Fire & Magic - Sant Joan´s Night

Hello Dear Photographers

This weekend we will do some night photography. We have the best possible time to do that - Sat Joan´s night !!! Fire, smoke and people doing crazy stuff. Can we ask for more to get good occasions for photo?

Nit de Sant Joan is the traditional midsummer party in Spain is the celebration in honour of San Juan (St. John the Baptist) and takes place in the evening of June 23. Bonfires are lit and a set of firework displays usually take place. On the Mediterranean coast, especially in Catalonia and València, special foods such as Coca de Sant Joan are also served on this occasion. Bonfires are lit in the streets or on the sand of the beaches, the rituals are jumping over the fire, touch the water that is blessed in the night or asking for some wishes.

Thx Wikipedia, you are always so helpful:)

…and please don´t get burned


What we will be doing?

It´s very hard to plan exactly where we will go to photograph as there is very few information about the events happenig taking place that night.

Little info for Barceloneta:
21:15: Home Tabacorrefoc (civic center)
22:00 pm: Speech and ignition infernal sun and moon Devils Barceloneta and guests (Pl. Barceloneta)
00:00 to 3:00 pm: Great concert Revetlla

Another option is to head the Barceloneta beach and photograph the shore with bonfires during the blue hour (sunset at 21:29) and after go to Placa Barceloneta and Paseo de Juan de Borbon.

We will follow our photographers instinct once we meet:)


What do YOU need to bring?

Good mood+YOUR camera + favorite lenses + tripod (I have one spare to lend for the first person who ask) !!!some money for a drink after a meetup.

How long will the meetup be?

Approx 2.5h + (optional) drink/coffee in one of a local bars to discuss the meetup, photographs taken and future meetups.

Does it cost anything?

2€ organisation fee


Any questions or/and suggestions please feel free to contact me.

Andrzej :[masked]



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  • Irvin

    Sorry guys i'm still at Sitges,can't make it on time

    June 23, 2013

  • maya

    running late :( i'm afraid i may not make it in time :(

    June 23, 2013

  • Melvin M.

    it is raining!

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    me and my crappy camera are going :-)

    June 23, 2013

  • Aneesh K.

    This time i'm in. :)

    June 23, 2013

  • Aga

    Hi, I would like to join :) Nice plan!

    June 23, 2013

  • david


    June 22, 2013

  • Yahnny L.

    I'm in :)

    June 22, 2013

  • David R.

    Out of the city...

    June 21, 2013

  • Julia

    Still don't have a tripod.So i don't think I will come than :(

    June 21, 2013

    • Andrzej W.

      I think it will not be a huge problem. I will mainly photograph without tripod.

      June 21, 2013

  • Shfa

    It is also going to be a "super moon" that night so it be interesting!

    June 20, 2013

  • Susan M.

    Not in BCN right now.

    June 18, 2013

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