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Street Photography in the City of Light and Love

May 8–15, 2022

Paris is lovely in May—the trees and flowers burst out of their winter sleep, and the city becomes palate of pastel colors. Photo opportunities abound as the city comes alive with an abundance of flower shows, festivals, street fairs, and fabulous outdoor flea markets.

You’ll visit hidden locations and iconic vantage points, learning and refining our camera techniques along the way. The cafés will beckon, and the aroma of freshly baked bread and french coffee will lure you, but nothing will stop us from capturing this beautiful city in the best light—during golden hour, blue hour, and into the night.

You will be taken to hidden locations and vantage points of the iconic places you wouldn’t see without our guidance. There’s plenty of street photography for a diverse, unique, and personal representation of the city. But nothing will be left to chance—we will bring our own model dressed in modern Parisien fashion to wander the subways, back alleys, and busy streets with us. We’ll even have a ballet-trained dancer on top of the Trocadéro with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop.

Our quaint, upscale hotel is located in the Montmartre district, next to the famous Montmartre Cemetery, close to Sacré-Cœur and the Moulin Rouge. Enjoy drinks on the roof-top patio with a view of the Eiffel Tower.

Join us in this magical city to stretch your skills with focus stacking, low-light, street, and black and white photography—while enjoying all the city has to offer!

Your Pro

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Location

France

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Tuition

$7,995

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Dates

May 8–15, 2022

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Fitness Level

Moderate

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Availability

1 Spot Left
Limited to 6 Guests

Itinerary

This itinerary is subject to change due to weather, local conditions, and other factors.

May 8, 2022: Arrive this day into Paris (CDG) by 4:00 PM and transfer to your hotel. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel at 5:00 PM for a welcome dinner aboard a river boat. Afterward, we’ll set out for an evening photography session at the Eiffel Tower, one of the most iconic photography locations in Paris.

May 9, 2022: Today, we will go underground on a visit to the Catacombs, a labyrinth of old quarry tunnels beneath the heart of Paris that has been transformed into an ossuary. The remains of millions of Parisians were transferred into these meandering tunnels between the late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries as graveyards around the city closed. It is a sobering and fascinating experience to spend time in this unusual place.

We’ll continue today’s “Under the streets of Paris” theme by riding the Metro. Did you know the Paris Metro is an underground visual experience that is definitely worth checking out? We have chosen six of our favorite Paris Metro stations, and we’ll visit them alongside a local Parisien guide.

May 10, 2022: Today, we’ll be busy exploring the Champs-Elysées, Musee d’Orsay, and Louvre areas, to capture the architectural beauty and manicured gardens that make these sites legendary. After dinner, we will spend the evening photographing the Louvre and adjacent street scenes. We will have a model with us today to bring life to some of the images we capture.

May 11, 2022: Today we’ll choose which of Paris’ many small neighborhoods to venture into. Footbridges arch gracefully over the Canal Saint-Martin. Rue Montorgueil, one of Paris’ oldest streets, is vibrant, cheery, and bursting with some of the city’s finest food markets and pastry shops. The region between Montparnasse and Chinatown on the left bank is a hilly, well-hidden quarter whose narrow, winding streets, tiny houses, and art nouveau architecture recall a Paris of another era. Belleville—home to one of Paris’s lively Chinatowns, is a burgeoning artist quarter that is home to an array of cultures.

We’ll also make time today to photograph one of the most picturesque churches in the city, Saint Chapelle. Then onward to photograph the rebuilding of the Notre Dame Cathedral after the devastating fire of 2019. We’ll end our day photographing the Louvre at night after the crowds of tourists have left.

May 12, 2022: This morning we’ll visit the architectural grandeur of the opera house, then make our way to the famous Montmartre Cemetery and its century-old tombstones, then climb the stairs at Sacre Coeur. After dinner, we’ll venture out again to do some night photography in the center of Montmartre.

May 13, 2022: This morning we’ll visit Père Lachaise cemetery, the final resting place for many recognizable figures, including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, and Chopin. We’ll then head back downtown to Galeries Lafayette, followed by dinner and an evening shoot at the Arc de Triomphe.

May 14, 2022: We’ll set out early this morning for a sunrise photoshoot from the Trocadero, with the Eiffel Tower as a backdrop, and a ballet dancer model for additional (optional) visual interest. Afterward, we’ll have time for more Paris street photography before returning to our hotel for a final image critique. Following dinner, we’ll revisit a few of the areas we captured this week for the last evening shoot.

May 15, 2022: Flights home can be made for any time today, or we are happy to help you extend your stay in the city.

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Fitness

Moderate: You are able to handle long days walking on cobblestone streets. Some walks include stairs without resting spots.

Flights

Arrive Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), Paris, Île-de-France before 3:00 PM on May 8, 2022. Flights out can be made anytime on May 15, 2022.

What to Bring

Please see our page How To Prepare For Your Workshop. We will send you a detailed information document 90 days before your workshop. This document will include specifics of where and when to meet, gear and clothing recommendations, and more.

What’s Included

  • Double occupancy lodging. Single available for $1,250 supplement.
  • All meals, soft drinks, and snacks during the workshop
  • All transportation during the workshop
  • Tips for crew, drivers, and local guides
  • Photographic guiding and instruction from Kevin Pepper
  • Image reviews and post-processing instruction
  • Adventure, fun, inspiration, and a great time!

Not Included

  • Travel to and from Paris, Île-de-France.
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable).
  • Any meals or accommodations before or after the workshop dates.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Travel Medical and Trip Cancellation Insurance (optional, but recommended).
  • Anything else specifically not listed as included.
  • Single rooming available for $1,250 supplement.

Payment Terms

  • Your deposit of $3,995 will hold your space in this workshop.
  • The balance is due not later than January 1, 2022.
  • All other Muench Workshops Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Need special payment arrangements? No problem, just ask us.

Testimonials

“This was an excellent workshop—from the guys in the front office who encouraged questions and responded in a timely manner and who were most helpful in assisting with making the arrangements for such a long trip—to Kevin Pepper in the field who was knowledgeable in both the area we were in, and his profession, and was always available for questions. Keeping the group to a small size provided a much more interesting workshop then some competitors that I have attended. ”

— Mike Vukson, Yukon Wildlife '18