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    Exceptional Photography Experiences

    In Paris and London
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    Instructional Photo Tours in Paris

    Explore the City of Light during a fun and educational activity
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    Multi-day Photography Workshops

    Immerse yourself in the world of photography in Paris
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    Destination Portrait Sessions

    Take home memories of your own special moments
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    Instructional Photo Tours in London

    Learn photography skills while dicovering the city
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Inspiring and supporting the creative mind, one photographer at a time

 Learn to take Better Travel Photos

Improve your photography with our information and advice. Find tips on technical guidance, creative techniques, photography news and events on our blog. And hit the ground running during your photography adventure in the City of Light with our ebook on Ten Ideas for Taking Great Photos in Paris.

 Photography Activities in London and Paris

Learn new photography skills, sharpen your eye for composition and improve your images with our tutors on an instructional photo tour or workshop in Paris and London. Our portrait sessions in Paris and London capture your own story, whether savouring a romantic moment, having fun as a family or strolling in the streets.

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We are a small team of professional photographers from the four corners of the world dedicated to helping travellers create amazing images. We are powered by the love of photography, a fascination for travel, and most importantly a passion for helping others experience both of them together.

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Discover Paris and London Through Photography

Join us for a photography experience in Paris and London. Meet our photographers on a photo tour or workshop to learn new skills, or have us capture you in a portrait session with iconic backdrops of these amazing cities.

Photography in Paris

Photography in Paris

The information and resources you need to have exceptional photography experiences in Paris

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Photo Tours in Paris

Advance your skills with tailored instruction as our photographers guide you through Paris

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Portrait Sessions in Paris

Paris Portrait Sessions

Create special memories of your visit with a portrait session with iconic Parisian backdrops

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Ten Ideas eBook

Ten Ideas eBook

Take along our e-book with ten ideas for taking great photos in Paris, illustrated with vivid imagery

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Photo Tours in London

Photo Tours in London

Explore London with one of our photographers to improve yours skills and capture great moments

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Portrait Photography in London

London Portrait Sessions

Reserve a portrait session with our photographers to capture your visit with gorgeous London backdrops

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The Better Travel Photos Blog

Our blog is a source of photography advice and news about events. We focus of course on Paris and London, but much of our advice can be practiced anywhere. Read the latest posts below or visit The BTP Blog:

How to Use Exposure Bracketing for Creating HDR Images (Part I)

How to Use Exposure Bracketing for Creating HDR Images (Part I)

There are several ways of dealing with high contrast scenes and get all parts of the image correctly exposed: come back at a different time of day, shoot from a different angle, or use bracketing + HDR (High Dynamic Range) technique. Bracketing is available in virtually every camera (not necessarily DSLR), and the HDR process has now become surprisingly easy with the help of Lightroom CC. It may all sound a little too fancy in the beginning, so let's go through these two techniques step by step. In part I we will start with bracketing and its options, and we will dedicate part II to creating HDR images in Lightroom CC.

You in London: Sunny Day in Notting Hill for Denise and Family

You in London: Sunny Day in Notting Hill for Denise and Family

Sunny day in London? Time for a family portrait session in the charming little streets of Notting Hill! Denise and Brian and their three children Lillian, Catherine and Harris met our photographer Hermione McCosh for a lovely stroll exploring the famous Portobello market and nearby streets, full of colourful shops and typical English brick walls. Good mood is all it takes to create great memories!

You in Paris: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in Montmartre

You in Paris: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun in Montmartre

What happens when two Italian friends go to Paris on vacation? They have lots of fun! Valeria and Barbara did everything possible to make their portrait session in Montmartre unforgettable: dressed in lovely 50's dresses, they posed and giggled, bought fresh baguettes from the bakery and tasted eclairs, sipped coffee in a café and exchanged jokes with painters on Place de Tertre, and finally ended up spinning on the carousel! They are already planning a new session with our photographer Nadia Gric for their new trip to Paris!

6 Points to Consider Before Buying a New Lens

6 Points to Consider Before Buying a New Lens

As soon as you get your first DLSR camera, you start looking at various lenses to go with it. At Better Travel Photos, we often get questions as to what lens to buy before a trip or which ones to bring on a photo tour. A zoom or a prime, wide-angle or telephoto, standard or macro? There are lenses for all purposes, tastes and wallets. Which one to choose? How not to get lost in the variety of lenses the market has to offer? Let's have a look at some key points to consider when buying a new lens.

Mastering Centered Composition: Say Yes to 'Dead Center'

Mastering Centered Composition: Say Yes to 'Dead Center'

One of the most common composition tips that any beginner photographer receives is to get the subject out of the "dead center". Indeed, placing your subject right in the middle of the frame is probably the easiest and most obvious thing to do, which often results in boring and uninteresting photographs. Does that, however, mean that one should never center the subject? Of course not! Centered composition is something very easy to do, however, it is hard to do it really well. Let's see how to create an exciting centered composition.

Capturing Time Travel: Provins Medieval Festival

Capturing Time Travel: Provins Medieval Festival

The Medieval Festival in Provins is one of the most colourful and entertaining outdoor events to be visited in France in mid-June. Located only and hour and a half drive from Paris, the medieval city of Provins with its fortifications and well-preserved city walls is recognised as a UNESCO world heritage site and makes a perfect setting for a large costumed two-day festival. This year, the theme of the 33rd festival edition was "Travel and discovery", and, as you may guess, this was a journey both in space and in time, an event that no travel photographer can miss!

You in Paris: Half a Century of Love for Dee and Al

You in Paris: Half a Century of Love for Dee and Al

A romantic date in the Marais area of Paris, full of charming mansions dating back to the 17th century, hidden gardens, picturesque cafés. Warm hugs, gentle kisses, a glass of wine on the terrace, and of course lots of giggles! Photographer Catherine O'Hara, who recently met Diane and Al for a portrait session, summed it up in just one phrase: "Fourty-seven years of marriage and still crazy about each other!"

Storytelling Through Photography: Historic Flood in Paris

Storytelling Through Photography: Historic Flood in Paris

You may have heard of historic floods that happened in Paris and over the bigger part of Europe in late May and early June this year. After several days of torrential rains, the Seine and Loire rivers brought their swollen waters towards the French capital, causing much surprise and trouble to the city dwellers, boat owners and museum keepers. While city services were continuously working on minimising the havoc the flooding caused, some Parisians headed out towards the embankments and the bridges, camera in hand, to capture the exceptional views it produced.

Reflections in Photography: A World to Explore

Reflections in Photography: A World to Explore

In photography, one of the most interesting and fun things to capture and to experiment with are reflections. Whether in the city or out in nature, reflective surfaces are all around us. So why not use them for an extra level of interest in your travel photos? Let's see when and how to use reflections in photography and what may come out of it...

You in Paris: Romantic Sunrise Walk in Paris for Jody and Sharon

You in Paris: Romantic Sunrise Walk in Paris for Jody and Sharon

For their first wedding anniversary, Jody decided to surprise his wife Sharon with a romantic portrait session during their visit to the City of Light. Our photographer Elena Usacheva met them both at sunrise and took them for a stroll around the Notre Dame Cathedral and later to the area around the Eiffel tower. Jody and Sharon had enough courage to start their session as early as 7 a.m. and enjoyed not only the softest possible light on a sunny day, but also the city that belonged only to them!

Meet Our Team

Our team of photographers and support personnel is standing by to help you have exceptional photography experiences in Paris and London! Learn more about our team...

Sophie Pasquet

Sophie
Founder &
Photographer

Hermione McCosh

Hermione
Photographer
Paris & London

Elena Usacheva

Elena
Photographer
Paris

Catherine

Catherine
Photographer
Paris

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Brian
Photographer
Paris & London

Nadia

Nadia
Photographer &
Client Care - Paris