May 12-16, 2017, Friday morning through Tuesday evening
Cost: $1,680 w/ discounts available; $2,784 for alumni who also join us in Taormina (combined fees); $3,310 for non-alumni who also join us in Taormina (combined fees). See also Two-fer pricing for Paris/Prague and Three-fer pricing for Taormina/Paris/Prague.
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio)
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We'll take you to places with such familiar names as the Latin Quarter, la Rive Gauche (Left Bank) and its Bouquinistes (book stalls), Notre Dame with those amazing gargoyles, the Louvre, la Tour Eiffel, always amazing, Saint-Germain-des-Prés (where we will be based),
Montmartre, to name a few. There are also the arches, monuments, and wonderful streets, both broad and narrow.
We may see toy sailboats racing on the ponds where my dad sailed the same-styled boats when he was six, pétanque (a form of boules) being played in the parks, the Bateaux-Mouches and Batobus making their trips up and down the Seine, art exhibits, the bridges with their different characters, and maybe music in one of our favorite areas of the city. And there is so much more that makes Paris unique.
We will try to take in some galleries to introduce you to photographers whose work you may not yet know. That all depends upon what is showing where!
This is where The Barefoot Contessa's English granny took part in café society back in the 20s, and not much has changed since then. You'll see people gathered in cafés intensely discussing art and the issues of the day.
We'll find time to take breaks at these little restaurants, grab a bite to eat, and give our feet a rest, for we will be walking a lot. It is the way to really see and savor the city and, of course, to photograph it.
And speaking of conversation, Margo speaks fluent French and has since she was in grade school. If you can manage a "Bonjour" (hello), "S'il vous plaît" (seal voo play = please), or "Merci" (mare-see = thank you), it is always appreciated! The French "r" is made with a gargle without the gurgle.
And for those of you who also join us in Taormina or Prague, you will have some bonus time photographing with Arnie and TBC/Margo, as there will be time between these workshops!
As always, we will
encourage you to seek your own vision and teach
you how elements of composition and the magic of light work in concert to make
wonderful photographs. You will be inspired by the sights and sounds of this magical city.
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first afternoon of photography. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Early-morning and late-afternoon shoots for domestic workshops;
Daily downloading of your images and processing (we use the latest version
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily critiques, both individual and group for domestic workshops and most overseas ones;
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
One critical note: if you are contemplating buying a new camera, please make sure you have a basic working knowledge of it BEFORE you come to one of our workshops. There are so many variations amongst camera brands, and even within each brand, far too many for us to know and thus be able to help you.
If you have not already done so, be sure to check our FAQs for
questions you may have as well as for equipment and installed downloads you need
to bring to the workshop including, if necessary, the free, 30-day, trial versions
of Adobe and other imaging products.