Paris in January

Although every language can be heard in the streets of Paris at any time of the year, I always find that there is something more authentic about this amazing city in the winter. Here are a few images I collected in the streets over the weekend while working on new itineraries for my upcoming 2014 photo workshop season.

Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-1

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-6

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-10

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-16

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-1

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-22

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Valerie Jardin Photography - Paris Janvier 2014-23

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16 thoughts on “Paris in January

  1. I’m still trying to understand how to melt into the scenery. As soon as I bring the camera up to my eye, it catches their eye and they are either grinning at me, frowning at me, or hiding their faces with an expression that tells me I am intruding. How do you catch people when they are too occupied to notice you?

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    • It’s all about learning to anticipate the moment and being ready. You only have one shot and you can only point your camera at your subject for that fraction of a second. It’s usually not enough time to draw attention to yourself. If your subject sees you and clearly feels uncomfortable, just move on!

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      • I see what you mean, and I do try to anticipate and snap pictures quickly, but often they are out of focus. Even when I try to set up the focus and exposure ahead of time. The thing is, I’m not sure if it’s my movement, my eyes or the camera (although I bought the camera from a successful professional and he never had a problem! Of course, he’s much younger.)

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  2. I found your articles on DPS about street photography. Thank you for the tips you wrote. Hope one day I’d be able to meet you on the street of Paris (I live in banlieu)

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  3. Valerie, I am so happy for you! You are doing so well and having a blast it seems! I would love to meet you in Paris one day. Its been too long since I have been and its such an amazing place for photography! Best wishes to you!

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