlight controls The excting new thing about Lightroom 4 are the new, and much better raw conversion algorithms. Improved Highlight-shadow recovery The second most […]