Visit Wonderful Photographic Locations and Learn How to Take Great Photographs
Our unique series of workshops and consulting is designed to help you:
• Improve your photography no matter how long you have been photographing or how much experience you have with photography.
• Help you create better photographs
• Provide you with answers to your technical and creative problems
• Help you build or enrich your personal photographic portfolio
• Take you to new and rarely photographed natural locations
• Teach you how to make an income from your photography
• Show you how to work professionally in the field on a day-to-day basis
Each workshop includes a print review, at no extra cost, either during the workshop (Antelope Canyon workshop only) of after the following workshop so you have plenty of time to print your photographs.
Weekend Workshop #1
Date: February 21, 2004
Location: Alain Briot’s Studio
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Photoshop for Fine Art Photography
Workshop description:This workshop focuses on how to use Adobe Photoshop to create fine art photographs and prints. We will look at several techniques which you can use to improve your images, from Raw conversion, to digital enhancement, to printing. We will also discuss profiling and color management. If you face challenges or have issues which you need to work on in regard to your digital workflow this is a class you definitely want to attend. We will use some of Alain’s work as examples during this class. We will also use some of your work, if you want. Bring a CD with medium resolution images on it with you. Choose images which you are having difficulties with so we can work out solutions together. If you use a digital camera we can work on the photographs you created the previous day.
Weekend Workshop #2
Date: March 6, 2004
Location: Tucson: Barrio Historico, Mission San Javier del Bac and Tumacacori National Monument.
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Composition with an emphasis on Color and Lines
Print Review (no extra cost): March 7th. Review of photographs improved during Workshop 1.
Workshop description:Tucson’s Barrio Historico is one of the best kept secrets in Arizona. Prior to moving to Southern Arizona last year I had seen photographs of it but did not know its exact location. Repeated trips to the Barrio this year, and extensive photography there with formats ranging from 35mm to 4×5, have taught us exactly where all the best locations are. We are now offering to take you there. If you like photographing colorful subjects, doors and doorways, and architecture, this workshop is for you. We will also photograph two of the most photogenic Spanish Missions in the Southwest: San Xavier del Bac and Tumacacori National Monument. San Xavier was photographed and made famous by Ansel Adams. Certainly, black and white lends itself to photographing San Xavier, also called The Cathedral of the Desert. However, color offers endless opportunities for stunning images. The quality of the light in Southern Arizona is unique and if you haven’t witnessed it yourself this is an opportunity you do not want to miss. This workshop focuses on Composition with an emphasis on Color and Lines. You will perform Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises on Color and Lines during this workshop
Weekend Workshop #3
Date: March 27, 2004
Location: Phoenix Botanical Gardens and Phoenix South Mountain Park
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Light and Composition with an emphasis on Texture and Balance.
Print Review (no extra cost): March 28th. Review of photographs taken during Workshop 2.
Workshop description:Photographing in a non-wilderness location is highly rewarding. Particularly so if this location is a world-class botanical garden! For one, you have access to a wide variety of beautiful desert plants just by walking in the door. Then, you have these plants carefully taken care of for you by gardeners. We will spend all morning in the Phoenix Botanical Garden, have lunch in a nice restaurant, then spend the entire afternoon in Phoenix South Mountain Park. This is the largest urban park in the US and rightly so. It covers hundred of acres and has Native American rock art and ruins in, a mountain range and countless species of plants including Saguaro cactuses. We will take you to one of the most photogenic places in this huge park and scout for a great location to photograph sunset. This workshop focuses on Light and Composition with an emphasis on Texture and Balance. You will, of course, hone your skills through Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises all day.
Weekend Workshop #4
Date: April 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2004 — 3 day workshop
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Light and Composition .
Location: Antelope Canyon
Print review (no extra cost): the print review will take place during the workshop– bring up to 4 prints
Cost: $499 –includes all fees for Upper and Lower Antelope Canyon
Workshop description:For photographers, Antelope Canyon is the place! If it is not on your list it should be and then it should be again. It has been on mine since 1986! I have visited and photographed both Upper and Lower Antelope over one hundred times. I’m addicted. It’s one of the most amazing places to study light and composition. And this is just what we are going to do! I know you will bring back portfolio-quality images that will stun everyone including yourself. But hurry. This workshop fills up extremely fast! We will also take you to these other locations, each of them deserving of a visit by themselves: Horseshoe Bend, the Hoodoos, Lake Powell at Sunrise, Native American petroglyphs and Wutpaki National Monument. A detailed description of this workshop is available here and on my site at beautiful-landscape.com We will be studying Light and Composition and performing Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises for these subjects.
Weekend Workshop #5
Date: April 17, 2004
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Composition: Movement and Rhythm
Print Review (no extra cost): April 18th. Review of photographs taken during Workshop 3 & 4
Workshop description:Sedona, one of the jewels of the Southwest , features world-famous photographic locations such as Oak Creek Canyon, Red Rock Crossing, Cathedral Rock and many others. We will take you to the most photogenic places in Sedona so you can add these natural splendors to your portfolio. We know the area intimately, having photographed there since 1986. Expect only the best. We will also have you perform Skill Enhancement Exercises on the subject of composition with an emphasis on Movement and Rhythm. This is the first time we will focus on Movement and Rhythm during one of our workshops.
Weekend Workshop #6
Date: May 1, 2004
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Composition with emphasis on Proportion, Variety and Selection
Location: Saguaro National Park, East and West units
Print Review (no extra cost): May 2. Review of photographs taken during Workshop 5
Workshop description:Saguaro National Park, which consists of the West and East units, is the only National Park in the Sonoran Desert. The main attraction of Saguaro National Park are the world-famous Giant Saguaro cactuses which grow only in the Sonoran Desert. Jagged mountain ranges and clear skies from a dramatic backdrop. An immense variety of desert plants offer endless opportunities for foreground elements. Saguaro skeletons present a nearly abstract subject open to many interpretations. This workshop will both challenge and rejuvenate your photographic skills. We will focus on . We will be studying Composition with a particular emphasis on Proportion, Variety and Selection.. You will perform Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises on these subjects. This is the first time we will focus on these three areas of composition in one of our workshops.
Weekend Workshop #7
Date: May 22nd and 23rd — 2 different workshops in 2 days!
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Color as Photographic Subject
Location: Blooming Season in the Sonoran Desert. The exact location will depend on wild flowers blooming patterns in late May 2004.
Workshop description: Wild flowers are one of the main attractions of the Sonoran Desert and definitely the highlight of the year. The emphasis of this workshop in on Color, and color is what we will be looking for, and finding, in a year which promises to be a good one for wildflowers. Bring a variety of lenses, from macro to wild angle -for those foreground-background images- to telephoto -to compress elements and superimpose color and shapes. This is one workshop which will bring once in a lifetime images since spring flowering patterns do not repeat themselves from one year to the next. You will perform Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises all day on Color as a Photographic Subject.
May 23rd: Photoshop for Fine Art Photography
Photographic Skill Enhancement Exercises: Photoshop for Fine Art Photography
Location: Alain Briot’s Studio
Print Review (no extra cost): May 23rd (evening). Review of photographs taken during Workshop 6 and 7
Cost: $399 for both days or $215 for one day (you can choose either Saturday or Sunday)
Workshop description: This workshop focuses on how to use Adobe Photoshop to create fine art photographs and prints. We will look at several techniques which you can use to improve your images, from Raw conversion, to digital enhancement, to printing. We will also discuss profiling and color management. If you face challenges or have issues which you need to work on in regard to your digital workflow this is a class you definitely want to attend. We will use some of Alain’s work as examples during this class. We will also use some of your work, if you want. Bring a CD with medium resolution images on it with you. Choose images which you are having difficulties with so we can work out solutions together. If you use a digital camera we can work on the photographs you created the previous day.
The easiest way to register is to call us toll free at 800-949-7983. We can take your registration and credit card information over the phone. If you prefer to register by fax, or by mail,click hereto download a faxable pdf Workshop Registration form on beautiful-landscape.com. Fill in your information on this form and simply mail it or fax it back (24 hours a day) to us. This option is particularly practical if you cannot reach us.
Need additional information? No problem! Simply email us at [email protected] or call us at 800-949-7983 or 623-561-1641. We will answer your questions by email or over the phone and help you with any subject concerning our workshops. If we are in our studio we will answer your questions right away. If we are conducting a photographic expedition or a workshop it may take us up to two weeks to respond.
Things to keep in mind:
— Food, lodging and transportation are not included. This arrangement provides for maximum flexibility while keeping the cost of each workshop to a minimum.
We can email you directions and a list of hotels and accommodations upon request.
— A passenger car is suitable for these workshops since we will not drive on 4 wheel drive roads. However, if you have the choice, 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 have a walkie-talkie, bring it to the workshop and set it to channel 4-13.
If you get separated from the group we will call you on your walkie-talkie to find out where you are. We also use walkie talkie while driving from one location to the next.
Weekend Workshops:all moneys are non-refundable unless you can find someone to replace you. However, if you cancel participation in a workshop, your registration fees will 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.
Antelope Canyon Workshop: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.
We will be teaching and photographing with you from sunrise to sunset with a break for lunch during the entire duration of the workshop.
Beaux Arts Photography, Beautiful-Landscape.com, 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 (or these workshops) 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.
Print Review (no extra cost)
A print review will be conducted either during the workshop, in the case of Antelope Canyon, or the Sunday after the following workshop. 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 designed to be friendly and helpful. The offer an opportunity o present your work, ask questions, and receive answers and feedback from both the group and the instructors.
All photographs are Copyright © Alain Briot 2003
Beaux Arts Photography
800-949-7983 or 623-561-1641
Beaux Arts Photography
PO Box 12343
Glendale, AZ 85318