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Urban photography: a one-day itinerary for capturing a city – travel tips and articles – Lonely Planet

  • Richard I’Anson
  • Lonely Planet Author

Fireworks over Washington Monument during July 4 celebrations.

  • Liulu China Museum in French Concession.
  • People watching cricket on big screen at Federation Square.
  • Detail of mural on wall in Little Havana.
  • Longhua Temple.
  • Customer buying fish at waterfront fish market.
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The urban environment of the world’s towns and cities provides easy access to the greatest variety of subject matter. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you can photograph panoramic skylines; people up close, at work or at play; abstract architectural details; frenetic street activity; and peaceful park scenes.

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Photography Technique – The Golden Mean

THE GOLDEN MEAN

Let’s start with an introduction of a technique that is well known for many centuries now: The “Golden Mean” (sometimes called “Golden Section”) is a geometric formula by the ancient Greeks. A composition following this rule is thought to be “harmonious”. The principal idea behind it is to provide geometric lines which can be traversed when viewing a composition. The Golden Mean was a major guideline for many artists/painters so it is certainly worth to have in mind for modern day photographers as well.

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