Today’s 5-Minute Update From Paris

Belles femmes bonjour! [OK, I couldn’t resist after my French mistake yesterday].

The crew is waiting for me in the hotel lobby, so I have to make this quick:

(1) Thanks to everybody who sent questions via Twitter, G+ and Facebook yesterday for Jay during our taping. Lots of great questions, and I was rattling them off to Jay during our walk down the Champs-Élysées yesterday. Keep those questions coming (you can post them here as comments), and I’ll pose them to Jay during the day.

(2) On the flight over here, I finished off my teaching outline for my class at the upcoming “Google+ Photographer’s Conference this month, and I’m really excited about teaching the class. If you’re going to the conference, I’ll hope you’ll stop by and check out my class (it’s on day one). If you’re not signed up yet, it’s not too late: Here’s the link. 

(3) Thanks to everyone who tweeted names of chocolate stores or bakeries here in Paris (my wife, who dearly loves chocolate and considers it its own food group) is here with me, and I wanted to find her some awesome chocolate). As it turns out, one of the chocolate stores that was mentioned often is literally directly next door to our hotel (I am not kidding — its wall butts up against the wall of our hotel). Another often-mentioned one is a block away.

(4) Matt Kloskowski was here last year, and met up with Paris-based photographer (and NAPP member) Serge Ramelli, and Matt just raved about Serge, and we are lucky (lucky like you cannot believe) that he is working with us this week. First, he’s a terrific photographer (here’s the link to his G+ page) and his French is actually pretty good, too (wink), but we’re really enjoying our time getting to know him, and his work. Just a great guy, and a huge help.

(5) We’re getting some amazing stuff from Jay. We’ve had many wonderful learning moments during Jay’s time here in Paris so far, and the whole team is really excited about what we’re getting. Jay has so much to give, and I can’t wait until the class is done to see it myself, because he says so many things as we walk and chat in cafe’s (all on camera) that I’m afraid I’ll miss some of it, so I’ll be watching it right along with you.

(6) I just saw where says they now have my Lightroom book in stock. Whoo Hoo!!!

Have a great day, everybody!! Merci! :-)

  1. Have you heard and been in the “père lachaise” cemetary? It’s a very famous place in Paris and pretty fascinating to soot pictures…

  2. Best pâtisseries in Paris
    Jean-Paul Hévin – http://www.jphevin.comUn Dimanche à Paris – 4-6-8 Cour du Commerce Saint André – 6ème –ée Hermé – http://www.pierreherme.comBlé Sucré – 7 rue Antoine Vollon – 12ème Pâtisserie des Rêves – http://www.lapatisseriedesreves.comJacques Genin – 133 rue de Turenne – 3ème

  3. Ask Jay to shoot, if possible, a “Stephen Wilkes” wide angle view shot in Paris. He’ll understand. Can’t wait to see the photos.

  4. Hi Scott ,
    I have 2 questions for Jay :
    – When you go out shooting, what are you looking for?
    and also:
    – The french people just elected a new president 2 days ago and politics are in the news every second in Europe – how does the mood out in the streets influence your photography?
    Thanks to both and have a great time !

  5. Hey Scott, enjoy Paris! What do you and Jay think the sweet spot is on the 28-300 and how do you narrow your choices of shots with so much to chose from on such an amazing walk?

  6. Is Jay shooting a D3 or D4 in that pic? I thought Jay preached being as unobtrusive as possible shooting street photography. And that camera stands out! :)

  7. To hell with the technical questions for Jay, he won’t have the answers anyway. More importantly is that  the Romeo and Julieta’s we were smoking in New York.

  8. Hi Scott, I’m a Jay Maisel workshop alumni, NAPP & subscriber, etceteras… crazy coincidence– I happen to be in Paris for a few days too… do you need anyone to schlep gear around or wipe the sweat from your brow? I’d love to hook up with you all and say bonjour to Jay again. If it’s not workable, can you at least say hello to the maestro for me?

    Bonsoir, Michael.

  9. Vert cool that you are in Paris, I can’t too your Jay Maiseil KT online class !
    Maybe there will be à Lightroom 4 class in FRANCE someday…
    Enjoy your travel photography teaching expérience !

    See u soon on thé NAPP Member site,
    Take care,
    Edouard Montfort

  10. I really enjoyed the first two installments from New York. Having lived in Paris for two years at the end of the last century I can’t wait to see the results of your trip. Paris in the spring, c’est magnifique! Man I wish the digital revolution had reached the masses back then and today’s tools had been available. All my photos of Paris are slides or B&W negatives so they rarely see the light of day now. I don’t even have a slide projector now so when I view them it’s on a lightbox with a loupe. How the world of photography has changed over the last 10 ~ 15 years!

  11. Now that you’re doing 1 week with Jay, the one way to out do yourselves is to do “One-month with Jay Maisel in Asia” or “One Month with Jay in US National Parks”…. lol!

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