I attended Alain Briot’s fine art summit and field workshop in early November 2018 in Moab, UT. This year’s guest instructor was Jeff Schewe.
The first three days were ‘classroom style’ sessions, typically starting around 0930MST and lasting until around 1500MST. This gave participants time to head to the local attractions (Arches, Canyonlands, Dead Horse Point, Colorado River,…) for sunrise and sunset shoots.
The focus of the summit was “fine art processing and printing,” with Alain and Jeff focusing on composition and processing in Lightroom and Photoshop (Alain & Jeff,) as well as proofing and printing from Lightroom (Jeff.)
After the classroom style sessions, most of the summit participants headed out for a field trip from Moab to Monument Valley, with overnight stops in Monticello and Bluff, as well as visits to Wilson Arch, Valley of the Gods, Goosenecks State Park, and many others for sunrise, sunset, as well as daytime shoots.
Here, primarily Alain was assisting participants with composition and artistic content of the framing; participants were expected to master the technical aspects of photography in general, and their cameras in particular.
I came home with over 3,000 photographs and have already added about 5 to my portfolio of prints!