Barcelona Night Photography Tour
This unique tour is for the adventurous photographer who wants to learn how to capture images of the city at night. Barcelona at night is a magical experience that should not be missed.
The tour is designed for photo enthusiasts who are just beginning to learn how to master their cameras, and for keen amateurs who want to learn about experimenting in the exciting world of night photography.
The tour entails a professional photographer giving tips and advice on the equipment needed, camera settings and how to create interesting images, while being escorted to Barcelona’s most stunning locations!
During the tour we will discuss which images stand out and why, and how they were created. The tour is designed for using digital SLR, mirror-less and compact cameras. This is a very pleasant tour, which will give you the opportunity to learn the basics of night photography while visiting the city in the cooler temperatures.
The tour is designed around ambient and street lighting in conjunction with a tripod. A flash gun is not necessary, though you can bring one to express your own creativity if you wish.
Description of itinerary
The meeting point would be on the corner, outside the Zara store at Plaza Catalunya [Carrer de Bergara, 5, Barcelona 08002]. Directions to the meeting point can be found HERE.
We will begin the tour by taking the metro to arrive to the spectacular Magic Fountain. This is an awesome light, water and music show located at the foot of Montjuic and is a pleasure to capture the spectacle through your lens. The backdrop to the main fountain are further fountains leading up to the National Palace. We will spend time experimenting with different camera techniques, capturing the effects of high speed and slow speed shutter settings.
If the Magic Fountain is not running on the night of your tour, we will head to the Borne district, which contains a labyrinth of narrow alleys, graffiti covered doors, interesting architecture and other photogenic scenes.
From here we will jump back on the metro and arrive to Plaza Catalunya where we will capture the people in motion on the Ramblas. We will continue through the Ciutat Vella and head towards the Gothic Quarter where the old city takes on a new perspective at night. The narrow ancient streets are filled with atmosphere and will make for great shots using ambient and street lighting.
This would be the end of the tour, and I will escort you to a recommended restaurant or back to Plaza Catalunya.
Please note that we are able to bring 1 tripod and 2 quick release plates, should you prefer not to carry a tripod abroad.