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Night and Low Light Photography in Heidelberg, Germany (August 2018)

I am pleased to announce the opening for registration of my Night & Low Light Photography workshop in Heidelberg, Germany! The dates are August 19-20, 2018. Click here for the registration link and info (it is in German but you can read a translation here); don’t worry, I will be teaching in English! Please consider exploring Heidelberg with me. You can check out some of my night and low light images by clicking here.

How Long Must Eye Wait? © Harold Davis

Workshop Overview: This two-day workshop includes field photography in several locations and covers the theory and practice of night and low light photography. There is great joy in learning more about what Vincent van Gogh termed “the colors of the night.” In addition, and perhaps more important, low light photography techniques cut across a wide gamut of photographic genres. Becoming comfortable with these techniques will enhance the arsenal of photographers at any level of sophistication.

The workshop will feature many of the field and processing techniques shown in Harold’s books Creative Night Photography and The Photoshop Darkroom.

Click here for the registration link and info.

Posted in Workshops

Black and White Photography in Heidelberg, Germany (August 2018)

I am pleased to announce the opening for registration of my Black & White Photography workshop in Heidelberg, Germany! The dates are August 17-18, 2018. Click here for the registration link and info (it is in German but you can read a translation here); don’t worry, I will be teaching in English! Please consider exploring Heidelberg with me (here are some of my images and stories from previous visits to Heidelberg)!

Nautilus in Black & White

Nautilus in Black & White © Harold Davis

Workshop Overview: Master Photographer Harold Davis will guide participants in all aspects of modern monochromatic digital photography and processing. Workshop participants will take advantage of several Heidelberg locations, with field destinations to be determined depending on weather and group predilections. 

Classroom sessions will discussion vision, craft, and technical issues related to modern monochromatic practice.

Click here for the registration link and info.

Posted in Workshops

Black and White Masterclass in Heidelberg

These are the wonderful participants in my Black and White Masterclass in Heidelberg, Germany. We all survived the record high temperatures, photographed in Heidelberg, and made and processed high dynamic range monochromatic images with a wide variety of styles and subject matter. Special thanks to Michael Verhoelen of LifeFoto, who represents Moab Paper in Germany, who brought his printer and a van load of special Moab papers (some of the prints he made from the work of the participants are shown here)!

Black & White Masterclass with Harold Davis © Harold Davis

Black & White Masterclass with Harold Davis © Harold Davis

Posted in Photography, Workshops

Oh, Heidelberg!

The other evening I strolled along Heidelberg’s Philosopher’s Walk with my camera and tripod. I stopped to make several photographs, including this exposure blend looking down on the Alte Brucke. Today I used the image in my Black & White Masterclass to demonstrate a fairly complete high dynamic range black and white (“monochromatic HDR”) workflow. I think the class was great at following along as this workflow involves a non-trivial effort and is definitely not for the faint of heart!

Oh, Heidelberg! © Harold Davis

Oh, Heidelberg! © Harold Davis

Exposure information: 135mm, seven combined exposures (at shutter speeds between 1/160 of a second and 0.5 of a second), each exposure at f/9 and ISO 64, tripod mounted; exposures combined and processed using Nik HDR Pro, Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop, Nik Color Efex, Nik Silver Efex, Topaz Adjust, Topaz Simplify, and Perfect B&W.

Posted in Germany, Monochrome, Workshops

Great Hall Heidelberg University

The Great Hall is Heidelberg University’s magnificent historic auditorium, located on the first floor of the old University building in the old part of Heidelberg. It’s in the same building that houses the Heidelberg Student Jail.

Great Hall Heidelberg University  © Harold Davis

Great Hall Heidelberg University © Harold Davis

When my local friend took me to see the old University building, the attendant told us that the Great Hall was closed to the public as they were preparing for an event “unless one of you is press.” I reached for my wallet, and started to pull out my Nikon Professional Services (NPS) card—not exactly press, but good enough I guess to get us into the Great Hall!

Posted in Germany, Photography

Exhibition in Heidelberg, Germany

I am very excited to be exhibiting at Arts & Friends, a photography gallery in Heidelberg, Germany. The show is Harold Davis: An Eclectic Collection. The exhibition title suits me fine because I am definitely eclectic in my photographic tastes!

My understanding is that there will be two really large prints, one on Slickrock Silver and one on metallic pearl. There are roughly twenty other prints in the show of varying sizes, printed on Awagami Kozo washi, Slickrock pearl and Lasal Exhibition Fiber. All the prints are monochromatic. Special thanks to my sponsor Moab Paper, who has helped to make this exhibition possible, and to Zeiss whose fine lenses I used for most of the work in this show.

My exhibit runs from October 18 through November 16, 2014. If you happen to be in Germany, the opening is on Saturday October 18 at 6PM. Here’s the invitation card:

Invitation postcard

 

Posted in Photography

Heidelberg Student Jail

Mostly aristocratic students at Heidelberg University were not under the jurisdiction of the normal authorities. The University handled disciplinary matters. Facilities in the old University buildings included a jail (now a museum), with one of the cells shown here.

Heidelberg Student Jail © Harold Davis

Heidelberg Student Jail © Harold Davis

For the most part, sojourns in the Heidelberg student jail were the result of frat-boy pranks, and treated as something that was part of the accepted tradition of student behavior. Part of the tradition was to add one’s name and maybe some art—so in later years as a “good old boy” one could come back and point to the scene of one’s incarceration.

It was all one big lark. But making things a little more poignant, note that I photographed the cell shown here in a state of “arrested decay” (just as I did with the California ghost town of Bodie in Arrested Decay and Gone with the Wind). At the Heidelberg Student Jail, “arrested decay” means most of the carvings and painting date from the decade before the first World War—where many of these pranksters must have perished.

Special thanks to Francis, who showed me the jail and explained its background.

Posted in Germany, HDR

Stairs in the Heidelberg University Library

With a few of the students in my Black & White workshop I headed into the ornately decorated Heidelberg University Library. We asked if we could photograph in the library book stacks. No, we could not: approval by a higher authority was needed. The “higher authority” was not currently available.

On the way back out of the library building we found these stairs. Proving once again that you don’t always get what you want, but if you are open to the adventure sometimes you get what you need.

Stairs, Heidelberg University Library

Stairs, Heidelberg University Library © Harold Davis

The image above is looking down the stairs. Here’s one in the opposite direction, looking up:

Heidelberg Library Stairs © Harold Davis

Heidelberg Library Stairs © Harold Davis

 

Posted in Germany, Monochrome

Very fun Flower Photography Workshop in Heidelberg

A very fun four-day creative flower photography workshop was had at the Heidelberg Summer School of Photography. This was a great group of compatible people and talented photographers genuinely excited by the subject matter. English was spoken (because of me) and also German (my feeble attempts at German were lovingly corrected). Italian was also spoken—not to mention the universal language of “photography.” The agenda included field trips to a lovely horticultural nursery and to the greenhouses at the Heidelberg University Botanical Gardens. We also practiced studio flower photography, and followed the full workflow of my method for capturing and processing flowers for transparency on a light box.

Pilea ovalis and Ancona muricata © Harold Davis

Pilea ovalis and Ancona muricata © Harold Davis

The image above is a study from the Heidelberg Botanical Gardens field trip. Since it is in monochromatic, it is a fitting segway to the next workshop, Creative Black & White Photography that starts in a few days. I hope it is as much fun and fosters gemütlichkeit as much as the Flower Photography did. You can see some of this gemütlichkeit, umlauts and all, in the row of wine glasses I shot at our farewell dinner, shown below.

Wine Glasses at a Dinner Party © Harold Davis

Wine Glasses at a Dinner Party © Harold Davis

Posted in Flowers, Germany, Workshops

Alte Brucke in Heidelberg

This is the Alte Brucke (old bridge) in Heidelberg, Germany. It crosses the Neckar River and leads through an arch in a tower to the pedestrian-only area around the cathedral. I photographed the bridge after sunset, and used a one minute exposure.

Alte Brucke Heidelberg © Harold Davis

Alte Brucke Heidelberg © Harold Davis

Posted in Germany, Monochrome

Exploring Heidelberg

The only way to combat jet lag flying east—there is a nine hour time difference between California and Germany—is to try to get some sleep on the plane, then stay up as long as possible, until something like a normal bedtime. This makes for a very long day. What better way to fill it than with exploration and photography?

My first photo was of a courtyard in old Heidelberg, converted via Waterlogue:

Courtyard in Heidelberg ©  Harold Davis

Courtyard in Heidelberg © Harold Davis

Here are the stairs in the hotel I am staying in. Modern, but still very cool:

Hotel Panorama Stairs © Harold Davis

Hotel Panorama Stairs © Harold Davis

I had dinner in a hole-in-the-wall place called “Schnitzelbank” in old Heidelberg. This place actually does make a pretty mean schnitzel, and they were nice to me, too. Seating is communal, and the general style is touristic-pseudo-genuine, with a nod to being genuine so a bit of being seedy and outspoken is okay. That said, as noted they were kind and the food was pretty good.

Schnitzelbank © Harold Davis

Schnitzelbank © Harold Davis

There are many bicycles in Heidelberg. When you are recovering from jet lag, the trick is not to get run over by one of them, particularly if there is a reflection of another bicycle in a mirror world to further confuse:

Mirror World © Harold Davis

Mirror World © Harold Davis

 

Posted in Germany, Photography

Night Photo Webinar Contribution to Alameda County Community Food Bank

Special thanks to Jeff Sullivan and the attendees of our Night Photography webinar yesterday! Thanks to you, we were able to contribute $972.57 to Alameda County Community Food Bank. According to their website, every $1.00 contributed to this organization results in seven times the amount donated in food given away. So that is quite a bit of food in these times that are so tough for so many!

We’ll be posting the recording of the event once it has been processed. Click here for the listing of our webinar video recordings, and here for our upcoming schedule.

Heidelberg at Night © Harold Davis

Posted in Bemusements, Workshops

Nautilus X-Ray Series

I made this series of X-Ray and Fusion X-Ray Nautilus shell compositions in collaboration with Dr. Julian Köpke in April in Heidelberg using conventional digital x-ray equipment and DSLR cameras, and yesterday was able to find some time to process the images. If this kind of imagery interests you, e.g., digital X-Rays, fusion X-Rays, or imagery of Nautilus shells, also check out: X-Ray portfolio; Tulip X-Rays and Fusion X-Rays; X-Ray Flower Medley Fusion; Nautilus Within Without; Nautilus X-Rays; Nautilus in Black and White.

Nautilus Shells LAB © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells LAB © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on White © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on White © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on Black © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on Black © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on Black - Fusion © Harold Davis

Nautilus Shells on Black – Fusion © Harold Davis

Posted in X-Ray

Photograph Tokyo with Harold Davis and Mark Brokering (Oct 24-Nov 1, 2020)

One of the truly great cities of the modern world, Tokyo is extraordinarily photogenic, and surprisingly easy to get around in. When the maple trees change color in the autumn, and ultra new meets ancient and old, Tokyo can be particularly beautiful. Please check details of the itinerary below, and click here for the Reservation Form!

We look forward to exploring Tokyo with you.

Join acclaimed photographer Harold Davis and co-host Mark Brokering for the experience of a lifetime in Tokyo exploring the culture, food, and art of Japan—all with our cameras!

Temple Entrance, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Temple Entrance, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Japanese cuisine is probably my favorite food. And I am not alone in this affinity. Did you know that there are more three-star Michelin restaurants in Japan than in France?

I feel lucky to be exploring Japan with someone as knowledgeable about food and cooking as Mark Brokering. Mark has been teaching cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma for the past year. And he has been enjoying the cooking of his Japanese sister-in-law for decades. He’s been to Japan many times for work and for family visits. He tells me that noodles like ramen and soba, a staple of Japanese home cooking, are ideal anytime—breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

You may also not know that in Japan there are a wide variety of tasty egg dishes, including assorted tamagoyaki (kind of an egg-roll omelet) and tamago sushi (rice topped with sliced cooked egg and wrapped around with a strip of Nori seaweed).

Of course, if you’re into sushi, you won’t find another country that offers raw fish in such variety and elegance of preparation.

On this photo trip, we will explore the Tokyo culinary scene together, making sure that there are plenty of comfort food options, as well as ventures into the exotic and unknown.

Here’s what some participants in past travel workshops with Harold Davis had to say:

  • “Had an awesome time with Harold and the workshop participants.  Itching to go back.”
  • “What an agreeable group of travel companions they were! A once-in-a-lifetime experience that I plan to repeat next spring!”
  • “Would follow Harold and his camera anywhere!”
  • “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.”
Masks on a Tokyo Street © Harold Davis

Masks on a Tokyo Street © Harold Davis

Where: The group will be based out of a centrally located luxurious hotel like the Century Southern Tower (or similar).

When: Saturday October 24, 2020 to Sunday November 1, 2020 (nine days and eight nights).

Group Size: Minimum group size 6 and maximum 12. This is intended to be an intimate and small photo workshop. Non-photographer spouses are welcome.

Day-by-day itinerary (subject to change):

Code:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday October 24, 2020  (D)

  • Arrive Tokyo and transfer on own to Century Tower Hotel (or similar)
  • 3PM: Hotel check-in
  • 4PM: Group meeting in hotel lobby
  • Explore local highlights with Harold and Mark
  • 6:30PM: Welcome dinner
Tokyo Stairs via iPhone © Harold Davis

Tokyo Stairs near Shibuya © Harold Davis

Sunday October 25, 2020 (B)

  • Shibuya and Harajuku street scenes,
  • Yoyogi Park, and the
  • Meiji-jingu shrine, and the
  • Omotesando neighborhood and enjoy the interesting architecture
  • Group dinner in Harajuku/Shibuya area, perhaps Okonomiyaki Sakura Tei

Imperial Palace Moat © Harold Davis

Monday October 26, 2020  (B, L)

  • Guided tour of the Imperial Palace’s gardens—Learn about the roles that the Chrysanthemum Throne and Imperial Family have played in Japanese history.
  • Walking tour of Ginza
  • Free time for shopping and/or personal projects

Umbrellas, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Tuesday October 27, 2020  (B)

  • Excursion to Mt Fuji: Bullet train to Fuji where we will be met by private coach and guide; Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi, Lake Kawaguchi, and Hakone National Park; Precise destinations depend on local weather conditions and subject to change.

Wednesday October 28, 2020  (B, D)

  • Guided tour of Old Tokyo’s Taito City
  • Sensoji temple, 
  • Nakamise Street
  • Kappabashi Street (interesting kitchenware)
  • Ueno Toshogu Shrine
  • Ueno Park
  • Ameyoko Arcade
  • Yanaka Ginza shopping street
  • Akihabara, Tokyo’s electric city (time permitting)
  • Group dinner in Roppongi neighborhood.

Buddha Samadhi, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Thursday October 29, 2020 (B) 

  • Zojoji temple and the Jizo statues
  • Tokyo Tower (Eiffel Tower of Tokyo)
  • Rainbow Bridge (Reinbō Burijji) and Tokyo harbor
  • Free time for projects 

Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo © Harold Davis

 Friday October 30, 2020  (B)

  • Today we will travel by train to Kamakura, where we will be met by a local guide. In Kamakura, we will visit Zeniarai Benten Shrine (money washing), Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, the Great Buddha and Kotoku-in temple, Hase-dera Temple, and learn about Shintoism, Buddhism, Zen philosophy, and the syncretic roles they play in modern Japanese culture.
  • Free time for lunch and shopping on Komachi-dori Street.

Shinto Shrine © Harold Davis

Saturday October 31, 2020  (B, D)

  • Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
  • Hanazono Jinja Shrine,
  • Alleys of Golden Gai,
  • Omoide Yokocho (restaurant alley)
  • Tokyo at night
  • Group dinner in Shinjuku.

Temple Smoke, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Sunday November 1, 2020  (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by group “Kumbaya”. Some participants will likely want to stay in Tokyo, others will head for destinations in Japan, and still others will head home.

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Cost: $6,495 per person (single supplement $875). $500 early-bird discount for completed reservation by 1/31/2020.

Inclusions: Eight nights lodging, all breakfasts (8), meals as indicated, private excursions as indicated including licensed guides and admissions as indicated, expert photographic instruction and guidance with Harold Davis, appreciation of Tokyo with Mark Brokering, and service charges.

Exclusions: Airfare and transportation to Tokyo, airport transfers, admissions except as indicated in the Inclusions, meals except as indicated in the Itinerary, travel insurance (which is highly recommended), and personal items such as souvenirs.

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.

Tokyo Harbor © Harold Davis

Tokyo Harbor © 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.

Tokyo Street © Harold Davis

Tokyo Street © 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.

Harold has created online courses for Craftsy and Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning. 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, digitalfieldguide.com.

We look forward to having a great time photographing Tokyo with you! Click here for the Reservation Form!

Temple Grounds, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Temple Grounds, Tokyo © Harold Davis

Paris in the Spring (April 24-May 2, 2021)

Please check details of the itinerary below, and click here for the Reservation Form! We look forward to exploring Paris with you.

There’s nothing like photographing Paris in the spring! Let’s spend some glorious days together in April and May of 2021 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 and co-host Mark Brokering 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!

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 Parisian hotel, such as the Hotel Villa Madame or the Hotel Passy Eiffel.

Hotel Villa Madame is on the left bank of the Seine, in the heart of the 6th Arondissment in St Germain des Pres, and is located near many of the prime photographic locations.

Hotel Passy Eiffel is in the interesting Passy neighborhood right across the river from the Eiffel Tower, with some rooms having an Eiffel Tower view.

Choice of hotel is subject to change, but will be comparable to the two indicated.

When: Saturday April 24, 2019 (leave US April 23) to Sunday May 2, 2019 (nine days and eight nights).

Group Size: Minimum group size 6 and maximum 12. This is intended to be an intimate and small photo workshop. Non-photographer spouses are welcome.

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Pont Solferino © Harold Davis

Update as of September 20, 2020 from Harold Davis: In a nutshell, I would dearly love to be photographing in Paris in April 2021, but we think it most likely will not happen, although it is still not entirely out of the question.

To elaborate, we are deeply committed to only leading in-person trips when it is safe, legal, and complies with all health regulations both here and in the destination. From this viewpoint, a trip to France would certainly not be possible right now.

However, I’ve also found that not trying to predict too much about the future has helped keep me (somewhat) sane during these difficult times. The only thing certain is uncertainty.

So rather than making a final decision to cancel the trip, I’ll take another look at the Paris trip in November. Perhaps things will be clearer then, at least in terms of the future of our country. However, it wouldn’t astonish me in November if I put off the definite call until January 2021. Much can happen between now and January, and (here’s hoping) for the better!

We are still taking reservations for this trip, with deposits fully-refundable and guests requested not to make any non-refundable travel plans based on the Paris trip, since there is a very good chance it will be canceled. 

Day-by-day itinerary (subject to change):

Code:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Saturday April 24, 2021  (D)

  • Arrive Paris and transfer on own to Villa Madame Hotel (or Passy-Eiffel, or similar)
  • 3PM: Hotel check-in
  • 4PM: Group meeting in hotel lobby
  • Explore local highlights with Harold and Mark
  • 8:30PM: Welcome dinner

Sunday April 25, 2021 (B)

  • 10AM: Meet in lobby for neighborhood orientation
    • Understanding the Métro
    • Where to buy picnics
    • Buy picnic lunch for bus (optional)
    • Neighborhood shopping
  • Noon: Depart from hotel lobby on two-hour panoramic bus tour with guide
  • Afternoon: Free time for personal shooting
  • 7PM: Meet in hotel lobby and proceed by metro to la Tour Montparnasse rooftop observation deck for night photography until closing time.
Ile de la Cite from Ile St-Louis © Harold Davis

Ile de la Cite © Harold Davis

Monday April 26, 2021  (B, L)

  • Photography at Puces St Ouen: The Flea Market at Porte de Clignancourt
  • Group lunch at Chez Lousiette in the flea market. As the Lonely Planet guide puts it, “memorabilia-filled Chez Louisette is an icon within Paris’ largest flea market, the Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen. It’s not the bœuf bourguignon, sautéed veal or homemade desserts that draw the crowds, however: the real reason people come is to hear old-time chanteuses and chanteurs belt out numbers by Piaf and other classic French singers.”
  • Walking tour of Montmartre and Sacré-Cœur led by Harold and Mark.

Tuesday April 27, 2021  (B)

  • Morning: Explore Latin quarter, Ile de la Cité, and banks of the Seine
  • Afternoon: Excursion TBD (perhaps Auvers-sur-Oise, noted for its association with Vincent van Gogh, or Bagatelle Gardens)
Paris Carousel © Harold Davis

Paris Carousel © Harold Davis

Wednesday April 28, 2021  (B)

  • Free time for personal projects
  • Walking tour with guide to include the Rodin Museum and garden.
  • Visit to Museum Marmottan
Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur © Harold Davis

Montmartre and Sacre-Coeur © Harold Davis

Thursday April 29, 2021 (B) 

  • Image review
  • Photographic guided excursion to Château de Chantilly and its gardens (or TBD). The gardens of the Château de Chantilly are an exceptional panorama of the art of the Western garden: they are the result of several creations according to the fashion of each period starting with the French-style garden created by André Le Nôtre in the 17th century, the Anglo-Chinese Garden in the 18th century and the English Garden in the 19th century. These grounds provide a unique testament to the relationship between men and nature in the western world over more than three centuries. 
Pyramide © Harold Davis

Pyramide © Harold Davis

Friday April 30, 2021  (B)

  • Free time for projects
  • Visit to the Fondation Henri Catrtier-Bresson
  • Guided walk exploring the Marais and Jewish Quarter
Beneath the Pont de la Concorde © Harold Davis

Beneath the Pont de la Concorde © Harold Davis

Saturday May 1, 2021  (B, D)

  • Note, May 1 is a national holiday with museums, stores, etc., closed
  • Free time for personal projects and/or working with Harold
  • Group photography TBD
  • Night photography with locations TBD (Eiffel Tower, Louvre court, etc.)
  • 7:00PM: Celebratory Farewell dinner

Sunday May 2, 2021  (B)

  • Breakfast at the hotel, followed by group “Kumbaya”. Some participants will likely want to stay in Paris, others will head for destinations in Europe, and still others will head home.

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Cost: $6,495 per person (single supplement $875)

Inclusions: Eight nights lodging, all breakfasts (8), meals as indicated, private excursions as indicated including licensed guides and admissions as indicated (private introductory panoramic coach tour, private coach to Giverny with garden and after-hours admissions, admission to the Rodin Museum, transportation by train and admission to Chantilly with guide; licensed guides to Giverny, Rodin Museum, Chantilly, and the Marais), expert photographic instruction and guidance with Harold Davis, appreciation of Paris with Mark Brokering, and service charges.

Exclusions: Airfare and transportation to Paris, airport transfers, admissions except as indicated in the Inclusions, meals except as indicated in the Itinerary, travel insurance (which is highly recommended), and personal items such as souvenirs.

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.

Hotel de Sully © Harold Davis

Hotel de Sully © 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.

Stairs at La Défense © Harold Davis

Stairs at La Défense © Harold Davis

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.

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.

Harold has created online courses for Craftsy and Lynda.com/LinkedIn Learning. 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, digitalfieldguide.com.

Arc de Triomphe © Harold Davis

Arc de Triomphe © Harold Davis

We look forward to having a great time photographing Paris in the spring with you! Click here for the Reservation Form!