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Paris Photo Workshop

Dancers at the Eiffel Tower
7 Days
From $4,895
Interests
Culture & People
Activity Level
Easy
Group Size
Max 5–6

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Explore the streets of the city of lights and love

Paris inspires photographers and visitors alike with its enchanting streets and iconic landmarks. Whether it’s a classic view of the Eiffel Tower, photogenic museums and subway stops, or the vibrant streetlife in quaint neighborhoods, you will undoubtedly find compelling subjects for your photos. Join us to capture the romance, charm, and sophistication of the City of Light in a way that is uniquely yours.

Highlights

  • Your guide knows many of the hidden locations and vantage points of the iconic places you might overlook.
  • Exclusive photo shoots with ballet and modern dancers to add life to your images.
  • A French cooking class, because even photographers need to eat!
  • Image reviews during the workshop to get feedback during the trip.

Your Guides

Activity Level

Expect some long walks on cobblestone sidewalks. Some stairs in certain buildings can be challenging to navigate.

This tour has an activity level of Easy. Read more about the Activity Levels for our trips.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival

    Arrive at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) before 3:00 PM on this day.

    Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. Spend the day as you wish, then meet us in the hotel lobby at 5:00 pm.

    This evening, we have dinner at one of our favorite locations in Paris. We will get to know each other at the start of our journey. We’ll be in the perfect location for night photography at the Eiffel Tower after dinner.

  • Day 2: Exploring under Paris

    Today, we explore the medieval underside of Paris with a trek through the catacombs. The catacombs began in 1810 when millions of plague victims were entombed here to help prevent the spread of the disease. It’s an eerie place, but it does provide some unique imagery.

    We will also be taking a tour of one of the most photogenic subway systems in the world.

  • Day 3: Streetscapes

    Today, it’s all about the streets and museums. You’ll start exploring the street scenes on the Champs-Elysées with the over-the-top window displays, followed by the massive clock faces at the Musee d’Orsay and a visit to the Louvre. And yes, you can take a selfie with Mona if you want.

    After dinner, we will spend the evening photographing the Louvre and adjacent street scenes. Today, we will have a model with us to bring the essential human element to some of the images we capture.

  • Day 4: Iconic landmarks

    Today, we will photograph our favorite location of the trip, the Paris Opera House, Palais Garnier. This gilt-covered masterpiece was built by Louis XIV in 1669 and is stunning.

    After lunch, we will re-group at the hotel to review the images we have made and make sure all is going well.

    Our next stop is the kitchen! Wait what? We have arranged a tour with a French chef who will show us his chops. Walking the markets with the chef, you will get a feel for Parisian life and discover the French love of food. After the market, we will get hands-on with a cooking class! It’s also really, umm, tasty photography.

  • Day 5: Montmartre

    Today, we photograph the bohemian district of Paris, Montmartre. From the most famous windmill in the world at the Moulin Rouge to the iconic basilica of Sacre Coeur, we leap through time and morality. There are cobblestone streets and lovely open-air markets in this neighborhood.

    We will have dinner in Montmartre and set out for more night images.

  • Day 6: Eiffel Tower area

    We’ve saved the best Eiffel Tower photography for very early this morning. Getting up at sunrise gets us there before most tourists are awake. With the help of our model, we will help you create unique images of the tower.

    We’ll show you some picturesque gardens and architecture before returning for our final image review session.

    We can revisit some areas we captured for the last evening shoot after dinner.

  • Day 7: Departure

    You can book your return flight for anytime this day.

Accommodations

The hotel we use in Paris has been one of Montmartre’s landmarks for over a century. Close to the Sacré-Coeur, with a charming atmosphere in one of the most iconic districts of Paris.

Why Travel With Us

Our small-group trips are designed for photographers, with guides who know the best locations and offer instruction to help improve your photography. Read more about why you should travel with us.

Dates & Prices

  • Nov 2–8, 2024
    $4,895 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $700 USD
    Single Supplement
    Register
    1 Spot Left
    Guides: Kevin Pepper
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Jul 5, 2024
  • Nov 3–9, 2025
    $5,295 USD Per Person
    Double Occupancy
    $700 USD
    Single Supplement
    Guides: Kevin Pepper
    Payment Terms: Deposit: $2,000 USD
    Remainder Due: Jul 6, 2025

All of our standard Terms & Conditions apply. Be sure to read our Cancellation Policy.

What's Included
  • Double occupancy lodging. Single lodging is available with payment of a single supplement fee.
  • All transportation during the tour.
  • Snacks and water between meals.
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • Welcome dinner.
  • All model fees and model releases.
  • Cooking class.
  • Pre-workshop briefing via personal phone call
  • All permits and entry fees.
  • Instruction, guidance, and image reviews from our expert photography guides.
What's Not Included
  • Airfare to and from destination, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees.
  • Airport transfers at arrival/departure.
  • Passport and visas, if applicable.
  • Most meals during the tour.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel medical & evacuation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Trip cancellation insurance (optional but recommended).
  • Any accommodations or meals before or after the tour dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.

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