The City of Arts and Sciences

The breathtaking City of Arts and Sciences  is a great sample of contemporary architecture in Valencia and also the main destination for photographers heading to this lovely Spanish city. 

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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 with your camera.

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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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New York photo gallery

New York is the most photographed city in the world. Surprised? 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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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. The western atmosphere sheltered in the spectacular badlands-like Tabernas desert, one of the wildest and driest parts of Europe.

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Barcelona in times of COVID-19: a portfolio

Since the over three-month Spanish-led state of alarm to fight against the covid-19 pandemic officially ended today, June 21, 2020, life is slightly returning to something near normality in Barcelona. A new normality how someone ironically called it.

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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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