*A series of guides on shooting Street Photography in cities around the world. Find the best spots to shoot, things to capture, street walks, street tips, safety concerns, and more for cities around the world. I have personally researched, explored and shot Street Photography in every city that I create a guide for. So you can be ready to capture the streets as soon as you step outside with your camera!
After Lisbon, came City #38 Barcelona, Spain during my 100 Cities Project. Not being my first time in Barcelona, I was already familiar with the Mediterranean’s largest city. Barcelona had actually been my first city visited outside of North America almost 10 years ago. So I got to see how much it had changed, while also putting all of my focus on photography for this visit. Barcelona is a top tourist destination in Europe, which is definitely felt while exploring the city, especially around streets like La Rambla. There’s a lot of reason for its attraction, though, and Barceloneta beach is one of my favorite big city beaches around for photography.
So here’s 33 photos that I was able to capture during my time in Barcelona…
I’d been to Barcelona many years ago, as it was actually the first city I ever visited outside of North America. While I had distant, but good memories of the city, most of it was from the night. One, because I was extremely unlucky with rain pouring the whole trip and two, I was young and focused more on having fun. In Barcelona, that means coming home at 7am and sleeping through the day. But now, many years later, I was ready to focus on photography and make sure to experience all I could of Barcelona with my camera during the day.
Barcelona is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. People come for the beach, gothic and Gaudi architecture, rich culture, and vibrant life of the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. With so much to attract visitors, Barcelona has changed over the years with all the tourism. For some, it’s not the city it used to be, but for most, it still has plenty deserving of being a top visited city in Europe. And that includes for street photography.
So here are my first impressions of Barcelona, from my personal Street Photographer perspective…
*A Shooter Files interview series featuring photographers from around the world, with a focus on capturing Street Photography in their own cities and countries
The Shooter :
Eduard lives in the east of Spain in Xàtiva, Valencia. He is also a member of one of my favorite photo collectives, APF.