Location Challenges: How to shoot City Skylines
City skyline, I think you guys already know what I'm gonna say about this one. I think I said it today. So what are the challenges? Challenges are trying to be there at the right time. I think skylines look best with their lights on, kinda like lighthouses. I see a lot of pictures of lighthouses taken midday and they're nice, I mean, lighthouses, most of 'em are beautiful. But to me, I want a picture of a lighthouse with the light on. It's the same thing with a city skyline, I think they really look great with the lights on. It's tough to do, tough to capture it at the right time. I think that twilight time right before sunrise, right after sunset is gonna be your key time, because a black sky just doesn't look as good in those photos. So I think we wanna try to avoid those black skies in there and so we wanna get some color in there. Again, you see a little bit of color. I did a longer exposure on this one. I did like, a 30 second exposure on it, so I'm on a tripod and you see the str...
eaky clouds? It just kinda adds a little bit something different to the photo. So what do you do? Lights should be on. You can't always control this, but try to put yourself there on a day where you think the lights are gonna be on. Weekends are gonna tend to be the worse for city buildings, twilight color for the sky.