We start the workshop at 11am, running through a presentation on storytelling travel photography while sitting in a shady part of Luxembourg Gardens. I’ve been restless all morning leading up to this point, filled with excitement, because I get to spend the week doing what I love more than anything else… I get to teach.
It is overcast when we start, with a light sprinkling of rain that comes and goes. We use the grey skies to emphasis the importance of finding interesting subjects and moments when you don’t have great light to work with. Our explorations take us through the park, to a cafe for lunch, and then on to visit a church. Our journey then takes us through the streets of Paris, down to and across the Seine.
The clouds parted as we arrived at the Louvre and we were bathed in warm sunshine, providing the opportunity to focus on incorporating interesting light into our photographs. The evening ended with a wonderful sunset / blue hour shoot at the Louvre, capping off an 11 hour day spent behind the lens.
There are times when you fight the camera all day long, where you can’t make an interesting photograph to save your life. Other days however, days like this one, gift you with interesting images around every corner. These are the times I live for as a photographer and it was wonderful to share them with my students.
Here is a set of of images from the day. I hope you enjoy them.