Digital Outback Photo
- Photography using Digital SLRs

Second Annual
Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit
hosted by
Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller

“Discover the latest tools and techniques you need to create digital fine art, exhibition quality photographs”

November 12th, 13th and 14th
in Phoenix, Arizona

Canon USA
Conference participants benefit from free products, attractive discounts & product presentations by each sponsor (find more info here)
News: Canon USA will show the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II and EOS 20D for hands on evaluation at our Summit

November 12th, 13th and 14th.

Friday (Tutorial Day), Saturday and Sunday.


Phoenix, Arizona

Country Inn and Suites
20221 N. 29th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 623-879-9000
Fax: 623-476-1000

Hotel Web site :



1- Session Presentations by Uwe Steinmueller, Alain Briot and Jim Collum
See the conference schedule and abstracts sections below

2- Individual Porfolio Print Review Sessions by Alain Briot, Uwe Steinmueller and Jim Collum

Personalized Portfolio print review sessions of Summit participants work will be conducted Saturday afternoon from 3:30 to to 6 PM. These print reviews will only available for a limited number of participants (so that we can devote as much time as we can to your work) and reservations are necessary. Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. The sooner you register, the more chances you have to have your work reviewed. Register now and insure your work will be reviewed by Alain Briot, Uwe Steinmueller and Jim Collum.

Each Portfolio Print Review Session will be approximately 10 to 15 minutes per individual, covering at most 4 prints from each participant.

See abstracts below

3- Keynote Address and introductory remarks by Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller

4- Guest Speaker Presentations - New for 2004!

See the conference schedule and abstracts sections below

5- Informal exhibition of Summit participants work - New for 2004!

A display area will be available to display framed or unframed work by each Summit participant. If you want to display your work check this option on the conference registration form (there is no obligation to display your work). You can exhibit a maximum of one piece, 12x18 or smaller or one larger piece.

6- Get your work printed on the most recent wide format printers up to 17” x 22”!

Lexjet will have a wide format Epson printer at the Summit and you will be able to get your work printed on it during the summit. Get a 17x22” print of your work on fine art paper at no charge and see how good your work really looks!

7- Have a hands on session with the latest Canon DSLRs (1Ds Mark II and 20D)

Jim Rose from Canon USA will be available at the summit for your questions and le you use the lastest Canon DSLRs.

8- Meet other Fine Art Photographers

Even if we present a lot of content at our summit, the key of every successful conference is meeting other people. We hope this summit will be a fun place to meet old and make new friends.

9- One day workshops following the conference led by Alain and Natalie Briot

Monday, November 15th: Upper Antelope Canyon
Tuesday, November 16th: Lower Antelope Canyon

Alain Briot, Jim Collum and Uwe Steinmueller
Alain Briot
Alain Briot is one of the most successful fine art landscape photographers living in the United States today. Specializing in large format, Fine Art, landscape photography, Alain is the publisher of and the author of a monthly series of articles on photography, Briot’s View, published on Alain’s work has been extensively published worldwide in books and magazine for over 15 years.
Jim Collum

Jim Collum has been an active photographer for over 20 years. The title "Landscape Photographer" does not encompass the style and subject matter he chooses to photograph. Rather than grande, his eye leans to a closer, more intimiate vision. Over the years, Jim has shot mainly with a 4x5 camera, printing his own b/w and cibachrome prints. For the past 4 years, the focus has been digital.. both capture and printing. Recently he has moved from inkjet printing, to inkjet negative printing.. with which he then prints platinum and platinum with pigment prints. Jim is currently represented by the Susan Spiritus and Red Ink Studio Galleries.

Uwe Steinmueller
Uwe Steinmueller is together with his wife (Bettina) a digital fine art nature photographer ( and the publisher of Digital Outback Photo ( Uwe is focused on the digital photography workflow (e.g. raw conversion), color management and fine art printing.

Uwe Steinmueller will present sessions on workflow, raw files management, profiling (both printers and your entire system) and printing.

Summit Timetable

Friday, November 12:

Digital workflow tutorial by Uwe Steinmueller

  • 5 hour seminar
  • only available for registered participants
  • Price $150
  • Ask about this in your registration
  • 10am - 3pm

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Registration, Gallery Exhibit and Sponsor Room open.

7:00 p.m. Conference welcome. Reception.

Saturday, November 13th:

8:00 am:

Conference begins. Registration and sponsor room open at 8:00 am

9:00 to 10:30 am

Session One: Jim Collum: How to Create Platinum Pigment Prints

10:30 to 11:00 am: coffee break / sponsor room open

11:00 am

Sponsor presentations:

  • by Lexjet: printing Summit participants work
  • by Canon USA: How the hads on sessions will work

11:30 to 12:30 pm

Session Two: Alain Briot: From fine art print to framed gallery-quality piece: how to do mount, sign, mat, frame and display your fine art photographs.

12:30 to 1:30 pm: Lunch break / sponsor room open, Lunch on your own

1:30 to 3:00 pm

Session Three: Uwe Steinmueller,: The art of Raw conversion

3:00 to 3:30 pm: coffee break / sponsor room open

3:30 to 6:00 pm

Session Four: Uwe Steinmueller, Alain Briot and Jim Collum, Portfolio Print Review Session


Sunday, November 14th

8:30 am : Registration and sponsor room open

9:00 to 10:30 am

Session 5: Guest speakers session 1

10:30 to 11:00 am : coffee break / sponsor room open

11:00 to 12:30 am

Session 6: Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller: Digital B/W printing

12:30 to 1:30 pm: Lunch break / sponsor room open, Lunch (on your own)

1:30 to 3 pm

Session 7: Alain Briot. Jim Collum and Uwe Steinmueller: Digital Photography in 2004

3:00 to 3:30 pm: coffee break / sponsor room open

3:30 pm: Summit concludes

Presentations Abstracts

Saturday, November 13th

Session One, 9:00 to 10:30 am

Jim Collum: How to Create Platinum Pigment Prints

Abstract: From digital capture, through digital negative creation and on to the final Platinum Pigment print. Discussion of image selection, photoshop techniques, and tradtional Platinum printing.

Session Two:11 to 12:30am

Alain Briot: From fine art print to framed gallery-quality piece: how to do mount, sign, mat, frame and display your fine art photographs.

Abstract: Printing your work to the most exacting standards is only the beginning. To showcase your work and present it to galleries, museums and clients you need to sign it, mat it, dry mount it, frame it and present it. How to complete all the steps which follow the printing process, and more importantly how to complete these steps so you achieve museum-quality presentation, is the subject of this presentation. Learn everything you need to know to make a truly impressive presentation of your work. Bypass the problems that affect other artists and which result in poorly displayed and finished prints. Learn from the expert. Alain makes a living selling fine art quality prints and has been mounting, framing and displaying his work in museum quality fashion since 1981.

Session Three: 1:30 to 3:00 pm

The Art of Raw coversion

Uwe Steinmueller

Abstract: Learn the latest tools and workflow for converting digital raw files. Uwe Steinmueller is early tester for most major raw converters that are in the market.

Session Four: 3:30 to 6:00 pm

Portfolio print review session

Uwe Steinmueller, Alain Briot and Jim Collum

Abstract: Portfolio print review sessions 1 and 2
The portfolio print review Sessions is a fantastic opportunity to have your work reviewed by professional photographers who are creating the images you want to create. Your conference registration gives you the possibility to participate in the Portfolio print review at no extra cost. You can either have your work reviewed or watch the review process. To insure your work is reviewed we recommend you sign up as early as possible as print review seats are both limited and in high demand.

The twp portfolio print review sessions are identical in format. They will take place as a round table discussion with 6 participants seated at each table. Participants need to bring a total of 4 prints maximum. You can bring less than 4 prints if you like. There will be no exception to the maximum number of prints. If you have more than 4 printsyou will need to make a final selection of 4 prints only. Your prints will be reviewed by Alain Briot, Uwe Steinmueller and Jim Collum according to the choices you indicated on your registration form. Each print review will be approximately 10-12 minutes per participant. The choices you made on your registration form will be honored as much as possible.

Sunday, November 14th

Session Five: 9:00 to 10:30 am

Guest presenters session 1

Bill Spilman: Creating a photo gallery website using Open Source software


his presentation is based on Bill Spilman's experience creating and enhancing his photography gallery website using Coppermine Open Source software. Bill will explain how to create a web gallery featuring your work and how to prepare your text and images for the best presentation possible.

Guest presenters session 2

Byron Jorjorian: Marketing your Stock Photography


One of the Southeast’s most published nature photographers, Byron Jorjorian will draw on his 15+ years of experience to teach you the marketing and organizational strategies you need to build a successful part-time or full-time stock photography business. Some of the topics Byron will cover include: what sells/what doesn’t, storing/filing/tracking and retrieval systems, negotiating rights and prices, legal issues, successful self-promotion campaigns, understanding the market, and more. Whether you are a working pro or thinking of sticking your toe in the photo business, this presentation will have something for you!


Guest presenters session 3

Brad Hinkel: Fake Film - Recreating the Look of Color Emulsions


"Let's take a slightly different look at the difference between film and digital. Film allows the photographer to select a film for the best overall look - including some specific color mapping to create the most overall appealing image. But digital allow for creating very precise color
correction that can create a much more accurate rendition of color. Neither is really a better model, but it is important to see how these differences affect the way we use different films & digital.

Now we can fairly easily color correct digital camera images to set good color or even create very good profiles for very accurate color. From a very accurate color image - we can apply the color profiles from films to create a look that matches individual film emulsions. I have created
profiles for several films; including Fuji Velvia & Kodachrome. These are extremely easy to apply in a single step in Photoshop. I will provide a few simple demonstrations of these profiles."

Session Six: 11:00 to 12:30 pm

Alain Briot and Uwe Steinmueller: Digital B/W Printing


Alain and Uwe share their experience with B/W conversion and printing with Epson Ultrachrome printers.

Session Seven: 1:30 to 3 pm

Alain Briot, Jim Collum and Uwe Steinmueller: The State of Digital Photography in late 2004


Additional Benefits offered by our Sponsors




LexJet Direct will have a 7600 and/or 4000 printer at the show.

  • Raffle to 20 participants the ability to print one of their images on the Epson 7600 and the matte media of their choice. Image size 16”x20” (bring ready prepared images on CD (in 16x20", Adobe RGB) to the summit

Canon USA

  • Hands on session with the new Canon 1Ds Mark II and the 20D

  • Hands on sessions with the new GretagMacbetk color management products

  • We will also use fine art papers by Moab Paper.


Raffle (prizes provided by our sponsors)

1x         Adobe Creative Suite (Mac or PC at $1,224)

10x       Moab Paper Entrada Fine Art 8x11" 300g 25 sheets (at $24 each)

10x        Digital Photography Workflow Handbook/Workflow Sessions #1 (at $47 each)

1x           GretagMacbeth EyeOne Display 2

2x           GretagMacbeth Mini Color Checkers

2x           GretagMacbeth new Gray Cards

2x           Bibble Pro 4.0


Conference Registration fees




2004 Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit:

Early registration: $430 only (we must receive your registration before 10/15/2004 in order to qualify for the early registration price).
Regular registration: $499


Registration is a 2 step process:

  • Payment $499
  • Mailing the registration form
Note: All participants, whether photographers or not, must be registered, paying Summit Participants. If your spouse, friend(s) or family member(s) want to attend the 2004 Fine Art Digital Photographer's Summit they need to register individually.

If you decide to stay at the Summit Hotel, the Country Inn and Suites, please note that spouses do benefit from the special Summit Participant rate offered by the Summit Hotel even if they do not attend the Summit.

If your spouse accompanies you and does not attend the Summit there are numerous activities available in the Phoenix area for their enjoyment. These include museums, botanical gardens, art galleries, sight seeing, shopping and much more. The staff at the Country Inn and Suites can help you select which of these activities is best suited for you. The phone number of the Country Inn and Suites is 800-456-4000 or 623-879 9000.

Check & Creditcard
Send your check or credit card information with your registration form (see below)
Registration Form
In any case we need your completed registration form
You can download the registration form from here.
Note: No registration is complete without payment and completed registration form
One day workshops following the conference (open to conference participants only).
For detailed information check here.
Hotel information
Country Inn and Suites
20221 N. 29th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027
Phone: 1-800-456-4000 / 623-879-9000
Fax: 623-476-1000
contact person: Nicki Voshell, Sales Manager

Hotel Web site :

We have a special room rate of only $79 (till 10/19/2004 and then $99) for conference members. To get this rate participants need to mention they are attending the Fall 2003 Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit.

Here is the toll free reservation line for the Summit Hotel: 1-800-456-4000 This is the number you need to call to get the special "Summit hotel rate." Make sure to mention that you are attending the "Fall 2003 Digital Fine Art Photographers Summit to get this rate.

Cancellation Policy
In case you need to cancel the summit we can refund your fees if you can name a replacement attendee and he pays his full fees.

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