>>> Street Photography eXchange #48 <<<

Started Jun 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: too many cranes

At the suggestion of a better photographer, I have started taking cityscapes as an exercise in composition for maybe two years.  Except when I took the same shot on my street as Berenice Abbott did, and modern PP made mine better, I have not had many that I like, if any really.

I see the city every day, and its contours give me pleasure, but to get that feeling into a photograph takes a very long and steep learning curve.  I am slowly getting better, but I have nothing, really, to show for it.

To take the kind of shot you did, you have to consider the lighting and the time of day, the play of form, light and shadow.

Chris is right to encourage you.  I am right to tell you how hard it is to succeed.  Look at Berenice Abbott and other cityscape artists.  Then ask what would your photos need to enter into that realm.  Also, pick a scene you like, and photograph it at different times of day and weather conditions.   These are not things that I have done, because my cityscapes are incidental to my street photography.  But they would really help.

Good luck.

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