Antelope Canyon
Photography & Fine Art Printing Summit  
Organized by Alain Briot & Uwe Steinmueller
--Now in its third year--

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November 11th, 12th, 13th, 2005

Entrance and permit fees to Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon
as well as fine art paper and archival inks
are included in the cost of this workshop

This workshop is followed by a two day "Photographic Vision Field Workshop"
to Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly.
This "Photographic Vision" workshop is optional. All details are below.

Antelope Light Dance
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Kodak Pro 100 negative film

"I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the workshop.
It was a great group of people who participated, your location choices were excellent
and I greatly appreciated your concise but very pertinent guidance and comments.
I learned a great deal.
Nothing was forced, there was no intimidation (except self-imposed), and everyone shared
unreservedly of their knowledge, work examples, and suggestions for better photography.
It was a wonderful mini-community that evolved in that short time."

John Sorce, April 2004 Antelope Canyon participant
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Announcing an exciting, photographic-instruction oriented Northern Arizona workshop with professional photographer and instructors Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller and art instructor Natalie Briot.
We are pleased to announce some extremely exciting news: Natalie Uwe and I are offering a feature packed, one of a kind workshop during which we will not only take you to some of the most photogenic locations in the world but also teach you how to best process and print your photographs to create fine art prints that you will be proud to display. You will return from this workshop with photographs ready to mat and frame.

Your itinerary:
This workshop will take place November 11th, 12th and 13th 2005 in Page Arizona. The itinerary for the workshop was designed by Natalie, Uwe and I with three goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements, exciting photographic opportunities and a convenient place to received instruction on image processing and printing.

Here is a detailed account of our itinerary:

Friday, November 11th, 2005

We will meet you in Page on Friday afternoon. The exact meeting time and location will be emailed to you approximately two weeks before the workshop. This location will be close to Page. We will do a photography shoot that evening at sunset over Lake Powell.

Saturday, November 12th, 2005

Morning: Field Photography Session
We will begin our day at the famed Horseshoe Bend. This is one of the most hidden treasures of the area and sunrise there can be an unforgettable experience. Morning and mid-day will be spent in Upper Antelope Canyon. This jewel of the Southwest is one of the most sought after photography locations. It will be your turn to create your images of this photographic wonderland. Later on that afternoon we will conduct a print review (bring some of your work, between 4 and 10 prints, 8x10 or larger). In the evening we will photograph sunset over Lake Powell from one of the best overlooks around.

Afternoon: Image processing tutorials by Alain & Uwe Steinmueller
After a quick lunch we will meet in the conference room at the Page Marriott (the nicest hotel in town, with views of Lake Powell and the surrounding Colorado Plateau) for an afternoon of professional-level RAW conversion and Photoshop processing techniques. During this session Uwe and I will teach you the exact tools, tips and techniques we use to turn RAW files (or scans) into ready to print fine art images. We will also discuss plugins and image processing programs other than Photoshop.

During these two extensive tutorials( which will last all afternoon) we will look at how to best convert your images from Raw, process them in Photoshop, remove noise, enlarge or reduce the image size, sharpen photographs, select the best color space and bit depth, and get your images ready for printing.   This is an extensive session during which Uwe and I will show you our favorite software programs and plug-in as well as describe the exact workflow we follow for our own work.

Evening: preparation of your own image files
That evening, after dinner, you will be work on your files in preparation for printing them on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Sunday, November 13th, 2005

Morning: Field Photography Session
On Sunday Morning we will explore and photograph Lower Antelope Canyon. To some Lower Antelope is even more stunning (if that's possible) than Upper Antelope. This will be your chance to decide for yourself if this is true. At any rate, be ready to return with images that will not only amaze you but everyone else you show them to. Take plenty of digital storage media as well as a complete set of lenses, from super wide to short telephoto!

Afternoon: Image processing tutorials by Alain & Uwe Steinmueller
After lunch we will meet again in the Marriott Conference room for a second afternoon of tutorials, this time focusing on printing your photographs from Photoshop and RIPs, selecting fine art papers, evaluating print quality, curating, signing, numbering and embossing your prints. In short, everything you need to know to prepare your images for printing and everything you need to know to insure the finest printing possible.

Afternoon: Print your own photographs on the dedicated printer
After the afternoon session is over you will start printing your photographs on the printer dedicated for the workshop. This printer will be an Epson 4000 with Epson Ultrachrome inks unless a better printer is released before the workshop. Ultrachrome Ink and fine art papers are provided. Uwe, Natalie and I wil be there to help you print your work and to provide guidance on technical issues. Note that only images created during the workshop will be printed

Evening: Print review Session with Alain & Uwe Steinmueller
That evening the workshop will conclude with an individual print review conducted by Uwe and I. We will review the prints you created from the photographs you took during the workshop. We will offer comments, suggestion and formal evaluation of image content, image processing and print quality as well as suggestions and direction for future work.

Uwe and I will offer closing remarks after the print review.

Light Shaft in Keyhole Arch, Antelope Canyon.
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Photographic Vision Field Workshop

Natalie and I, accompanied by Uwe Steinmueller, offer a two one day workshop to Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly on Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th following the Antelope Canyon Class. 

This workshop is designed to build and expand upon the concepts taught during the Antelope Canyon Class by exploring the concepts of Seeing Photographically and Personal Style on Monday and then studying what it means to “Be an Artist” and how it applies to you on Tuesday.  

This workshop is also designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to visit and photograph several of the most beautiful landscapes in the Southwest, including Monument Valley and Canyon de Chelly, under the guidance of Natalie and Alain who have lived in Navajoland for 7 years.  You will practice Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises each day under the guidance of Natalie and I.  Uwe will join us for this exciting adventure.

We will depart from Page on Monday morning for this extended workshop experience.  Here is the schedule and teaching details of this exciting Photographic Vision Field Workshop. Note that you can attend this workshop on Monday or both Monday and Tuesday, depending on your schedule.

Monday, November 14th, 2005

From Page to Monument Valley with several stops along the way for photography. 
Afternoon and sunset  shoot at Monument Valley. 

Presentations and discussions on Composition and Personal Style will take place throughout the day including at lunch and dinner time. We will stay in Monument Valley that evening.

Photographic Instruction:
- What is photographic composition?
- What is Personal Style?

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

From Monument Valley to Canyon de Chelly with stops along the way for photography. 
Mid day, afternoon and sunset shoot at several choice locations at Canyon de Chelly. 

Presentations and discussions on seeing photographically and on Being an artist will take place throughout the day including at lunch and dinner time.  We will stay in Chinle that evening.

Photographic Instruction:
- How to see photographically
- How to be (or become) an Artist

About Antelope Canyon
Photographers love Antelope Canyon because it is one of the most photogenic natural sites anywhere in the world. Antelope Canyon actually consists of two separate canyons, about 5 miles apart from each other: Upper Antelope and Lower Antelope. Most workshops take you to either to the Upper or the Lower part of Antelope Canyon, as these two canyons are called.

But, doing so means that you only get to see half of this wonder of the world! Well, not anymore. We have decided to take you to both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon in the same workshop! That way you can really say you saw it all (and photographed it as well)!

Plus, since we will be in Page, land of incredible rock formations and scenery, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to show you some of our other favorite photographic locations. So, we decided to also take you to Horseshoe Bend, one of the most amazing overlooks over the Colorado River, for sunrise. You will also have the opportunity to photograph Lake Powell at Sunset from a fantastic overlook. Lake Powell is world-famous for the incredible sandstone formations and for the unique colors the rocks take at sunrise and sunset. Truly a unique photographic workshop from which you will return with a great collection of images to add to your portfolio!

Furthermore, you will be practicing Photographic Skill Exercises daily. We will have handouts for you and will be explaining these exercises in details. We will then work individually with each of you to help you with your exercises. Read on as there is more details about our Photographic Skill Exercises below.

Horseshoe Bend with Flowers
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

We will take you to each of the locations shown on this page so you can create your own photographs of these incredible places.

You will be able to photograph both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon, plus Lake Powell, Horseshoe Bend, Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly and more with Alain Briot and Natalie Briot

Photographic instruction in the field
You will receive photographic instruction while photographing in the field during this workshop. This instruction will consist of short lectures and presentations, question-answer sessions and photographic skills exercises . You will receive syllabus and handouts covering the subjects we will study . We will go over the questions and answers as a group and you will be asked to consider these questions individually afterwards. We will describe the exercises, explaining to you both the theory and the practical side of each exercise. You will then be asked to conduct these exercises on your own. Make sure to bring a folder where you can store your handouts, a notepad to take notes during the workshop, and several pens and pencils.

Don't let this unique opportunity pass you by!
Seats in this unique workshop are in high demand. To be fair reservations are taken on a first come first served basis.

If you have been thinking about building up your portfolio, if you have been thinking about becoming more serious about your photography, if you want to photograph some of the most beautiful photographic locations while receiving photographic instruction, if you want to learn how to best convert your photographs RAW, prepare them in Photoshop and other programs and create Fine Art Prints don't hesitate another second: sign up now. This event is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

We will meet you in Page, Arizona at the Page Marriott.  A special room rate is available to participants.
All location shoots are conducted within 2 to 5 miles from Page.  Tutorials are conducted at the Marriott.

Number of participants:
The number of participants for the 2005 Summit is strictly limited  to 24.  This limit is set to insure a low participant to instructor ratio as well as a pleasant shooting experience in Antelope Canyon which is narrow and confined.  When we work in Antelope Canyon we will photograph in two groups of 12 photographers each, one led by Uwe and Alain and the other by Natalie Briot and Bettina Steinmueller.

The higher cost of the Summit, when Compared to previous years, reflects the lower number of participants, the entrance fees to Antelope canyon and the cost of ink and paper for the workshop.

What you will need:
- A digital camera
- A laptop with digital imaging software to process your photographs
- A USB drive or the ability to burn CD’s or DVD’s on your laptop to transfer files to the print server
- A vehicle as you are responsible for your own transportation to Page and to the locations we will be photographing.

Cost and Contact information
Summit: $785 including all Antelope Canyon fees and permits as well as all ink and fine art paper for making your prints during the Summit.

Photographic Vision Field Workshops on Monday and Tuesday: $299 each or $545 for both days

Summit with both Monday & Tuesday Photographic Vision Field Workshops: $1330

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Page and back and for your lodging arrangements. We will email you a list of accommodations in Page when you register. The closest airport is Phoenix, Arizona. Page is located approximately 5 hours North of Phoenix.

How to Register

To reserve your seat in this workshop Download the Summit Registration Form, in pdf format, by clicking here. You can also email Alain Briot at or call Alain or Natalie at 800-949-7983 (928-252-2466 if you live outside of the United States) to reserve your seat. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. A receipt will be mailed to you the day after your registration is processed.

Registrations are allocated on a first come, first served basis. We recommend you act now because our workshops sell out quickly.

If you have any questions before registering, click here to send us an email inquiry. We are pleased to assist you with any questions. You can also call Alain or Natalie Briot at 800-949-7983 or 928-252-2466 .

Hotel Reservations: 928-645-5000 and mention code BEAO

Summit participants benefit from a special rate at the Country Inn and Suites, the Summit Hotel: $55 for a two double beds room and $65 for a Kind Size bed and/or a room with a view onto Lake Powell (+tax).

To get this rate call the Courtyard Marriott in Page at 928-645-5000 and mention code BEAO

Sunset over Lake Powell.
Linhof Master Teknica 4x5, Schneider 400mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Things to keep in mind:
- Food, lodging and transportation are not included. Some of you may want to camp, some stay in a hotel, some may want to eat with the group while other may prefer to be on their own. This arrangement provides for maximum flexibility while keeping the cost of this workshop to a minimum. It will gives you maximum freedom in planning your meals and give you time by yourself if you choose.

- We will email you directions to Page as well as a list of hotels in Page when you register for the Summit. You will receive an email with the Friday evening meeting place and a detailed workshop schedule approximately 2 weeks before the workshop.

- A passenger car is suitable for this workshop since we will not drive on 4 wheel drive roads during the workshop. However, if you rent a car, we recommend you rent an SUV as it is more suited to this kind of activity.

-We have a no tag-along policy. Spouses, friends, significant others and non-photographers need to be registered as full-time participants to join any aspect of this workshop. This includes meetings, print reviews, lectures, meals and all other aspects of this workshop. For further details read our Workshop FAQ.

- We do not carry cell phones. We will use walkie-talkies to communicate with each other during the field workshops part of the Summit, when we are on location and when we are driving. If you become separated from the group we will call you on your walkie-talkie to find out where you are. For these reasons we ask that you bring a walkie-talkie, such as a Motorola Talkabout or equivalent, to the workshop. Please set your walkie-talkie to channel 4-5.

Cancellation policy:
All monies are non-refundable. In case you need to cancel attendance at the 2005 Summit we can refund your fees if you can name a replacement attendee and your friend pays his full fees. If this workshop is cancelled by us you will receive a full refund.

Liability Limitation
Beaux Arts Photography,, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, guides, and cooperating agents aim to provide every participant a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience. We act solely as agents for you regarding accommodations, special activities, and travel, by any means, and assume no liability for any act, error, omission, injury, loss, delay, mishap, or damage to persons or property arising from any cause during the course of the workshop or in transit thereto. We can accept no responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the services to be provided. We reserve the right to change our arrangements should conditions necessitate, or to cancel any aspect of the workshop due to exceptional circumstances. In the event that we deem it necessary to cancel the workshop we will provide a full refund which the participant(s) acknowledges as full and final settlement. In the event of a workshop cancellation airline tickets, car rentals and hotel reservations associated with participation in this workshop will not be refunded. We recommend you purchase refundable airline tickets and make refundable car and hotel reservations. We also recommend you carry travel and camera equipment insurance.

As there is always an element of risk in any adventure associated with the outdoors, participants must read this form carefully. This liability release will certify that the participant is physically fit and capable of participating in outdoor photography exercises in field locations, and is fully and completely aware of any associated risks created by field locations and weather.

Meeting times, meeting places and itinerary are subject to changes dictated by the weather, the road conditions and other imponderable variables that are part of doing landscape photography. We do not carry cell phones. You are responsible for being at the meeting place at the designated time and have your photographic equipment with you.

By joining this workshop I acknowledge that I have read the above information concerning responsibility and release Beaux Arts Photography, Alain Briot, Natalie Briot, their guides, instructors and any cooperating agent from any liability. Beaux Arts Photography, Alain Briot, and Natalie Briot will assume no liability for injury, illness, or loss of personal property or expenses thereof associated with workshop participation. I also acknowledge that Alain and Natalie Briot have the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime.