The Paris Workshop 2018


Workshop A : TBA
Workshop B : TBA

Language : English

AccommodationNot Included
MealsNot included

Participants per workshop: 5

Price: £400 per person (€475 / $568)


  • Shoot on location in one of the most beautiful cities in the world
  • Obtain original images worthy of your professional portfolio
  • Adapt to changing environments using techniques that keep you shooting
  • Gain valuable experience working with professional models on location
  • Learn to find and use unique locations that set your work apart
  • Be part of a creative team including hair, makeup, styling and post-processing
  • Share an amazing experience, make new personal and professional contacts
  • Have fun!


Master the techniques of shooting fashion and beauty in Paris. Working with two outstanding models and commercial photographer Dan Tidswell we will take you through the process of finding great locations and evaluating the different challenges required to produce outstanding images for your portfolio.

This is a slow paced workshop which emphasises the practical skills necessary to produce beautiful images on location. We will be travelling light and harnessing the myriad shooting locations that Paris has to offer, some well known and others hidden in the back streets.

Using a combination of natural light, reflectors and strobes this workshop includes daytime, evening and morning shoots that will challenge you to adapt to complex conditions to achieve professional results that will set your photography apart.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is aimed at amateur and established photographers looking to expand their skillset whilst producing beautiful images on location. Shooting in a busy city can be a challenging experience, this workshop aims to give you the confidence to overcome obstacles and ensure the success of your own location shoots in the future.

Meet The Team

Dan Tidswell

Dan Tidswell

Commercial Photographer

Hi, I’m an photographer with experience teaching workshops in Europe, Iceland and the USA. I love working in Paris where I like to dazzle the locals with my terrible language skills


Romanie Smith

Romanie Smith

Professional Model

Romanie is an outstanding model with a proven track record of helping to craft award winning images on my Paris workshops. I’m incredibly please that she has agreed to join us again in 2017




Professional Model



Day One

  • 15.00pm – Meet and greet in front of Notre Dame
  • 15.30pm – Down to business! Consider the environment and find our first location
  • 16.00pm – Shoot 1: Using shade and available light
  • 16.30pm – Coffee break, evaluation, directing models
  • 17.00pm – Hunt for a new location in the back streets of Paris
  • 17.30pm – Shoot 2: Mixing available light with reflectors
  • 18.00pm – break for dinner (allow models to return to base for evening outfit change)
  • 19.30pm – Meet at Pont au Double for bridge shoot
  • 20.00pm – Shoot 3: Mixing ambient light, strobes and reflectors
  • 21:00pm – Hunt for one of Paris’s amazing doorways
  • 21.20pm – Shoot 4: Using strobes and reflectors on the absence of ambient light
  • 22:00pm – Wrap up and finish for the day

Day Two

  • 08.00am – Meet at Eiffel Tower
  • 08.30am – Shoot 1: Working with morning light and landmarks
  • 10.00am – Coffee break and evaluation
  • 10.30am – Find a new perspective, learn to work around the tourists
  • 11.00am – Shoot 2: You control the lighting!
  • 12.30am – Evaluation and break for lunch
  • 13.00pm – Find a waterside location
  • 13.30pm – Shoot 3: You control the lighting!
  • 15.00pm – Coffee break, evaluation and workshop conclusion

Frequently Asked Questions


You will need to arrange your own travel to Paris. If you are travelling from the UK you are welcome to join the team on Eurostar. Please note that we are starting the workshop at 3pm sharp so please ensure you’re at the rendezvous point at Notre Dame.


You will need to arrange your own accommodation for this workshop. I would recommend staying in the Latin Quarter of Paris, it’s the best location for seeing the sights and enjoying your evenings on foot.


In order to secure your place on the workshop a 50% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance is due one week before for the workshop. To book please contact me: or call +44(0)7880903889 between 9am-5pm GMT.


You will need a digital SLR or Mirrorless camera to participate in this workshop. Lens choice is a personal preference, I like to shoot with a 24-70mm and a 70-200mm lens on location as I find the zoom range covers all scenarios. All lighting equipment is provided on this workshop.

Inclement Weather

Dealing with random weather is all part of shooting on location, a little rain and or wind isn’t going to stop us creating amazing images. Paris has lots of covered nooks and crannies that we can exploit but check the weather and come prepared.

Designer Clothing

We want the images on this workshop to be extra special, to that end we prepare well in advance in choosing an array of contrasting outfits, dresses and accessories to ensure the images are unique