Greetings From the Streets of Paris!

Bonjour mes amis:

Our crew landed here in Paris yesterday morning for our taping of a new class for Kelby Training Online called, “A Week in Paris with Jay Maisel.” 

Although we hadn’t planned on shooting on our first day, Jay was rev’d up and ready to go so we hit the streets of Paris, and wound up shooting at the church where they filmed parts for the movie “The DaVinci Code” and at the Luxembourg Gardens, and Senate buildings, as well as a little bit along the Seine river.

We’re literally heading out the door to begin another day of shooting today, but I can’t believe some of the eye-opening, thought-provoking moments I’ve already had with Jay. He really makes you think about your photography in new and different ways. Incredibly inspiring being around him.

Lots more to come, but the Pain du chocolats of Paris await! :-)

Ayez un beau jour!

-Mssr. Scott

      1. Except if you edited it, I’m reading “Hello friends” — no reference to male or female there.

        Stephane (native parisian…)

      2. LOL, yeah it reads mes amis now instead of mon amie. Maybe he should have started “Bonjours mes chéries!”

  1. Hi Scott,

    Great to have you in Paris – Where will you be shooting?

    Do you need recommendations for restaurants :) ? One, very typical and delicious you shouldn’t miss (and one Jay would no doubt beautifully photograph): “Chez Georges”, 1 rue du Mail, very near the center of Paris – it’s not too expensive but you DEFINITELY need to book in advance if you want a table in the evening (don’t mistake it for another “Chez Georges” near Porte Maillot, good too, but not in the same league IMO).

    Best regards to you and all the crew,

    Stephane Desnault

  2. Voyez! Très magnifique! I’m sure it’ll be an interesting class: a lifelong New Yorker in Paris! I had 6 years of French in school and still haven’t had a chance to go to France… So envious :)

  3. My kids just got back from there yesterday and I’m so jealous that I couldn’t go.  But the next best thing will be watching this Jay Maisel class on Kelby.  Sure hope it’s ready quickly because I can’t wait!  

  4. Did you know there was the french president’s second election day yesterday :-)
    I guess Paris was more crowded than usual.

  5. Scott, be sure y’all don’t miss goin’ to that restaurant with all them little rats making the meals.  They made one of them thar’ movin’ pictures about it!  It was a hoot!

    Have a blast over there with Jay and the crew.  Hope to see the video up on Kelby Training before the end of the summer!


  6. Bonjour Scott

    Try the Rue Montorgueil, a wonderful shopping district, lots of wonderful restaurants, boulangeries (bakeries) and bistros and more importantly reflects la joie de vie of les Parisiens and would give Jay some wonderful street shooting opportunities. Check it out on Wikipedia. Was there last year and I must say that I kept coming back for the food.

  7. Thanks for your kindness when we randomly met at the crepes stand last week in the Luxembourg Gardens ! 
    I must admit Maria (on the picture) was kind of impressed when you guys arrived with your cameras and your steadycams… shooting madly at us
    But I’m sure she did pretty well to serve your nutella crepes, you greedy guys ;)

  8. Ahhh, can`t wait. I`ve been watching the Day With Maisel over and over again. If I`m not inspired before going out shooting, that`s what I do. Thanks for all the great work you do for all us photographers!!!

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