While the vast majority of us live in or near a major city, as photographers it can be easy to overlook the great opportunities that can afford us to get some amazing cityscape photographs. Hopefully these great shots and useful tips inspire you to revisit your local scenes for some great cityscapes.
Choose Your Time Wisely – The blue hour is best usually for cityscape shots that really pop (the hour after sunset and before sunrise). If not, then golden hour (the hour before sunset and after sunrise). Night time can produce some wonderful shots too depending on the scene. Shooting during the day is a lot more challenging, but should also not be ruled out depending on your vision for a shot and what you're trying to achieve. Just like any outdoor shooting, you have to be prepared to shoot in any conditions, but if you can choose your own shooting time, then things are a lot easier. Sharpness Wins – Usually you want to make your image sharp and in focus for cityscapes like the ones in this article. That means using a tripod and remote shutter release to minimise shaking of the camera (especially as the light gets lower in the sky or at night). In a pinch, put your camera on a stabilised position (like a ledge or a sandbag) and use the timed shutter release. However you do it, you just need to make sure your camera is stable for crisp shots.