Old City Jerusalem A Travel Photography Guide


During this time we looked for the best photography opportunities including locations and time of day. We also identified some of the challenges.

Whether you are a travel happy snapper with a smartphone or a serious travel photographer, these tips should help you make the most of your time and get the best possible images of Old City Jerusalem.

Know Your Camera

If you Google the best settings for your model of camera, you will usually find some very helpful resources on the set and forget settings for various styles of photography.

Get Your Bearings

If you have the time, we highly recommend taking a walk through the Old City first or even better, taking a guided tour.

This will help you get your bearings within the relatively small but complex walled city, load you up with information, and help you assess lighting conditions and, equally as important, crowd conditions.

Dynamic Range

While dynamic range can offer great effects, it may not always be the look you are after. Funnily enough, this can be a bigger challenge with a good DSLR such as our Nikon D850 than with a smartphone.

Use Your Metering Modes

If you find a subject within a highly contrasted scene, switching to "center-weighted" metering  (Some camera’s call this “portrait” metering) usually works pretty well.

Smart Phones

For smartphone users, dynamic range shouldn’t be so much of a concern. Just tap the screen in the area of the subject you want to expose, and most phones will do the rest for you.

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