Our photo tours in Barcelona are open to every photographer enthusiast, from beginners to advanced ones. Despite our photo tours offer a wide range of interesting locations for shooting interesting and creative images, sometimes, participants ask for even more specific requests for their photographic needs. The other day, for example, I arranged a Barcelona photography tour for a Canadian enthusiast photographer. It was his first time in Spain though he travelled extensively through Europe several times before. As he loves shooting close-up architectural details of historical buildings, he asked me to include any interesting architecture elements in the planned photographic itinerary.
So, I brought him in several points located in the Raval and Gothic Quarter districts where he could take advantage of shooting images of baroque-style statues of saints, beautiful old iron balconies of modernist buildings or art nouveau lamp posts adorning some remote narrow cobbled streets. He explained me that he liked to convert most of the images he was shooting into black and white to increase the glamour of the architectural contents and the general context. Particularly, he loved to shoot photos of wooden door gates or old balconies. He was far away from the usual point and shoot techniques of the average tourist photographer. In fact, he liked to observe the photographic subject he was looking for without any rush, walking around, checking the details carefully and shooting photos from different angles. He was pleasantly surprised by discovering Barcelona’s old town has so many different kind of balconies and doors for what he had in mind. Our 3-hour Barcelona photography tour was really successful for his planned photographic purposes and he was extremely satisfied not just about the photowalk but also about my suggested locations for his successful photo shoot.