What To Expect

From the very first minute you will be taking photos with Sab's expert and friendly guidance to help you. We have worked hard to offer you tours exceptionally rich in photographic opportunities. No chance will be missed to create beautiful and evocative images you will be proud to admire and show to your friends when you get back home.

The routes are also teeming with history and Sab will be recounting fascinating stories about the city and its streets, its buildings and personalities throughout your tour.

Sab has a sharp photographic eye, and he will love passing on to you the ability to see the unusual, striking shot from the seemingly ordinary, all with his trademark enthusiasm and good humour.

So you can expect an unforgettable tour of a classic Paris quarter, full of stunning sights and sounds which you will be shown how to capture forever with your lens. You will learn many new techniques and 'ways of thinking' to allow you to develop the imagination and spontaneity needed to make the most of any situation.

The camera you have is not important. Enthusiasm and imagination is the key to creating a great image. If you are the proud owner of the latest digital or traditional SLR Sab will show you how to use all its capabilities to the full. If you are nervously clutching a humble 10 plastic throwaway, Sab will show you how to take great photos with that too!

You will have countless occasions to learn new skills as Sab devotes plenty of time to everyone in our small groups with a maximum of six participants.

Your photographic tour with Sab will be one of the absolute highlights of your holiday and you will leave with pictures and memories which will stay with you forever as a lasting memento of the time you spent in this most romantic and breathtaking of cities.
 

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What You Will Learn

Some people believe that the more expensive their equipment, the better their photos will be. Unfortunately this is far from true. In fact, the ability to 'see' creatively is the most important aspect of striking and meaningful photography.

Training the eye and the mind to instinctively sense when there is a great image to be captured is what you will learn on our photo tours in Paris.

Learning by doing is our motto, and from the very first moment you will be taking photos, encouraged by Sab's enthusiasm and guided by his expert suggestions and advice.

Some of the many things you will learn on your personalised tour include:

  • How to always be ready for the unexpected
  • How to see things differently, and to always search for the unusual and the remarkable
  • How to turn an ordinary scene into something exceptional
  • How to make the most of poor conditions, such as low light, rain, too many people and lack of inspiration!
  • How to easily understand the more 'advanced' features of your camera - you'll learn that you can 'touch that dial' with confidence!
  • How to use classic techniques such as subject positioning, intelligent framing, depth-of-field, foreground interest and creative blur to transform your 'snaps' into works of art worthy of publication
  • How zooming with your legs produces a radically different result to zooming with your lens and when to use each method
  • How to anticipate, wait for and finally capture legendary photographer Robert Doisneau's 'decisive moment'
  • How to play with light and shadow, colours and shapes, textures and urban architecture to astonishing effect
  • How to let your imaginations fly...

Sab speaks pretty good English, reasonable French and horrible Spanish.
 

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