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.
- Dans Un Instant (bonparisien.wordpress.com)