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Aarthi Ramamurthy, founder of Lumoid, recently visited Barcelona, Spain and spent a weekend touring different parts of the country. We sent her a Canon SL-1 camera and a Canon 40mm pancake lens, along with her iPhone. Here are some photos and tips from her trip.

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Olympics Stadium
Barcelona hosted the Olympics in 1992, and the Olympics stadium is located in Montjuic, a large hill to the southwest of the city which overlooks the harbor.

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Tip: While shooting photos of sports stadiums, pick a wide angle lens, such as the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. If you’re shooting without a tripod, bump up the ISO to a level that your camera can handle well, without making the image too noisy.
La Sagrada Familia 
The Sagrada Familia is a large unique-looking church in Barcelona, designed by renowned Catalan architect, Antoni Gaudi. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been under construction since 1882.
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Tip: When taking photos of churches, use a telephoto lens to get closer to the patterns/details on the roof. A lens like the Canon 70-200mm is perfect for such occasions.
Montserrat 
Montserrat, literally meaning “serrated mountain”, is a multi-peaked mountain in Catalonia, Spain, known for its Benedictine Abbey. A train ride, a cable car trip and a Funicular ride up the mountain later, you reach the top of the mountain. Montserrat is also Spain’s first National Park and is home to several hiking trails.
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Tip: Take a camera that you’re willing to carry. While hiking, you may be better off leaving your DSLR at home, and carrying something more lightweight yet powerful. The Sony A7 is a perfect choice.
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