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A Guide to Capturing Arresting Urban Photos

Vexed in your attempts to capture the true character of a place through photographs? Richard I'Anson shares the secrets to taking great city snapshots.

"The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you can photograph panoramic skylines, people up close at work or play, abstract architectural details, frenetic street activity and peaceful park scenes," writes l'Anson. "But to really get to know a city, you must be prepared to retrace your steps at different times of day on different days of the week."

In excerpts from his book, "Lonely Planet's Guide to Travel Photography", the travel photographer offers tips for capturing a variety of scenes and settings, including: skylines, inner-city views, buildings, traffic and transport, and after dark.

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