Travel Photography Tips
An urban landscape doesn't have to be your typical wide-angle shot of skyscraper or skyline. Finding details that are unique to your surroundings is not only a great way to illustrate the story of a location, but will also give your urban landscape images some context.
Photographing subjects that generally interest you creates an engagement with the urban landscape to explore it in more detail. After a while those subjects will naturally stand out without much effort. Be careful, though, not to get so focus on one subject, that you might miss what else is out there. Sometimes we look so hard for those circles we love and miss a great square right next to us.
Shooting cityscapes and details on location doesn't require a kitbag full of equipment, which fits perfectly with your traveling. The great thing about this type of photography is its flexibility. A lot of fantastic urban landscapes have been captured on compacts and even camera phones. Its how you frame your images that really matters.
The photo on this blog post was taken in Campo Grande, Lisbon. It's not a pretty place so the challenge is to find great details. As I was walking by, I noticed the blue door, the geometric shapes, the colours and the textures.