02. Shooting cityscapes

Karl and the team head to the top of Montparnasse Tower to take some stunning photographs of the city of Paris.

Karl talks you through this process and explains the essential kit needed for nighttime cityscapes. You’ll learn how getting your timing right is crucial to getting the perfect balance between city light and ambient light.

With the techniques covered in this photography class you’ll be able to create eye-catching images and understand how to easily and effectively capture inspiring cityscape images.

In this travel photography class we cover the following:

  • Travel photography: How to photograph cityscapes
  • How to photograph at night
  • Useful equipment for night photography
  • Long exposure photography tips
  • Photographing using high ISO

If you have any questions about this photography class please post in the comments section below.

NOTE: This photography class is available with subtitles.


Comments

    1. Hi Gkarnik, in this module some of the chapters are a bit shorter, if you check out some of our other chapters they are over an hour long, it just depends on how much we were able to film/ what the edit required, we are filming new landscape modules next week so there is plenty more coming 😉

  1. Hello Karl, the second image at the end of the video shows an aperture of 2.8, could you explain that to me. Your depth of field would be small would it not. And when shooting landscapes are you setting the lens to infinity, or where would you place your focus on a shot such as this.

    Cheers
    Gerry

    1. Hi Gerry, on top of a skyscraper as in this case the distance to the nearest object was at the infinity focus point so there was no concern for depth of field. What there was a concern for was keeping the ISO low in the low light so on some shots where I need a short shutter speed for no car trails then the larger aperture was needed, where longer shutter speeds were used then of course the aperture could be closed down. In instances such as this the focus point is AF to the most significant part of the scene, then it is set to manual a test shot is taken and I zoom in on the preview image and pan around it to check the other areas. Cheers Karl.

  2. Hi Karl, on whichever browser I use, am also seeing each part to be only about 3min. Do you mean to say that the full session (with a collection of small videos) is about 20min?

    1. Hi Jonathon, the same thing i mentioned to Gkarnik, in this module some of the chapters are a bit shorter, if you check out some of our other chapters they are over an hour long, it just depends on how much we were able to film/ what the edit required, we are filming new landscape modules next week so there is plenty more coming 😉

  3. Wow, I just looked up Paris pollution levels, based on your video and images— they are running at roughly 50,000 premature deaths per year now, due to just air pollution. They say it is the worst in decades, and have temporarily outlawed cars 20 years old or older, as they periodically have worse days than Berlin and Beijing (that really amazed me!). Like i said—I had no idea Paris had gotten so much worse. Such a beautiful city in many places, with so much going for it otherwise.
    Glad they and the EU are working on it, as it has reached what they are now calling Alert status, due to increase mortality risks, significant impact on tourism and quality of life.

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