Over the past few years, the e-booklet that we use during our photography tours has been constantly evolving. We keep coming back and refining it, changing out old photos and improving the descriptions and text based on the demands of the guests we have on our tours. We initially made the notes only for ourselves as a reference material to use during the tours, but since then they have developed into so much more. Guests asked for a copy, and as a result we kept adding more descriptive material until it became a fully fledged e-booklet, a mini manual to photography where we keep you abreast of all of the technical and creative aspects of photography. While we can’t fit everything we know into a single PDF document, we do think we’ve managed to pack quite a punch into our 124 page booklet. We know it will serve as a good memory jogger for what we learnt during the tour.
We’ve updated the e-booklet again, this time adding in clearer information about the combination of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to get more creative control over your images. And we’ve added in a whole chapter about depth of field and how to better understand it. Compiled with insightful text, easy to understand graphics and real world photography in Paris to make sure you really nail how to get the best bokeh or the sharpest images.
For those of you who have taken our tours, you should be familiar with the notes, and we hope this new improved version will serve you well. For those who are interested in taking a tour in London, Berlin, Venice, Verona or Paris, it will give you a good indication about some of the topics we cover in our tours. And if you’re just a photographer with no intentions of coming to Europe, I hope you can learn a trick or two to keep you shooting straight.
Jan 2017 Update
We've updated the e-booklet again. Including some minor changes to existing images that better illustrate certain points. We also included some new slides explaining the Golden Ratio, Panning, and more explanation about good use of depth of field.
The file is 32.6mb, so it may take a little while to download depending on your connection speed.
Author : Alexander J.E. Bradley
Alexander is the founder of Aperture Tours (formally Paris Photography Tours) and heads up the tours in Paris. A professional photographer for over a decade Alexander enjoys shooting the surreal by mixing dreamlike qualities into his conceptual images.