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Travel and Street Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff

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6. Cities and Streets

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ISO 400 • 1/60 sec. • f/10 • 50mm lens

Brussels, Belgium

Getting the most out of urban travel

A city’s buildings and streets remain static, but it’s the ebb and flow of its tenants and the rhythm they create that captivates a street photographer. What I love about photographing urban environments is the endless variety of photographic opportunities, from cityscapes to street portraits. The other fantastic element of urban photography is that nothing is predictable other than opportunity. We know what time the sun will rise and set, we know the streets will fill with city dwellers, but what we don’t know is how all the ...

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