Photography is a form of art unlike any other; it allows you to capture a fleeting moment and preserve it for a lifetime in just a few seconds. That is why so many people like to travel around the world taking photos, trying to keep as much of their experiences safe with them as they can.
While there are countless places around the world that provide unique experiences and opportunities to photographers, Spain is one of my favorites. The country is just full of things you can photograph, from architecture to landscapes, people to food. If you love photography and traveling, I would highly suggest you visit Spain at least once in your life.
For the Natural Beauty
Spain has some of the most beautiful natural wonders that a photographer could ask for. Many parts of the country are simply treasure chests for the avid photographer. From wild beaches to snow-covered mountains, Spain has it all. Andalusia’s white sand beaches are amongst the most beautiful ones in the world, and you would be amazed at the kind of scenery you can encounter in such places.
Pro Tip: If you find that the weather is not on your side or there is just too much sunlight ruining your shot, try going HDR with your photos. Simply take multiple exposure brackets and later combine into an HDR with an HDR photo editor.
For the White Villages
If you have even the slightest interest in architecture, then the Pueblos Blancos of Andalusia are a must visit for you on your trip to Spain. These villages are full of pristine white structures sitting amidst green hills looks like something out of fairy tale. The light falling on top of these structures make them come alive. It falls on them at different angles, changing the whole time and making them come alive. The narrow streets are a subject of their own. The light falling through the thin gaps between buildings creates stunning frames to be photographed in these streets.
Pro Tip: Look for different perspectives. Zoom in to certain parts of a building and place it against the bright blue sky to get a highly contrasted, yet very balanced and minimal looking photo.
For the Historic Monuments
My most favorite part of photographing Spain has to be the historic buildings and monuments found across the country. From Gaudi’s organic architectural gems to the infamous Alhambra in Granada, there it simply too much uniqueness found across Spain.
Barcelona is a place which is one of the most photographed around the world. This is because most of Gaudi’s famous work can be found here. Out of these, arguably the most famous building globally is the massive Sagrada Familia. Combine the excellence and presence of this with that of Casa Batllo and Casa Mila, and it quickly makes sense why you should definitely spend a good amount of time in Barcelona especially if you like history and architecture.
Pro Tip: Try photographing the Alhambra at night. The play of light and shadow will be unlike anything you have seen before.
- For the People
The people of Spain are known for their active lifestyle and the various fiestas that keep taking place every two seconds in the country are a testament to their spirit. From La Tomatina and San Fermin Fiestas Pamplona to the Sonar Music Festival and Granada’s Ham and Water Festival, Spain has every kind of festival you could wish for. Whether you like food, music, or running for your lives from charging bulls, you are sure to find a festival that suits your personality and gives you countless opportunities to photograph the craziness.
Pro Tip: Try to get to the festivals early if you want to photograph them. This ensures that you can secure a great place to take your photos rather than get stuck behind hordes of people trying to have a look.
- And Of Course, For The Food
Food is one of those things that just brings people together in Spain. The rich and inviting cuisines, fresh seafood, and colorful presentations are highlights of Spanish food. If you’ve ever seen even pictures of Spanish food, you must have an idea as to how unique and rich their recipes are.
So I think by now you should have an understanding of my love for Spain as a photographer and a traveler. The country is just ripe with photo opportunities, from architecture and natural wonders to the food and the general culture. If you love to take photos and would like to travel for it, mark Spain as your next destination. You won’t regret it.