Paris & la Fête de la Musique Photo Workshop June 18-22, 2013, Tuesday noon through Saturday evening
with an extra 5% by joining us on two European workshops.
Transportation, lodging, meals, and personal expenses are the responsibility of the participants.
Limit 12 with 2 instructors (maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio) Click here for more information about
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Ahhh, Paris, that wonderful, romantic City of Light, is steeped in culture and history as shown in its architecture, monuments, and museums.
We have timed our visit to take advantage of La Fête de la Musique, an amazing celebration of Summer Solstice. Music rings all over the city. You move from jazz on one corner, to a rock bank on the next, classical at another, and ethnic dancing in any number of little parks nearby.
You may even hear opera under each of the entry arches to the Louvre, where the acoustics are amazing. As you drift toward the next arch, the music fades from the first as the music from the next arch takes its place.
The city is divided into 20 arrondissements, or districts, and while we can't possibly visit them all in this short time, we'll show you our favorite locations to photograph.
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'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 lit up at night, Saint-Germain-des-Prés,
Montmartre, to name a few. There are also the arches, monuments, and wonderful streets, both broad and narrow.
We'll see toy sailboats tacking on the ponds, pétanque (a form of boules) being played in the parks, the Bateaux-Mouches making their trips up and down the Seine, art exhibits, the bridges with their different characters, and maybe a street musician such as the one on the right. And there is so much more that makes Paris so unique.
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.
Crossing le Pont des Arts during Summer Solstice, you may have the opportunity to photograph any one of a number of guest musicians who are picnicing before the evening festivities. Wine, cheese, and goodies laid out on blankets beckon, and sometimes, one is lucky enough to be asked to visit for a spell.
In fact, the last time Arnie and I were in Paris, we were invited to patake of wine and picnic fare as well as fun conversation.
And speaking of conversation, Margo speaks fluent French and has since she was in grade school. If you can manage a "Bonjour" (hello)
or "Merci" (thank you), it is always appreciated!
We start out with some technical information before heading out for our first shoot. Our workshops include the following:
Maximum 6-to-1 ratio students to instructors
Opening reception with wine and local fare;
Primer booklet to help you get started;
Lots of individual instruction in both the field and classroom;
Daily individual and group critiques;
Access to some special locations;
Imaging and processing with the latest version
of Lightroom (timing will vary depending upon our locations);
Discussions on various aspects of photography, including digital workflow;
Plenty of opportunities to sample the excellent local fare; and
Lots of fun and frivolity throughout!
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.
You will also receive written instructions on the ins and outs of successfully and easily turning your favorite digital
images into beautiful prints straight out of the latest version of Lightroom using your own printer.
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