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.
One growing trend of our age is the search for simplicity. It’s expressed in nearly everything—from our style of dress to what we eat to the buildings where we live. This minimalism also has its place in art. And art may have stood at its beginnings. Remember the pioneering Bauhaus school, which emphasized the use of basic colors and shapes, clean lines, and overall clarity across all styles. This school’s heritage lives on in many fields—including photography.
Photographing abandoned places isn’t all that different from photographing architecture or landscapes. The scene is static, and so you have to work hard with composition and light to underscore the place’s atmosphere and produce a gripping picture. We’ll show you how to do it.
Photographing people and nature is a classic, but cities are very photogenic too. No matter whether you’re in your hometown or passing through a metropolis while on vacation, if you have a camera handy, you can refine your skill at capturing hidden and public beauty. Here are a few tips for your next urban photo safari.