City landscape, also known as cityscape is kind of landscape photography. It features human-made objects, buildings, landmarks, religious buildings, and general urban atmosphere.
Urban and street photography are not the same. The latter features people and how they live or act within cities. Meanwhile, city landscape is more about architecture, buildings, and the combination of nature and urban scenes. A city is usually a place where people live and work. It reflects daily routines, has known features and landmarks. Also, when preparing to travel to the new city, it is much easier to get a general idea about the locations. Because there are so many pictures already on the internet.
A lot of people live in a large city. Hence, they cannot always get away to shoot nature even if they want to. Many others just prefer urban photography. Furthermore, to create amazing city photos, people do not need any special preparations or additional skills. These factors make cityscapes so popular. In fact, it is probably the most numerous sub-genre in landscape photography. It provides vast possibilities for creativity, ideas, and experiment. Also, there are static city lights, moving lights, large buildings, small buildings, subways, crowds, birds.
Furthermore, the city reflects the culture. A single glance is enough to figure if it is Japan or Russia, Australia or Italy. So, another point of interest is culture and its spread. The most famous scenes to create are night city, night skyline, day skyline, various bridges and beaches (with buildings), city lights with long exposure.
There are many locations for this gallery. Please refer to the photo descriptions for more info. Locations include Sydney, Bangkok, Kiev, San Francisco beaches, Los Angeles, Budva. I have always tried to combine natural and non-natural for a better contrast in most images.
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