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A 6 steps guide to make good photos in Barcelona

Updated on February 23, 2015

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You'll have many things in your head while strolling Barcelona in a day photo tour, you want to make creative photos with a personal style but most inspiring locations are still those same old corners and buildings that you find everywhere on internet. La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, la Sagrada Familia. Difficult to make original images which bearing your own signature.

First things first, you need to check your technical aspects. Wide angles will be useful for city landscapes, to make images as wide as possible gives them a different perspective and allows introducing other elements of the surroundings. Don't forget shooting in Raw for maximum quality and playing with different apertures starting from your f22 to f2.8.

Make different compositions, play with the horizon line, put it in diagonal, just skip the standard. Remember always that your first chosen angle is not sometimes the best one. Only very well trained eyes can get so. You will need to lay down, change your perspective, try different positions yourself.

Get as much light as you can. Photography is light, so you need to take in consideration which is the subject's brightest side or the building's brightest angle. In Barcelona you have many tight lanes and different light situations, so you need to be prepared for poor light places and backlights. Remember too that after 10:00 am light is very sharp almost every day.

You are an artist, if you want to get inspired you can inscribe in our art tours to know about most important artists and museums in the city. The truth is you need inspiration all the time, revisit what others have done to start making your new steps.

Best tip on making good photos in any city is to stay alert. The city is changing all the time and Barcelona has all the elements to provide the best barckground. Sea, sun, architecture, old squares, you just need to "hunt" the best image.

Don't forget to be creative at your editing lab back home too. There you can add up the final element to make unforgettable images and most important thing of all is to have a good time. Maybe your best shots are from that terrace's table where you can get the best coffee and the best sunset at once.

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