Category Archives: Workshops

Last chance for an incredible trip-of-a-lifetime photo tour to Paris

We still have room for two more in my very small group photographic tour of Paris beginning May 1, 2016. This is your last chance to register for the trip since we need to confirm our reservations for the group soon.

In case you may still be considering joining me for this unique travel-and-photography experience to Paris in the springtime—or if you simply want to armchair travel instead of the “real thing”—I am providing a link to the detailed packet of logistics information that is going out to the lucky participants (PDF). Please let me know right away if you are interested!

Rooftops of Paris © Harold Davis

Rooftops of Paris © Harold Davis

Trip highlights include: Paris in the Spring, an inside tour of the Opera Garnier, photography of panoramic views of Paris from the Tour Montparnasse, Paris at night, Monmartre and Sacre Coeur, Monet’s Garden at Giverny with special after-hours access, and Paris, Paris, Paris!

Giverny © Harold Davis

Giverny © Harold Davis

We will be staying in the luxurious and discrete 4-star Hotel de l’Abbaye, which is located on a side street near the Luxembourg Gardens and San Sulpice, a peaceful home-away-from-home in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Who could ask for more?

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

Click here for registration information and here for the Registration form.

Here’s what some folks who have been with me on photo tours have said:

  • “Harold navigates foreign countries with astuteness and cultural sensitivity. His choice of guides, hotels, locations and restaurants is always impeccable. I returned from our trip with a much better sense of how to photograph in a diverse and wonderful array of locations, and had a great time with a compatible group while I learned.”
  • “Harold is a distinguished author of many books, educator, and photographer. It was amazing to spend so much one-on-one time with him in these great photographic locations.”
  • “Harold is a gifted artist, AND a great teacher! A rare combo, IMHO.”
  • “Harold has great skill, but without the ego of most master photographers. Travel arrangements were perfect.”
  • “One thing I really liked about the photo tour that Harold set up is that we had plenty of time to photograph in the best locations, and really prioritized when the light would be good.”

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Harold Davis Topaz Webinar on YouTube and Topaz Discount Code

Click here for the replay of my webinar sponsored by Topaz, Beyond Photography: Painterly Effects with Harold Davis.

Topaz Labs has generously provided discount codes as well (these codes are good through Sunday January 17, 2016). Use the code haroldweb3 to take 20% off all Topaz products, and the code haroldtexture to take $20 off the price of Topaz’s new product, Topaz Texture Effects. Click here for the online Topaz store.

Burning Off the Fog © Harold Davis

Burning Off the Fog © Harold Davis

Harold Davis - Flowers Gone Wild

Flowers Gone Wild © Harold Davis

Harold Davis - Saint Roman

Saint-Roman © Harold Davis

Two to Achieve Their Potential, and Two to Photograph Paris, too!

I have two places left in Achieving Your Potential as a Photographer (March 12-13, and ongoing mentoring), and two for Paris Photography in the Spring. These won’t last long, so if you are interested in either please let us know right away!

Achieve Your Potential in 2016

The 2016 edition of Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer is an ongoing mentoring opportunity; this time round we will be following the structured exercises in the workbook that accompanies my new book as well as working over a period of six months to fulfill our potentials. The initial session is scheduled for March 12-13, 2016.

Hall of Mirrors, Prague © Harold Davis

Hall of Mirrors © Harold Davis

Achieving Your Potential as a Photographer—2016 Edition

A Multi-Modal Ongoing Six-Month Workshop with Harold Davis

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for mentoring by Harold Davis in the context of a supportive group environment. Each participant will conclude the workshop with a completed project such as a book, portfolio, or planned exhibition.

Harold states, “I am very fortunate to have met some extremely advanced photographers in my workshops and through my books. But many of these individuals are stuck and have not been able to move ahead. If this sounds like you, I believe I can provide you with the tools and structure to help take you to the next level.”

What some participants said in the past about this workshop:

• “Such a wonderful group. I am truly inspired! Thanks, Harold.”

• “Thank you for provided the tools I need to take my photography up not one notch, but many notches, to the next level indeed!”

• “The Achieving Your Potential workshop has had a substantial impact on my photographic journey. Thanks for the mentoring, assistance, and inspiration.”

• “I particularly liked getting feedback from the group and from Harold regarding my goals and progress each month. As opposed to workshops where you just meet for a fixed time and there is no follow-up, Achieving Your Potential provides a well-thought-out and concrete ongoing follow-up mechanism via the webinars.”

Click here for more information about the workshop, and how to register.

Workbench © Harold Davis

Workbench © Harold Davis

Photographing Paris in the Spring with Harold Davis

Click here to download the Reservation Form.

There’s nothing like photographing Paris in the spring! Let’s spend a week together this May making photos in Paris, and having a great time.

Photography begins with the medium of light, which the artist captures and applies to the canvas in endlessly surprising ways. And what better place to explore this medium than Paris, the City of Light?

Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis for the experience of a lifetime in Paris, the birthplace of photography. There you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries.

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

We’ll focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt. We’ll have a grand time photographing and we’ll return home with many priceless shots to treasure!

Photo tour includes an excursion to Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny, with exclusive after-hours artist access.

Double Rainbow over Paris © Harold Davis

Double Rainbow over Paris © Harold Davis

Harold’s photographs of Paris have appeared in books, exhibitions, and been published worldwide on travel sites.

Here’s what some participants in past Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshops had to say:

Eiffel Tower from Sacré Coeur © Harold Davis

Eiffel Tower from Sacré Coeur © Harold Davis

  • “Had an awesome time with Harold and the workshop participants.  Itching to go back.  If you’re a photographer, Paris at night is a ‘Must Do!’.  Put it on your bucket list ‘cause you may not see this in Heaven.”
  • “Photographing Paris at night in the company of a group of fellow photographers had instant appeal.  Inspired by the scenes of Brassai, I imagined myself at the top of the steps at Montmartre, taking wonderful black-and-white images.  I already admired Harold Davis, and had confidence that he would lead us to fantastic places – and he did!  What came as a delightful surprise was the level of talent and variety of approaches that my fellow travelers employed to capture the marvelous churches, gardens, and people of Paris, Giverny, and Fontainebleau.  I learned from every one of them.  And what an agreeable group of travel companions they were! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I plan to repeat next spring!”
  • “Harold has great skill, without the ego of most master photographers. Travel arrangements were perfect.”
  • “One thing I really liked about the photo tour that Harold set up is that we had plenty of time to photograph in the best locations, and really prioritized when the light would be good.”

Where: The group will be based the centrally located, luxurious and comfortable 4-star Hôtel de l’Abbaye. The Hôtel de l’Abbaye is on the left bank of the Seine, in the heart of the 6th Arondissment, and is located near many of the prime photographic locations such as the Luxembourg Gardens and San Sulpice..

When: Sunday May 1, 2016 (leave US April 30) to Saturday May 7, 2016 (six nights and seven days).

Group Size: This exclusive, small photo workshop tour is limited to ten photographers (non-photographer significant others are also welcome).

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Click here for details and theDay-by-day itinerary and here for the Reservation Form. I look forward to photographing Paris with you!

Painterly Effects with Topaz: Free Webinar

Beyond Photography: Painterly Effects with Topaz
Presented by Harold Davis
Tuesday January 12, 2016 at 2PM Pacific Time

SORRY – THERE ARE NO MORE SPACES LEFT. This will be recorded and rebroadcast on YouTube and the Topaz site. If you were able to reserve a space, I suggest you logon early!

Cost: Free
Registration link

2016 is a ‘Year of the Monkey’—so in honor of this new year in which we can expect the unexpected let’s kick it off with an exciting presentation from master photographer and digital artist Harold Davis. This webinar begins with the premise that elegant digital art can be made using photos as the source material and applying tools including Topaz Adjust, Topaz Glow, Topaz Impression, Topaz Simplify, and Topaz Texture Effects. The idea is to go beyond photography and create imagery that has the freedom and wild expressiveness of fine art painting. Harold Davis will show you how to use the Topaz tools to unleash the power and creative freedom of your unbridled imagination!

Beyond the blue light © Harold Davis

Beyond the blue light © Harold Davis

There will be time for a Q&A session following the webinar presentation.

This is a free webinar presentation sponsored by Topaz Labs, but pre-registration is required. Click here to register.

Manarola Painting © Harold Davis

Manarola Painting © Harold Davis

Get Your Camera Off Auto

Once every two or three years I give a session of my Get Your Camera Off Auto all-day workshop. We have a session coming up here in Berkeley, California on Saturday January 23, 2016.

Romanesco Broccoli © Harold Davis

The point of this workshop is to demystify the underlying tools of photography—including exposure, aperture, f-stops, shutter speed, ISO, and focal length—and to demonstrate how they are related. This is a hands-on workshop.

There will be demonstrations and structured exercises in a supportive environment.

Once the concepts are clear, we will work one-on-one with participants to help them understand mentally and physically how to implement these ideas using their individual camera. Participants will be encouraged to apply the concepts that they are learning in conjunction with gaining an appreciation for seeing the world photographically.

If you are someone who thinks they have an affinity for seeing, but whose photos don’t quite match their vision with the camera on automatic, then this is definitely the workshop for you.

Also, this workshop is a great deal of fun, and a stimulus to creativity in other areas of your life in addition to photography!!!

Tuition is $99. To reserve your place, click here for more information, syllabus, and registration.

In a Blue Hour

Two Icelandic Poppies

Phyllis and I like to take out slices of pizza, and eat them in the beautiful garden at Berkeley Horticultural Nurseries. The other day, after having our lunch while sitting on a bench, we wandered—and I admired some Icelandic Poppies, Papaver nudicaule, in first bloom. Imagine my surprise when Phyllis came home the next day with two pots for me to enjoy and photograph!

Two Icelandic Poppies © Harold Davis

Two Icelandic Poppies © Harold Davis

Two Icelandic Poppies (above) was photographed for transparency on a light box using a high-key series of bracketed exposures. Yum (below) was photographed somewhat more conventionally on a white seamless background using my nifty Zeiss 50mm f/2 macro lens.

Yum © Harold Davis

Yum © Harold Davis

I am heading to New York for several days for meetings with my publishers and sponsors, so most likely I won’t be posting stories for a little while. In the meantime, let me leave you with the thought that when news seems dark and gray, it is so important to remember the beauty and joy of the world as well. We stand up for ourselves when we do what is joyful, and don’t give into those who would enslave the human capacity for freedom and delight.

In that light, please consider traveling with me to Paris the first week in May (my group has room for just two more photographers), to Tuscany in October, and Venice in November. The Italian destination photo tours have a nice early-bird discount for registrations through the end of the month. Click here for my 2016 Works & Events Calendar as it is shaping up.

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Photograph Venice with Harold Davis (Early Bird Discount)

There’s no place in the world like Venice, and in particular no place for photographers like Venice with its maze of streets, canals, bridges, and ever-changing light. Please consider joining Phyllis and myself and our small group, hosted at a charming boutique hotel just footsteps from San Marco. Completed reservations by December 31, 2015 receive a $500 per person early-registration discount (click here for details)!

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Click here for full details and itinerary, and here for the Reservation Form.

Early registration discount—$500 off autumn photography in Italy

As actor Richard Gere has said, “NEVER turn down an opportunity to go to Italy!!!” We are pleased to offer a $500 per person early-registration discount on our 2016 destination photo workshops to Tuscany and to Venice. SO: Never turn down Italy, and don’t miss the savings for early registration!

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Click here for details about Under the Tuscan Skies with Harold Davis, and here for more information about Photograph Venice with Harold Davis.

Photograph Paris in the Spring: Two spots left

Come photograph Paris and Monet’s gardens at Giverny with us the first week in May, 2016!

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Click here for details and itinerary, and click here for Reservation Form.

Photograph Venice with Harold Davis (November 2016)

Photograph Venice with Harold Davis—click here for full details and itinerary!

November 6 – November 12, 2016 (seven days and six nights); $6,195 per person (single supplement $425).

Click here to download the Reservation Form. Early registration discount ($500 off) applies for registrations by December 31, 2015.

Venice of Dreams © Harold Davis

Venice of Dreams © Harold Davis

Venice is the largest preserved antique city in Europe, and possibly the world. Extravagant, decadent, charming with ever-changing light, Venice is a photographer’s delight with its fairy-tale canals and endless maze of footpaths and bridges.

Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis for the experience of a lifetime exploring and photographing La Serenissima, the most serene and exciting Republic of Venice. There you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries.

We’ll focus our lenses on canals, reflections, and the infinite wonder found around every corner in Venice. There will be special emphasis on techniques for impressionistic rendering, and several sessions will be held to teach the related post-production techniques, as well as how best to use an iPhone camera in Venice.

Guided tours of the Doge’s Palace, the Basilica of San Marco, and the Peggy Guggenheim collection are included. We will also explore with our camera many well-known and secretive locations on foot and vaporetti. These include the island of San Gorgio, across the water from San Marco; Murano, the famous island where glass blowing techniques originated; and Burano, a quiet island in the Venice lagoon whose inhabitants make lace and live in colorfully painted houses.

Non-photographic spouses are welcome (there’s plenty to do in Venice besides photography, including cultural and shopping activities!). The group is strictly limited to ten participants.

Burano © Harold Davis

Burano © Harold Davis

Where: The group will be based at the Hotel Flora, a unique and charming Venetian hotel that is an oasis of calm and centrally located a very short walk from Piazza San Marco.

Hotel Flora Garden

Hotel Flora Garden

Hotel Flora - Stairs

Hotel Flora – Stairs

When: Sunday November 6, 2016 (leave US November 5) to Sunday November 12, 2016 (six nights and seven days).

Group Size: This exclusive, small photo workshop tour is limited to ten photographers (non-photographer significant others are also welcome).

Venice Gondola © Harold Davis

Venice Gondola © Harold Davis

Cost: $6,195 per person (single supplement $425). $500 early-registration discount for enrollment by December 31, 2015.

Click here for complete itinerary with a list of inclusions and exclusions.

To Register: Please send us an email expressing interest right away; a completed registration requires a $1000 deposit and Reservation Form, and a copy of your passport page.

Venice in a Silver Light © Harold Davis

Venice in a Silver Light © Harold Davis

Under the Tuscan Skies: Photograph Tuscany with Harold Davis (October 2016)

Under the Tuscan Skies: Photograph Tuscany with Harold Davis—Click here for full details and itinerary!

October 22 – October 29, 2016 (eight days and seven nights); $4,895 per person (single supplement $675); 

Click here for Reservation Form (PDF)$500 early registration discount for registrations by December 31, 2015.

Imagine photographing the autumn vistas under the Tuscan skies! Where fertile land meets the patterns of traditional farming we will photograph olive groves and cypress trees. A deluxe, renovated antique farmhouse near Siena will be our home base as we experience great Italian cooking and the fellowship of talented photographers. Workshop size is strictly limited because we have exclusive use of the farmhouse, and bedrooms are limited.

While we photograph, we will be surrounded by the intimate details of the working farm, which produces organic olive oil and wine. If it is chilly, we will move in beside the word-burning stove, otherwise we will discuss philosophy and photography on the veranda under the Tuscan skies.

This destination photo tour will begin with a guided exploration of Florence. The next day, we’ll move on to the weird antique skyscraper towers of San Gimignano. We’ll explore the strikingly beautiful hill town of Volterra, the ins and outs of Sienna, the Val ‘Orcia countryside, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, and more.

The workshop will be enhanced by the hands-on guidance of master photographer Harold Davis, who will focus on the earth and sky of Tuscany in black and white and color, and help each participant to create their best work in an inspirational location.

Ponte Vecchio Night Reflections © Harold Davis

Ponte Vecchio Night Reflections © Harold Davis

Where: The group will meet at the Hotel Balestri in Florence, a boutique 4-star hotel on the banks of the Arno River not far from the Ponte Vecchio.

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Agriturismo Marciano Farm

After exploring Florence, we will transfer by private coach to Agriturismo Marciano in the heart of Tuscany. Agriturismo Marciano is a deluxe, renovated ancient farmstead that the group will have exclusively for the week. The ancient Marciano farmhouse dates to the 1700s. Today, the family-run farm is a green oasis surrounded by vineyards and olive trees—the expression of a serene country lifestyle, and genuine traditional organic farming practices.

When: Saturday October 22, 2016 (leave US October 21) to Saturday October 29, 2016 (seven nights and eight days).

Group Size and non-photographers: This exclusive, small photo workshop tour is limited to ten participants. Non-photographer significant others are welcome, but will count towards the total (so there will be no more than ten people).

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Agriturismo Marciano Room

Cooking lessons, and a syllabus in vine growing, wine making and wine tasting are available for non-photographers with advance notice (and subject to additional cost).

Cost: $4,895 (single supplement $675). $500 early-registration discount for enrollment by December 31, 2015. Click here for Reservation Form.

Click here for a complete itinerary, with a list of inclusions and exclusions.

 

To Register: Please send us an email expressing interest right away; a completed registration requires a $1000 deposit and Reservation Form, and a copy of your passport page.

Florence and the Arno River © Harold Davis

Florence and the Arno River © Harold Davis

Off to Italy Monday; Early Registration Discount for Paris in the Spring Ends Soon

Italy: I am totally, totally excited to be off to Italy on Monday to lead a destination photo workshop. Phyllis and I have been planning this trip for over a year! I’m totally psyched to see it actually happening, and very excited about the locations, hotels, restaurants, and new and old friends who will be with me. Can’t wait to get out my camera on Italian soil! I’ve been charged by a friend to photograph some of the meals we’ll be eating, so that also is (so to speak) on my plate. You can click here to see exactly where we will be going! (PDF download)

Paris: My photography group the first week of May 2016 in Paris is starting to come together. So if this destination photo workshop interests you, to take advantage of the early-registration discount, please drop us an email. You can click here for the detailed itinerary, and here for the Reservation form. Please let us know if you have any questions!

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Last but not least: In the planning stages: a week in a Tuscany in an historic rural farmhouse near Sienna, Italy in October, 2016 with a small group; and a follow-on week in Venice in the October-November 2016 time-frame. If either (or both!) of these seem intriguing, drop us a line to be added to the interest lists.

And save the date: My last webinar with Topaz Labs was so much fun, and so popular, that I’ll be doing it again: on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 2PM. This one is Beyond Photography: Painterly Effects with Topaz, and I am looking forward to going completely wild! The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required—stay tuned for the registration link, which is yet to come.

Speaking of staying tuned: Please consider bookmarking my Workshops & Events page. My contact info is here, and you can subscribe to my email list or my blog by email here.

The Kingdom of Magic Shall Prevail © Harold Davis

The Kingdom of Magic Shall Prevail © Harold Davis

Discount Codes for Topaz Labs Creative Landscape Photography with Harold Davis Webinar

I’m appreciative that Topaz Labs allowed me to present my landscape photography in a webinar, and also to explain some of the techniques I use. One of the neat things about this kind of live format is that hundreds, if not thousands, of people from around the world can attend online.

Whether or not you attended the webinar, you can take advantage of the associated discount code for Topaz software. The discount code is “haroldweb2″ [no quotes], and will get you a 25% discount on all Topaz products. This discount is only good until Sunday, Oct 25, 2015. The link to shop Topaz is www.topazlabs.com/store.

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If you missed my webinar, and would like to view the recording, after it has been edited it will be posted on youtube.com/topazlabs.

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Workshop: From iPhone to Art

From iPhone to ART: The Art of iPhoneography

A Full-Day workshop with Harold Davis

The iPhone is the most used camera in the world. As they say, the best camera to use is the one you have with you, and this is often your iPhone camera.

But the fundamental rules of photography still apply, and you can become a powerful photographer with your iPhone by learning the fundamentals of exposure and composition.

Still Life in Silver Bowl © Harold Davis

Of course, your iPhone is more than just a camera. The computing power within a contemporary iPhone is greater than the computing power that sent NASA to the moon—and many photography apps take advantage of this “darkroom” in your pocket.

In From iPhone to Art, we will learn how to leverage our talents to make the best iPhone imagery we can. Demos, lectures, and hands-on exercises will explore the principles of photography as they relate to the iPhone camera.

Master photographer and Photoshop guru par-excellence will show you some of the apps he uses to finish his iPhone images. Advanced topics will include texturizing and layering iPhone images.

Registration: www.meetup.com/Harold-Davis/events/225214362/ (RSVP Yes to Register and pay the tuition, or contact us to pay by check)

Where: MIG Meeting Place, 800 Hearst Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

When: Saturday May 21, 2016, 9:45AM

Tuition: $99 per person.

What to bring: Your iPhone, and a sense of fun, wonder, and play! Prepare for the iPhone experience of a lifetime.

Maple Leaves © Harold Davis

About Harold Davis

Harold Davis is an internationally-known digital artist and award-winning professional photographer. He is the author of many bestselling photography books including The Way of the Digital Photographer (Peachpit Press, awarded as a Top 10 Best 2013 Photography Book of the Year by Photo.net). Harold Davis’s most recent book is Achieving Your Potential As a Photographer: A Photographer’s Creative Companion and Workbook (Focal Press). His Photographing Flowers (Focal Press) is a noted photography “classic,” and is rated the Best Guide to Flower Photography byDigital Photographer Magazine.

In addition to his activity as a bestselling book author, Harold Davis is an Adobe Influencer, a Moab Master printmaker and a Zeiss Lens Ambassador. Harold Davis’s work is in collections around the world. It is licensed by art publishers, in annual reports, and has appeared in numerous magazines and many publications.

Pagoda in Nara © Harold Davis

Harold’s black and white prints have been described as “hauntingly beautiful” by Fine Art Printer Magazine, and his floral prints have been called “ethereal,” with “a purity and translucence that borders on spiritual” by Popular Photography.

Recently Harold Davis’s work has been exhibited in venues including Photokina in Cologne, Germany, PhotoPlus Expo in New York, the Gallery Photo in Oakland, California, the Arts & Friends Gallery in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Awagami Gallery in Japan.

Harold Davis has led destination photography workshops to many locations including Paris, France; Spain and Morocco; and the ancient Bristlecone Pines of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains in California.

Les Deux Magots © Harold Davis

Harold’s popular online course on Craftsy.com, Photographing Flowers, has thousands of students. His ongoing photography workshops in partnership with institutions such as Point Reyes Field Seminars, the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California, Maine Media Workshops, and the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography are continually in demand and popular.

According to Rangefinder Magazine, Harold Davis is “a man of astonishing eclectic skills and accomplishments.” You can learn more about Harold and his work at his website, www.digitalfieldguide.com and on his blog, http://www.digitalfieldguide.com/blog/.

Path beside the Rhine © Harold Davis

Caddy © Harold Davis

Early Registration Discount Ends Soon: Photographing Paris in the Spring

Photographing Paris in the Spring with Harold Davis

Click here to download the Reservation Form.

There’s nothing like photographing Paris in the spring! Let’s spend a week together this May making photos in Paris, and having a great time.

Photography begins with the medium of light, which the artist captures and applies to the canvas in endlessly surprising ways. And what better place to explore this medium than Paris, the City of Light?

Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis for the experience of a lifetime in Paris, the birthplace of photography. There you’ll have the opportunity to experience firsthand the places and sights that have inspired artists for centuries.

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

Paris Sunset © Harold Davis

We’ll focus our lenses on Paris in bloom, Paris at night, and Paris in black & white, reinterpreting for ourselves some of the images that have been captured in paint and on film by many great artists, including Daguerre, Monet, Atget, Picasso, and Erwitt. We’ll have a grand time photographing and we’ll return home with many priceless shots to treasure!

Photo tour includes an excursion to Monet’s famous gardens at Giverny, with exclusive after-hours artist access.

Double Rainbow over Paris © Harold Davis

Double Rainbow over Paris © Harold Davis

Harold’s photographs of Paris have appeared in books, exhibitions, and been published worldwide on travel sites.

Here’s what some participants in past Photograph Paris with Harold Davis Workshops had to say:

Eiffel Tower from Sacré Coeur © Harold Davis

Eiffel Tower from Sacré Coeur © Harold Davis

  • “Had an awesome time with Harold and the workshop participants.  Itching to go back.  If you’re a photographer, Paris at night is a ‘Must Do!’.  Put it on your bucket list ‘cause you may not see this in Heaven.”
  • “Photographing Paris at night in the company of a group of fellow photographers had instant appeal.  Inspired by the scenes of Brassai, I imagined myself at the top of the steps at Montmartre, taking wonderful black-and-white images.  I already admired Harold Davis, and had confidence that he would lead us to fantastic places – and he did!  What came as a delightful surprise was the level of talent and variety of approaches that my fellow travelers employed to capture the marvelous churches, gardens, and people of Paris, Giverny, and Fontainebleau.  I learned from every one of them.  And what an agreeable group of travel companions they were! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I plan to repeat next spring!”
  • “Harold has great skill, without the ego of most master photographers. Travel arrangements were perfect.”
  • “One thing I really liked about the photo tour that Harold set up is that we had plenty of time to photograph in the best locations, and really prioritized when the light would be good.”

Where: The group will be based out of a centrally located, elegant and comfortable 4-star centrally located Parisian hotel, such as the Hôtel d’Aubusson (or similar). The Hôtel d’Aubusson is on the left bank of the Seine, in the heart of the 5th Arondissment, and is located near many of the prime photographic locations.

When: Sunday May 1, 2016 (leave US April 30) to Saturday May 7, 2016 (six nights and seven days).

Group Size: This exclusive, small photo workshop tour is limited to ten photographers (non-photographer significant others are also welcome).

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Click here for details and theDay-by-day itinerary and here for the Reservation Form. I look forward to photographing Paris with you!