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Weekly Photography Challenge – Cityscapes

Earlier today I shared a set of images of cityscapes. That’s designed to inspire you, make you say “wow” and want to get out there and photograph your city.

This week I’d like to challenge you to photograph close to home. If you live in a city, you’re all set! If you’re in the country or smaller town, you just need to get more creative or take a short drive.

You’ll notice that many of the cityscape images in the collection are shot at night. That’s when the city and the lights really come to life and dance for the camera. Find the best location and angle to photograph your cityscape. Try looking up at the buildings, or getting up high on a rooftop or balcony and looking down. Change up your perspective to create something different and striking.

Maybe try some black and white photography or even some HDR of the city skyline. Go capture the same scene at different times of day including: sunset, the blue hour (twilight), and after dark. Shoot wide and get the whole vista, and try some closer up and focus in on details. Here are a few images to give you more ideas:

Image: By joiseyshowaa

By joiseyshowaa

Image: By Chris Smith

By Chris Smith

Image: By Christopher

By Christopher

Image: By Pedro Szekely

By Pedro Szekely

Image: By Justin Brown

By Justin Brown

Image: By jesuscm

By jesuscm

Image: By Paolo Margari

By Paolo Margari

Image: By Pedro Szekely

By Pedro Szekely

Image: By Justin Brown

By Justin Brown

Image: By ZeroOne

By ZeroOne

Image: By Nathan Congleton

By Nathan Congleton

Image: By Shawn Hoke

By Shawn Hoke

Image: By David Yu

By David Yu

Share your cityscape photos!

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!