Why choose fromParisPictures ?
We aim at beeing the best photography tours in Paris.
Customer satisfaction is our priority.
More than 25 years as a professional photographer, all tours have been personnaly developped and tested several times by André Caty himself.
Is keen eye and passion of communicating is photography experience will take you away !
1- How many photographers will be present on the tour ? We believe in small is beautiful. A maximum of 5 photographers will be present in order to fully enjoy every moment of our tour and mostly give you the best possible coaching and experience.
*(A non Photographer friend is welcome to follow us on the tour for FREE)
2- I’m a beginner photographer, is this tour for me ? Of course ! All photo tours are designed for all level photography enthusiasts. If your new to photography, we’ll cover the basics and help you improve your skills.
3- I’m an advanced photo enthusiast, what about me ? We believe that photography is an everyday learning and sharing process. You’ll save time with our knowledge of the best spots, best timetables and who knows you’ll probably learn many things about Paris. Sharing with other photographers, is always good.
4- How do I dress ? First, good walking shoes ! We also recommend that you carry rain wear and warm clothing (especially in winter). Sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and water for hot summer days.
5- What kind of camera is required ? Anything goes ! Either you have a point and shoot, a DLSR or a medium format camera, don’t worry you’ll get great pictures ! We will help you get the best out of your equipment. A basic knowledge of your equipment is recommended.
6- I’m fully equipped, what should I bring ? A photographer’s nightmare… We believe in less is more !
- A light camera bag
- A camera !
- Lenses ranging from 18mm to 200 mm **
- Charged batteries and lots of memory cards
- A sturdy lightweight tripod (a must for night tours)
- A camera remote control (for night tours) **
- *(Don’t worry, we’ll help you maximize your gear)
7- Do you do PRIVATE tours and what's in it ?
- As many people as you wish.
- Time of day of your choosing
- Location of your choosing
- Duration of your choosing
- Let us know what you’d like and we’ll customize it !
8- What happens once booking is done? Upon confirmation you will get all the details and contact info. All meeting places are easy to find with all information and detailed maps and of course close to a metro station ! We aim at keeping it fun and simple for everybody.
9- Is Paris a safe city? YES, but like any large city, you need to watch for your belongings especially in the Metro. Let’s walk and shoot with discretion in mind.
10- Bad weather? Who said it is ? For us at from ParisPictures these are magical moments ! We understand that your time in Paris is limited, so RAIN or SHINE we go out as real photographers do ! Great light and photo opportunities happen when rain, snow, ice or whatever comes. If needed we’ll adapt the itinerary according to weather conditions. (If it's really really bad, we'll postpone)
11- Do I need to tip my guide? Customer’s discretion, absolutely no obligations.
12- How do I pay for the tour? Once date and number of participants confirmed, we’ll send you a secure link to PayPal for payment.
13- I don't have Pay Pal. What can I do? Simply book your tour and we’ll direct you to the PayPal log in page, at the bottom of the page and you will see an option to "Pay as a Guest". This will allow you to make payment with any major bank card, no need for a PayPal account.
14- How long are the tours? Tours usually last 3.5 hours. Sometimes we loose track of time… A good physical condition is required as we will walk a few km (miles). Please pack lightly.
15- I’m alone can I join a group? We’ll make every possible efforts to find you a open spot. Let us know which tour and dates you’d like.
16- Who are your guides/coaches ? Our guides and « coaches » are shooting professional photographers. They can answer all of your questions and help you improve your photography. They know Paris very well and love to talk about it. They have other interests too, ask them, you might be surprised !
17- Can I book a last minute for tomorrow? Most people make advanced reservations. We will make every possible effort to have you joins us. Please take note that if accepted, FULL payment will be required at time of booking, No Refund will be possible - REFUND POLICY will apply.
18- Can you accommodate large groups? Yes of course! Please give us more info and needs of your party.
19- Can I cancel my tour? We have a 14 days cancellation policy.
from ParisPictures offers a 100% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 14 days prior the scheduled start of the tour.
50% refund if a reservation is cancelled more than 7 days prior the scheduled start of the phototour.
SORRY NO refund within 7 days prior to the scheduled tour.
If possible we will make every effort to reschedule a tour.
20- What's included in the tour? Our time, photo expertise and knowledge of Paris ONLY. Please take note that fees DO NOT INCLUDE : Transportation (Airlines tickets, metro, taxi or any other, local /international unless specified), meals, beverages nor medical and travel insurance. We will not be responsible for any injuries / loss / damage , equipment, camera insurance, entry fees (if applicable) . See Conditions.
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