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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


Eiffel Tower looking upAdisa/Shutterstock

Eiffel Tower

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Champ de Mars and Eiffel TowerWDG Photo/Shutterstock
Champ de Mars and Eiffel Tower at duskMarcin Krzyzak/Shutterstock
Chimera with horn and Eiffel TowerS Borisov/Shutterstock
Fountain of Warsaw and Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro esplanadeMarina99/Shutterstock
La Femme at Trocadéro with Eiffel TowerEkaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock
Lovers and Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro esplanadeDitty_about_summer/Shutterstock
Seine and Eiffel Tower from Pont de la ConcordeSergey Kelin/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from underneathJebulon/Wikipedia
Eiffel Tower looking up at duskTungtopgun/Shutterstock
Hand stunt of Eiffel TowerBen Smith/Flickr
Nymphs of the Seine and Eiffel TowerVlad G/Shutterstock
Chimera with curved back with Eiffel TowerS Borisov/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from Tour MontparnasseTTstudio/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from Tour Montparnasse at duskLuciano Mortula/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro esplanadeBen Garrett/Flickr
Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro esplanade at sunriseLuciano Mortula/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from underneath at duskSamo Trebizan/Shutterstock
Flora and Eiffel TowerNikonaft/Shutterstock
Fountain of Warsaw and Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro gardensSamot/Shutterstock
Le Recrutement Café and Eiffel TowerLornet/Shutterstock
L’Homme at Trocadéro and Eiffel TowerEkaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock
Pipes of Fountain of Warsaw and Eiffel TowerPisa Photography/Shutterstock
View of Eiffel Tower from Arc de TriompheS Borisov/Shutterstock
View of Eiffel Tower from Arc de Triomphe at duskCamille King/Flickr
Bateaux Mouche and Eiffel Tower from near Pont d’LénaJean-Pierre/Flickr
Bateaux Parisiens and Eiffel Tower from near Pont d’LénaBeboy/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower and Front de Seine from Pont MirabeauCrobard/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower Carousel and Eiffel TowerPio3/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower Carousel and Eiffel Tower at duskNataliya Hora/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower from underneath at nightMikhailSh/Shutterstock
Fountain of Warsaw and Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro gardens at duskNikonaft/Shutterstock
Les JardinsPanoramas/Flickr
Camera photographing the Eiffel TowerGustavo Devito/Flickr
Chimera Strix with Eiffel TowerMarina99/Shutterstock
La France Renaissante and Eiffel TowerMarina99/Shutterstock
Pomona and Eiffel TowerEkaterina Pokrovsky/Shutterstock
Chimera bird with Eiffel TowerS Borisov/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower elevatorCyril Papot/Shutterstock
Eiffel Tower observation deckViacheslav Lopatin/Shutterstock
Horses and Dog and Eiffel TowerNikonaft/Shutterstock
Passerelle Debilly and Eiffel TowerS-F/Shutterstock
Pont Rouelle and Eiffel TowerBeboy/Shutterstock
Seine and Eiffel Tower from Pont de Bir-HakeimBordeled/Wikipedia
View from Eiffel Tower’s observation deckJosé Luis Mieza/Wikipedia
View from Le Jules Verne restaurant in Eiffel TowerChristopher Michel/Flickr
Eiffel Tower keychain trinketsElena Dijour/Shutterstock
Title made in ps-tidy-basic-content-arrayOllografik/Flickr
Title made in ps-tidy-basic-content-arrayPeter Kirillov/Shutterstock
Title made in ps-tidy-basic-content-arrayKevin George/Shutterstock


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About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

Name:Eiffel Tower (French: La tour Eiffel)
GPS:48.858221, 2.294497
Address:5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris
Fame:Tallest structure in Paris.
Most-visited paid monument in the world.
Far:3.8 km (2.3 miles) from the center of Paris
Hours:9 am – midnight summer;
9:30 am – 11 pm rest of year
Height:301 m (986 feet)
Architects:Maurice Koechlin, Emile Nouguier, Gustave Eiffel, Stephen Sauvestre
Notes:Has an observation deck

The Eiffel Tower EYE-fəl TOWR; tour Eiffel,) is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Constructed from 1887–89 as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair, it was initially criticized by some of France’s leading artists and intellectuals for its design, but it has become a global cultural icon of France and one of the most recognisable structures in the world. The Eiffel Tower is the most-visited paid monument in the world; 6.91 million people ascended it in 2015.

The tower is 324 metres (1,063 ft) tall, about the same height as an 81-storey building, and the tallest structure in Paris. Its base is square, measuring 125 metres (410 ft) on each side. During its construction, the Eiffel Tower surpassed the Washington Monument to become the tallest man-made structure in the world, a title it held for 41 years until the Chrysler Building in New York City was finished in 1930. Due to the addition of a broadcasting aerial at the top of the tower in 1957, it is now taller than the Chrysler Building by 5.2 metres (17 ft). Excluding transmitters, the Eiffel Tower is the second-tallest structure in France after the Millau Viaduct.

The tower has three levels for visitors, with restaurants on the first and second levels. The top level’s upper platform is 276 m (906 ft) above the ground — the highest observation deck accessible to the public in the European Union. Tickets can be purchased to ascend by stairs or lift (elevator) to the first and second levels. The climb from ground level to the first level is over 300 steps, as is the climb from the first level to the second. Although there is a staircase to the top level, it is usually accessible only by lift.