Do you find that your cityscape photos lack punch? Check out this tutorial for an easy way to add some pop to your images.
Coming to you from Photoshop guru Nemanja Sekulic, this tutorial demonstrates how you can add life to your images by stacking and blending multiple shots of the same scene at different times of day and in different lighting conditions to create spectacular results. Students of Elia Locardi's tutorials will find this to be familiar ground as it utilizes similar techniques as his "Moments in Time" approach.
The key is to use a steady tripod in the field so you can take the same shot over and over throughout your given time period. This makes life simple in Photoshop as you can easily blend your chosen shots over each other without having to worry about creating precise masks. As with most things Photoshop, subtlety is paramount. I usually blend a combination of late sunset and early-to-mid blue hour in my cityscape work to maintain a semblance of reality. Blending together a fiery sun with late blue hour lighting may look amazing but won't necessarily ring true to the viewer.
What do you think of this approach? Please comment any tips or best practices below.