There is no city in the world that is more iconic and unique than Paris, France. It is truly a photographer’s paradise with stunning images to be captured at every twist and turn.
With June is a great time to visit, with fewer crowds than in the peak of summer, long sunrises and sunsets and the possibility of dark skies helping to create wonderful atmospheric night-time images.
This photography experience, which is different from my workshops, it’s a social experience, exploring Paris with your camera, with help on hand if you need it.
We set off each morning to discover the real Paris away from the crowds, wandering down the side streets recording this unforgettable experience. A gorgeous sunset doesn’t mean our day ends there, as we will then enjoy the nightlife and delicious French food and wine in wonderful restaurants.
We are staying in a branded 4 Star hotel close to Notre Dame, we will travel around the city on the underground (Metro) and by foot. Saturday starting with optional early morning sunrise before returning to the hotel for a break and breakfast.
Itinerary (Subject to change)
La Defence, Sunset
Palais de Chaillot
Montmartre, Sacre Coeur at Sunset
Group evening Meal
Arc de Triomphe, Night-Time
Architecture, Street Photography
Notre-Dame, Louvre, Place de la Concorde
WHY LEARN WITH MARK
Mark is a qualified photographer with 30 years of commercial photographic experience and holds a degree (BA Hons) in photography from the University of Plymouth; amongst other media qualifications. Mark is currently studying towards his Masters in Photography.
Additionally, Mark has been awarded by his peers at the Royal Photographic Society, Licentiate Distinction (LRPS) on his first submission.
Mark holds £5M of public liability insurance and is a qualified First Aider.
WHAT DO PAST ATTENDEES SAY ABOUT MARK AND HIS WORKSHOPS?
“Many thanks for all the help on your photography workshop in getting me away from auto settings, and understanding depth of field, rule of 3rds ect, it has been a great help in improving my photography skills and making everything even more enjoyable than I ever thought possible, Many thanks, Mark.” Mike, Taunton, Somerset
“Mark has the knack of simplifying the technical. He is always available to answer questions, even when they have been asked before.” Katrina, Minehead, Somerset.
“After having owned my Nikon DSLR camera for many years and never having taken it off Auto, I decided to join Mark on one of his Full Day Camera courses. He took me through the basics and encouraged me throughout the day, by adding new skills at varying locations. By the time we had finished, I felt confident to continue learning and practising my new skills. A great day for those who need to better understand their camera. Thanks Mark.” Karen, Porlock, Somerset
“Mark has endless patience, is very encouraging and has a wealth of knowledge, he has been a great support in helping me progress my intermediate photography skills from capturing the shot to editing in Lightroom.” Joanne, Minehead, Somerset.
”We had some lovely days with sun, clouds, rain and wind. Today an Exmoor photographer showed us some beautiful places on Exmoor. Thank you Mark Stothard for taking us the whole day out and giving us a lot of tips 😀” Elma, Facebook, NL.
“Mark’s passion for his art of photography, comes through in the warmth and professionalism he shows in all his workshops. He makes you feel welcome, relaxed and nothing is too much trouble! He simplifies instructions so that we can all understand. We all come away feeling greatly inspired and with new knowledge to become better photographers ourselves. His variety of workshops shows his broad knowledge. I particularly enjoyed the trip out onto Exmoor to photograph ponies and Highland cattle, where his enthusiasm is evident. The ambience of the smaller groups, where everyone is friendly and Mark inspires us to help each other, as well as sharing his tips and knowledge with us. I would thoroughly recommend attending any of his workshops.” Sue, Bridgwater, Somerset.
A maximum group size of 12 means there will be plenty of 1 to 1 tuition time ensuring that you get the most out of the trip.
Mark Stothard, BA (Hons) in Photography, LRPS
The main meeting point is the hotel in Paris, at 7 pm (details emailed on booking).
Photography knowledge, 4 Star – Hotel, 2 Nights with breakfast, based on two people sharing a room. Paris travel card for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
max 12 guests
Travel documents, Travel Insurance, Travel to and from Paris meeting point, food and drinks (includes Breakfast), and Personal items
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG?
Camera ideally with wide-angle and standard lenses (or primes) and spare batteries, plenty of memory cards.
Tripod and cable release (if you have them)
Good footwear, Phone
Friday 12th June from 3 pm, Sunday 14th June 2020, hotel check out is 12 noon
There are flights from Bristol to Paris, by Air France, KLM and Easyjet, with Ryan Air flying from Exeter. Additionally, you can drive via ferry, Portsmouth to Caen / Le Harve, Poole to Cherbourg and then there is Dover to Calais. Finally, there is the channel tunnel, Folkstone to Calais. If you need help with travel, please get in touch.
If you need to cancel, you can do and receive a full refund until 30 days before the event.