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.
If you really wish to enjoy Barcelona and enjoy an unusual Barcelona photo tour, you have to come during La Diada de Sant Jordi. Sant Jordi is a Catalan holiday held on 23 April and is known also as El dia de la Rosa (The Day of the Rose) or El dia del Llibre (The Day of the Book). The main event of this original festival is the exchange of gifts between sweethearts, loved ones and colleagues. Historically, men gave women roses, and women gave men a book to celebrate the occasion “a rose for love and a book forever.”
A grey sky in an overcast day doesn’t necessarily ruin your Barcelona photo tour. Most of tourists coming to Barcelona think that sun always shines in Spain though this is not really the truth, obviously. Even in summer time you may experience cloudy days and some refreshing rain falling from the sky here in Barcelona. The nice news is that both overcast sky and rain don’t last for long. Anyway, an overcast day is not really the end of the world if you are going out to shoot photos. Hard to believe but sometimes a grey sky helps for more than one successful photo. Especially in the old part of town where our Barcelona photo tour takes place, in a sunny day, often you have several buildings or locations partially in the shadow and partially under the sun. This means that your photo will be under or overexposed very likely.
For me the nicest part of a photo tour in Barcelona is the unpredictable image to shoot that you find suddenly right in front of you. And not for me only. I noticed how happy participants to our photo tours in Barcelona when they shoot photos of something or someone they were not expecting to find during the photowalk: a curious rasta man with curious dreadlocks walking down in the street, a skateboarder performing in front of the MACBA museum or, as it was in this particular case, a few children playing in the street once we turned around a street corner in the Born district.
When the night begins to fall in the Gothic Quarter, the atmosphere becomes pretty magic. The narrow streets and the pretty medieval squares of the Barrio Gotico district start to lit up in that particular time of the day so loved by photographers and which is named “blue hour”. It is that particular compromise between the day not over yet and the city lights blooming slowly. The Gothic Quarter (or Barrio Gotico in Spanish) becomes even more picturesque at this time and its small squares fully reveal a magic atmosphere to catch with your camera like the one in the photo. We know how photographers love this part of Barcelona and how many of them are looking for some original and beautiful images to shot after sunset. This is why by participating to our Barcelona night photo tour you will discover some picturesque glimpses of the old town that after dusk become even prettier than during the day. During the night photo tour you will learn also some useful tips to improve your skills and your knowledge about night photography. If you have chosen Barcelona as your next photographic destination do not hesitate to take a Barcelona night photo tour with us.