Cities are wonderful places for photography.  They’re filled with fantastic architecture, rushing people, and moving cars.  They also offer a whole lot of angles, shadows, movement, and subjects for you to photograph.

A day is never enough to capture everything there is on offer in a city, even a small one.  You could spend days on end trying to get every angle, every composition, and every lighting situation.

But the best way to capture the feel of a city is to just go in there and photograph.  Simple.  Photograph it if it’s sunny, photograph it if it’s raining, and photograph it if it’s overcast.  Photograph it in the morning, the afternoon, the evening, and the night.

This doesn’t all have to be done on the one day.  Spread it out over several days, or weekends.  But what I’m trying to say is, don’t choose your day.  If it’s raining, for instance, don’t say ‘Oh, I’ll just go another day’ because a city can have many different moods and the same shot taken on a sunny day might look a hundred times better if it’s taken on a rainy day.

Most people live near a city so a day trip isn’t all that hard to do.  But what if you live miles away and a day trip just isn’t viable?

Well, country towns all have a main commercial center.  So a day spent in your own town can be just as productive.  There are still people, angles, architecture, shadows, and movement for you to capture.

So get out there and start photographing!  Cities can offer you a smorgasbord of fantastic photographic opportunities, all you have to do is get there.

Happy shooting!

Pics By Nick - Sydney

City - Tokyo

City - Kyoto