There was a time when I was really into writing Instagram photo blog posts, but I haven’t been doing a lot of them lately as I felt like my images were becoming too repetitive — even though I’m still old-fashioned and take photos with both my dSLR (for the blog) and my phone (for Instagram) at the same time. However, I didn’t want to be boring and share photos of the same place several times so I didn’t write any Instagram round-up posts for my last trips.
With my newest realization that I don’t bother bringing a wide-angle lens on most trips anymore though, my phone photos (now) differ more drastically from my camera photos. On my last two city getaways to Luxembourg City and London, I took all my dSLR photos with a 50mm prime lens. This lens is generally considered a great one for portraits and food photography, but most photographers wouldn’t recommended it as a go-to lens for travel. I’ve learned that I don’t care about these photography rules though and rather look for the little things that make a destination special instead of shooting with a wide angle lens. And if I happen to really want to take a wider shot, I still have my phone for that! Thus, my Instagram photos actually look rather different from the ones I took with my camera.
Long story short: I really like how my phone photos from Paris turned out and I wanted to share an impression of Paris in photos I took on my phone and edited there in real-time. As I reduced my “proper” photography equipment to my 50mm lens only (also because it’s super light and I was traveling to Paris on a night bus (!) with a small backpack as my only luggage) my Instagram photos have a very different touch compared to my real camera ones I’ll share in an upcoming photo essay (after all, I still need to justify how August was supposed to be a slow month, but I ended up on a spontaneous city getaway, right?). And, I mean, is there a prettier place in the world to instagram than Paris?
Delicious lemonade at Merci Used Book Café
Salon de Thé de la Grande Mosquée de Paris
The spectacular (free!) view from the Institut du Monde Arabe
New favorite French coffee/dessert tradition: The café gourmand!
Rainy Sunday mornings in Montmartre
Amazing breakfast at KB CaféShop in Montmartre
Montmartre is so beautifully quiet in the mornings!
Palais Royal might just be my favorite park in Paris now!
On Paris’ highest rooftop at exactly the right time!
Rue Crémieux so deserves its Instagram hype!
The cutest facade including trompe-l’œil wisteria and a real cat!
Isn’t this street so adorable?
That perfect view along the Seine!
La Caféothèque has the prettiest tables!
Farewell sunset over Parisian rooftops
Which Instagram from Paris in August is your favorite?
PS: You can find me on Instagram as @JulikaSarah for more photos of coffee, travel, and life in Germany!