Digital Photography Tips
For Urban Photography Art

"I never question what to do, it tells me what to do."
"The photographs make themselves with my help."
Ruth Bernhard

Digital photography tips for the urban photographer aren't going to be that different from other fields of photography.

However I thought it would be useful to highlight here some that may be of more everyday use and which are suited to urban subjects.

Although this site is not dedicated to the use of digital cameras it is, as time progresses, going to become, if it is not already, the main way people will take photographs.

Having said that many of the techniques will be able to be used with traditional film cameras also.

For my digital photography tips I will use Photoshop as the software demonstrator.


Your own software commands may differ slightly but often there is enough of a similarity to enable everyone to follow the commands.

Digital Photography Tips Subjects

Architectural Photography - Old Church by Kate Tilmouth

Tall buildings can pose the basic digital camera user with a few difficult problems of perspective and composition.

This is mainly due to the fact that most basic digital cameras are unable to capture very wide angles or have a limited depth of field range. Digital SLR cameras are able to cope better with their range of lenses.

We will look at some digital photography tips to try and overcome some of these difficulties in photographing buildings..

Night Photography by Kate Tilmouth

The Urban environment at night can produce some of the most captivating and visually attractive images. There is a vast array of light sources available, from street signs and store advertising to streetlight and car headlights. All of which can be used in different ways to create various moods like a warm inviting evening/night scene or a dark gloomy setting.

We will also look at digital photography tips, which will cover low light techniques and capturing silhouettes.

Candid Photography by Kate Tilmouth

Being in the urban environment with your camera will mean that there will be the opportunity to capture candid shots of people going about their every day business.

However this is not as easy as it sounds and knowing how to best capture these shots without your subjects being aware depends a lot on your approach to the subject and knowing your equipment well.

Panoramic photography by Kate Tilmouth

As we have seen in the projects section, panoramic shots work really well in urban photography. Nearly every photographer I have met has dabbled with this type of photography and some have made it their specialty.

There are several ways to achieve this affect even if you do not have a special panoramic camera or lens. The digital photography tips will enable you to create your own powerful and eye grabbing images with ease.

Close Up Photography by Kate Tilmouth

It's all in the detail, even in the city. I am a big fan of this type of photography and am constantly amazed at just how much of our surroundings we don't notice. Close up work allows both the photographer and the viewer to see their urban environments in a completely different way.

We give you some photography tips to make sure you get the best results from your close up urban photography photos.

Digital Photography tips by PhotopediaPhotos

What's the secret of taking a good picture? If there was a definitive answer to this question then every one would be expert photographers. However there are some tips that can help to increase the chances of taking a great picture.

I have collected 12 of the top photographic tips together which when followed will help you to produce better, stronger images both compositionally and in interest.