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20 Photos of Paris – The Left Bank + Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Step into the streets where boutiques blend with galleries, museums and national monuments, the Left Bank of Paris… Walking in Paris along the left bank of the Seine feels a little like floating on air…or cobblestones in this case. The atmosphere…

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Step into the streets where boutiques blend with galleries, museums and national monuments, the Left Bank of Paris… Walking in Paris along the left bank of the Seine feels a little like floating on air…or cobblestones in this case. The atmosphere makes you want to do a little twirl in the street, maybe that’s just me though and I’ve seen Midnight in Paris too many times? Nonetheless, it’s fashionable, historic and even if you’re in full tourist mode with a camera slung over your shoulder and comfy shoes, it’s somewhere you can wander within an artistic community and feel inspired. When photographing Paris, the left bank (La Rive Gauche) is somewhere you need to see, offering an insight into the 5th, 6th and 7th arrondissements, plus the 13th, 14th and 15th if you wish to explore a little further. For reference, the Eiffel Tower is located in 7th and you’ll also find Les Invalides, Musee d’Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens and Tour Montparnasse which offers one of the best views in Paris. Starting from Pont des Coeurs near Notre Dame, take a wander through the alleys of Saint-Michel, working your way towards Place Saint-Sulpice. You’ll stroll past photogenic cafes, street scenes and...

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The Best Places to Photograph Puffins in Iceland + Europe

Puffins have been dubbed the clowns of the sea, as their brightly coloured bill and charisma make them irresistible to bird and nature lovers alike. Written by Christa Rolls – Founder of Expedition Wildlife. There are multiple species of puffin i…

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Puffins have been dubbed the clowns of the sea, as their brightly coloured bill and charisma make them irresistible to bird and nature lovers alike. Written by Christa Rolls – Founder of Expedition Wildlife. There are multiple species of puffin in the world, and the Atlantic Puffin (Fratercula arctica) is the only species found in Europe, with over half of the world’s population living in Iceland. Puffins are colonial birds, wherein they nest in large groups to share habitat and food resources and protect themselves against predators. Their colonial nature makes spotting puffins that much easier. Most of the year, from approximately August to March, Puffins remain out to sea, living on the ocean and foraging for food through winter. Their primary diet consists of small fish, such as herring and sand eels, presenting wonderful photography opportunities with fish filled to their bill’s brim. Puffins come back to their breeding grounds, on grassy and steep slopes by coastal cliffs, in full-force starting in April. WHERE TO SEE PUFFINS While cliff-sides and sea stacks may be somewhat arduous to visit, there are a handful of destinations in Europe that allow people the opportunity to see and photograph puffins. The best countries...

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Santorini Sunset Photography Locations

Where to photograph in Santorini during Golden Hour! When the sun dips into the Aegean Sea of Santorini you want to make sure you’re in the best spot possible to capture this iconic scene in the Greek Islands. With millions of visitors filling the clif…

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Where to photograph in Santorini during Golden Hour! When the sun dips into the Aegean Sea of Santorini you want to make sure you’re in the best spot possible to capture this iconic scene in the Greek Islands. With millions of visitors filling the cliff top paths of Santorini each year, it’s no wonder you’ve probably found this article by googling ‘Where to find the best sunset spot in Santorini?’, you may have even added ‘without crowds’. If you did, I’m totally with you. I can’t stand photographing alongside hordes of tourists and it’s the reason I wanted to write this article to steer you in the right direction! I’ve previously written a guide to the ‘Best Photography Locations on Santorini’, but this time I’m focusing on just the sunset worthy spots. Oia is the most popular location for sunset and that’s because of it’s location right on the north-western tip of the island. That said, most villages located along the rim of the caldera offer some kind of sunset views because they all face west, it’s just a matter of what time of year to visit Santorini to benefit from the direct sun falling into the sea scenario. So,...

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Paris Photography Locations – A Guide to the Best Photo Spots

A Photographer’s Guide to the Best Paris Photography Locations, France *Updated December 18th, 2018 Paris evokes a feeling of wonder. Avenues exude French character; monuments portray elegance with gothic architecture, not to mention the Parisian…

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A Photographer’s Guide to the Best Paris Photography Locations, France *Updated December 18th, 2018 Paris evokes a feeling of wonder. Avenues exude French character; monuments portray elegance with gothic architecture, not to mention the Parisian rooftops, cafes and gardens. Photographing Paris is definitely a journey through time and you’ll want to visit famous icons and unique locations to secure the best view possible of this incredible city. What started out as my top five locations soon developed into more of a guide to the incredible sights and hidden gems you can photograph around the French capital. It’s definitely too hard to narrow this list down any further so be sure to give yourself a few days to explore all that this beautiful city has to offer. Below you will find a list of the best photography locations in Paris alongside a collection of images I’ve personally taken at each one. First up though is a handy dandy map linking all of these spots together for when you visit next! A walking map of the most accessible photo locations in Paris…one of the best things you can do in Paris is to simply wander on foot throughout the city. You’ll find your...

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