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City Tag

7 Aug

How to Shoot Cityscapes

While many landscape photographers will take the free weekend to run over to the countryside and capture a blissful landscape where the mountains touch the sea, others choose to work with what they’ve got at home, in the city. That is, of course, urban landscape photography. Today we’ll talk about shooting Cityscapes. Even if you haven’t done this type of photography before, surely, you’ve seen photos of cities shot during dusk, showing the sky glow after sunset, city lights and car trails. Such a photograph can have a powerful effect due to the mixture of different light sources, capturing at the same time what is a chaotic urban world, and a peaceful calm that is the natural sky. For the same...
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10 Apr

Create A Gritty, Urban Look In Lightroom That Pops

Urban jungles from New York to Chicago to London are known for their iconic, gray skyscrapers as well as for their colorful buses and taxis. The gritty concrete buildings juxtaposed against the bright yellow or red vehicles make for great photo opportunities. But sometimes that contrast doesn't show up on camera as strongly as it does in person. Start by opening your image in Lightroom. This tutorial works best with a cityscape that doesn't include much sky. We want the focus to be on the man made features of the city. The first thing we're going to do is adjust the general exposure. Start by bumping up your shadows. This will bring a lot more detail into the dark parts of the image and will...
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6 Jun

The Perfect Camera and Lens for Every Summer Vacation

Summer is finally here, which, for many, means travel plans are right around the corner. Whether you plan on spending your summer road tripping across the United States or exploring a new country overseas, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to capture your experience on camera. Travel photography is not only a great way to document a trip and provide yourself with tangible memories, but it also offers an incredible opportunity to improve as a photographer. This summer, while you’re packing your bags full of bathing suits, hiking boots and sunscreen, don’t forget to pack the photo gear you’ll need as well. If you’re thinking about buying or renting a new camera body or lens for your summer vacation, look...
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