Fondation Louis Vuitton

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As we’ll be heading back to Paris next spring for our second workshop here, we thought we’d share one of our favorite modern architecture stops, the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Louis Vuitton. We’ll be spending quite a bit of time exploring both the exterior and interior of this museum. Beginning outside you see the billowing […]

Historic Architecture at the Panthéon in Paris

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The Panthéon is one of the locations we photograph during our Paris workshop. It was originally built in 1790 as a church dedicated to St. Genevieve, but it now is a mausoleum containing the remains of distinguished French citizens. Its neoclassic architecture is beautiful to photograph and it’s worth visiting even if you’re not a photographer. […]

Paris Workshop 2018 – Day 4

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Bright and early for our final day in Paris with a sunrise at Trocadero, just west of the Eiffel Tower across the Seine. The lights on the Tower aren’t lit in the morning so it has a bit of a different feel than what we’re used to at sunset and evening. I decided to play […]

Paris Workshop 2018 – Day 3

Day 3 of the Paris workshop had us spending a good portion of our day just outside of the city in La Defense, the city’s financial district. As you can imagine it’s full of modern architecture and one of my favorite areas to photograph. First, some details from Bassin Takis. A short walk from here […]

Paris Workshop 2018 – Day 2


On day 2 of the Paris workshop, we started at Place Marguerite de Navarre with the entrance of the Châtelet Les Halles train station. While the design of this station is amazing, I find it somewhat difficult to photograph. For this shot, I turned to the curvy details of the ceiling. A short walk away we […]

Old & New In Paris

We’re back with old & new locations around charming Paris. We have a tendency to prefer modern, newer architecture for abstract images, but sometimes those historic locations just draw you in. One great example of this is the Palais Garnier in Paris’ 9th arrondissement, which we’ll explore on day 1 of the September workshop. The […]

Photographing the Institut du Monde Arabe

Institut du Monde Arabe

Can you tell we’re excited to be heading to Paris this fall?! Today we’re sharing another great location we’ll be photographing: the Institut du Monde Arabe. This museum, featuring artifacts from the Arab world, was designed by Jean Nouvel and is located in the 5th arrondissement. You can get great abstracts and mid-range takes on this impressive […]

Paris scouting, stop #2

As I mentioned in the previous post, I spent a little time around the 13th arrondissement of Paris scouting some newer, more modern architecture. This building is only a couple blocks away from the previous one I shared. Love, love, love the metal facade and how it changes depending on where I was standing in […]