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PARIS

Latin Quarter, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Belleville

Photograph the world’s most popular city destination.

Paris, the world’s most popular city destination, has plenty of must-see places to photograph, but wandering off the beaten path is the only way to discover the real Paris: a lively cosmopolitan but undeniably French city. The center of Paris is divided in 20 arrondissements with the majority of the world famous attractions (Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Panthéon, Notre-Dame) situated in the first 8 arrondissements. The Seine River with its left and right banks and bridges, cuts through the heart of the city. 

Paris derived its name from the Gallic Parisii tribe. Earlier, during the Roman Empire, it was known as Lutetia. Paris acquired its present day name towards the end of the Roman era. Paris is renowned the world over as the “The City of Light” (La Ville-lumiere). The city was given this name because of its early adoption of street lighting. For all these reasons and more, photographing Paris during the day or night, and especially at night in the rain, makes Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world to photograph.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our week together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the magical city of Paris!

Paris derived its name from the Gallic Parisii tribe. Earlier, during the Roman Empire, it was known as Lutetia. Paris acquired its present day name towards the end of the Roman era. Paris is renowned the world over as the “The City of Light” (La Ville-lumiere). The city was given this name because of its early adoption of street lighting. For all these reasons and more, photographing Paris during the day or night, and especially at night in the rain, makes Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world to photograph.

This adventure is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity.

In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. Our week together will include individual and group discussions, inspiring ideas and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the magical city of Paris!

Group Size

4 – 8 Guests

Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Easy schedule
  • Travel by metro, car or minibus
  • No elevation changes and lots of walking
  • (non-photographers also welcome)

Weather | Sun

May – Temps 68/52 F  20/11 C  Sunrise 6:05 | Sunset 9:30 (21:30)

Includes

  • Travel, architecture, cityscape, urban, people and landscape photography
  • Professional photographer | guide
  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (4 – 8 guests)
  • 4 or 5-star hotels
  • 6 days
  • Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • Local transportation

Travel Information

Arrival & Departure Airport: Paris, France (CDG) – Transfer time to hotel 1hrTransfer time to hotel 45min
Our adventure begins at 11 AM Our adventure begins at 11 AM on the first day and ends at noon on the last day.
Travel Visa: A visa may be required depending on your nationality. Go to Visa Map to find out.

Accommodations

Paris – Meliá Colbert, Hotel le Walt, Les Plumes Hôtel, Le Chat Noir Design or similar



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PARIS | MAY 17-22, 2020 From: $5,195 Register
PARIS | MAY 16-21, 2021 From: $5,495 Register
Photographer Leader

Photographer Leader

Seymour Templar

May 17 – 22, 2020
May 16 – 21, 2021

*All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

ITINERARY

PARIS 6 DAYS

Day 1 | Paris

We meet at our beautiful hotel in Paris where we will discuss PWA’s “10 Guiding Principles of Photography” as well as our “THE ART OF SEEING” photographic technique. During a group lunch, we will have informal discussions on what our guests are trying to achieve in their photography, subject matters, styles and techniques. From here we will set out for a wonderful day of photography throughout this amazing city. In the evening we celebrate with our “Welcome Dinner” at one of our favorite Parisian restaurants. (D)

Day 2 | Latin Quarter

On day two we explore the hidden gems of the Latin Quarter, as well as Notre-Dame and the Panthéon. Here, we will apply our focus to street people and shop owners, as well as the impressive architecture that surrounds us at every turn. (B)

Day 3 | Champs-Elysées - Eiffel Tower

On day three, we set out to explore the Champs-Elysées and Louvre areas, looking to capture the architectural beauty and manicured gardens. Since there is so much to see in Paris, we’ll look to blend together the obvious (monuments) and less obvious (back streets and grit) so you get a nice collection of photos depicting Paris.  After dinner we will spend the evening photographing the Eiffel Tower and street scenes at night in this magnificent “city of lights”. If it rains, all the better because Paris is even more beautiful at night when it’s wet and rainy. (B)

Day 4 | Canal Saint Martin - Belleville

Today is a day dedicated to the secret neighborhoods of Paris. With its footbridges arching gracefully over a canal that feeds into the Seine River, the Canal Saint Martin area offers equal parts greenery, lyricism, and urban grit.

One of Paris’ oldest streets, Rue Montorgueil is a vibrant, cheery quarter bursting with some of the city’s finest food markets and pastry shops. Nestled between Montparnasse and Chinatown on the left bank is a hilly, well-hidden quarter whose narrow, winding streets, tiny houses, and art nouveau architecture recall a Paris of another era. And Belleville – home to one of Paris’s lively Chinatowns, a burgeoning artist quarter and a dizzying array of cultures. (B)

Day 5 | Versailles - Paris

In the morning we will take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles, just outside the city and dating back to 1662. The gardens remained largely unchanged from the time of Louis XIV, who died in 1715. These gardens, as well as the palace and the village, provide us with great photographic opportunities.

Upon our return to Paris, we will concentrate on photographing the rail and metro system before returning to our hotel. In the evening we will prepare for our wonderful Parisian “Farewell Dinner”, with great fun and laughter as we discuss all the highlights of the trip. (B) (D)

Day 6 | Paris

On day six, we set out early for some street photography and then our final group discussion, review our past weeks photos, trade contact information and bid you farewell. We urge you to extend your stay in Paris or elsewhere in France and make good use of everything you will learn on our photo adventure. (B)

(B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner, (E) Excursion

May all who come as guests... leave as friends®

OPTIONS AND BENEFITS

Pricing

 

All prices are per person and based on double occupancy. Please select single occupancy for a private room. For your convenience, we offer optional early arrival and late departure accommodations so you can extend your stay before or after the trip. We typically stay in boutique hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties. We look for unique hotels which offer cultural, historic and/or authentic features. Depending on the size of the group, smaller boutique hotels may have limited room inventory. In some countries or in remote locations, we may be limited to lodges or branded chain hotels. Breakfast is included only if included in our room rates.

Private Guided Adventures

 

We offer amazing private guided photo adventures, cultural tours and vacations for individuals, couples, families and groups. We can customize any of our published adventures, as well as others, to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. This may include the finest 5-star accommodations, business-class travel, and private guides and fixers who are able to make the impossible possible. If you are not interested in a photo-centric vacation, but you love our approach to private travel, we will be happy to design and deliver an amazing adventure focused on travel, culture and cuisine. Click here to request a quote. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

 

Travel Insurance

We offer travel insurance through the internationally recognized Travelex Travel Insurance Company, as well as evacuation and medical transportation insurance through MedJet, one of the best in the industry.

The cost for travel insurance can be as low as 4% of the total trip cost, depending upon age and other factors. Knowing you have trip cancellation coverage can make a big difference should you have to cancel for some unforeseen reason. Travelex Insurance Services is a BBB Accredited business with an A+ rating. Click here to learn more about why you should consider travel insurance.

Rewards Program

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How The Program Works
For every adventure reservation you make with Photo Workshop Adventures, you earn valuable points which you can redeem on your next trip. This is a great way to save up to 8% off future trips. Our Rewards Program is designed with three tiers: Orange, Gold and VIP Members. Points may be applied towards balance payments on your next trip, or you may choose to accumulate points for a free trip in the future.

ORANGE REWARDS
All guests begin with our Orange Rewards Program (Level 1), which earns 4 points for every dollar you spend. You begin earning points immediately after your first trip. A $5,900 spend earns 23,600 points with a value of $236 USD.

GOLD REWARDS
With our Gold Rewards Program (Level 2), you earn 6 points for every dollar you spend. Orange Members who reach 120,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 4-6 trips), automatically move up to Gold Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 35,400 points with a value of $354 USD.

Additional Gold Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers

VIP REWARDS
With our VIP Rewards Program (Level 3), you earn 8 points for every dollar you spend. Gold Members who reach 350,000 accumulated lifetime* points (approx. 8-12 trips) move up to VIP Rewards. A $5,900 spend earns 47,200 points with a value of $472 USD, (8+/-% discount).

Additional VIP Benefits:

  • Earn up to double points during promotional events
  • Advance notifications for upcoming adventures and special offers
  • Ability to Gift or Transfer points to others
  • Receive complimentary airport transfers at the destination location*


Redeeming Your Points

Redeeming your points couldn’t be easier. You can always log in to your account to check your points balance. When you are ready to book your next trip, register and pay your deposit. When you go to pay your balance you will be given the option to apply your points and receive a discount.

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You can SAVE up to $1200 by combining two or more back-to-back 6-Day or longer Photo Adventures. Call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.

Private Online Lightroom & Photoshop Tutorials

We offer private online Lightroom and Photoshop photo editing tutorials for individuals who would like to improve their post-processing skills. Each is customized to meet your individual needs, schedule, budget and interests. We provide you with one-on-one discussions using online connectivity. Many of our Photo Adventure guests select our online post-processing as an extension to their trip. Click here for more information.