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Paris Circus

Richard Avedon took many of his fashion photographs using the scenes from the Paris circus in the background. In 2010 the fashion photograph of a woman, Dovima, sold for $1.2 million.

You don’t have to be Richard Avedon to get the dramatic backdrops the Paris circus offers. As long as you don’t use flash, you can take as many pictures at the Paris circus as you want. Paris has three circuses from which you can choose.

The best tip I can give for photographing this stunning show is to spend the money to get tickets near the front of the ring (the circular arena where the show is performed).

The next tip is to set your camera to a high ISO. Try ISO 800. Any higher and you’ll get noise. The pictures at that ISO speed are likely to be sharp because the Paris circus has excellent lighting.

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