Inspiring and supporting the creative mind, one photographer at a time

 Learn to take Better Travel Photos

We share the information and advice you need to improve your photography. You’ll find tips on technical guidance, creative techniques, photography news and events on our blog. Our ebook on Ten Ideas for Taking Great Photos in Paris will help you hit the ground running during your photography adventure in the City of Light.

 Photography Activities in London and Paris

Our instructional photo tours and workshops in Paris and London include tutoring to teach you new photography skills, sharpen your eye for composition and improve your images. 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.

 Our vision, our passion

We are a small but growing 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.

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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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Photography Workshops in Paris

Workshops in Paris

Immerse yourself in a 4.5 day photography workshop in Paris with like-minded photographers.

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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:

Emmet Gowin at HCB Foundation

Emmet Gowin at HCB Foundation

Once again, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson invites photography lovers to discover yet another universe, this time that of a prolific American photographer Emmet Gowin. Entitled simply “Emmet Gowin”, the exhibit presents a collection of photographs covering all the main themes of his life that he continued exploring for decades: his beloved wife, the intimacy of their everyday life, as well as aerial and landscape photographs.

Chasing Lightning: Tips for Photographing Storms

Chasing Lightning: Tips for Photographing Storms

If thunderstorms visit your area every once in a while, as a photographer, you might want to capture this magnificent lightning show. Although it might sound challenging, anyone armed with a good tripod and a camera can produce some stunning results. Recently, we were lucky to observe a magnificent thunderstorm in Paris. Inspired by this storm, we decided to put together some tips on how to photograph lightning that you can try at home or while traveling...

8 ways to include people in your photos

8 ways to include people in your photos

One thing I hear all the time when we start a photography workshop is "I want to learn how to add people in my photos". It is not unusual to be uncomfortable taking photos of total strangers, whether it is a simple case of shyness or not knowing how to approach someone you want to photograph because of language barrier. With some patience and practice, it becomes easier to photograph people in the streets or wherever you happen to be. Here are 8 tips to get you inspire you and help you get started... 

Exhibit: World Press Photo Awards 2014

World Press Photo of the Year, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize single © John Stanmeyer

Visiting World Press Photo Awards 2014 exhibit is like witnessing the most important news of the past year. News that can be exciting or overwhelming, shocking or sad, they represent the events that have happened in the world throughout the year.  As World Press Photo Foundation states, “We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism.” And we, the viewers, come to admire the talent and courage of those who captured these events with such striking clarity, telling a story of life through their powerful images.

"Learn” serendipity for compelling photos

(c) Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Paris is not only the City of Light, but also the city of discoveries. Its busy streets are full of life day and night, which makes it a perfect place for street photography. However, in order to get some really compelling photos, spiced up with a bit of magic, one needs some luck and that is where serendipity can help. Known as one of the most difficult English words to translate, serendipity means the accident of finding something good without looking for it. As one might guess, it is essential for urban photography...

Keukenhof garden is a festival of colours for photographers

Keukenhof garden is a festival of colours for photographers

Spring is a time of renewal. Days are getting longer and warmer, nature wakes up and colours come back. If you are in need of a real colour boost, renewed creativity and lots of photography, the Keukenhof garden in the Netherlands might be just the place for you. The garden is spetacular and the photo opportunities are extraordinary.

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