Styles 101: What is Urban Photography?

Clients often aren’t aware of the intricacies of photography, especially when it comes to the multitude of styles out there that some professional photographers offer. To help them better understand the types of photography that can be illustrated in their carefully created images, this series of posts provides explanations and examples of every photography style listed in Photographer Central.

Example of urban photography from Scott Norris Photography

Urban photography, often referred to in the same context as street photography, is a style typically devoted to the study of objects and elements in city landscapes. While street photography usually focuses on people as subject matter, urban photography will also emphasize the surroundings, whether the shot includes people or not. By opening up the figurative window, the images are able to show a wider perspective and become more of a statement on a specific time and place.

As more and more parts of the world become urbanized, urban photography plays a big role in capturing the transition and chronicling the change. 

Example of urban photography from Angela Andrieux Photography

Another example of urban photography from Scott Norris Photography

Example of urban photography from DeYoung Pictures

Example of urban photography from Phil Esposito Photography

Photo credits: Scott Norris Photography, Angela Andrieux Photography, DeYoung Pictures, Phil Esposito Photography


Angela Andrieux(non-registered)
I just found this post through Pixsy and noticed that one of my images was used without permission. Yes - there is a photo credit at the bottom of the post to a photographer's central listing (that I haven't updated in ages), but no one sought out my permission. I'm a bit shocked that a photographers' website would resort to such tactics. Please:

1. Update the photo credit with my primary website ( AND place the credit directly below the photo used.

2. In the future, please contact me to obtain permission before using any of my photos in your blog posts.

Thank you.
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