Barcelona Morning Photography Tour
3.5 hour duration
Want to try something different during your stay in Barcelona? Are you a photography enthusiast? If so, these tours are designed for you!
Our unique Barcelona photography tours have been designed to guide you through the most photogenic locations in the city, often away from the typical tourist trails, while at the same time aiding you in perfecting your photographic skills. Our aim is to help you create a work of art, rather than just taking snapshots on the “program” mode of your camera. These tours are an excellent way of combining a visit through the wonders of Barcelona, while a memorable learning experience awaits you with the help of a professional photographer.
Apart from learning how to navigate quickly around modern DSLR and mirror-less cameras, we will show you how to use your inner eye to create images to be proud of. We will go over various techniques to capture images using light, composition, perspective, selective focus, shadows & highlights, colour, texture, reflections and a dozen other methods in making your images stand out from the crowd!
The tour is of benefit to semi-professional photographers as well as beginners and advanced amateurs. All of our tours are private tours for individuals, couples and small groups as we believe this makes for a more productive and enjoyable experience.
Description of itinerary
The meeting point would be on the corner, outside the BBVA bank at Plaza Catalunya.
From Plaza Catalunya, we will head down the Ramblas to visit to the Boqueria market – a visual delight for photographers! We will capture the colours and chaos as the locals go about their daily routine in this fantastic market.
This itinerary also includes a visit through Barcelona’s oldest district, and also one of it’s most authentic. The Raval district is a great neighbourhood to photograph: Modern architecture, washing-clad facades, skateboarders and unusual characters willing to have their photos taken make for great street photography.
From here, we will cut across the Ramblas and head towards the Gothic Quarter. Here you will step back in time through the small alleyways and courtyards filled with soft light and great atmosphere. The old stone walls, gargoyles, Gothic and Roman architecture are in stark contrast to the street performers we will pass by and will make for some stunning images. Within the Gothic quarter is the old Jewish Quarter and ancient synagogue. This small neighbourhood has some of the oldest habitable buildings in Barcelona.
The Borne district is an exceptional neighbourhood to photograph, as you will see how the locals go about their day, devoid of any influences of tourism. We will walk the narrow dark alleyways and visit Gothic churches, trendy stores, open plazas, unusual architecture and other points of interest before we head towards one of the marvels of Catalan Modernism – the Music Palace. This building is one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture in existence and is also one of Barcelona’s World Heritage Sites. A mixture of Modernist and Moorish influences make this building very unique.
This would be the end of the tour, and I will escort you to a recommended restaurant or back to Plaza Catalunya.