Photo Tours

Paris

Paris is the city where photography was more or less invented. It certainly is the city where
street photography was invented.

You know the feeling? You’re with your partner or family on holiday or a city trip, you’re a keen photographer and want to take pictures but your family doesn’t want to wait for you. You probably won’t go on your own. The solution is simple. Go on a special photography tour for photographers by a photographer.

I’ve been fascinated by Paris since I visited the first time when I was 14. Since then I’ve been there numerous times and walked and walked to find the photos which are waiting there for me. Not only the tourist sites but also locations off the beaten track. I love to share this experience with you and help to find the photos which are waiting there for you.

Arc de Triomphe Paris

The concept is simple. Immerse yourself in this city for three days. Only sleep for a few hours and do more photography. Walk on the streets, experience the metro, eat the great food, feel the evening atmosphere, be there with the city cleaners, experience the sunrise and the sunset. While roaming the streets of Paris for great photos you’ll also learn about composition, light, how to use your camera and anything else you like to learn about in photography. Although technique will help you to materialize your vision, your vision is the most important. In these three days I’ll help you to discover your forte in photography and teach you to see the photo. I can set you small projects for the day and during breakfast we’ll evaluate with the group what you did  the former day and work with you from there. If needed we can adapt the program to your and the group’s needs. In this way you can focus on your photography for three days, learn from me and your fellow participants, practice it right away and make a giant leap in your skills as a photographer. Remember: photography is for 5% about technique and 95% about seeing and vision. To become a better photographer you have to go out there and do it.

Typical types of photography you can do in Paris are:

  • Street photography. Probably the most demanding type of photography.
    Paris is the place to learn and practice street photography. The tourist sites are very suitable for that. Many people and lots of cameras are there already. But also the small alleys, squares and gardens are very suitable for people’s photography.
    I will teach you how to approach people, overcome your shyness, work the scene, melt into the crowds and stay unnoticed, set your camera to be super fast and explain to you the ethics of street photography.
  • Architecture. Paris is loaded with all sorts of very interesting buildings. From ruins to hyper modern architecture.
  • Travel photography. Learn and practice how the make a story of a city. Loads of possibilities for this in Paris.
  • Night photography. Paris is also known as the city of light. Do I need to say more?!

Photo Tour

I always have a few nice walks scheduled but because we are with not too many people (3-6) we can always adapt and customize the schedule.

Typical places to visit

We will not visit all of them but together we will make a choice depending on the preferences of the participants:

Jardin du Luxembourg

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Pantheon
  • Rue Moufetard
  • Flea markets
  • Le Marais
  • Île de la Cité
  • Île Saint-Louis
  • Notre Dame
  • Place du Tertre
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • Place de Vosges
  • Canal saint-Martin
  • Arc de triomphe
  • Le Tuileries
  • Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise
  • The streets
  • Centre Pompidou
  • La Defense
  • Ménilmontant
  • Montmartre tower
  • Place des Vosges
  • And much more

Schedule

We will always try to capture a sunset and a sunrise.
We will also visit the photo musuem Jeau de Paume if there is an exhibition or another photo exhibition if available.

FridayFlea market Paris

  • Arrive in Paris around 11:00
  • Get sorted in the hotel
  • Start the first walk
  • Lunch wherever we feel to
  • Continue the photo walk
  • Shoot a nice sunset on the river or the lights on the Eiffel Tower
  • Dinner in a typical French restaurant
  • Maybe some night photography

Saturday

  • Get up early for a sunrise on Pont des Arts.
  • French breakfast, evaluation of your photos of the former day
  • Photo walk
  • Lunch wherever we feel to
  • Continue the photo walk
  • Shoot a nice sunset on the river or the lights on the Eiffel Tower
  • Dinner in a typical French restaurant
  • Maybe some night photography

Sunday

  • French breakfast, evaluation of your photos of the former day
  • Check out from the hotel
  • Photo walk
  • Lunch wherever we feel to
  • Continue the photo walk
  • Take the train home around 17:30

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Pitoresque street in Paris

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