How to Shoot Cityscapes Through Glass

If you like shooting from observatories, chances are you’ve had to deal with shooting through glass. Most observatories are indoor (the Top of the Rock and the Empire State Buildings are notable exceptions). Shooting through glass can be challenging for a few reasons, so let’s talk about what you can do to get a great […]

Photographing the Chicago Bridges Lifts

Today, I wanted to share something that’s in between architecture and cityscapes: the Chicago Bridge Lifts! Every year, the bridges have to open to let sailboats move from between Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. Lifts are scheduled on several Wednesdays and Saturdays in April-May and October-November each year. In 2015, I was in Chicago for […]

The best cityscapes in New York City

chicago board of trade, ceres, la salle street

New York City… the city of skyscrapers and many skyline views. It’s a photographer’s dream when it comes to cityscapes! We thought we’d feature some of our favorite locations to capture New York cityscapes Let’s start with observatories, as it’s always great to see the city from above. The Top of the Rock, at the Rockefeller Center, […]

Gear Guide: Cityscapes

Last week, we gave you some gear recommendations for architectural abstracts. This week, let’s talk about cityscapes! It can be a little more involved than abstracts, as we are often shooting at sunset and blue hour. As always, this is just a guide and the goal is for you to find the gear that works […]

The best Chicago rooftops for cityscapes

After sharing our best locations for cityscapes in Chicago, we thought we’d come back with the best rooftop locations. Elevated views are always great and Chicago has a lot of options to get something a little different! Let’s start with the obvious observations deck. Chicago has two observatories that are open year-round: 360 Chicago and […]

The best Chicago cityscapes

Chicago is known for its world-class architecture, and rightfully so. But where are the best places to capture views of the city? Let’s share our best location to photograph Chicago cityscapes and skyline views! Starting along the lake on the North side, we have North Avenue Beach. Closer to Downtown, you get a great skyline […]

The best Toronto cityscapes

The Toronto skyline is pretty easy to recognize, thanks to the CN Tower that can be seen from pretty much anywhere in the city. Let’s dive into the best locations to capture Toronto cityscapes. The lake views are probably the most obvious and famous. There are several islands just south of Downtown Toronto, so it’s […]

Toronto Aerials

toronto skyline

I’ve been meaning to do an aerial flight for years and finally managed to fit in an hour-long flight in Toronto a few weeks ago. Given I have a minor fear of heights, I thought flying in a small plane might be the best way to ease into this…a little more secure, yet still an […]

New Workshop Announcement – Architecture Photography Unfolded: Toronto 2017

Workshop Announcement Architecture Photography Unfolded: Toronto 2017   I’m excited to invite you to the next workshop hosted by Michael Muraz and me: Architecture Photography Unfolded. Next stop, beautiful Toronto, May 26-28, 2017! We’ll explore this great city with architectural abstract and cityscape photography and would love for you to join us. We’re planning an entire […]

Night Views

chicago cityscape

A couple weeks ago I had the chance to shoot from Hyatt at blue hour. I don’t typically shoot cityscapes, not sure why, but given this vantage point it seemed the best option. Just a couple shots of our beautiful city 🙂