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Black and White Photography – Long Exposure Masterclass

Dan Eitreim

June 21, 2015

Paris is the city of romance and with a rich cultural heritage dating back hundreds of years, it is famed the world over for its beautiful architecture, museums, art galleries and churches, not to mention the ancient monuments and beautiful gardens.

As well as the more famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Moulin Rouge, there are many more mesmerising buildings to see, as well as the Avenue des Champs-Elysees which is renowned world-wide for its shopping, fashion and culture, and which leads to the equally well-known Arc de Triomphe. Many people hold Paris close to their hearts because of the wonderful memories they have had there, so what better than to capture those moments for all time on black and white film?

The Eiffel Tower was designed by Gustave Eiffel and remains today a remarkable symbol of French civic pride. It stands 320 meters high and magnificent views of Paris can be seen from all of its floors. The Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon to commemorate the victories of the Grand Armee after the battle of Austerlitz.

Black and white images can be atmospheric and full of emotion, so imagine the mysterious Eiffel Tower on a foggy day or the clarity of the Tower seen through the reflection of water. Paris black and white fine art photography provides a timeless elegance whether set within a traditional or a contemporary home interior, as framed black and white posters, or as black and white giclee canvas prints.

There are a hundred and fifty museums and monuments open to the public in Paris, and art galleries such as the famous Musee du Louvre and Musee d’Orsay are two of the finest art galleries in Paris. The Musee du Louvre was founded in 1793 by Napoleon as a museum, although before that it was a palace and fortress. It features a superb collection of artwork which spans thousands of years and includes such famed works as The Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa. Permanent collections of works by Picasso and Rodin are on show in Paris and in the Musee de l’Orangerie, it is possible to view works by other great artists such as Matisse, Cezanne and Renoir.

Imagine having Paris posters on your wall showing the gargoyles of Notre Dame in black and white, with the city of Paris laid out below a dramatic evening sky, or the domes of Sacre-Coeur from Montemartre rising proudly in front of a cloudy sky. Notre Dame lies at the heart of Paris on the banks of The River Seine. Steeped in history, it was there that in 1804 that Napoleon crowned himself emperor.

For a timeless, classic feel, arranging a series of Paris black and white prints in your home interior, will provide an interesting focal point. When planning interior design, black and white fine art photography gives a completely different concept. Interest can be achieved by using long exposure, and by capturing everyday events without any unnatural poses.

Imagine the spontaneity of a couple walking through an arch on the Promenade sur la Seine, or maybe captured in black and white whilst walking through The Louvre. Paris posters look stunning in black and white and with the artist’s signature, they can be very collectable. Whether you prefer canvas photography art, or black and white framed prints of Paris, your choices will be an asset to your home.

The Modern Art Prints [themodernartprints.com/fineartphotography1.html] is the site where you will find a stunning selection of fine art photography canvas prints. For a collection of contemporary black and white masterpieces visit: Fine Art Photography Galleries [fineartphotographygalleries.com]

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