4 Top Tips On Exploring The Urban Jungle

Gina Stephens
Written by Gina Stephens

For multifarious of us, when we decide to get out and about with our cameras we automatically turn to the countryside. But with the majority of the population living within easy reach of a important Town or City, is that really the right decision? It’s great fun just walking around a city taking shots of really everything but if you want to capture great images you need to go with a plan and a bag of kit including a couple of lenses and a tripod.


Photo by David Burleson


1. Propose b assess About Your Equipment
Don’t take lots of equipment just in case you might miss a shot, rather modify your thesis matter and shooting style to suit the kit you have with you. This minimalist approach to shooting can help improve your success ratio.

2. Don't Get Devastated 
Cities have so much variety to offer the photographer that it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the choice. My favoured come near is to pick one or possibly two themes and then explore an area looking to fulfil this self-imposed brief. 

3.Stay Safe

Where workable I like to shoot with a second person, especially if going out of the main shopping areas. Camera equipment is expensive and pulling out a new DSLR with a prodigious lens makes you stand out. Whilst I often like to carry my gear in a backpack I will also use a shoulder bag which I always ensure has my culmination through the strap as well as my shoulder. This makes it easily accessible and less of a target for potential thieves.



4. Theme Selects 
Dereliction is a popular choice and you don’t always need to leave the main area. The above shot also demonstrates how buildings weigh the way we live with the covering of posters, which is another possible theme.

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There are many old and new iconic buildings and these can produce some considerable images especially if the light is right. Watch out also for the past icons that have become worn and faded. This image of the Futurist poster was shot in Liverpool. It’s well worth shooting images image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that like this to record the passage of time as on my last visit to Liverpool the grapheme had been replaced by a new white board with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel “Futurist” written on it in red lettering. It doesn’t have the same appeal.



Criteria are another great subject. Cities are literally awash with patterns everywhere you look. Here a simple set of steps and handrails caught my notoriety and whilst it probably won’t win any prizes I really like the image and that’s what photography is about.


Follow your commonplace sense and you will have a great day and capture some wonderful images.


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Gina Stephens

Gina Stephens

Gina is a photography enthusiast and drone lover who loves to fly drones, capture images and have fun cherishing them with family and friends.

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