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Home > Tech News > Five techniques to photograph the beauty of the city around you.
Five techniques to photograph the beauty of the city around you.

Five techniques to photograph the beauty of the city around you.

By  Marcel Gardiner 2020-03-10 1976 20

As a place closely related to our life, the city is close at hand. Urban themes include architectural structure, urban customs, humanistic streetscape and other aspects of content, rich themes, with a broad shooting space. Today we will share six shooting techniques for you. Let's take a look at how to skillfully photograph the beauty of the city.

First, "early departure" and "late return"

Most of the ideal light and shadow conditions appear in the morning and evening, and when shooting landscape works, most of them will choose such a shooting period to create. In urban landscape photography, the same principle is followed. It is not only the light factor suitable for shooting, but also can make use of the large light ratio in the morning and evening to shoot the city scenery works with silhouette theme under the appropriate opportunity. Diligent pursuit of light and shadow is always the premise of taking an excellent work.

 
Nikon official sample sheet.

Second, with the help of lines.

Make rational use of the spatial sense of the wide-angle lens to show the beauty of the lines extended by the building structure. For cities, as long as you look carefully, you can find many buildings with beautiful lines, such as spirals, symmetries or guides. Make use of the distortion at the wide-angle end of the lens to increase the sense of extension of the space and enhance the visual impact of the building structure, so as to get an unusual picture. You can choose wide-angle lenses such as Nicole Z 14-30mm fhand 4S, and 14-30mm 's wide-angle focal length can help you shoot impacting works.

 
Nicole Z 14-30mm fram 4s official sample sheet.

Telephoto with telephoto lens.

Telephoto lens plays an important role in the shooting of urban themes. the remote capture power and unique sense of space compression of telephoto lens help photographers to take some photos with unique charm. You can choose telephoto lenses such as AF-S Nicole 70-200mm fdial 2.8e FL ED VR or AF-P Nicole 70-300mm fhand 4.5mur5.6G VR. Good optical quality can ensure the shooting of the cityscape, while the VR shock absorber function can also add power to the shooting.

 
AF-S Nicole 70-200mm famp 2.8e FL ED VR official sample sheet.

Fourth, take pictures of the movement of the city.

Photographing the dynamics of the city, showing the fast pace of the city, can convey the unique beauty of the city to the viewer. Reasonable use of slow door long exposure, can shoot a shocking picture. For example, take pictures of the tracks of traffic, the remnants of the flow of people, and so on. You can also take time-lapse images with the help of Nikon Z 6's "timed video" function to show shocking urban dynamics.

 
Nikon Z 6 official sample sheet.

5. Streets and alleys.

The scenery of streets and lanes is the humanistic core of a city. Shooting some characteristic characters and shops in large scenes not only shows the style and features of the city, but also brings unique humanistic feelings to the picture at the same time. Make the picture of the city more lifelike and full of the flavor of life.

 
Nikon official sample sheet.

Shooting the city in many directions can highlight the beauty of the city from different angles. At the same time, make good use of different focal lenses, with the different functions of the camera, can make our shooting more handy, so that city photography, please climb another tall building.


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