Photographer attractions in Paris and London
London and Paris are a dream twin destination for photographers. What can you photo there? Piccadilly Circus is awesome at night but also quite hard to photograph due to the bright screens against the dark surroundings. Use HDR for a good exposure. Also, use puddles and reflections in your pictures if it’s rained. Another technique that may work is to increase your ISO slightly when taking photographs at night as a long exposure doesn’t really work very well on the screens as they constantly change. This cute little museum in Greenwich is perfect for those that love architecture and spiral staircases. These kind of shots are often popular on Instagram. Try over-exposing your image slightly for a brighter photograph. To do this on a phone click on the darkest point on the screen. This sometimes makes the software change the exposure and brighten the picture.
Tate Modern is the national gallery of international modern and contemporary art from 1900 onwards. The gallery opened in 2000 in a converted power station on the south bank of the Thames in an imposing position opposite St. Paul’s Cathedral. You can visit again and again as it’s free and the modern art displays change quite frequently. You’ll often find enormous installations in the Turbine Hall on the ground floor. Right outside is the Millennium Bridge (the one that was ‘wobbly’ when it first opened).
The London Eye is a gigantic Ferris wheel located on the south bank of the River Thames. It was completed at the beginning of the 2000s, which is why it bears the nickname The Millennium Wheel. The wheel stands tall at 443 feet and has a diameter of 120 meters. A complete wheel turn takes about 30 minutes and the capsules provide visitors with a stunning 360? view of London. It’s recorded as the world’s tallest Ferris wheel and is a true beauty at night when it comes alive with bright neon colours. Tourists are entertained with a glass of royal champagne as they enjoy a sweet ride. Opening times for the London Eye vary throughout the year and booking in advance is strongly recommended.
A sumptuous palace that was once the home of France’s Kings, the Louvre is the most important of Paris’ top museums. Visitors enter the museum in the courtyard of the palace at the glass pyramid (designed by Ieoh Ming Pei in 1917). The Louvre Museum possesses more than 30,000 artworks (many considered masterpieces)-from antiquities to European paintings of the 15th to 19th centuries. It is impossible to see it all in one visit, but tourists can focus on a particular gallery, such as classical sculpture, Italian Renaissance art, or 17th-century French paintings, or take a self-guided tour to see the Louvre Museum’s highlights. The most famous piece is the Mona Lisa or La Gioconda (or La Joconde in French) painted by Leonardo da Vinci in 1503-1505. Other exceptional works are the ancient Venus de Milo sculpture, the monumental Victory of Samothrace of the Hellenistic period, the immense Wedding Feast at Cana painting by Veronese (1563), and Botticelli’s frescoes. Also a must-see is Liberty Leading the People (1831) by Eugene Delacroix, depicting the Parisian uprising of July 27th to 29th, 1830 known as “Trois Glorieuses” (“Three Glorious Days”).
Photographer Victor Guidini, who lives in London, has been photographing tourists in the capital of England since 2013. In recent years he has been doing photo shoots in France. “It all started when a customer who had done an essay in London asked if I would be available to shoot in Paris. At first I thought it would be difficult to be a profitable business, but I organized all the logistics that facilitated the rehearsals. Traveling by the Eurostar trains, I get to Paris in around 2 hours, and without all the waiting and paperwork that a travel area has. After considering the risks and investments required for this journey, I embraced the opportunity, “says the photographer. See more at Fotografo em Paris e Londres.. In addition to offering photographic essays in Paris, Victor Guidini is also available to photograph in London across Europe. To know more about his work, just visit his website www.victorguidini.com/pt-br/ (in Portuguese).