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Paris is a busy city, that much I’m sure of. Surprisingly, there are always little nooks and crannies that offer photo opportunities to a set of wandering eyes. Shapes, lines, patterns, textures, and even shadows… they all offer a unique perspective to your photographs.

While I do street photography most of the time, I’m just as happy to take architectural shots of Paris from time to time. This city is such a large and dynamic space and that there’s always something new to discover.

Here are some tips that might help you:

  • Look around. Always look around.
  • Don’t disregard the familiar. Always search for something interesting in the mundane — a pop of colour, a broken line, even a dirty surface…
  • Find a way to reveal beauty in what is seemingly less-noticed, even marginal.
  • Look up if you have to, kneel if it helps you compose your shot, get down and dirty if you can.
  • Feeling stuck? Tilt your cam and point it at unusual angles and unexpected directions.
  • Also, throw all the rules out the window. Be bold. Be fun. Be random.
  • Most importantly, don’t be afraid to try.

Have a good evening, everyone.