FRANCE

PARIS

September 10 - 15, 2017

June 17 - 22, 2018

September 9 - 14, 2018

June 16 - 21, 2019

Travel, Cityscape, Street, Architecture and People Photography

Includes

  1. -Photographer | Guide

  2. -Small Group Size

  3. -Photo Walks

  4. -Fine Hotel

  5. -Breakfasts

  6. -2 Dinners

  7. -Local Transportation

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PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE VACATIONS

Paris

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

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Photograph the world’s most popular city destination.

Paris Photo Adventure Vacations – Inspire, Create and Learn.

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 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!


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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 moderate walking

(non-photographers also welcome)


Photographer | Guides



Seymour Templar  |  September 10-15, 2017

Seymour Templar  |  June 17-22, 2018

Seymour Templar  |  September 9-14, 2018

Seymour Templar  |  June 16-21, 2019


Weather | Sun



April - Temps 60/45 F  18/8 C  Sunrise 6:45 | Sunset 8:53 (20:53)

June - Temps 73/57 F  22/14 C  Sunrise 5:47 | Sunset 9:55 (21:55)

September - Temps 70/55 F  21/13 C  Sunrise 7:23 | Sunset 8:10 (20:10)


Includes



Travel, architecture, cityscape, urban, people and landscape photography

Professional photographer | guide

Photo walks & discussions

Small group size (4-8 guests)

6 days

Fine hotel accommodations

Breakfasts

2 Dinners

Local transportation


Accommodations



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


Travel Information



Arrival & Departure Airport: Paris, France (CDG) - Transfer time to hotel 1hr

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 VisaMapper for more information.


Excursions



Morning photo trip to the Palace of Versailles, just outside Paris (optional - fee applies)

Fashion photo shoot on the streets of Paris with French models (optional - fee applies)


Price



PARIS 6-DAY PHOTO ADVENTURE

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 10-15, 2017:  $4,795

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 17-22, 2018:  $4,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | September 9-14, 2018:  $4,995

Photo Adventure Vacation | June 16-21, 2019:  $5,195


Single Supplement:  $700

(Optional) Early Arrival Hotel Room:  $450

(Optional) Late Departure Hotel Room:  $450


Deposit:  $1000


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*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.



PARIS 6 DAYS


Sunday (1)  Paris

We meet on Sunday 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)

Monday (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)

Tuesday (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)

Wednesday (4)  Canal Saint Martin - Belleville

Wednesday 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)

Thursday (5)  Versailles - Paris

On Thursday morning we offer an optional 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)

Friday (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)

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



Options and Benefits



Private Guided Tours & 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 for more information. Feel free to call us at 1-888-834-0288 or contact us for more information.


Gift Certificates



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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.


Combination Tours



You can SAVE by combining two or more back-to-back photo adventures. Click here to explore our wonderful selection of Combination Packages.


Travel Insurance



We offer travel insurance through Travelex. 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 get a free quote.


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Loyalty Club**



All registered guests for 6 day or longer Photo Adventures are automatically enrolled in our Loyalty Club. You will receive a $200 discount on your next Photo Adventure. After attending just 3 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Gold” status and a $300 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. After attending 6 Photo Adventures, you’ve reached “Elite” status and a $500 discount good toward future Photo Adventures. Elite status guests also receive other benefits such as additional discounts, special offers, room upgrades (when available), and more. Click here to learn more.



**LOYALTY CLUB: Loyalty discounts only apply to 6 day or longer Photo Adventures. The discount is applied to the Photo Adventure fee when booked directly through our website, and cannot be added to or combined with any “pay in full”, “pay in advance” or “discounted specials”. This discount cannot be combined with any other offer. Your discount will be applied to your final payment. Only one discount per person, per adventure. This discount has no cash value. Polar Adventures are excluded from this offer. Loyalty Club status will be eliminated after 3 years of inactivity.  


NOTE: We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability and pricing. Not included in your rate are alcoholic beverages, unscheduled meals, travel to and from our destinations, airport transfers, travel insurance and any optional excursions you may choose to book on your own or as a group. Breakfast is usually included unless it is not offered in our hotel package. As is standard in the travel industry, all accommodations are based on double occupancy. Please choose the private room / single supplement option if you prefer your own room. Double occupancy can only be offered if you are traveling with a guest. We reserve the right to change events and schedules throughout the itinerary due to adverse weather conditions or complications that may arise that are out of our control. Our number one priority is always the safety of our group.






 

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