London and Paris are an awesome twin location for photographers. We look at several places in this cities, ideal locations for photographers: Shakespeare & Company : This legendary bookshop on the Left Bank is a Paris institution. It sells new, second-hand and antiquarian books, and champions writers, artists and thinkers – there are beds where they sometimes sleep amid the rows of printed words. James Joyce considered the original bookshop his office. Insider tip: Spring is the best time to capture it, when the cherry trees bloom outside. Come early, before it opens and the tourists rock up; then later buy your book and take it to the new coffee shop next door.
The British Museum opened in 1753 and prides itself on remaining free ever since then. The British Museum houses more than an incredible 7 million objects, and it would probably take a week to see everything. Don’t be fooled into thinking the British Museum is full of artifacts from old England. No, in days gone by the English were incredible warriors and the British Museum is full of the treasures the soldiers brought back from distant shores. Those treasures include the Rosetta Stone, an Easter Island statue, and the earliest known image of Christ.
Trafalgar Square is situated in Westminster and is considered one of the biggest in London. The square was named after the battle of Trafalgar, a victory over the French fleet by Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson. Today, the square features some of the most popular attractions in London and has been a place for many protests, demonstrations, and large-scale events. Wander around the square to find the famous Trafalgar Square lions or snap a selfie with one of the bronze statues in each corner. The North-East part of the square is home to the fabulous St Martin-in-the-Fields church. Cost: Entry to Trafalgar Square is free.
This splendid collection of Impressionist art is beautifully presented in an expansive space (formerly the Belle Epoque-era Gare d’Orsay railway station). The collection represents the work of all the masters of Impressionism. The artists range from classic Impressionist masters Edgar Degas, Edouard Manet, Claude Monet, and Pierre-August Renoir to Post-Impressionist artists such as Pierre Bonnard, Paul Cezanne, and Vincent van Gogh; the Pointillists (Georges Seurat, Paul Signac); and Bohemian artists like Toulouse Lautrec. Some of the museum’s most famous pieces include Claude Monet’s The Magpie, Gare Saint-Lazare, Poppy Field, and Luncheon on the Grass; Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait and Starry Night; and Renoir’s Dance at Moulin de la Galette, which depicts a festive party scene in Montmartre. The Orsay Museum is among the best places to visit in Paris to get an overview of Impressionist art history-from the gentle brush strokes of Monet to the wild, colorful scenes of Gauguin. The museum also has two cafes and an upscale restaurant, which is worth the splurge. Formerly part of the Hotel d’Orsay and listed as a Historic Monument, the museum’s restaurant features gilded ceilings and sparkling chandeliers.
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. Since then, Victor has been doing photographic rehearsals in the city on a regular basis, and says there is a growing demand for his services. “Some dates are well sought out, such as during the European summer, and many people make reservations months in advance.”