Why not urban-ify your take on the traditional landscape? Focus on the lights and lives of a modern environment. Shooting at night requires you to either boost up the ISO (then deal with any noise-related issues in post-processing) or to shoot longer exposures. If you’re going with the latter, you are going to need a tripod or similar support to help. Personally, I use a lightweight carbon-fibre travel tripod or a Gorillapod for my after-dark shots, but I have seen people improvise, resting cameras on walls and using bean bags to angle the lens. Try to expose for the highlights as you would in any other shot. You might even want to bracket your shots to capture as much detail lurking in the shadows as possible.
See the urban landscapes of New York under a cloak of twilight and inclement weather. Christophe Jacrot shows scurrying city dwellers caught between melancholy, reflection, and an inexplicable sense of security.
Whenever a bad weather front builds up near a large city, Christophe Jacrot cannot be far away. The French photographer purposely seeks out rain and snow to capture atmospheric moments. The adverse weather conditions create special lighting conditions for the images. The streets empty out, and Jacrot finds the intense situations that develop into the particular power of his work. Even though he consciously takes them in colour, Jacrot’s images look like they could be stills from film noir movies.
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It’s time to go metropolis mad and get creative in the urban environment. The human-made landscape can be a visual feast for photographers. We’re looking for any angle on the subject; from industrial vistas to amazing architecture or perhaps you want to communicate a deeper message about the concrete world we’ve made.
The Voyage – Elena Paraskeva
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Traditional local boat in Victoria Harbour at sunset, Hong Kong – Stefano Zaccaria
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Magical Urban Monochrome – Mohammed Al Janabi
Crowd 2nd | Expert Commended
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Digital Camera Photographer of the Year is back for 2019 with an amazing £30,000 prize fund up for grabs. This year the awards are free to enter thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, mpb.com and Affinity Photo.
This year the awards are completely free to enter, and photographers 25 years and younger can take part in both the main awards AND Young Photographer of the Year.
For the overall winner the judges will be looking for a standout photographer who has not only won a round (or several) but has also demonstrated a range of skills and visual awareness in different categories.
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Urban Landscape | Round 1
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