How to shoot ar­chi­tec­ture

Want bet­ter city­break shots? Use our tips and in­spi­ra­tion to help you cap­ture the beauty and the buzz of our ur­ban spa­ces

Digital Photo (UK) - - CONTENTS - Words by Ben Davis

Use our tips and in­spi­ra­tion to help you cap­ture your best-ever city­break shots full of buzz and beauty.

Ci­ties have a par­tic­u­lar buzz about them. It’s not just the purr of en­gines, hum­ming livewires and the hus­tle and the bus­tle, but an un­mis­take­able en­ergy; a ge­nius loci, and it’s this spirit which is truly spell­bind­ing for pho­tog­ra­phers to cap­ture.

Each city of­fers an abun­dance of im­ages, from soar­ing sky­lines to splen­dour of its ar­chi­tec­ture. And as over 90% of us now re­side in a con­crete jun­gle, it’s a far more ac­ces­si­ble sub­ject than the hin­ter­land. This makes it the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to sharpen your shoot­ing skills and cre­ate im­ages that will mes­merise the viewer.

But there are many chal­lenges to over­come when it comes to pho­tograph­ing ci­ties and ar­chi­tec­ture with con­fi­dence. The com­po­nents that com­bine to make ex­cit­ing ur­ban im­ages ex­tend way be­yond cam­era set­tings. Most en­thu­si­asts will recog­nise a broad depth of field and a sturdy tri­pod are es­sen­tial, but it takes time to know the se­cret of the art in­side out. So we’ve put to­gether this guide for you, to act as a short­cut on your jour­ney to more show­stop­ping city shots. So point your lens to­wards the place you live. It doesn’t mat­ter if it’s Clitheroe or Tokyo, the tech­niques are the same no mat­ter the lo­ca­tion, and the joy ar­rives in equal mea­sure.

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