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Colorful Cabanyal

The colorful seaside neighborhood of El Cabanyal is well worth a photo shoot if you visit Valencia.
Once an independent fishermen’s municipality, El Cabanyal became part of Valencia at the end of the 19th century while maintaining a mix of working-class and residential atmosphere.

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Shooting Christmas Markets in Vienna

Christmas Markets are the main reason to visit Vienna from mid-November to late December. The Austrian capital, definitely, sparkles during this period as Christmas Markets create a magic and dreamy atmosphere throughout the city. Strolling and shooting photos around becomes really a unique experience. 

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New York photo gallery

Years ago, I read somewhere New York is the most photographed city in the world. No wonder about it. New York could not be beaten as the undisputed capital of the world in many regards, though is not even capital of its country, the USA. 

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Ramadan for travel photographers

In 2023, Ramadan will start on Thursday, March 23 and end on Friday, April 21.

If you plan to visit a Muslim country here are a few tips and explanations about Ramadan for travel photographers. Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims around the world. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed. The word Ramadan comes directly from the Arabic root ramiḍa which means dryness. 

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Chamberi ghost metro station

If you’re looking for some unusual shooting while in Madrid, then Chamberi ghost metro station might be something you might really enjoy. Chamberi is a defunct metro station located on the Line 1 of the Madrid Metro, one of the largest and oldest rapid transit systems in the world. Continue reading “Chamberi ghost metro station”

Inspiring photography quotes

We all became photographers in a different way. Everybody has his own story how this happened. Photography quotes can help us to know more about our passion and rediscover photography with a different approach.

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The City of Arts and Sciences

The breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences (Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias) is the most important tourist sightseeing in Valencia and also the main destination for photographers heading to this lovely Spanish city. The City of Arts and Sciences is a large entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex mostly designed by the worldwide famous locally born architect, Santiago Calatrava.

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Shooting photo check list

As a professional photographer organizing photo workshops in Valencia, I must admit I have seen often participant photographers shooting photos of a given visited place (for example, a building or a cityscape) too quickly without checking view angle or composition first.

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Photographing festivals in Barcelona

Spain is worldwide famous for being a country full of colorful fiestas all year round and clearly Barcelona is no exception. Among the several festivals you can enjoy in the Catalan capital, here are three suggestions for photographing festivals in Barcelona: the Saint George's Day, the Gracia Festival and the Merce Festival.

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