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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.


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.


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.
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, 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.
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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