Alain Briot is one of the leading contemporary landscape photographers. Originally from Paris, France, he attended the Academie Nationale des Beaux Arts in Paris where he studied drawing and oil painting. Briot began studying photography in 1980. Currently living in Arizona, his favorite photographic locations are in the southwestern United States.
Briot's goal is to create the most exciting photographs possible. His equipment, be it cameras, software, etc., is chosen for the ability to make this possible.
Alain Briot is a columnist on the highly respected Luminous Landscape website.
"Here is a new reference book that anyone, and everyone, who would like to have their photography pay for it-self needs to have."
--Paul Faust, Nature Photographers
"As long as there's a market for your work and you're willing to put in the effort to attract it, this book offers a path to reaping the maximum results."
--Gordon Lewis, Shutterfinger
"As a teacher and Fine Arts photographer myself, I find that Briot has articulated and demonstrated so many of the facts that face the Fine Arts photographer that I truly wish that I could have read his book fifty years ago when I first moved into the teaching and Fine Arts fields and choose teaching rather than attempting to be a full-time Fine Arts Photographer. Much of my own experiences mirror or verify his own that I cannot help but recommend, strongly recommend, this book to any photographer who contemplates attempting to make a living in the Fine Arts field."
--Dr. Michael Roach, DigitalAppleJuice.com
"If you are looking to get into the sale of your own fine art photography and want a book on the business aspects of marketing your work then I very highly recommend Marketing Fine Art Photography."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics
"If you are a photographer and have the desire to provide for those needs of your fellow man, turn pro, make it a career and follow Briot's steps to success."
--FC Etier, Technorati
"Overall, if you want some guidance on developing your photographic creativity, this book is a good starting point. Where it takes you is entirely up to the student.
--Maxey von Senden, eJournal of the Tucson Computer Society
"I think that this is a very important book and one that you must own if you plan on creating fine art photography. If you have your basic skills down and want to enhance them with more vision, creativity, and inspiration, then I very highly recommend Mastering Photographic Composition, Creativity, and Personal Style."
--T. Michael Testi, Blogcritics.org
"You will not only end up becoming a better photographer, but a better artist with your camera. "
--Tim Boxer, 15 Minutes Magazine
"For those of you budding 'artists with cameras': Get your copy ASAP, read and enjoy. And learn. Briot's style, while serious, is anecdotal as well. His love of his world and appreciation of art are apparent in every page. This book will serve you to be a better photographer after you have read it. Even if you're a professional photographer there are many different perspectives to be appreciated and lessons to glean. And if you are a snap-shooter and wondering how great images, many included in this book, are created, this could be the start of something big, and beautiful."
--Artie Alinikoff, MyMac Magazine
"Briot is an established landscape photographer whose personal approach to the medium is engaging and explorational...He forces you to open yourself up to new possibilities and conceptsunafraid to bring art into the equation in close collaboration with the technology. The authors images are awesome, and they provide a perfect visual launchpad designed to ignite the readers imagination. "
--Derek Pell, Zoom Street Magazine
"Briots book is very useful for the ways in which it describes and then shows the results of creative use of light and finer techniques of custom tonal curves and color management."
--Gordon Cook, Cook's Collaborative Edge
"Over-all the book is very readable, very informative, and a must-read if you are interested in becoming a better landscape photographer."
--Mike Nelson, Tripod Camera Club