We visit many cities throughout our lifetime and many of us like bringing home photos as a souvenir. Of course, detail shots have their place, but in this article, we’re going to focus on capturing a city in a way that portrays its character. After all, it’s different every time.
Castles and palaces are popular destinations for photographers and tourists alike. Europe offers an abundance of castles to choose from. There may also be historical buildings in your own neighborhood that you’ve walked by for years without a second thought. Read our tips on castle photography and perhaps you’ll get some new inspiration for these old and familiar buildings too.
Sacred buildings are often considered the gems of a city. They combine historical value and monumental design aimed at the masses of centuries ago. There are many ways to capture their beauty, so let’s take a look at some of the main ones.
Most of us have been lucky enough to travel extensively. The more exotic the cities we visit, the more we are drawn to the various places the city has to offer. This may be a well-known landmark, a quaint tucked-away corner, or an ordinary street scene that captures the city’s character. Let’s look at several ways you can embrace and enhance your knowledge of architecture photography.
You have chosen the right location, kept an eye on the weather, planned the perfect composition, and have experience shooting and stacking hundreds of night sky images for the result to be effective. However, at home, you may discover after it’s all done that something didn’t go according to plan. Luckily, you still have post-processing to work magic on these images. For me, these unexpected issues cost me almost two hours of post-processing.
The city is a photographer’s playground. Everywhere you turn, there are new corners, scenes, or details just waiting to be discovered. The stories you witness are sometimes fleeting, so you have to be on your toes. Get inspired with these places and learn what to look for when photographing in the city.
Architecture comes in countless forms—from medieval castles to modern office complexes. And you have to take your pictures differently for each of these if you want to capture their monumentality, dynamics, and interesting details. Our tips on how to photograph different types of architecture will help here.
Improve your photos of historical buildings. There are 9 tips for you, which can help you improve e.g. composition or perspective of your photos.
The days are quickly getting shorter, and so even for us night owls, it’s worth heading into the streets with our cameras just before dawn. That’s because the morningtime city offers a feast for the eyes. In the empty and half-empty streets filled with still-waking light, pictures are a joy to find.