Learn the best #photographytips to capture the mobile photos of tall buildings and sprawling skyscrapers in minimal efforts. Also, get to know the #camerahacks & photography tips & tricks for getting great smartphone photos even in the bright sunlight.
David McClelland is a technology reporter and smartphone obsessive. He writes for the Metro newspaper in the UK and regularly contributes to titles including TechRadar, Mobile World Live and CNET.
David is a familiar face talking tech on television, with regular spots on BBC and ITV, and presenting in two series of mobile gadget show, Planet of the Apps. David travels extensively, and is always eager to find new ways to tell stories with mobile technology and social media; find out where he’s at next on Twitter @DavidMcClelland. #MobilePhotography
when we talk about landscapes we often think about looking out and big sweeping vistas but my top tip for urban landscapes is very simply to look up and there's so much creative potential in terms of scale and in terms of perspective just when you take your take your camera away from a level and start looking towards sky level now the conventional wisdom is not shoot in the Sun but actually in this setup here I think it creates a really pleasing effect I framed up these two tall buildings on either side and it brings the point of focus to this space-age like structure in the middle so just play around with where the focus and exposure is we get a nice kind of silhouette effect but the HDR on the camera here is just bringing some of that detail back if I focus on the sky there expose for that we get more the silhouette if I focus on the building the sky blows out but I get some really nice solar flares there as well it's almost those are the two buildings kind of curve in create a real point of focus here in the middle and that could be one of my favorite shots of the day before I came along today I worked out there's an airport just over the way here so I've downloaded an app that tells me when planes are coming in to land at the airport and any moment now a plane is gonna come in and land there it is right now so let's look up and see if we can get the plane and the building in the same shots just gonna punch in there a little bit our we've got the Train the plane and the building all in one shot there okay so focus on that we go if you try and take a picture of a plane by itself in the sky you don't really know how big it is you lose that sense of scale but adding a building to the frame really contextualizes bones