<p>Cities can be tough to shoot even for experienced photographers. In this gallery, get tips on how to capture the essence of urban spaces.</p> <p>Here, a wide-angle lens offers a sprawling view of Florence from the top of the city's famous Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore.</p> <p><i>(This photo was submitted to Your Shot.)</i></p> <p><b>Photo Tip</b>: Because the angle of view of the wide-angle lens is much greater than that of the telephoto or standard lens, it’s obviously the lens to use where there’s limited space or the subject is large.</p> <p><a href="http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=6200431&amp;code=MR20440">Buy the <i>Ultimate Field Guide to Photography</i> » </a></p>

Florence, Italy

Cities can be tough to shoot even for experienced photographers. In this gallery, get tips on how to capture the essence of urban spaces.

Here, a wide-angle lens offers a sprawling view of Florence from the top of the city's famous Duomo, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore.

(This photo was submitted to Your Shot.)

Photo Tip: Because the angle of view of the wide-angle lens is much greater than that of the telephoto or standard lens, it’s obviously the lens to use where there’s limited space or the subject is large.

Buy the Ultimate Field Guide to Photography »

Photograph by Mike Pistone, Your Shot

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