By Frank King
To many eyes - maybe even yours - urban landscapes have as much order and artistry as a plate of stew. It’s all just a jumbled mess of awkwardly placed buildings, roads, parking lots and streetlights, right?
Often, yes. But you might be surprised at just how many photographic opportunities can be found by discerning, patient eyes. Since I’ve turned my attention to urban landscapes (buildings, streetscapes, artworks and close-ups) I’ve been thrilled to produce some of the most striking pictures in my 30-plus years of photography.
So how do you enter an urban environment with a camera and come away with something besides frustration? Here’s what I’ve learned
1. What kind of light?
You’ve probably read that for many types of outdoor photography, the beginning and end of daylight is the best illumination possible. Generally, that applies to urban landscapes, too.
“Blue hour”, what many photographers call that 45-minute period after sunset and before sunrise, is often crucial ...
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