Traffic cameras in New York are not only watching cars but listening to them, too.
Traffic cameras in New York are not only watching cars but listening to them, too.
Cody Ellingham's project, Fantasy City by the Harbor, strips back the bustling city of Hong Kong to carve out quiet moments of introspection.
Timelapse photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov has released a hyperlapse of Singapore he shot just before the pandemic started which captures the wonder of the colorful and dynamic city-state.
Architectural photography can offer viewers more than a mere facsimile of what's in front of the camera. Photographer Nikola Olic has shown this through a creative approach by focusing on structural abstracts, alongside quotes that detail the story of each building he photographs.
Since time immemorial, the majority of street photographers among us chase a singular objective when they walk out with their cameras: chaos. There are, of course, exceptions to this generalization. But the most happening places mostly always give us the maximum to work with.
This relaxing visual journey takes viewers through the United States' most beautiful cities and national parks, captured in a large-scale, 36-minute timelapse film.
The Finnish capital city of Helsinki is the country's central hub of politics, education, finance, and culture. If you'd like a window into the history of the city, check out Helsinkiphotos.fi -- it's an online database of over 65,000 free photos that anyone can view and use.
Due to the pioneering adventures of a few, the Lofoten Islands have become a winter magnet for landscape photographers. Light has begotten this new pilgrimage. And February is the high season.
Photographer Keith Loutit spent 988 days between 2012 and 2020 shooting thousands of different perspectives on the island nation of Singapore. Using the huge number of photos created, Loutit created this beautiful 5-minute timelapse that shows how Singapore's skyline changed over the past 8 years.
I had not been to the city center of Amsterdam in a while, even though I only live a 5-minute bike ride away. Yesterday evening, close to sunset, I decided to take a look.
I last visited Venice a long time ago, and all I could remember were the crazy crowds. It's no wonder, because I visited in the summer. Last weekend, I decided to visit Venice in the winter with my girlfriend. People were saying "Why Venice? It’s not the season." But that’s exactly the point. I thought that visiting in Venice would be smart to avoid all the crowds, and I was right.
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico, the most populous city found in North America, and one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world. Aerial photographer and videographer Tarsicio Sañudo flew his drone above the area inhabited by over 21 million people and created this gorgeous 4-minute drone hyperlapse video titled "Hyperia: Mexico City the Hypercity."
Over the past several years, director Phil Holland has been specializing in high-res, large-format aerial cinematography. This gorgeous video titled "Above NYC" is a flyover of The Big Apple shot in 12K using a special rig comprising 3 RED Weapon Monstro 8K VV cameras.
My name is James D. Lee, and I'm a photographer based in Oakland. I recently got around to posting four years worth of selected photos shot in and around the San Francisco Bay area strictly on tilt-shift lenses. I completed this project while working full-time marketing/photography positions.
Earlier this month, we reported that the city of Laguna Beach, California, required photographers to pay $100+ for a photo permit even if they were shooting non-commercial photos on public land. After word of the policy spread and complaints began flooding in, Laguna Beach has now changed its policy, making it clear that personal photography is free to do on public property.
Think San Francisco's "discrimination" against high-end camera gear is bad? Get this: the city of Laguna Beach, California, charges a minimum of $100 for a permit if you wish to take non-commercial photos in public places.
For the past few years, Chicago-based photographer Angie McMonigal has been working on a project titled Urban Quilt. Her goal is to capture her city's buildings as a patchwork of colors, textures, and materials.
Ukranian timelapse photographer Kirill Neiezhmakov has released a gorgeous new short film titled, "A Gift from Rome." It's a timelapse and hyperlapse journey through the Eternal City with creative transitions.
"The Blue Moment" is the latest photo series by Hong Kong-based photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze. His goal was to capture his city during the beautiful and "fleeting time between day and night when a mystical blue veil envelops the city" -- a time commonly referred to by photographers as "blue hour."
Want to be a wildlife photographer but find it hard to get out of the city? Try shooting urban wildlife. Here's an inspiring 13-minute Nat Geo Live! talk in which photographer Bertie Gregory shares stories about his adventures in capturing wild animals on camera in England's urban jungles.
Photographer Navid Baraty captured this beautiful photograph of New York City reflected in the side of a skyscraper.
Back in February, time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth captured the world's imagination with his insane "Dubai Flow Motion" project, which took the concept of the hyperlapse to a whole new level.
Now he's back again with the video above, titled "Istanbul: Flow Through the City of Tales." Whitworth used his same ambitious hyperlapse techniques to create a dazzling tour of Istanbul, Turkey.
Photographer Ho Fan has been shooting black and white street photography since the 1950s. At the time, he was living in the poor, rundown Central neighborhood of Hong Kong. The streets, filled with food and trinket vendors, captured the recent Shanghai transplant's attention. It was with this fascination that Fan took his camera to the streets, documenting the intriguing life around him.
Wonderful Machine photographer Donna Dotan has stumbled across what she hopes to be a lifelong personal project. Holding her camera outside the window of skyscrapers, Reflections From Above captures the symmetry of the city below by using the reflection of the buildings’s mirror-like exterior.
You carry a camera everywhere because you just never know when something or someone worthy of having its picture taken will appear. You also work plenty of weddings and events, or you may be a photo journalist for a newspaper. You are a photographer, and are always on the lookout for beauty. But what makes a city good for a working photographer? While it’s important that there are plenty things to photograph, these statistics are equally relevant as well.
Coming from one of the masters of time-lapse photography, "Welcome to Doha," by Michael Shainblum is a brilliant piece of work that shows off the beautiful capital of Qatar as only Shainblum can.
In 2009, Swedish artist Johanna Mårtensson read an article that described how well the Earth would do if humans simply ceased to exist. Within a few centuries, most buildings would be collapsed or collapsing as animals, plants and bacteria re-established the social order in cities once ruled by the curious primate Homo sapien.
The article got her creative juices flowing, and ultimately led to a photo installation called "Decor:" a city built by Mårtensson entirely out of bread, and left to decompose as she took daily photos over the course of 6 months.
Metaphysics of an Urban Landscape is an ongoing series of photographs by Milan-based photographer Gabriele Croppi that features high-contrast, black-and-white photographs of major cities around the world. His images often feature a single subject illuminated by a slice of sunlight in front of a background filled with shadows and negative space. His photographs of New York City are especially striking, as a normally chaotic city is turned into a silent play of light and darkness.
Now here's a creative idea that we've never seen before... For this short film titled New York: Night and Day, New York City-based filmmaker and animator Philip Stockton blended daytime and nighttime images of his city into single shots. He explains,
New York: Night and Day is a combination of non-traditional video time-lapse and animation. I filmed day and night scenes from around New York City and combined them back into single sequences using rotoscoping techniques. The piece explores the relationships between night and day, by compositing together scenes shot in the same location over a time period ranging from 4 - 8 hours. I hope you enjoy it.
If you have two minutes to spare, you've got to check out this time-lapse video by photographer Rob Whitworth. There are plenty of time-lapse projects on the web, but one thing in particular about this one caught out eye: the transitions. Whitworth came up with some of the most creative transitions we've seen so far in a city time-lapse. Scenes bounce between day and night. Shots zoom from one into another. It's like a roller coaster for your eyes.