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 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 […]

Lakeshore Drive Bridge – How to get different moods for cityscapes

Time of day is a key element of shooting cityscapes. While you can definitely get great cityscapes in the middle of the day, my favorite time to shoot cityscapes is around sunrise or sunset. The light is softer and the city looks more interesting. Let’s see the different types of light you can get early […]