Three Simple Steps to Capture the City
Digital Photo|February 2017

A deep depth of field is the foundation of any engaging city shot. Follow these steps to start shooting like a pro.

Capturing a vibrant city shot is a wonderful memento of a visit somewhere, as well as an opportunity to show off your shooting skills! With the right approach, it’s easy to create engaging and exciting images of any urban space,whether it’s Manchester or Manhattan: size doesn’t matter, it’s how you shoot that counts.

Before you start setting up your camera, it’s worth spending some time to find the perfect viewpoint. This can be difficult at street level,so look to get up higher, or shoot across the open space created by a river. Also consider what time of day would be best for your shot. One of the most aesthetic hours for cityscapes is dusk when the electric lights begin to shine.

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