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
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.