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12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night

12 Expert Tips For Photographing Cityscapes At Night
Jimmy Mcintyre is a travel photographer and educator. His photos have been published in local and national magazines, including the BBC. His online courses on digital blending and post-processing can be found in his official website. In this tutorial, Jimmy shares his expert tips on photographing cityscapes at night and during golden hour. by Jimmy McIntyre It was the fifth time that we climbed this hill at 4 a.m. Yet, our faith and persistence were rewarded as the faintest orange glow began to creep through the clouds. And I was reminded how much I love shooting cityscapes. There’s nothing quite like the energy and buzz of a large city. Here are a few tips on shooting and processing cityscape images that I’d like to share with you. 1. 2. In order to create a balanced image, it is sometimes necessary to take multiple exposures of the same scene. Close up of base exposure 4 bracketed exposures Final image after blending exposures with luminosity masks 3. 4. 5. 6. The shot without tourists: 7.

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