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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Restaurant with a view in Singapore

Wondering around in that melting pot of cultures that is Singapore, I ended up at Little India. I was looking for shooting some pictures of the famous and colorful Arab Street when, on the way there, I came across an interesting mosque trapped among some high rise buildings around. As the small square courtyard at the entrance offered a limited view of the mosque, I looked around for a more proper elevated view. 

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Shooting in Madrid

As a professional travel photographer, I am constantly faced with unpredictable challenges: unwanted cranes, historical buildings swaddled in scaffolding, hordes of tourists and, above all, inclement weather. Weather dominated my recent trip to Madrid: unusual Arctic weather blanketed half of Spain with snow and producing freezing temperatures. 

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How to photograph markets

Whether you are visiting a vibrant European city or exploring an exotic Asian village, markets must be definitively on your travel bucket list. In the same place, you can find a wide variety of colorful goods, animated stallholders, interesting people and an exciting environment to discover and enjoy with your camera.

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Hospital de Sant Pau

While exploring Barcelona, architecture photography’s lovers will fall in love with the historical Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau. Located a just 10-minute walk from the iconic Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia basilica, this not to miss historical building complex was built between 1901 and 1930. 

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Framing images

Framing images is one of the fundamental rules of composition in landscape photography along with the rule of thirds and the diagonal lines. This “rule” can be helpful for the fledgling photographers. What framing images means? In photography a frame is an object placed within your image that frames the main subject of your photo like a picture frame.

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My reviews: Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials camera backpack

Last week, I received the Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials, the smallest camera backpack of Think Thank Photo’s Airport series. For two years, I have been using the Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter backpack for my travels and I have been extremely happy with that purchase. 

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Photographing snow

As winter is definitely a magical season for shooting here are a few practical and technical tips about how photographing snow. First of all, in order to get some great photos of snow and mountain landscapes during the cold weather, you have to take great care about your camera and yourself.

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Ramadan for travel photographers

In 2021, Ramadan will start on Monday, April 12 and end on Tuesday, May 11.

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. The word Ramadan comes directly from the Arabic root ramiḍa which means dryness. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and the month in which the Quran was revealed.

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Shooting at Park Guell

Worldwide famous Park Güell was Gaudi’s most ambitious project after the yet unfinished Sagrada Familia basilica church. At the begin of last century, Count Eusebi Güell purchased a tree­-covered hillside of El Carmel and hired Gaudí to create a garden city of the type popular at the time in England. The ambitious project turned up to be a commercial flop and was then abandoned but Gaudí was able to leave his tremendous architectural genius in the project.

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