Image: 'Looking South'. All images by Rob Smith
Low light photography may be more of a challenge, but that little bit of extra work can lead to fantastic results. If you need some inspiration, check out the work of Rob Smith, a British photographer living in Shanghai whose amazing cityscapes show the city at its finest. Take a look at some of our favourites:
Image: 'Curve of the Bund'
Image: 'Strange Mix'
Image: 'Space City'
Rob captured his images with a Leica M9. 'The manual controls of the M9 work well for cityscapes because you don't need anything fancy, just put the camera on a tripod, focus on infinity, stop the lens down and fire,' he says.
Image: 'Looking West'
With the M9, Rob uses a number of different lenses, though his favourite is a Zeiss 50mm f/2.
'Combined with the M9 the resolution and sharpness is amazing and it really brings out all the details in the buildings which I think is necessary in cityscapes.
'This lens is a gem and when compared with Leica glass it's real value for money,' he says.
Image: 'Bottle Opener'
Image: 'Little and Large'