Paris Photo Tours
Paris Photo Tours
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Carmen S
Oceanside, CA2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
My photo tour with Michel Planson was excellent. He’s an excellent photographer and teacher. He showed me how to take better street photography photos and pointed out many excellent photo opportunities in Paris that I would have missed on my own. We walked around the Siene, bridges, the Louvre courtyards and many other locations to capture the best light and great viewpoints. I just downloaded my pictures and I’m so happy and pleased that I was able to capture so many beautiful and unique images in just a few hours with Michel’s guidance and expertise. I would highly recommend Michel to anyone who wants to capture professional looking images with an expert guide and photographer while in Paris. Communicating with Michel was a plus too. He explained clearly where we would meet and kept in contact through WhatsApp. I highly recommend France Photo Tours.
Written July 12, 2023
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Squish0904
Garland, TX111 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
I was only in Paris for one night so I set up an evening photo tour. Michel was very knowledgeable and not only showed me Paris but also gave a lot of information along the way. I have some great pictures to go along with the memories. I highly recommend the evening tour, well worth the price.
Written April 24, 2016
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Nicole Y
Hong Kong, China68 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
We arranged to meet David on the second day of our 1st-time Paris trip was one of the best choices we made ever. David is a friendly and funny guy. Big thank to him, the pictures he took for us got a lot of compliments. Also he introduced many beautiful places to us and talked about Parisian culture and history, which helped us a lot to understand this beautiful city more.
Written January 3, 2016
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Pam G
North Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Nov 2015 • Friends
My adult son and I were spending a couple of days in Paris. Neither of us had been to Paris before. He is a keen amateur photographer so I had the idea to find a Photographers Walking Tour. Initially I was apprehensive as I had not done this before and kept it as a surprise for my son. I knew as soon as we met Michel that this experience was going to be a good one. His warm and friendly personality was immediately apparent. We arranged to meet on a bridge near Notre Dame Cathedral in late afternoon which meant our walking tour was part daylight and part evening. Perfect! Michel was very helpful in changing the time and meeting point to fit in with our busy schedule. Our tour began, I followed my son and Michel as they enthusiastically moved about taking many photographs from all sorts of wonderful spots. Michel obviously knew the best places to go to get the best shots, he was extremely skilful and helpful with the taking of shots offering much good advice. We walked for over three hours and it just flew by. Our tour with Michel was memorable and a highlight of our stay in Paris. We would highly recommend this to anyone whether you are a complete beginner or with experience. If either of us get the opportunity to go to Paris again we will not hesitate to contact Michel for another wonderful walking tour experience. Paul and Pam thank you Michel!
Written December 17, 2015
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Joseph M
Los Angeles3 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
My family of four recently traveled to Paris to celebrate my daughter's 16th birthday. She controlled the itinerary which included Disneyland Paris (of course), a Segway tour around the gardens at Versailles, the Seine dinner cruise, a biking tour of Paris, pictures at the summit of the Eiffel Tower, a private intro to the treasures of the Louvre, and a photo tour with Michel Planson. It was an incredible 10 day experience, but we all point to our time with Michel and the stunning photos we were able to take home with us as the absolute highlight of the birthday celebration.

As the non-photographer on our private tour, I appreciated Michel's knowledge of the city and his warm and easy personality. He has an eye for details and guided my wife, daughter and 13-year old son to spots along the Seine to capture some of the most picturesque places in Paris. They each used different versions of Canon DSLRs with different lenses, and Michel taught them about appropriate equipment use given the specific circumstances of each shot. Importantly, he also spoke to them about the craft of photography: looking with your mind's eye for a story in the scene, practicing patience, invoking one's sense of wonder and imagination, trying new poses or action shots. In the end, our three cameras took pictures of an ornamental artisan coffee machine, students sitting listlessly on a bridge over the Seine, an Asian wedding couple hugging each other inside a tunnel bridge hiding from the rain, and colorful padlocks tightly coiled binding other visitors' wishes forever in one spot. Of course, we also have pics of and in Notre Dame, the Palais Royale the Louvre, etc. Michel brilliantly taught my family how to look for and tell stories with our cameras.

We've been home for a few days now. How surprised we were that even before we reviewed our hundreds of pictures hidden in our flash drives that we received an email from Michel with words of thanks for the time we spent together AND with pictures that HE had taken of us that day. Incredible. I was left speechless not only by the quality of his work, but by the simple gesture of sharing his work with us. In my world, that's over and above. I couldn't be happier with him.

If you have 10 days or just 1, I do recommend that you try to spend some time with Michel Planson. Sharing stories with him and broadening your photo journey/experience will enhance your visit to Paris tremendously.

Cheers.
Written July 17, 2017
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KHCOLORADO
3 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
The Paris night photo tour with Michel was an amazing experience!! Michel is very warm and friendly and he was extremely helpful in providing many photo and camera technique tips at our many photo stops in beautiful Paris. In addition, my husband (non-photographer) and I learned many interesting historical facts about Paris' landmarks, culture and food. Michel confirmed our tour specifics in advance and also on the day of the tour and he followed up via email with a few special photos from the evening. With Michel's expert guidance, the photos that I took are extraordinary keepsakes from our Paris visit! I highly recommend this photo tour with Michel - both will exceed your expectations!! Thanks Michel - Kim and Tom
Written July 31, 2016
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EJDR2016
1 contribution
Jun 2016 • Family
What a wonderful way to forever remember your experience in Paris. My husband, 2 year old son and I booked a portrait session with Michel Planson from France Photo Tours. We were not sure what to expect but thought we would try it out and were pleasantly suprised. Michel is a fantastic photographer who shows true passion for his work, he was relaxed and accomodated our chaotic 2 year old. What a fabulous way to get to know the city you are visiting. We are truly thankful for the outstanding experience and photos we gained from booking in this Portait session.
Written July 21, 2016
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Sharon K
San Antonio, TX14 contributions
Nov 2015 • Couples
Our "Central Paris" tour (evening hours) with Michel Planson was fabulous. His skills, experience, and "savoir faire" make for a wonderful tour! He leads the tour along a route that has very little distance between individual photo points and arrives at all the important sites at the best times (e.g., initial lighting of Notre Dame). He offers sound advice and provides ongoing insights into things to look for that provide a "This is Paris" look to your photos.
Whether you have a week or a day for photography in Paris, make sure you spend at least one with Michel and you'll come home with a camera full of wonderful memories.
Written December 15, 2015
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Wiranata H
2 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
Very nice and friendly
Know a lot beautiful object
very profesional photographer
i Learn alot from him how to make a good photo
Written October 10, 2016
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Priyank S
New Delhi, India38 contributions
Jul 2016
Booking a private photo tour was one of my best decisions to add to our trip,and having Michel Planson as our photographer was an add on, we were a group of 2 couples + 1 kid he made every one feel very comfortable , walking around paris getting your photos clicked was just amazing , he not only clicked our pictures but shared some amazing facts about paris, He was ever smiling..... Our best experience with the best photographer.......
Written July 20, 2016
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