As you’ve probably seen on my Instagram account, a couple of weeks ago I was leading a photography tour for the Nikon Premium Member program and we chose Kiev as an interesting destination. It has lots of opportunities for photography in the city as well as in the surrounding areas. I had also spent quite a bit of time in Ukraine and particularly Kiev a few years ago so I had a good idea of what to photograph there.
The Dnieper River is particularly interesting as it splits the city in two and it is criss-crossed by lots of bridges. The viewpoints are usually quite far up into the hills so I found myself mostly using my 70-200mm lens to frame these views. The 70-200mm is one of those lenses that many beginner photographers forget when shooting landscapes or cityscapes, but it’s incredibly useful when you’re trying to isolate certain areas within a busy city.