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A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


Monumental stairsAngela Llop/Wikipedia

Park Güell

29 views to photograph
Mosaic sculptureLibrarygroover/Flickr
Park Güell walkwayAndrew Moore/Flickr
Bench from sideAdam Jones/Flickr
Ceiling mosaic at Park GüellGodmeister/Wikipedia
Green, Classic shot of Park GüellLuciano Mortula/Shutterstock
Park Güell mosaic signValérie75/Wikipedia
Pavilions at Park GüellBernard Gagnon/Wikipedia
Roof of Porter’s LodgeWolfgang Staudt/Wikipedia
Square, Classic shot of Park GüellValeri Potapova/Shutterstock
Bench of Park GüellBurn The Asylum/Wikipedia
Blue, Classic shot of Park GüellLuciano Mortula/Shutterstock
Entrance gateElisa/Flickr
Gaudi House MuseumGeorges Jansoone/Wikipedia
Hypostyle HallShkermaker/Wikipedia
Laundress PorticoDoc Searls/Flickr
Porter’s LodgeBernard Gagnon/Wikipedia
Side, El DracSpiterman/Flickr
Spire of Porter’s LodgeTurol Jones/Wikipedia
Warden’s HouseImelenchon/Wikipedia
Yellow, Classic shot of Park GüellUmberto Nicoletti/Flickr
Calvary MonumentCanaan/Wikipedia
Front, El DracArdfern/Wikipedia


Map of Park Güell

Map of Park Güell


About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

Name:Park Güell
Catalan:Parc Güell
Autonomous community:Catalonia
Neighborhood:La Salut
Designer:Antoni Gaudí
GPS:41.413611, 2.152778
Far:4 km (2.6 miles) from center of Barcelona

The Park Güell is a public park system composed of gardens and architectonic elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain). Carmel Hill belongs to the mountain range of Collserola — the Parc del Carmel is located on the northern face. Park Güell is located in La Salut, a neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. With urbanization in mind, Eusebi Güell assigned the design of the park to Antoni Gaudí, a renowned architect and the face of Catalan modernism. The park was built between 1900 and 1914 and was officially opened as a public park in 1926. In 1984, UNESCO declared the park a World Heritage Site under “Works of Antoni Gaudí.”




41.413678, 2.152831

Location: 41.385719, 2.170049



41.413790, 2.152728


41.413790, 2.152728


41.413790, 2.152728


41.413790, 2.152728


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