Alain Briot Essayscorer

Online Portfolios 

The online portfolio process:
Here is the process I follow to create my online portfolios:

First, this process is fundamentally different from the process I use to create my print portfolios. The goal of the print portfolios is to create a world-class work of art. The creation of a print portfolio takes years of work, the images are selected among hundreds of top-class images and no effort or expense is spared.

Second, online portfolios are created relatively quickly and the selection of images is much less severe.

Third, I often select images for my print portfolios by editing the content of my online portfolios. In other words I use the online portfolios as a starting point for my print portfolios. As a result only a small number of images in my online portfolios make it into my print portfolios.

Fourth, occasionally, different versions of the same image are featured in an online portfolio. This is because I have not yet made up my mind about which image I like best. When such is the case I use the online portfolio as an opportunity to view these images together. This approach helps me make a final selection later on.

Fifth, the images in my online portfolios represent a larger variety of subjects than those featured in my print portfolios. Photographs of my backyard, of workshop activities, of Las Vegas, or of cars, to name but a few, will probably not make it to a print portfolio. However, I like to feature these images online because they show aspects of my life that I enjoy sharing and that are important to me.

Sixth, online portfolios are dated using the publication date, not the creation date. For example a photograph created in 2017 but published in 2018 will be dated 2018. This is why the new 2018 portfolios below already feature numerous images even though we are only at the beginning of the year. I follow this approach for reason of simplicity and clarity. It would be both challenging and confusing to add images to previous years portfolios.It would also be difficult to know where new images are being added. This way you know that the only place where new images are being added is in the current year (2018 right now) portfolios.

The Online Portfolios:

Images created in 2018

Images created in 2017

Images created in 2016

Images created in 2015

Images created in 2014

Images created in 2013

Images created in 2012

Images created in 2011

Images created in 2010

Images created in 2009

Images created in 2008

Images created in 2007

Images created in 2006

Images created in 2005

Images created from 1997 to 2004

Images created from 1983 to 1997

Image Collections


Route 66

Flash Image Galleries

All images copyright ©Alain Briot 2018
All rights reserved worldwide

March 10th
We will be announcing the 2019 Mono Lake and Eastern Sierra Workshop this weekend. We have not offered this workshop for four years therefore we expect it to fill out very fast. Email me now if you want to be on the pre-announcement list: You will receive the registration and description page link right away, and you will have a chance to register ahead of every one else.

February 26th
The March 2018 Print of the Month is available. You can see it at this link and order it at 20% off until the end of the month.

February 22nd
Only 3 seats left for the 2019 Rendez-Vous. Email us if you want to be part of this event: If you are not familiar with the Rendez-Vous you can read a short description here.

February 21st
The Auditory Landscapes page was updated with new audio recordings today. You can now access it from the Online Portfolios Page.

February 13th
Emails were sent Sunday to members of the 2019 Rendez Vous pre-announcement list. If you did not receive your email, or if you were not on the list, email me now and I will send you the link to the 2019 Rendez Vous description and registration page right away:

February 7th - 2019 Alumni Rendez-Vous preannounce list
We will announce the 2019 Rendez Vous either this weekend or next week. We have a large number of people on the pre-announcement list, not just from the workshop group but also from private emailing and calls. We expect the Rendez Vous to sell out quickly so if you want to get a seat we strongly recommend that you add your name to the list. We don't want anyone to be disappointed the way many were disappointed last year.

If you want to get in the 2019 Rendez Vous we recommend adding your name to the pre-registration list. To add your name to the pre-registration list email us at : Do keep in mind that being on the list is not a guarantee you will be able to register. Seats are limited and the pre-announcement list is large therefore to guarantee your seat you will need to act very quickly when you receive the email announcement.

If you are not familiar with the Rendez Vous it is an event open only to Alain Briot Workshop Alumni, meaning previous workshop participants. The rendez Vous is different from all our other workshops because it features a print exchange between participants and a presentation of their photographic work by each participant. The 2019 Rendez vous will also include new features not part of the 2018 Rendez Vous.

You can read this year's Rendez-Vous description at this link. The 2018 Rendez Vous is sold out but the description will give you a good idea of what the 2019 Rendez Vous consists of.

February 2nd
The February 2018 Print of the Month is available. As with every print of the month this artwork is available at a reduced price for a limited time. It is available either matted or matted and framed.

February 1st
We have 2 seats left for the 2019 Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico Workshop in Fall 2019. This is a Little Known Workshop meaning it is open to 6 participants only and all participants need to have attended one of our regular workshops previously.

Let us know by phone or email if you are interested and we will send you the workshop description and registration link:
928-252-2466 (international)
800-949-7983 (USA)

January 25th
I published a second free essay about why you need to market your photographs if you want to sell them. You can read it nowat this link.

January 24th
Free essay: Why you must attend the 2018 Marketing Success seminar
Read this essay if you are selling your work and are frustrated by the way things are going. During the seminar we will teach you how to close the sale and make money. No more listening to people telling you that your work is beautiful then walking away buying nothing.

January 17th
New:Auditory Landscapes page
I am exploring the auditory landscape and creating auditory vignettes. I find sounds just as interesting as images. I approach sound recording with the same professionalism as photography in regards to practice and gear.

Listen to the samples on the new Auditory Landscapes page to see what I mean.

Joshua Tree Workshop
March 8th to 12th, 2019

January 13th
Seven out of eleven new 2018 Free Online Portfolios are now complete. The four remaining portfolios will be completed in February. Be sure to browse these portfolios and enjoy the new images.

January 11th
We extended our Start the Year in Style Special Offer until January 14th. This gives you a few more days to make a decision, something that several of you asked for. However don't delay. This offer will end for good on the 14th!

January 6th
The Start the Year in Style Special Offer is live. Click here to discover all the savings!

January 2nd, 2018
The Online Portfolio page is currently being updated with new 2018 Portfolios. As of today this is a work in progress but it will be completed in a couple of days. Feel free to browse now because some photographs are already online.

January 1st, 2018
We wish you a Very Happy New Year!
Alain and Natalie

We wish you a Very Happy New Year!
Alain and Natalie

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