In the City: Weekly Photography Challenge

In the City: Weekly Photography Challenge

Earlier in the week we shared 49 city skyline shots in an image collection that got passed around the web quite a bit. I thought it might be good this weekend to followup with a ‘city’ themed photography challenge.

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So your challenge is to shoot and share an image or two on the theme of ‘in the city’. You can shoot some skylines if you wish or can interpret the theme in any other way that you wish. Photograph people in the city, do some street photograph, concentrate on architecture, photograph a street parade or festival – whatever you wish.

Once you’ve taken and selected the ‘city’ image that you’d like to share – upload it to your favourite photo sharing site or blog and either share a link to it or – embed them in the comments using the our new tool to do so.

If you tag your photos on Flickr, Instagram, Twitter or other sites with Tagging tag them as #DPSCITY to help others find them. Linking back to this page might also help others know what you’re doing so that they can share in the fun.

Also – don’t forget to check out some of the great shots posted in last weeks challenge – Water challenge where there were some great shots submitted.

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

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  • Jon August 10, 2012 08:45 am

    Island in the stream.

  • Jon August 10, 2012 08:43 am

    Different solutions, awning, parasol and nothing at all. Drammen Norway.

  • Jon August 10, 2012 08:33 am

    Different solutions, awning, parasol or nothing at all. Drammen, Norway[eimg link='' title='Different solutions' url='']

  • OnyxE August 9, 2012 02:52 am

    Vancouver, BC

  • Jim August 8, 2012 09:45 am

    A photo from a week or two ago , sorry. I am stuck at a beach(poor me) no reason to hit the city.
    This was taken from my 10th floor room on Ludlow Street in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

  • Drazzel August 8, 2012 02:34 am

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  • Furqan August 8, 2012 12:26 am

    my pic from Minneapolis

  • Christopher Methven August 7, 2012 02:13 pm

    Times Square

  • Brian Baute August 6, 2012 06:09 am

    From midtown Manhattan:

  • Sayantan August 6, 2012 01:48 am

    comments n critiques welcome :)

  • Sayantan August 6, 2012 01:43 am

  • jon August 5, 2012 05:55 am

  • Jon August 5, 2012 05:52 am

    Here's mine. Taken the other night at long couverts, petite France, Strasbourg.

  • Drew Thorsen August 4, 2012 11:51 pm

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    Why, I did not drop this down to 200 ISO? I have no idea. Forgot I guess :P. 12am In Downtown Portland, OR! Someone foamed the fountain and even though that isn't the focal point, that's what drew me to the spot.

    Exif Data :

    ISO : 800


    6" Exposure

    27mm Focal

    No Flash

  • navdeep August 4, 2012 08:49 pm

    City of Bern in the old town:
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    Hotel in front of Geneva lake:
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    Geneva lake with city skyline in the background :-)
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    View of Dolceacqua across the bridge:
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    Train descending from Jungfrau to Kleine Scheidegg:
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  • Nathan Bird August 4, 2012 12:31 pm

  • J Labuguen August 4, 2012 12:18 pm

    The sun setting over Chicago as seen from Millennium Park.

  • mark August 4, 2012 08:08 am

    Tower bridge[/img]

  • Oliver August 4, 2012 07:50 am

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  • Rachelli D'Angelo August 4, 2012 05:02 am

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  • Rick Kuhn August 4, 2012 12:19 am

    Couple unusual shots of New York City with a red tail hawk and Belvedere Castle

  • Paul August 4, 2012 12:17 am

    St. John's, NL, Canada

  • Navdeep August 3, 2012 07:05 am

  • Almanh August 3, 2012 06:30 am

    Here's mine, made in China.

  • Pishtii August 3, 2012 06:18 am

    Well here is a block of flats from a few thouand years ago...

  • Joe H. August 3, 2012 05:05 am

  • Joe H. August 3, 2012 05:00 am

    Some night time city photog

  • Paul August 3, 2012 02:34 am

  • Maurice Burke August 3, 2012 01:55 am

  • Sandra August 3, 2012 01:21 am

  • Keivan August 2, 2012 03:50 pm

    Toronto Front Street

  • Oliver August 2, 2012 05:04 am

    Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Australia

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  • alan August 1, 2012 07:12 pm

    Here's mine, these were taken in Barcelona

    this in Frankfurt

    theres more in this set, these are just my favourites

  • Michael DiGiovanni August 1, 2012 01:41 pm

  • Michael DiGiovanni August 1, 2012 01:40 pm

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  • Lifeslider August 1, 2012 11:36 am

    Evening in Novosibirsk after the rain.

  • Lifeslider August 1, 2012 11:34 am

    My city Novosibirsk in the middle of Russia. Today we had a first rain after a long dry period.
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  • Michele August 1, 2012 10:20 am

    First time posting to weekly challenge...
    here goes - shots of our street being repaved with hot asphalt in the pouring rain :) the steam off the road was amazing :)

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  • Michele August 1, 2012 10:00 am

    First time to post to a weekly challenge...hopefully it's ok. these are shots of street city workers paving the beautiful Vancouver rain. I felt the steam coming off the hot asphalt was what made the shot.
    Shot with a Cannon 5D Mark II.

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  • Rhonda Samuels August 1, 2012 08:47 am

    Here are some pics of the city in New York!!

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  • Rhonda Samuels August 1, 2012 08:40 am

    Here are some pics from New York!![eimg link='' title='NX7C1541edit' url='']

  • Rhonda Samuels August 1, 2012 08:29 am

    Here are some images from New York

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  • Azli Wahab July 31, 2012 02:30 pm

    Fish eye view from outside of Pavillion.

  • PJ July 31, 2012 12:49 pm

    Lumpini Park, The lunge of Bangkok by iPhone HDR

  • PJ July 31, 2012 12:34 pm

    Lumpini Park, The lunge of Bangkok by iPhone HDR [eimg url='' title='487690_4429537615238_2111357173_n.jpg']

  • Hasan Almasi July 31, 2012 05:47 am

  • SCameron July 31, 2012 01:01 am

    When I think of in the city it's more of a gritty feel:

  • Jason July 30, 2012 10:30 pm

    I live in a small city. So instead of skylines and such, I looked for interesting details. Old jail fence, downtown Williamsport, PA.

  • Gordon Leav July 30, 2012 09:00 am

  • Patricia Dorman July 30, 2012 05:32 am

  • Randy Crews July 30, 2012 03:09 am

    Downtown Cabo

  • Youtlem July 30, 2012 01:54 am

    For some reason the pictures don't show in my last comment, here are the links:

    Feeling trapped inside:

    Parisian charm:

  • Agus Purnomo July 29, 2012 11:34 pm

    You shall not park!
    Taken in front of the library at University of Indonesia.

  • Binoy Shaw July 29, 2012 08:51 pm

  • Andrii July 29, 2012 08:34 pm

    Here is Brisbane - the city were I live now.

  • Alejandro Zeballos July 29, 2012 04:46 pm

    This is a picture during a recent demonstration in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I think this picture represents the essence of a city for me because one of the main differences I've noticed between cities and towns are beggars, homeless people and the way people just ignore them and go on with their lives.

  • Youssef July 29, 2012 12:51 pm

    Feeling trapped inside:

    Parisian charm:

  • Phil Street July 29, 2012 11:18 am

    This was taken in Perth Western Australia.

  • laurent July 29, 2012 09:01 am

    Up is down
    Street reflection

    Both were shot in Chicago

  • Anand Gopal July 29, 2012 07:56 am

    New York City street scene -

  • Chris July 29, 2012 07:04 am

    Well, I am not sure if my last Photos went up!
    I was excited to see this challenge! I knew exactly what photos I was going to choose for this...
    "Taxis In New York"
    "Welcome to New York"


  • Elemmaciltur July 29, 2012 04:54 am

    Here's mine...first try at street photography:

  • TIA International Photography July 29, 2012 04:53 am

    I love this week’s challenge!

    This one is both “in” the city, but some could successfully argue that it is also “over” the city. Enjoy!

    “Where Seventh Avenue Meets Broadway”:

  • Luca Biada July 29, 2012 03:47 am

    Here's some of mine, taken in london:

    and here a couple taken in rome:

  • Jeff July 29, 2012 01:35 am

    Here's mine. City of Detroit Skyline in Hart Plaza.

  • Tom O'Connor July 29, 2012 01:28 am

    Here's a curious one:

  • Mark July 29, 2012 12:30 am

  • joshi daniel July 29, 2012 12:28 am


  • Mridula July 29, 2012 12:23 am

    My entry- a suburb near Delhi and the contrast with the Indian Himalayas!

  • Raluca Melania July 28, 2012 11:09 pm

    Budapest on a sunny summer day

  • Seb July 28, 2012 10:38 pm

    Little Venice in Colmar, France

  • wrenchhead July 28, 2012 06:54 pm

    The essence of america.

  • wrenchhead July 28, 2012 06:53 pm

    Diner details in Melbourne.

  • August July 28, 2012 01:26 pm

    How fun! Here is my entry:

  • Franklin Rabon July 28, 2012 01:19 pm Atlanta

  • Brenda July 28, 2012 01:01 pm

    From a recent trip to the Big Apple:

  • Stan Clark July 28, 2012 12:14 pm

  • raghavendra July 28, 2012 12:13 pm

    Love the theme for this week photography challenge

  • Gustavo Dragunskis July 28, 2012 11:17 am

  • Gustavo Dragunskis July 28, 2012 11:15 am

  • Scottc July 28, 2012 09:05 am

    For some reason "in the city" doesn't make me think of skylines.

    Reflections from Vegas.

  • Bill July 28, 2012 09:01 am

    Toronto City Hall

  • Alexander Catastroff July 28, 2012 07:31 am

    My favourite cities are Toronto and Vancouver.

    Here's my photo (Although it's not of Toronto or Vancouver, but rather Quebec City).

  • Sunando July 28, 2012 07:21 am

  • Steve July 28, 2012 07:14 am

    A classic London skyline:

    Street scene in Spain:

    and for even more variation a scene from Gibralta:

  • Ezio July 28, 2012 07:11 am

    here are 6 of mine: (Edinburgh) (New York) (New York) (Zürich) (Zürich) (Nice)

  • Ezio July 28, 2012 07:04 am

    here are 4 of mine:

  • John Velocci July 28, 2012 06:37 am

    here are some more: (this was taking from inside a moving car in Paris) (this was taking from inside a moving car in Paris) (inside the Louvre in Paris) (inside a mall in Paris)

  • Jeff E Jensen July 28, 2012 06:33 am

    Awesome! I love a good wander around a big city:

  • John Velocci July 28, 2012 06:31 am

  • Kenneth Rivera July 28, 2012 06:28 am

    I live in Costa Rica and we don't have many big skyscrapers, though I want to share a night photo San José Downtown:

    I have some photos about graffiti and other interesting shoots of the city that will come during the following days on my blog.

    If you have nice shoots of your city share them :)

  • John Velocci July 28, 2012 06:28 am

    here is mine.

  • Sergejs Babikovs July 28, 2012 06:07 am

    Some classic street, some cityscapes and all that at my page. Will try to tag something with dpscity today.

    Looking forward to see some awesome pictures from other readers :)

  • Badflea July 28, 2012 06:06 am

    Here my entry from my favorite city....Tokyo.