02. Shooting cityscapes

Karl and the team head to the top of Montparnasse Tower to take some simply stunning snapshots of the city of Paris. Karl talks you through this process and explains to you the essential kit needed for nighttime cityscapes- a sturdy tripod and a shutter release cable. Learn to get the perfect balance between city light and ambient light to get an evenly matched shot. With these few techniques you’ll be able to create simple images that are more eye-catching than you had imagined and make capturing inspiring cityscapes second nature.


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    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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