Our final day in Paris and we headed for the Musee de Louvre spending the day viewing some of its 400,000 treasures. Including the Mona Lisa, the Venus De Milo and Napoleon III’s apartments.
After a full day of exhibits and four days of walking the streets; our feet where aching and we just plunked ourselves down at a cafe for a few hours with a bottle of wine, before heading to the airport.
Everyone wants to see the major sights of Paris—and it’s true, it’d be criminal to leave town without visiting the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, etc. But to truly appreciate this city, you need to get away from the tourist sights. Plunk yourself down at a table in a small café, enjoy a glass of wine and watch le monde go by.
The Museum also houses many of Napoleons Personal Effects and clothing. After a brief lunch of Foie Gras and Snails we headed for the Eiffel Tower and after a little queuing reached the summit to take in the breathtaking view of Paris.
Off to Paris for 4 Days! I can’t wait to absoarb the Parisian Culture, visit all the sights and take some amazing photos! I will have my iPad and Blackberry to hand so I can respond to emails and queries.
This weekend I was in London, for meetings with clients and I took the opportunity to capture some guerrilla photography of my favorite model and other half Sasha, CANDID and FUN I love these shots!
Over the next few weeks I will be in and out of London on shoots and making a trip to Paris. I’m hoping to fit in a few tests in both cities so please email me if you are interested in collaborating. I have some very interesting ideas!
Even though I’m a professional photographer I do carry with me a compact camera. I can’t carry my Nikon D700 everywhere as its just way too heavy and I like to capture shots of anything that interests me. Just recently I purchased a Panasonic Lumix GF3 compact SLR camera with all the features of a pro camera that fits easily into my pocket.
Most of my friends are surprised when I whip out my GF3 for a shot but it is incredibly good quality. At the moment I am shooting a great deal in Leeds and last week I spent the day at the Royal Armories Leeds as you can see from the lighting and detail of the images below; GF3 has some great features.
The Lumix GF3 is good value for money; I purchased it for £300 with twin lenses the 14mm Pancake & 14-42mm Zoom lens. The camera features full manual controls, and the small size makes it easy to take on a casual day out, when you normally wouldn’t want to carry a large camera with you.
The GF3 records full HD video with mono sound, and has a number of useful options such as continuous or manual focus, digital telephoto converter, wind reduction, microphone level display, and flicker reduction for TVs. Its great to have in your pocket!
I love going to the royal armouries, I’ve been several times, and it’s my first choice of entertainment every time somebody comes to visit. Even if it’s a display of weapons and related things it’s done so brilliantly and in a really catchy way that anybody would enjoy it!
There are also demonstrations, shows and games throughout the place, so it keeps young and adults entertained over the five floors and outside too, with jousting, history monologues, martial arts etc. So do take your time to visit it, as it is an attraction to not miss!
It has been an amazing weekend; my first exhibition (Keeping Abreast) was a wonderful success. Starting on Friday evening (20th July) with a private viewing. Over 60 guests arrived to view my work purchasing tickets and raising £400 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
With a relaxed ambiance created by very talented pianist Ed Alexandre and fine Champagne and Canapés; guests enjoyed a talk by myself about the photography, and went on to enjoy an after party at the Albert Dock in Liverpool.
The following day the exhibit was open to the public, I enjoyed meeting new people and talking about my work. Many where very kind to sign my guestbook leaving comments and feedback.
You can view all the shots from the setup and private viewing on the slideshow above, please leave some comments. The private viewing was also filmed by video production company 3 Degrees West,
I’m looking forward to my next exhibition, and after organising my first, I know to take spare frames as we had a few accidents when setting up! Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the experience gaining feedback from family, clients and the public.
With only three days to go I have been busy making the final preparations for the Exhibition. The last prints arrived today from DS Colour Labs in Manchester, and I have been busy framing.
Posters are now up all over Liverpool and I am hoping to have a good turn out on Friday and Saturday. Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support, meeting new people and receiving feedback on my latest projects.