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Photography Adventures – Trip To Paris

As a veteran photographer, or even one hoping to develop your skill within the craft, it’s likely that you see the world differently. Artists, especially visual artists, see the world in explicitly visual terms.

Fuel Your Photography Adventures With A Fun Trip To Paris

Fuel Your Photography Adventures With A Fun Trip To Paris

Have you ever raised your thumbs and forefingers to create a 16:9 ratio widescreen display through your hands, to emulate a cinematic shot or photograph for your own personal pleasure? Then you understand exactly how a photographer looks at his or her world – constantly on the lookout for visual opportunity.

However, to practice the craft and take great photographs, you’ll need something truly special to photograph. This summer is shaping up to be one of beautiful weather and golden opportunity, so why not make the most of it with a trip to a cultured country, rife with classy ongoings?  France is just that place, and Paris more specifically.

Taking cheap flights to Paris with your family and exploring the local environment can engage you on a level you might not have experienced in your standard national or foreign beach holidays. Paris has a culture of decadence, beauty and artistic merit, and it rejuvenates anyone who visits.

Okay, so you are convinced. When there, where should you try and photograph? Here are a few ideas:

The Eiffel Tower

This first idea is so obvious that you might have rolled your eyes reading it. Fortunately, this doesn’t make The Eiffel Tower any less important. One of the most recognizable monuments in a capital city, the Eiffel Tower has been photographed to oblivion since the dawn of the modern camera. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t add your own personal stamp on the location.

Photographing the Eiffel Tower, with tits simple structure and open surroundings will allow you to attempt compositional techniques such as the rule of thirds or the visual Fibonacci sequence.

This can provide you with some brilliant and historically dense photography to edit when you return back home. There’s nothing quite as amazing to photograph as a newbie to the craft than this monument.

The Louvre

The home of classic art, The Louvre stuns visitors with its beautiful surroundings such as glass pyramid and courtyard fountains. This is even before the masterpiece works of art are in front of you. There are many interesting photo-ops at the Louvre, and bringing home photographs of some of the best masterpiece works in the world is humbling, to say the least.

The Metro

While spending time in an (albeit gorgeous) subway is probably not your idea of a great family holiday time, when moving around the city, the stations can nevertheless serve as a pretty great and quick-to-capture photo opportunity. Capturing the daily life of France in all its glory can help you  feel like an outwards observer, a great attitude to learn as a budding photographer.

Champs Elysees

It’s likely that you already know how this road looks, it’s that iconic. After shopping around the local area, consider setting up a rig at night and snapping a few nighttime shots. Here you can slyly practice shutter speed effects such as extending the light displays of car lights to create that coveted ‘light streak’ phenomenon.

The best part about photography in Paris is that when you’re tired of it, a world of recreation and gorgeous food awaits. Plus, with a culture so interested in art, a tourist with a camera is looked at as commonly as the furniture.

Have fun!

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