Shoot your own sky­line

Jason Parnell-Brookes shows you how to cap­ture a strik­ing cityscape in the comfort of your own home with the help of some ba­sic of­fice sup­plies Pick up a stack of sta­ples and stand them up on a desk, and they turn into a sky­scraper

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Pho­to­graph a cityscape from the comfort of your front room

Some­times we all sit at our desks and day­dream, won­der­ing “What if I was some­where else right now?” Look­ing down at the bits and bobs around us, we might fid­dle with pens and pa­per, bend pa­per­clips into dif­fer­ent shapes, per­haps doo­dling where we can.

Well, how about let­ting your imag­i­na­tion run riot and turn­ing those ev­ery­day ob­jects into epic minia­ture scenes? For this fun pho­tog­ra­phy project, you re­ally don’t need any­thing more than an eye for de­tail, an an­gle­poise lamp and a de­cent sta­tionery sup­ply. Pick up a stack of sta­ples and stand them up on a desk, and they turn into a sky­scraper. What about cre­at­ing Seat­tle’s fa­mous Space Nee­dle? A bolt and a cou­ple of wash­ers work fine to achieve the look. It re­ally doesn’t take a lot to cre­ate a con­vinc­ing minia­ture city. The only other things you need are some acrylic board (we bought ours from eBay) and the afore­men­tioned desk lamp.

Here’s what you need to do in or­der to cre­ate a city sky­line of your own de­sign – plan­ning per­mis­sion not re­quired…

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