How do you photograph the essence of a city? How can an image create a story and sense of place? These are questions that urban landscape photographers work toward distilling in their images. From quirky people to interesting architecture to the juxtaposition of buildings, streetscapes, lights and shadows – there are so many elements that create a visually compelling narrative of urban life. Check out this collection of photographers using their Sony cameras and lenses to showcase the vibrant colors, lines, shapes, textures and patterns that exist within cityscapes, creating captivating images that evoke a sense of place and emotions associated with urban living. And for more photographic inspiration, be sure to follow @SonyAlpha & @HenrysCamera on Instagram!
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Discover urban landscape photography. See how these photographers capture everything from vibrant colours to gritty textures through their cityscapes.
Tobi Shinobi – @tobishinobi
Tobi Shinobi is a Chicago-based photographer and Sony Brand Ambassador. His work focuses on detail, perspective, geometry, and symmetry, and you’ll see these come to light through much of his breathtaking architectural photography. If you like all things design and angles, make sure you follow his Instagram account. We love the graphic pattern and minimalism of this image. The inclusion of the biker creates a story.
Natascia Mercurio – @natybtw
Natascia Mercurio, also known as Naty, is an art director, photographer and filmmaker born in Italy. She has created a unique orange and blue color pallet in her imagery that makes them easily identifiable. With her primary camera, the Sony Alpha 7R III, she uses color, expression and composition to express a sense of emotion to her audience. We love the contrast of warm and cool colors in the image below. The addition of the person in the window adds to the interest in the shot.
Check out Naty’s full kit:
Mike Meyers – @mmeyers76
Mike Meyers is a photographer/creative director/writer based out of Chicago and a Sony Brand Ambassador. He primarily focuses on urban and natural landscapes. We always love seeing Meyers sweeping frames that seem to tell a full story in one capture. The image below, made with the Sony Alpha 7R IV and the Sony 85mm f/1.8, feels like a painting! We’ve all heard that old adage that bad weather makes for good images, and this photograph proves it true. The snow tumbling down makes this image much more interesting.
Check out Mike’s full kit:
Camera: Sony Alpha 7R IV | Sony Alpha 1
Lenses: Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II | Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II | Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM | Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM | Sony 85mm f/1.8 | Sony 2x Teleconverter
Accessories: Sony ECMB10 Digital Shotgun Microphone | Sony LinkBuds S Headphones | Manfrotto Element MII Tripod | Polarizer Lens Filter | Peak Design Wrist Strap | Manfrotto L-Bracket | Lowpro ProTactic Backpack
Ryan Ditch – @ryanditchphoto
Using the iconic architecture of a city is a great way to showcase the story of that place. This is what San Diego-based photography Ryan Ditch did with the image below. With his Sony Alpha 7R IV and Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master, he made the image below. We love the look at architecture that is classic to Amsterdam. And the long exposure allows the viewer to see the pinprick of stars. It also allows the water to smooth out a bit, which keeps the focus of the image on the building itself, rather than the reflections. Ryan did a great job isolating within the image while still creating a strong sense of place.
Check out what gear Ryan depends on:
Cameras: Sony Alpha 7R IV |
Lenses: Sony 16-35mm f/2.8 GM | Sony 24-70mm f/2.8 GM | Sony 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 GM
Accessories: Manfrotto Element Carbon Fiber Tripod | Manfrotto Ball Head | Manfrotto L-Bracket | Hoya Lens Filters | Sony Bluetooth Remote | DJI Drone | Head Lamp
Steven John Irby – @stevesweatpants
Sony Brand Ambassador Steven John Irby, also known as Steve Sweatpants is known for his street photography. His Instagram feed is filled with stunning black and white documentary-style street photography. We love the framing in this image. It feels as though we are standing there looking through the french with him. The black and white edit allows the viewer to feel like this is a classic New York City scene. For more images of classic New York, be sure to follow Steve on Instagram!
Capturing urban landscapes with a Sony camera transforms everyday city scenes into visual stories. If you’re moved by the vivid colors, intricate patterns, and lively energy of these cityscapes, show your appreciation by liking and following these talented photographers. Inspired to create your own urban masterpieces? Dive into our extensive collection of Sony Camera Equipment at Henry’s. Discover the perfect gear to bring your unique vision of city life to life.
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