The N-Photo experts say…
Cities are crammed with subjects. Get shots that stand out
seek the boring
A photo is only as interesting as the subject, so look for the unusual, but also explore the mundane – why do our eyes pass by it so easily? What’s boring about it? Maybe you can concentrate on a detail no one else has spotted.
Keep it steady
Pop your camera on a tripod – it’s clear from Michael’s long-exposure shot of the car park that he’s already doing that, as it’s sharp in all the right places. A tripod also allows you to experiment with long exposures, too.
Long exposures are great. If you can, wait to shoot on a day when the sky is scattered with puffy cumulostratus or altocumulus (mackerel clouds) clouds. High winds help create streaks as the clouds move across the sky.
try a new lens
As well as using a wideangle lens to capture the scale of a building, try switching to a telephoto zoom to isolate details and geometric patterns. Longer lenses can also be used to make a cityscape appear more densely packed.