A Barcelona Photowalk gift voucher is the perfect Christmas present for your vacation in Barcelona. Something original if you enjoy photography and want to discover Barcelona differently. As Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to put down a gift list for your friends and parents. Then, here’s an original suggestion for a Christmas present if your best friend or parent is a photographer enthusiast or if decided to visit Barcelona. You can give him/her a Barcelona Photowalk gift voucher for participating to one of our day or night photo tours in Barcelona or to have realised a photo session while in Barcelona!
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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