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    London and Paris shooting locations

    I am headed to London and Paris in mid-March and would like some recommendations on places to photograph, best times of day, etc. I plan on doing the traditional iconic locations and would appreciate pointers such as the best point of view, time of day, etc. I would also like recommendations for alternate less traditional places to shoot.

    I have been to London a couple times, but on both occasions I didn't have much time for photography or flexibility of picking the best time of day. Unlike my previous trips to London, this trip will be simply for fun and I plan on setting aside time for photography in addition to sightseeing. i have never been to Paris. This trip will consist of 6 days in London and 4 days in Paris.

    Thank you in advance for your help.

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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    In London if you need to be indoors the British Museum has great architecture and lots of interesting angles especially cool for B&W shots.

    not my photo but...you can get an idea....
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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    Spend some time in Southwark, especially the area around Borough Market (especially if you're at all a foodie) and Bermondsey Street.

    I'll second the British Museum, too.

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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    Thank you for the suggestions Terry and Maggie. I plan on doing the British Museum for sure. I also like the idea of Southwark - I am a foodie.

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    Be sure to make a booking at Roast, in the middle of Borough Market, then! It was fab!

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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    Some random comments on Paris:

    The best view of the Eiffel Tower is from a hill across the river, at Place du Trocadero (which also has a great fountain if it's going).

    The gardens at Versailles (an easy train ride away on the outskirts) are lovely for photography.

    Be prepared for low-light photography in the gorgeous churches (Notre Dame & Sainte-Chapelle are both particularly stunning). I don't recall whether tripods are allowed, but, if not, have a plan for using something like high ISO, a mini-pod thing that can be set on a bench or tied to a post, etc.

    Lisa

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    In London, make sure you carry around a copy of this just in case you get stopped due to this. Note (the one about photography in particular.
    They're trying to turn this country into a police state!

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    The best view of the Eiffel Tower is from a hill across the river, at Place du Trocadero (which also has a great fountain if it's going).
    I'll second that!


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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    I'll third that! Taken with an R-D1.

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    Cheers,
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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    And maybe forth it too!

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    Just about anywhere in Paris is amazingly photogenic.

    Cheers,
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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    As to Paris: There are some fine viewpoints but, with a dramatic sky, this view from Tour Montparnasse was the pièce de résistance:

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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    SIMON & HANS
    Ypur photos are tres MAGNIFIQUE!!
    Love it .....
    Cheers Helen

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    Merci beaucoup, Helene!

    A plus tard,

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    Re: London and Paris shooting locations

    Lisa - thank you for the tips, they are very helpful
    Brian - thank you for the great heads up and links about photography in London
    Maggie, Simon, and Hans - awesome shots of the Eiffel Tower, I will definitely try those viewpoints and hope I can do them justice

    I am really getting excited about this trip. This will be a pure pleasure trip and y'all are helping to make it even better.

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