Whenever the name land photography comes, the first thing that click’s into minds is the pictures of beaches, mountains and beautiful planes but landscape photography is not just limited to these things. With little practice and creativity, you can create amazing landscape photographs simply in the urban areas. Following are some of the helpful tips that can teach you to take beautiful urban landscapes.
Take Care Of Foreground And Background:
Treat your urban landscapes just like typical landscapes in which you have to give the foreground and background both a close attention. Think about how the eyes of the viewer will float through the whole scene and it works best if your foreground and background is in clear focus.
Make Ordinary Objects Amazing:
In the traditional landscape photography, a tree, a flower or a mountain is the subject that adds beauty to the whole scene. In urban areas, it’s not only about the buildings that can contribute to urban landscapes. Find out different ways by which you can make different subjects such as, cans, graffiti, umbrellas, cars, textures and other things beautiful. There are endless options to capture objects in this way.
When it comes to urban photography, people usually go for monochromes or sepia tones to capture streets and buildings to give it an old look. It is a good thing but if you want to create something more amazing than that, then try experiencing with colors and see what change it can bring to your urban shot.
When you are photographing the city, the light changes continuously. Make sure to pay full attention to the position of the sun and how it is affecting the light of the environment before taking an urban photo. Do not just focus on the scene but also the light falling on it.
Try capturing The Urban Nights:
One easy way to improve your urban photography is to go out in the night. By night, it not only means the golden hours, but also the late night hours where artificial lights of the city take over. Artificial lights bring a whole new atmosphere with a lot of beautiful opportunities to capture urban landscapes. For steady and sharp images at long exposures, use a tripod and create stunning urban portraits.
These are some simple tips with the help of which you can capture beautiful urban landscapes. Following are some inspiring examples of urban photography.