cityscape

How I Photographed Comet Leonard Over Madrid

Last week saw the last few days to see and photograph Comet Leonard after sunset at the horizon where I am located in Spain, and when my fellow photographer Javier Martinez Moran asked me to join him in an attempt to catch the comet passing behind the iconic Four Towers of Madrid, I couldn’t say no!

How Infrared Photography Can Create Stunning Sci-Fi Night Photos

Infrared photography is mostly used to create alternative and dreamy landscape pictures during bright days, giving nature specific hues from clear white to vivid yellow or red. But this technique has also a high potential in urban photography too, moreover at night.

The Geometric Beauty of Abstract Architectural Photography

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.

Photographing Ain Dubai, the World’s Biggest Ferris Wheel

Dubai, the city that is always present when you need urban and architectural wonders. The tallest building in the world, man-made islands with the shape of a palm, a stunning museum dedicated for the future. And now, the largest ferries wheel in the world: Ain Dubai, which means Dubai Eye in Arabic.

The Secret to Amazing Cityscape Photos: A Magic 15-Minute Window

After shooting cities all around the globe for the past 15 years, I managed to publish seven coffee table books featuring cities like Paris, Venice, Los Angeles, and New York. I learned the hard way when was the best time to shoot and want to save you the time and effort so you can make the best photos of cityscapes possible.

The Blue Moment: Shots of Hong Kong in the Last Moments of Dusk

"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."

Drone Photos of Fog Sweeping Into Hong Kong at Night

A little over a month ago, we shared some amazing drone photos of Hong Kong that truly captured the density of that megacity. Now, photographer Andy Yeung is back with the followup series Urban Fog: drone photos of Hong Kong shot at night as fog sweeps over the bustling metropolis.

Aerial Photographs of London Glowing at Night

After photographing a number of US cities at night through the open door of a helicopter, photographer Vincent Laforet has taken his Air project across the pond to shoot aerial shots of European cities. His first stop: London.

Heavenly Photographs of Dubai Skyscrapers Poking Through a Sea of Clouds

The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for its impressive skyline, which features the world's tallest building. Every so often, the city will become blanketed with a thick layer of fog that opens the door to beautiful photos of skyscrapers rising above clouds.

Daniel Cheong is one photographer who's always on the lookout for this particular photo opportunity. Over the years, he has built up an impressive collection of shots showing skyscrapers poking through Dubai fog.

7 Photos that Every Photographer Takes

There are a few photos that every photographer takes in their lifetime. It doesn't matter who you are or where you came from, you've taken these photos or will take them one day in the future. They're mostly tired shots we're all probably best avoiding, yet none of us can. Even having read this, someday you'll catch yourself mid click, snapping off one of these photos.

Yes, much like the proverbial photographic flame to our poor, moth-like eyeballs, these photos have an allure we can't deny. No matter how self-aware or disciplined we are, we'll forever be incapable of escaping the seven photos every photographer takes.

Take a Trip to Beautiful San Diego, Time-Lapse Style

Most time-lapses involve long pans over vast landscapes with gorgeous star-filled skies in the background. And while we love those -- if you haven't seen the New Zealand time-lapse we shared recently you're missing out -- we don't see equally stunning urban time-lapses nearly as often. This is one of the exceptions to that rule.