When many people think of urban photography they think of classic black and white, or sepia toned photographs of buildings and street corners from the past. I do too. But ditch that! The world was colorful back then and if photographers had access to color film many would have used it. You can still create black and white photos, but don’t ignore the beautiful colors all around the city.
4. LIGHT IS KEY (AND ALWAYS PAY ATTENTION TO THE LOCATION OF THE SUN)
When you’re walking around a city, the quality of light changes constantly depending on where you are. One second you could be in the bright sun while the next second you could be in the shadows with a small stream of light peeking through. Even reflective buildings and signs can completely change the quality of light surrounding you. It is important to pay attention to where the sun is in the sky and how it is reacting in the environment.
Don’t only notice what’s in the scene, notice the quality of light on it as well.