Loire Valley Photo ExcursionDuration - 10 hours (including apprx 5h driving time)
Type of Tour – Private
Meeting Point – Your Hotel (Paris region only)
First Photographer – €649
Additional People – €50
A professional photographer will accompany you on a private photography focused day trip through the Loire Valley visiting at least three Chateaux. Private transportation to and from Paris, lunch and dinner included.
Settle into French splendour as we explore the pleasure palaces of Kings and Queens, Nobles and Dukes. Travel in style as we photograph the very heart of France's aristocratic playground.
The UNESCO world heritage listed region is bursting with romantic Chateaux, sweeping vistas and some of the best wine in France. We depart from your hotel in Paris and travel in a private vehicle to explore three of the best Chateaux the Valley has to offer. Chambord, Amboise and Chenonceaux and maybe another if time permits. These opulent buildings, once the playground of Kings and Queens, are the makings of fairytales. They are commanding, captivating, remarkably beautiful, and very deserving of the perfect photograph. Let us help you travel efficiently, to find the best spots to shoot, and give you pointers and tips to bring your photography to the next level.
Each tour is crafted to the skills and interests of the participants. On your journey you can expect:
Professional Photographer Guide
Photography technique, skills and critique
Private transport to and from Paris
Lunch and dinner included
Tripod available for hire
Whether you are starting off, are a hobbyist, or have years of experience, our team of professional photographers will find superb photographic opportunities for all kinds of photographers.
Each tour is private, and we will not couple you with people you do not know. Feel free to bring along guests, such as other photographer friends, or your partner and family, but we ask you to limit the group to four people. This way we can work at your pace to make sure you take away the skills that last a lifetime.
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Meet your photographers
2018 Travel Photographer of the Year finalist Alexander J.E. Bradley is the founder of Aperture Tours and a decade long resident of Paris. A photographer by spirit he has dedicated himself to his camera and opening up the world in order to break down barriers.
Alexander's style has been described as a "vivid lucid dream" as he enjoys mixing surreal elements into his conceptual work. His passion for photography grew hand in hand with his passion for travel, having visiting over 60 countries worldwide to perfect his skill. Now he teaches photography in his adopted home of Paris to anyone who will listen to him. He is a bohemian, a photographer, a philosopher and traveler... in that order.
Alexander has been featured in publications such as Lonely Planet, Practical Photography, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Savoir Tout faire en Photographie and The Peninsula as well as being features on The Flickr Weekly and Messy Nessy Chic’s Don’t be a Tourist in Paris.
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Originally from Missouri, USA, William has been based in Western Europe since 2012 where he divides his time between Paris and Amsterdam. He is an international documentarian and campaigner for human rights. When he is not travelling abroad, he spends his time exploring the countrysides.
Focused on mixing reportage and portraiture, William is deeply invested in using images to tell stories. Led by a strong social conscience, he is a high-level leader with the NGO Witness Change, an international non-profit, sharing stories of human rights abuses. He has created video documentaries on LGBT groups in sub-Saharan Africa and refugee groups in Europe and Bangladesh.
William has worked on projects for the Guardian, New York Times & National Geographic and international groups such as Doctors Without Borders (MSF) & Elton John Aids Foundation. He is the founding member of Aperture Tours, the first to join Alexander J.E. Bradley in leading tours.
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Mathias began his career as a photojournalist and since then crossed many disciplines, now finds himself comfortable with oriented towards architecture and conceptual photography. His work has been exhibited with the Photographic Association of Marseille where he displayed a triptych with the theme "In the manner of..." where he expresses in his images a style and a graphic that corresponds to it. Moving from Marseille to Paris has allowed him to get closer to his photographic dreams by being surrounded by inspiration, opportunity and beauty in the French capital.
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