Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Alain Briot’s 2009 Workshops

January 19, 2009

“Venus Kondos photographing”
© Copyright Alain Briot

If two of your New Year’s resolutions include learning more about photography and experiencing more of America’s beautiful outdoors, then you can cross out both items on your list by attending a photography workshop this year with Alain and Natalie Briot in the Southwestern United States.

Alain Briot is a famous landscape photographer and a trained instructor with over 6 years of experience teaching photography and communication at graduate and undergraduate levels. Alain has been photographing since 1980 in Europe and studied art at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris. Alain’s wife, Natalie, is a painter and certified art teacher, and has been teaching since 1992.

Together, they take you to the places they know intimately, the places they have explored inside and out for many years, their huge “backyard” also known as the Southwestern United States, and provide one-on-one attention to help you improve your photography skills and return home with your own gorgeous photographs.

About half of this year’s workshops are already sold out. We’ve covered them here before in the Photobird Daily. The sold out workshops include:

Some workshops are still available, mostly in the second half of the year, which gives you plenty of time to plan.

If your bags are already packed, and you and your camera are ready to go, the Trilogy Seminars, which cover Composition, Printing, and Marketing your photos, are being held February 14-22, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. Details of the Trilogy Seminars are here.

If you prefer a workshop later in the year, consider these workshops which are still open to attendees:

For more details on these workshops, Alain and Natalie Briot, and to see photos of workshop participants honing their craft, visit



Alain Briot’s Workshops on DVD

December 17, 2008

“Round Rock Clouds”
© Copyright Alain Briot

Alain Briot’s photographs and workshops are famous for their picturesque locations in Southern Utah, Death Valley, and locations in Arizona such as Round Rock, shown above. But what do you do if you can’t make it clear across the United States or into the United States to participate in one of Alain Briot’s workshops?

Perhaps you’ve found a few picturesque locations in your own backyard, such as Vicki Tinnon has found with her beautiful Photobird photo albums of Nebraska, Colorado, and Kansas.

Even though you can’t make it to one of Alain Briot’s workshops, you’d still like to benefit from his expert tutelage, especially since he studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris and his workshop participants have raved about his workshops, with comments like “second-to-none”, “flawless”, “a valuable investment”, and “definitely worth the money and more”.

Fortunately, Alain Briot has made available 3 DVDs that provide you with the exact same knowledge taught in his Trilogy Mastery Seminars. These seminars consist of 3 separate 2-day classes (6 days total) that are conducted in Phoenix each spring in February.

The Mastery Workshops on DVD provide you with the same knowledge shared during the seminars, but without having to travel anywhere. You can study the materials anywhere you want and as many times as you want, without having to try to remember everything that was taught in a two-day seminar. You don’t need to take any notes or record the lectures since all of this is done for you and provided on the DVDs. The price of these DVDs is comparable to that of a seminar, but you don’t need to travel anywhere. Plus, Alain Briot provides free updates of new techniques. The tutorials on these DVDs are huge time-savers.

Earlier this year, I wrote about the Composition Mastery Workshop on DVD: “One year in the making. Over 37 hours of audio tutorials. Over 4 hours of movie tutorials. 160 tutorials in PDF format. 12 Photoshop Layered Composition Master Files. 30 essays on composition by Alain Briot in PDF format. An 8×10-inch print of “Luminous Canyon”, one of the photos discussed on the DVD. The Master File of the “Luminous Canyon” print with the 17 different adjustment layers used to optimize the photo. No traveling nor scheduling necessary to learn from the master himself, Alain Briot of”

Two more DVDs are available as part of this series: The Printing Mastery Workshop on DVD provides instruction on converting, printing, and matting your photographs, and The Marketing Mastery Workshop on DVD teaches you how to market and sell your work. All 3 DVDs include free updated content as it becomes available.

Alain Briot currently has a special offer available for his Mastery Workshops on DVD. Visit his website to learn more about this special offer and the Mastery Workshops on DVD!


Alain Briot’s Antelope Canyon Workshop

October 27, 2008

“Antelope Light Dance”
© Copyright Alain Briot

If you ever wanted to learn where and how to shoot photographs like the one above by Alain Briot, now’s your chance! The photo “Antelope Light Dance“, shown above, was shot in the gorgeous Antelope Canyon in Arizona, where Alain Briot and his wife Natalie Briot are conducting their 5-day Antelope Canyon Workshop, Friday, May 22 through Tuesday, May 26, 2009. There’s only 5 seats remaining, so contact Alain via his website at if you’re interested in attending.

Alain Briot is a professional photographer and instructor, and his wife Natalie Briot is an art instructor. They have designed this workshop with two goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements and exciting photographic opportunities.

The cost of the workshop is about $250 per day, on-location, with world-renowned professional instructors, including Alain who studied at the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris. The workshop is an amazing bargain opportunity. (I don’t receive a commission.) The 5-day workshop includes all fees for Antelope Canyon, Navajo hiking, and entrance fees to both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal park and other slot canyons, but does not include travel and lodging arrangements.

The Antelope Canyon Workshop is a great deal and the perfect opportunity to learn new photography skills and photograph the beautiful Antelope Canyon.

Visit Alain Briot’s website for more details.


New Workshops at

June 25, 2008

“Moonrise, Mono Lake” © Copyright Alain Briot

It looks like there is still one seat available in the upcoming Mono Lake workshop this October. Be sure to contact Alain right away if you are interested in attending. If it’s sold out, be sure to take a look at his other workshops and his wonderful photos and website.

Alain has also just announced three new workshops for 2009:

  1. Trilogy Seminars, February 14-22, 2009. This series of three workshops will take place in Phoenix, Arizona, and will focus on composition, printing, and marketing your photographs professionally.
  2. Antelope Canyon, April 10-14, 2009. This exclusive field workshop offers five days in Slot Canyon with Alain and Natalie Briot. For a complete itinerary, cost, and availability, be sure to click on the link above.
  3. Navajoland, May 1-5, 2009. Imagine five days photographing in Navajoland, visiting such scenic landmarks as Monument Valley, Round Rock, Church Rock and the Canyon de Chelly. For a complete itinerary, cost, and availability, be sure to click on the link above.

As with all of Alain’s workshops, we recommend contacting Alain post-haste to reserve your space if you’re interested in attending, as they’ve historically had a tendency to fill up fast! Be sure to let Alain know you heard about the workshops on


Which photo workshops have you attended? Were they a good value for the money? What were your favorites and why? Please let us know in the comments.