Alain Briot Antelope Canyon Workshop

January 13, 2009 ·

Michael Reichmann

An Exclusive Weekend Field Workshop with two of the Southwest’s Best Landscape Instructors
— May 14-15-16, 2004 —

We will take you to each of the locations shown in the photographs on this page (and more) so you can create your own photographs of these beautiful natural wonders!

Antelope Canyon Workshop

Announcing an exciting, photographic-instruction oriented Northern Arizona workshop with professional photographer and instructor Alain Briot and art instructor Natalie Briot!

We are pleased to announce some extremely exciting news. Natalie and I are offering a workshop that is unique, feature packed, and filled with several one-of-a-kind photographic opportunities!

Photographers love Antelope Canyon because it is one of the truly spectacular sites anywhere in the world. Antelope Canyon actually consists of two separate canyons, about 5 miles apart from each other. So far we have usually made a choice of either photographing 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. We will also take you to a remote location where you will find Hoodoos, whimsical rock formations that are particularly photogenic, for sunset. And, finally, you will have the opportunity to photograph Lake Powell at Sunrise and at Sunset from two fantastic overlooks. 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.

Antelope Arch, Lower Antelope Canyon.

Linhof Master Teknica 4×5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Your Itinerary:

This weekend workshop will take place April, 2, 3 and 4 in Page Arizona. The itinerary for the workshop was designed by Natalie and I with two goals in mind: convenient travel arrangements and exciting photographic opportunities. We will meet you in Page on Friday evening and we will travel together, caravan style, to the different photographic locations we have on our schedule.

Here is a detailed account of our itinerary:

Friday May 14, 2004

We will meet you in Page on Friday evening at 7pm. The location for our meeting will be at a restaurant in Page. We will email you the exact location in January 2004.

Saturday May 15

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 Lower 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, 8×10 or larger). In the evening we will photograph sunset over Lake Powell from one of the best overlooks around.

Sunday May 16

We will be up early to photograph sunrise over Lake Powell from a different location than on Saturday evening. After Breakfast we will spend two hours photographing Upper Antelope Canyon. After lunch we will start our drive back to Phoenix. On the way there we will stop at several locations along the way including a little-known petroglyph site near Tuba City. We will find ourselves at Wutpaki National Monument for late afternoon and sunset. You are free to drive back ahead of the group if you need to return to Phoenix early.

Light Dance

Antelope Light Dance, Upper Antelope Canyon
Linhof Master Teknica 4×5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises

You will be practicing Photographic Skills Enhancement Exercises each day. You will receive handouts with a description of each exercise. We will go over the exercises, explaining to you both the theoretical 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!
As you can imagine seats in this unique workshop are going to be in high demand. To be fair reservations will be made 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, don’t hesitate another second: sign up now. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Horseshoe Bend at Sunrise

Linhof Master Teknica 4×5, Schneider 75mm, Fuji Provia 100F

Cost and Contact Information

The cost of this once in a lifetime workshop is only USD $499 . This includes all Antelope Canyon fees: Navajo hiking fees for both days and entrance fees to both Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon Navajo Tribal Park.

You are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Page and back and for your lodging arrangements.

A refund (less $100) will be provided only if a replacement for you can be found. If we have to cancel the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund.

To reserve your place in this workshop download your faxable Workshop Registration Form, in pdf format, by clicking here. You can also email Alain Briot atalain@beautiful-landscape.comor call Alain at 800-949-7983 or 623-561-1641 to reserve your seat. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. A receipt will be mailed to you the day after your registration has been processed.

Registrations are 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 623-561-1641.

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 can email you directions to Page and a list of hotels and campground in Page upon request.

— 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 an SUV as it is more suited to this kind of activity.

— We will use walkie-talkies to communicate with each other during the workshop 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. If you have a walkie-talkie bring it to the workshop and set it to channel 4-13.

Print Review

A print review will be conducted during the workshop, either on Saturday or on Sunday depending on our schedule and group preference. Make sure to bring 5 to 10 prints of your work, 8×10" or above print size, to share with the group. Our print reviews are friendly and helpful and will allow you to present your work, ask questions and receive answers and feedback from both the group and the instructors.

Instructor Availability

We will be helping you and photographing with you from sunrise to sunset with a break for lunch during the entire duration of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy

A refund (less $100) will be provided only if a replacement for you can be found. Your registration fees can also be transferred towards registration in another Beaux Arts Photography workshop. If we have to cancel the trip for any reason you will receive a full refund.

Sunset over Lake Powell

Linhof Master Teknica 4×5, Schneider 400mm, Fuji Provia 100F

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 acknowledges as full and final settlement.

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.

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.

All Photographs are © Alain Briot 2003

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Michael Reichmann is the founder of the Luminous Landscape. Michael passed away in May 2016. Since its inception in 1999 LuLa has become the world's largest site devoted to the art, craft, and technology of photography. Each month more than one million people from every country on the globe visit LuLa.

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