Here we take a look at the four most-photographed cities in the world according to Flickr, and collect together a few tips for improving the huge number of shots of these places!

Paris

In at number 4 in the list of most-photographed cities, Paris and its emblematic Eiffel Tower attract plenty of amateur photographers. Unusual angles capture the scale of the tower nicely, while distant shots and cliches just say, “I’m in Paris.”

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San Francisco

A surprising third place in the list for San Francisco. The city’s Union Square, with its boutiques, cable-cars and malls, attracts the majority of the shots here but the city’s stunningly varied architecture and streets at crazy angles are more atmospheric and also more of a challenge to capture.

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London

London comes in at second place, and although Trafalgar Square is the most photographed spot in the city, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament also garner their fair share of snaps. Here we see a couple of nicely framed shots with decent lighting effects, as well as a couple of hasty snaps – one too close to get it all in and one too far away to be useful!

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New York

Unsurprisingly New York gets first prize in the ‘most-photographed’ contest. Times Square, Yankees Stadium, the Empire State Building, yellow cabs… almost everything is iconic and makes cheap flights to the Big Apple incredibly good value for photographers. In these examples Lady Liberty attracts a glorious close up and a wonderfully moody contextual shot, as well as a dismally distant shot and one from a highly unusual but not entirely successful angle!

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