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Barcelona Photography Tours would like to thank the imaging departments from Canon gmbh Austria for touring with us recently. We hope your time spent with us was an enjoyable and productive experie



The Barcelona Photography Tours team is delighted to announce being shortlisted for the prestigious 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards. 








Our November 2015 newsletter is now available. Information on camera equipment, photo tips and techniques, as well as updated schedules of our international photography workshops. If you wish to join our subscribers list, please contact us at:






Barcelona Photography Tours is proud to announce our "Certificate of Excellence Winner Award" for the 3rd consecutive year from TripAdvisor.

A sincere "Thank You" to all our guests who have participated in our photography tours, workshops & on-location photoshoots. We continue to strive for a level of service that exceeds our clients' expectations.




Photo shoot for March 2011 edition of Air Zimbabwe in-flight magazine.









Cataluña 6 day/5 nights Photographic workshop for 22-27 March 2012. SOLD OUT



Photo tour includes Barcelona highlights, Montserrat mountain & La Garrotxa region.

Contact Laurie at: for further info on itineraries and pricing.









August 2011 Photo shoot of Justin Weeks Quinn - Singer/Songwriter based in Castelldefels, BCN.









Exhibition of my work at the CCCB [Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona]

September 2011.














Photo shoot for June 2011 edition of Air Zimbabwe in-flight magazine. 










Image published in June edition of Encuentros magazine. 









Some useful advice for travellers thinking of using Japan's train system!









Every year close to the end of September, Barcelona holds it's largest street party, La Merce festival. Barcelona La Merce lasts for around 5 days, and is held in honor of Barcelona's patron saint, La Mare de Deu de la Merce. La Merce 2012 takes place around the 24th of September, however exact dates have yet to be announced..



Among the highlights for photographers is the Correfoc [the fire run], where fire-breathing dragons and hundreds of firecracrackers and petardos explode down the Gothic quarter, resulting in showers of sparks and explosions! Please contact Laurie for further information on itineraries.









 This image, shot over 20 years ago, still makes me smile no matter how many times I come accross it.

Never underestimate the power of out of date and faded slide film!



Captured on the island of Mauritias on my trusty Nikon F3 & 50mm F1.4 Nikkor.














There Is More Between Heaven And Earth Than Most Other Places



© Bjørn Rørslett/NN 2003

Nikon D1X, 300mm F5.6 Itorex mirror lens, TC-201 and B&W ND 10000X filter


This remarkable image captured by Bjorn Rorslett, was taken at the peak of the solar eclipse on May 31st, 2003 near Oslo, Norway. What you see is really in the picture, nothing has been added.

To me, this image is a prime example of how chromatic aberration, noise and banding can actually be an advantage when the need arises.

You can check Bjorn's website below for more of his work, and an extremely useful guide of subjective evaluations of most Nikon equipment and Nikkor lenses produced:











Feria de Abril Photo Workshops held between the end of April to 1st week of May 2012.  An excellent photographic experience and opportunity to capture the colours and emotion from communities of Southern Spain in Barcelona. 









I  recently had the honor to photograph Darren & Hillary's wedding, set in a medieval village south of Barcelona.

What a beautiful couple, photographed  in such a magical location..

I wish you both the very best of luck and happiness for the future together! 














 Photo shoot for Samsung, April 2012.

Image captured at Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Barcelona.











Essentially, the term fine art photography is used to refer work created with such a desire in mind, to articulate an impression, an emotion, a feeling about, or relationship with the world.

This type of photography would be considered to have been created primarily for it's aesthetic puposes and judged for it's beauty and meaningfulness. It does not so much denote the quality of the work in question, but the purity of the discipline.



From its very origins, photography has contained an unresolved tension between the mechanical, scientific tool of the camera and the natural desire to use it for the creation of beautiful images.












 Our April 2013 Newsletter is now available. Please request a full PDF version by email:









[July 2013] I recently had the honor of giving Michael Pitts & his family an unusual photography tour in Barcelona, which was to capture the the darker and more macabre side of Barcelona. 



Michael is one of the world's leading underwater cameramen, has countless credits to his name as well as recieving 2 Emmy awards for his work on David Attenbourough's 'Private life of plants' & 'Blue planet'. Michael is a very open and interesting man, and was a pleasure spending time in his company. Michael's work can be seen on his site:










Join us on a memorable workshop in one of the globe's most fascinating countries. Weeding through Israel's convoluted history is both exhilarating and exhausting. There are crumbling temples, ruined cities, abandoned forts and hundreds of places associated with the Bible. While a sense of adventure is required, sites are safe and easily accessible. Israel is all about it's incredibly diverse population.


Run by an experienced, multi-lingual Israeli photographer, you will be guided to the most photogenic sites specifically selected for maximizing your time available in this marvelous country. The next workshop runs from the 6th-11th October 2013. Contact us for detailed itineraries.