Every year, the people of Valencia compete to make towering hand-painted statues as tall as the buildings they nestle between. When Valencia native Modes offered to host us and show us around, we packed up the cameras and off we went!
There was a lot going on, and Valencia itself is a beautiful background for the photographs. For street photography, it seemed like a mix between Barcelona and Madrid. It’s smaller than both cities, and less touristic, which was a good change.
The quest was for photographs that went beyond the normal photos that just preserved what other people had created.
But really our favourite photos of Las Fallas didn’t just use them as subjects in themselves, but as material for artistic expression.
To see all of the photos from the trip, have a look here and here!
Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi created many beautiful Modernist works, mainly for his patron Guell. The more obvious tourist attractions are high on the lists of every visitors Things To Do In Barcelona such as the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, Casa Mila and Parc Guell. But there are other really striking pieces of work/art that can make your pictures of Barcelona stand out from everyone elses. For example, this is Gaudi’s Dragon Gate in the Guell Pavilions in the Sarria district.
Also well worth a visit, but further out of Barcelona, is the Colonia Guell, which paid for a lot of the other beautiful buildings around Catalunya. There’s a Crypt there too, which while worth a visit, isn’t as photogenic as the amusing named abandoned Castillo del Diablo, or the Castle of Hell, which is nearby. It’s apparently the most haunted place in Spain, if you believe in that sort of thing; either way it’s an interesting, different location for photos in Barcelona. Know more? Let us know!
Just released, English photographer and chief coach Ben has shared his thoughts and secrets about fashion photography for models and photographers in a recent interview for Model Management. This was after photographing their world finalists in the famous international modelling competition, Fresh Faces, held this year in Barcelona’s design museum. Discover more by clicking HERE, and if you’d like to learn the techniques used to make photographs like this for yourself, get in touch with us with the contact form below!
Fotografia de Moda en Barcelona!
Really enjoyed teaching fashion photography in Barcelona. Lots of great photographers capturing some beautiful fotos de moda of our four excellent models, who were beautifully made up by Katie Donoghue. We photographed with a street/ city/ urban theme around the Glories area near the Torre Agbar. It’s undergoing a lot of regeneration and there is some amazing new architecture like the Mercat del Encants and the Can Framis museum. Let us know which photos you like and we’ll explain exactly how to create similar photographs with your camera on one of our bespoke photography courses, right here in Barcelona!
In August, we explored Poble Nou, 22@ and the Torre Agbar at Glories for some architectural photography with our Barcelona PhotoWalk. We were joined by several architects and an architectural photographer too. Ben Evans, from www.EnglishPhotographer.com taught several techniques for better photos of architecture.