From its launch in 2008 by Sophie Pasquet, Better Paris Photos has grown to include six professional photographers. The team is powered by a love for photography, a fascination for Paris, and most importantly a passion for helping others experience both of them together. If you want to go further in your photography while exploring beautiful Paris, Better Paris Photos has exactly what you need! Through guided instructional photo tours and small group workshops, the photographers make sure visitors go home with new skills and better photographs. For non-photographer visitors to Paris, Better Paris Photos also offers portrait sessions to capture special moments in the City of Light.
From several hours to several days, a photo tour of Paris helps participants improve their photography skills while discovering Paris. The leading photographers address technical points on the camera as needed, talk about composition and visual elements, what makes a good image, and more. They take the time to understand the needs of each participant and turn what can be rather technical mumbo jumbo down to a level everyone can understand. Whether you wish to get great photos of the famous monuments and historical buildings, the intimate scenes of remote streets or the sleek lines of modern architecture, Better Paris Photos offers a photography activity that responds to your interests and schedule.
While the shorter and often private photo tours take place year round, those looking for a more in-depth experience can participate in one of the 3.5 day group photography workshops, scheduled three times a year. One of those workshops is dedicated to women participants only and is a popular event every year. Through group discussions, individual tutoring, friendly critique, extensive field exercises and practice, these workshops are a time to get immersed in the world of photography in Paris, learn new skills, make new friends have some fun!
Finally, for those who would rather be in front of the camera than behind it, Better Paris Photos also offers portrait sessions, with Paris as a backdrop of course. These sessions are designed to capture memories of a lifetime for romantic getaways, anniversaries, engagements, special birthdays, or just for the fun of it! They also make great gifts for a couple or a family travelling to Paris. The approach of the portrait photographers at Better Paris Photos is to capture natural images while mixing a photo documentary style with classic portraiture to provide timeless images of visitors with typical Parisian backdrops. They provide some direction to ensure a varied collection of images that capture all the smiles, laughter and emotions. But mostly visitors can expect to hear ‘Have fun, you are in Paris!’