Boqueria food market is considered as one of the finest and most colorful public markets in Spain. Located in the old town, along the famous Rambla street, the large food market is part of the regular itineraries covered by Barcelona Photowalk’s photo tours due to the many photographic opportunities it offers. Boqueria food market is open all year round, except on Sundays and public holidays, from 8 AM to 8 PM. The fish market, located in the middle of the covered market and probably the foremost attraction inside the market, is closed on Mondays. As said, Boqueria market is on our photo tour bucket list as it offers a wide range of colorful goods and animated stallholders to shoot pictures of in a noisy but exciting environment. Here are a few photographic tips to help you for a successful photo shoot inside Boqueria market. Remember Boqueria is a covered market. This means you may get a few problems due to low light levels inside or artificial lighting. You can solve out the first problem simply by increasing your camera’s ISO. ISO 800 or ISO 1000 are acceptable values. Try not to exceed those values in order to keep any noise level (digital noise) acceptable in your photos. You can solve out the problem of artificial lighting by selecting the auto white balance setting of your camera or manually, accordingly, to the particular lights used by the single stalls.
Introducing Before Sunrise Photo Tour, our brand new offered photowalk in Barcelona. It’s really a unique experience to enjoy this beautiful Spanish city with your camera. This early bird photo tour lasts one and half hour and takes place in the Gothic Quarter, the historical medieval heart of Barcelona and, definitely, the most beautiful part of the old town. Why offering such a very early morning photo tour?
Over 100,000 people from all over the world will participate to the coming 2019 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the world’s largest exhibition for the mobile industry. It’s the largest and most famous trade fair event held in Barcelona every year. Simona Hughes, a marketing manager for a company based in California, was one of the over 100,000 participants at MWC last year. She came to Barcelona last year to attend MWC for her company. It was the third time in a row she participated to a MWC edition and despite that she never had the time to see Barcelona as the Mobile World Congress venue is located outside the city, near the airport. As she loves traveling and also shooting pictures being an enthusiast photographer, she managed to spend an additional day in town after MWC was over before flying back to the States.
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.
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.