Part of any travel portfolio are city and town images of places you visit. Cityscapes are often iconic reminders of where your shoot is taking place, and quickly set the stage for other supporting images in your story. Think about how many iconic skylines you know…..New York, London, Paris, Seattle, Rio, Moscow…the list is long. There are two important things I try to do when photographing city scapes. First, shoot at twilight. Twilight shooting allows you to capture both sky and city lights in a nice exposure. Shoot at night, and the sky has no detail (or a little from city lights). Shoot during the day and no city lights render in your shot. Of course you can create great images of cities at many times during the day, but twilight city shooting creates a nice mood in your shot. The second thing I try to do is find a high point. Photographing from a high point near your city allows the middle ground to expand in your image, creating more depth in the shot. Shoot at ground level and you can’t capture middle ground when you are surrounded by tall buildings.