- 2 Day Photography Workshop
- Level: All levels
- Location: Paris, France
- Your own photobook of Paris photos
- £279 per person
- Arrive Friday 25th May, depart Sunday 27th May
- Group size: 6 People Max
- Friday (7pm) - Evening Welcome Meal
- Saturday (8am) - Photowalk with tuition
- Saturday (2pm) - Assignment session number 1
- Saturday (8.30pm) - Night Photography workshop
- Sunday (8am) - Assignment session number 2
- Sunday (2pm) - Final group photowalk
This course consists of two full days of photography with me on hand to give you expert tuition. This is a fun and social workshop where we will explore Paris whilst working on our individual photo projects, both as a group and as individuals. The projects will culminate in a beautiful photo book of your work.
Paris is one of my favourite cities and I'm really excited to be running another photography holiday here for 2018. I have visited the city a number of times over the last few years and some of my best and favourite photos have been taken here. I'm looking forward to sharing the Parisian experience with you.
The essence of this photography workshop is to create a body of work taken in Paris. This will act as your own personal photographic guide to Paris. I will be giving you a more detailed brief for this assignment over dinner on the Friday and throughout the workshop I will be offering advice on how best to fulfil the brief.
We start the project with a group photowalk together and we will also have a little time to ourselves to photograph on our own initiative or in pairs.
Friday 24th May 2018
We meet on the Friday evening near Place de Clichy and, over a meal, get to know each other and I will talk about the assignment which will form the basis of your weekends photography and of course the photobook.
Saturday 25th May
Saturday morning we will meet at 7.30am for a pastry and a coffee before heading out at 8am for a photowalk around Paris, I will be right on hand to give you help and advice and show you some of the Paris highlights.
We will take a break for something to eat at whatever Parisan eatery catches our eye.
You will spend the afternoon working on the photos for your assignment. This can be done on your own or in pairs.
Back to hotels to freshen up
Saturday evening we will meet again for a quick dinner before we all head out to take photographs.
We will take advantage of last light and will then continue shooting in to the night using tripods and long exposures to take beautiful photographs of city scenes.
Sunday 26th May
On Sunday we will meet for breakfast at 8.30am for a quick recap and make sure everyone is ok with how their assignment photos are progressing. We will discuss your next options before you head in your own to photograph the next leg of your project.
Shooting your photographic project on your own or in pairs.
before you head out again for another three to four hours shooting for you photobook.
We will arrange to meet at a specific place where we will take a break for something to eat.
After we meet up for lunch we will spend a couple of hours in the afternoon, hopefully at an event or festival soaking up the Paris atmosphere (this will be decided nearer the time - once the listings for these things start appearing!) or we may a visit a museum or historical place - one that us allows us to take photos naturally.
The weekend will finish at 5pm, at which point you may choose to head home or spend more time in Paris should you wish.
During the workshop we will discuss at length creating a 40 page photobook. We will discuss how to take your photos, how to prepare them, also the importance of consistency and sequencing for maximum effect.
After the course you will have two weeks to submit up to 40 photos for your 40 page photobook. These images should be in high resolution format and will be numbered in the sequence you wish them to appear. I will then layout and arrange for your book to be printed and delivered to you.
So often we just leave our photos on our computers, but there is something really special about having a look back at our photos in a beautiful photobook. I hope that if you haven't created a photobook before that this will encourage you to do it more often.
The cost for this is £279 per person, you can choose to pay the full amount now or a £50 deposit now and then the balance 4 weeks before the workshop.
Please note that the price does not include travel, accommodation or meals. I plan to stay near the Place de Clichy metro and I would recommend you stay not too far from there too as that is where our starting point will be each day. If you would like some guidance with booking hotels and travel please get in touch and I can help you.
My style of teaching is relaxed and I will not be looking over your shoulder every two minutes to make sure you're doing it right. I give you space to be creative and enjoy your photography, but should you need me then I am on hand to help you achieve the shots you want. If you don't want or need any tuition at all, then that is fine too.
SUITABILITY & GROUP INFO
- PHOTOGRAPHIC ABILITY: ALL LEVELS OF PHOTOGRAPHER
- FITNESS: A REASONABLE LEVEL OF FITNESS IS REQUIRED*
- MINIMUM AGE: 18 (14 IF ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT)
- LANGUAGE COURSE IS CONDUCTED IN: ENGLISH
*A reasonable level of fitness is required as we will be walking quite a lot. If you can walk a distance of around 5-6 miles fairly comfortably then I would say you would be fine. We do take things quite slowly as we will be stopping to take photographs. If you are unsure please feel free to contact me to have a chat.