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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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Andalusia photo gallery

Memories of my latest journey down to Andalusia still linger in my mind now I’m back home. The pleasant and sweet scent of orange blossoms, the bright green rolling hills landscape, where even a lonely white cottage becomes a monument, those pretty white washed villages perched spectacularly atop a crag or the western atmosphere sheltered in the spectacular badlands-like Tabernas desert, one of the wildest and driest parts of Europe.

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New York photo gallery

New York is the most photographed city in the world. Despite all the plenty of images of the Big Apple you normally see on the web, newspapers or magazines, there’s always hunger for new images of New York all over the world. 

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The best views of Barcelona for photographers

Looking for the best views of Barcelona? Barcelona reserves many scenic viewpoints to shoot images of its beautiful skyline and landmarks. Department stores, rooftop bars, monuments or parks, Barcelona is home to many locations that boast some great scenic views of the pretty old town, the beaches or the entire city.

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Stefano Politi Markovina