Paris | Photography Unfolded

Architecture Photography Unfolded


April 23-26, 2020


Spend four days photographing one of the world’s most iconic cities: Paris! Join us, Angie McMonigal and Michael Muraz, for an architecture photography workshop on April 23-26, 2020.

This workshop is intended to focus on the creative aspects of architectural photography. While we’re there to guide you regarding gear and camera settings on location, the emphasis is on developing your unique creative vision, composition and seeing your subjects in a new way.

You’ll get hands-on instruction shooting some of the best architecture in the world and learning how to capture stunning architectural abstracts and cityscapes. We take care of all the details for you: well-thought-out locations, transportation, and meal locations.

The workshop will be held in English and Michael speaks French.

All Photography Levels

From Beginner to Advanced

Small Group

2 teachers for max. 10 students


US $1,700



The daytime locations will focus on architectural abstracts, while sunrise and sunset locations will focus on cityscapes. A more detailed itinerary will be sent out to attendees closer to the workshop but here are some highlights.

Our meeting point each day will be the Hotel Crayon at 25, rue du Bouloi 75001 Paris.


Thursday (10:00am-10:00pm)

We’ll meet at the hotel and spend the morning exploring modern architecture in the 13th arrondissement. After a break for lunch, we’ll shoot historic buildings in the 5th arrondissement. We’ll then go back to modern architecture in Montparnasse. After dinner, we’ll shoot at sunset/blue hour from the rooftop of the Tour Montparnasse.

Highlights include:

  • Institut du Monde Arabe (Jean Nouvel)
  • Panthéon
  • Tour Montparnasse
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Friday (10:30am-10:00pm)

We’ll spend most of the day in the city center, with iconic historic architecture. We’ll then head to the west side of Paris for some modern architecture just before dinner. We’ll end the day with a cityscape at Pont de Grenelle, with views of the Eiffel Tower.

Highlights include:

  • Centre Pompidou
  • Louvre
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Palais Royal
Musée d'Orsay

Saturday (10:15am-10:00pm)

We’ll spend the morning at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. After breaking for lunch, we’ll spend the rest of the day exploring the business district of La Défense, including the skyline after dinner at sunset/blue hour.

Highlights include:

  • Fondation Louis Vuitton (Frank Gehry)
  • La Défense Business District
  • Calder Sculpture
  • Grande Arche (including rooftop views)
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Fondation Louis Vuitton

Sunday (11:30am-10:00pm)

We’ll start the afternoon with the Philharmonic in Northern Paris. We’ll then come back to the city center for some historic architecture before heading to the Eiffel Tower, that we will photograph from multiple vantage points, including at sunset/blue hour after dinner.

Highlights include:

  • Philharmonic (Jean Nouvel)
  • Palais Garnier/Opera
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Trocadero cityscape
Palais Garnier
This workshop includes 7 NEW LOCATIONS this year, including two new cityscapes and access to the rooftop of the Grande Arche at La Defense. We’ve also made sure to spend more time in the best locations like the Louvre, the Fondation Louis Vuitton and La Defense.

What’s included

Pre-Workshop Learning Session

9pm EST on April 7, 2020

Post-Workshop Critique Session

9pm EST on May 12, 2020

Post-Processing Video Tutorial

Admission to 6 locations ($90)

Transportation During Workshop ($30)

30 Architectural Locations (7 NEW)

4 Sunset Locations


Transportation to/from Paris

Meals Cost

Travel/Medical Insurance

*Please note: if you’re unable to attend the Pre-Workshop Learning Session or the Post-Workshop Critique Sessions, they will be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience.

What You’ll See

Here are some images of the places that you’ll be shooting during the workshop:

This workshop is for you if…

You are a creative-minded photographer of any level (we welcome beginners and professionals alike)

You are passionate about great architecture or you want to discover a new genre

You want to discover new cities and locations

You prefer to focus on the creative over the technical

How will you benefit?

Learn to see architecture in an abstract way and beyond basic compositions

Learn post-processing techniques for architecture and cityscapes

Improve your entire creative process from shooting to post-processing

Get immediate feedback while shooting and later on your final images

Focus on learning and creating while we take care of all the organization

Connect with like-minded people and build lasting friendships

Why They Come Back

  • I was more than satisfied with my decision to join Angie for a recent workshop in Chicago.  The experience immensely improved my approach to architectural photography and cityscapes by enabling me to refine technical skills and learn to 'see' architecture in a more creative way.  These outcomes reflect the considerable time and effortshe spends with participants, not only during the actual workshop, but in pre and post-workshop presentations and individual critique sessions too.  It was also evident that much time and effort had been spent sourcing locations that challenge technical and creative skills.  The workshop was carefully planned and organized to optimize time at various locations, and Angie willingly shared her considerable knowledge in a clear and professional manner. Plus, the workshop was also a lot of fun; Angie is one of the nicest people you would meet.  I am determined to join her again in the near future. 

    Mark S.
  • I have done a couple of Angie's workshops and I really like the way she's structured them. The online meetings before and after the workshop are very informative and insightful, plus it extends the whole experience to about a month of interaction. Angie does a great job supervising the day by getting us to the different locations and offering different perspectives on photographing the architecture. I’m a hobbyist at best, and these workshops have helped me immensely with my composition as well as my post-processing skills. Plus, they are really fun!

    Pete W.
  • "I took part in the Los Angeles workshop and though I am a local, saw the city anew with fresh perspectives provided by Angie and the other participants.  Angie brings a proven track record of success and accomplishments and shares her processes, viewpoints and advice openly. She checks-in with you, provides assistance and helps guide your photographic vision. It was an honor to learn from her and to meet like-minded photographers from around the country."

    Holly S.
  • Angie's extensive knowledge of architecture photography, along with thoroughly scouted locations, provides a superior workshop experience! Her web meetings, both before and after the workshop, make them the preferred choice for a serious architectural photography experience. My time with her in both Miami and Los Angeles was productive and enjoyable. I plan on visiting Toronto and New York to benefit from her instruction and location knowledge.

    Tex S.
  • I had such a great time at the Paris workshop! As a relatively inexperienced photographer, I was made comfortable from the start and benefited enormously from Angie’s guidance and advice. Her careful choice of sites proved a fantastic opportunity to train the eye and try new things in a variety of settings. There was a great balance of support and space to experiment, and further opportunities to develop through the post-workshop online sessions (editing and critique). The great thing is that I feel I have kept learning ever since!

    Ariane S.
  • “I attended the Paris workshop, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience.  I’ve struggled with architecture photography in the past, but Michael and Angie helped me approach my pictures in a different way.  They provided just the right amount of hands-on instruction while still enabling us to explore and capture each location as we wanted.  They also meticulously planned the workshop schedule in such an efficient way.  We saw so much of Paris, but never felt rushed.  I left the trip with pictures I’m very happy with, and I am looking forward to attending another workshop soon!” 

    Joshua R.
  • “I love going on camera trips with Angie. She is a very accomplished photographer in her own right and I like to look at the same things with my camera as she does! She's always well organized - we can devote ourselves to image-making and not have to think about how to get from place to place and when to be there by - it is all part of her wonderful planning. She provides just the right amount of coaching and critique - just what you need when you want it. I’m looking forward to the next trip.”

    Joanna M.
  • These are such fun workshops! Angie has a clear plan and is able to keep the group on track throughout the day, plus she's knowledgeable on each building and its architect. I've attended two workshops with her, and, rain or shine, was able to get pictures that I was proud of. I loved the balance of architectural abstracts and cityscapes, and the pre, post and critique sessions are an added bonus!

    Lindsay R.
  • “If you want a workshop with the perfect balance of camera techniques and compositional advice...this is the workshop for you. Plus, Angie is the nicest person! Can't wait for my next workshop...New York City!”

    Mary M.
  • “I very much enjoyed the LA workshop with Angie, it was great to explore and see my own home town in a new way, visiting locations I had not yet discovered myself. Angie generously shared her expertise, tips, and techniques all day throughout the workshop, and was always available for questions and helping out the students get the shot they wanted. She's fully dedicated to ensuring all the participants were happy and having a great time, and that everyone walked away with a little more skill than they started with. I look forward to attending another great workshop with her soon!"

    Tom B.
  • “As I look at my photographic work over the last year, I recognize that some of my best shots have come from the days I have spent with Angie. I’ve been with her in three different cities, and each time my work has taken significant strides forward. I won’t hesitate at all to sign up for future workshops because there is one thing I’ve learned from the photographic journey is that we learn best by being around the best and Angie fits that description.”

    Tim S.
  • “Angie leads the most value-added workshops that I have ever attended. Not only does she provide pre and post review sessions, with a separate critique of participants’ work after the workshop, but her workshops are very well planned, providing a diverse and interesting selection of architecture and cityscapes; something for everybody! She's very generous sharing her knowledge and helping each participant when needed, which is why I am really looking forward to attending my 4th workshop with her.”

    Marie K.

Recommended Gear

Any camera will do (we've had students with phones and point-and-shoot)

A mid-range lens (24-70mm equivalent) and a telephoto (70-200mm equivalent). A wide-angle lens is not a must but will be useful for several interior locations.

A light-weight tripod will be a must for the cityscapes locations (only at sunset/blue hour)

Important Note: On Friday, we will be visiting the Musée d’Orsay, and on Saturday, the Fondation Louis Vuitton. You will be required to check your backpack. If you’re not comfortable with this, please carry your gear in a crossbody bag.


Workshop registrations can be canceled by attendees for a full refund up to 30 days prior to the workshop (until March 23, 2020). No refunds will be made after March 23, unless you can provide a replacement.

The organizers reserve the right to cancel the workshop until December 30, 2019. In case of a cancellation by the organizers, attendees will be fully refunded. Attendees will receive a confirmation email on December 30, to confirm that the workshop is happening.

Travel to and from Paris, accommodations, and meals are not included in the workshop fee. Transportation costs from the hotel, between shooting locations, and back to the hotel, are included.

The itinerary above is provided as an indication and is subject to change due to factors out of our control, or as discussed with students on location.

Organizers are not liable for poor weather conditions; the workshop will go on to the extent possible if inclement weather is experienced. Refunds will not be given due to inclement weather.

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