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Photography Courses in Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona Photography Courses:
At Barcelona Photography Courses, we offer a variety of courses and master classes through English that teach you all about the fundamental principles of great photography. Our photography courses take place in Central Barcelona at various locations in the city. Barcelona is situated on the north-east coast of Spain, approximately 500 km east of Madrid and 300 km north of Valencia. Our photography courses are led by experienced and passionate professionals who are always on hand to support you.

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About Us:

Barcelona Photography Courses was founded in 2011 by two young English photographers, Harry and Ben, to meet the growing demand for practical, face to face photography tuition. They began by offering their short courses, and soon decided to add master classes to help people improve in the specific areas they are passionate about, such as documentary photography. They chose Barcelona as it is such a beautiful, vibrant and cosmopolitan city with a rich culture and interesting history.

Both Ben and Harry feel strongly about contributing to the local community, and organize a free monthly photography walk, available to everyone. This has been a great success and is popular among the locals.

Photography Courses:

We offer short courses and theme-specific master classes (English is the language of instruction):

- Short Photography courses
- Portrait master classes in photography
- Documentary master classes in photography
- Nature master classes in photography
- Individual tuition (private classes) in photography

Our short courses last approximately 4 hours and focus on the technical and creative aspects of photography. Our balance of theory and practical exercises will ensure you have a solid understanding of how to use your camera and take great photographs, so that when the next unforgettable moment comes along, you will know how to take control and get the most out of it.

Our master classes are perfect to kick start your photographic skills in areas such as portrait, documentary and nature photography. In the first hour, we focus on the theoretical side and give you some pro tips that will super charge your photography skills. In the second hour, we build on the theory with a highly practical element, providing guidance and coaching on an individual level.

Why Choose Us?

Photography has never been as popular as it is now. It’s not your camera that separates you, nor even your enthusiasm for the subject – but your skill shown through the consistent quality of your photographs. If you’re in Barcelona, you can benefit from our photography courses, master classes and individual tuition. Investment in photography training helps you take better photos for life. Our courses and tours are held in Native English.

Student Testimonials:
"I learned so much in the 4 hours. They really do focus on what comprises a great photo, and then how to capture it. I was more interested in the artistic side of the course, which was really interesting and has helped me a lot, although I was fascinated by some of the technical aspects too." - Elena, Croatia.

"I’m not sure you can take a bad photo in Barcelona – it’s just full of life & colour. You certainly helped make them better shots though, and now I’m confident that next time I can do the same! You explained everything so well – the exposure settings, focusing and other settings on my camera that I didn’t even know about. Not to mention all the help on what actually makes a great photo. Thanks for a great course – you can definitely count me as a very satisfied customer!"
- Melanie, US.

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