Photograph the imperial heart of Beijing


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About this activity

The Forbidden City and Tian'anmen Square

Photograph the heart of Beijing during an afternoon of infinite (photographic) richness... Infinite as the Forbidden City and its labyrinth of palaces, inhabited by 24 Chinese emperors throughout history. Its 72 hectares are very popular for an obvious reason that you will discover! On the other hand, I will be able to guide you into his less "obvious" corners and find more original photo angles.

In front of the Forbidden City is the famous Tian'anmen Square. The late afternoon will be dedicated to the Square of the Gate of Heavenly Peace - its literal name. You can photograph the particular event of the flag ceremony; a fascinating spectacle, to be photographed at least once in your life!
The photo opportunities on the square will be many and varied; between reporting, architecture and street photography. I am responsible for guiding you and sharing his or her experience of the place with you.

While many photographic opportunities will arise, I will be there to help you succeed with your images; I will advise you on technique, composition, and light; I will also provide you with my personal shooting tips!
IMPORTANT: price does not include tickets to enter the Forbidden city.
Ticket price:
April to October: CNY 60
November to March: CNY 40

About your Mentor
Professional photographer from Montreal, Quebec. François was selected and invited 5 times (2013-2014-2015-2016-2017) at the « World Photographers focusing on Beijing ». He work in Turkey for the project « Izmir, a legacy for tomorrow » organized by the Arkas Art Center and his photos were exposed at the Arkas Museum. He also participated at Izmir photo days. In 2014, he won first prize at the international photo contest « 2014 Chinese dream in the Eyes of Foreign Friends ».

His book « China: photographic narrative in the Middle Kingdom » is published with Les Editions Cayennes

His photos were published in National Geographic, Inspired Eye magazine and in numerous magazines and websites. He likes to travel and always looking for new challenges. He now lives and teaches in Beijing. China.

Requirements and material
Good shoes, hat for sun, water, extra batteries and memory cards

PART 1 · 09:00 − 17:00

Group size
There are 6 spots available on this experience.

Advance Notice
7 days


The activity is not adapted to people with physical disabilities


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