43. PHOTOGRAPHING CITY LIGHTS

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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CITYSCAPES are what a lot people think about when you talk about night photography, and there is a good reason for that. The nighttime cityscape is a vibrant, colorful subject that can give you great results on just about any night. When you want to shoot a cityscape, there are two great vantage points from which to shoot. The first is to shoot the city from a distance, preferably over water, as seen in Figure 43.1. The second is to get up as high as possible and look down on the city, as seen in Figure 43.2.

Getting the proper exposure for nighttime cityscapes can be a little tricky because the sky ...

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