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Paris Photography Workshop (August)

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Key Information:
Class Size: 3 - 10 people
Destination: France  
Category: Photography and Film Workshops
Specialty: Architecture, Fashion, Travel  
Season: August
Courses Per Year: 2
Course Level: All levels
Min Price: 2495 US Dollar (USD) per person
Max Price: 2995 US Dollar (USD) per person

Paris, the world's most popular city destination, has plenty of must-see places but wandering off the beaten path is the only way to discover the real Paris: a lively cosmopolitan but undeniably French city. The center of Paris is divided in 20 arron-dissements with the majority of the world famous attractions (Eiffel Tower, Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Panthéon, Notre-Dame) situated in the first 8 arrondissements. The Seine River with its left and right banks and bridges, cuts through the heart of the city. Paris derived its name from the Gallic Parisii tribe. Earlier, during the Roman Empire, it was known as Lutetia. Paris acquired its present day name towards the end of the Roman era. Paris is renowned world over as the “The City of Light” (La Ville-lumiere). The city was given this name because of its early adoption of street lighting. For all these reasons and more, photographing Paris during the day or night, and especially at night in the rain, makes Paris one of the most beautiful cities in the world to photograph.

This workshop is designed not only to guide you to the most photogenic locations carefully planned for the best light, but to aid you in mentally visualizing a scene before capturing the decisive moment. Our aim is to raise your awareness and spark your creativity so that you not only go home with images to be proud of, but use your new found skills to improve and expand your photographic technique in general. Apart from the technical aspect of learning your camera settings and capabilities, you will learn how to turn an ordinary image into an extraordinary image by using your own creativity with our assistance. In addition, you will become knowledgeable on how to survey the landscape, utilize and approach your environment, photograph people indigenous to the region and the cultural considerations and challenges of photographing in a foreign country. And no photography workshop would be complete without discussing workflow and the editing process. Our week together will include individual and group reviews, personal assignments and great fun. We cannot think of a better location to express your creativity than the magical city of Paris!

Photo Workshop Adventures offers 28 Photography Workshops in 14 countries and on 4 continents including Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece, France, Morocco, United States, Bhutan, South Africa, Turkey, Iceland, Canada and more.

Faculty Information:
MICHAEL CHINNICI - Professional Photographer, Instructor & Guide

Michael is the Founder and CEO of Photo Workshop Adventures. Born in Brooklyn and raised on Long Island, Michael began taking photos and developing B&W prints in his basement darkroom at the age of 11. Using his fathers post-WWII Argus rangefinder, he learned all the technical aspects of photography at an early age.

This early love of imagery influenced his other creative skills as a painter, musician, designer and visionary. As a photographer, Michael quickly grew to master the art of photography, including landscape, architecture, people, fashion, motorsports and still life.

With a degree in Advertising and Design, Michael launched his first advertising agency “Chinnici Direct” in 1982, soon realizing the creative potential within the world of marketing and design.

In the 90‘s, Michael started traveling more extensively and shooting with his Nikon’s, Hasselblad’s and a Linhof 6x17. Always embracing technology, in 1996 he launched NYC’s first digital photography studio, “Icon Digital”, and for 12 years, the studio shot for such clients as JP Morgan Chase, Clinique, Estee Lauder, L’Oreal, Hewlett Packard, Lacoste, Tommy Hilfiger, Smithsonian, Vivre and more.

In 2000, Michael sold the ad agency and focused more on photography, travel and special creative projects. As technology advanced and DSLR camera became more mainstream, he looked for ways to blend together his photography, travel, marketing and technology experience. So in 2008, “Photo Workshop Adventures” was born as he photographed on the adriatic coast of Croatia.

When Michael isn’t teaching photography workshops around the world, he can be found in New York City at his creative shop, Red Octopus or at his photography studio.

Other Activities:
Our workshop focuses on the neighborhoods of Paris. During our 6 days together we will visit several hidden and secret neighborhoods of this amazing city as well as a day trip to the Palace of Versailles.

Facility Information:
Our Paris workshop uses the facilities of our hotel for our discussions. And like all our Photo Workshops, we spend most of our time outdoors exploring and photographing the neighborhoods we visit. Often our discussions take place while walking and traveling, or dining at lunch or dinner.

- Workshops: August 26-31, 2012 (6 days/5 nights)
- Price: $2,495

Price Includes:
- 4/5-Star Hotels
- Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners
- Local Transportation
- Workshop and Tours

Optional Costs:
- $500 additional for private room (optional)
- $1695 for a traveling companion (non-photographer, optional)

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