I had to spend a week in the Minneapolis area for a training. I don’t have the chance to photograph a large city skyline often, so I hopped onto Google Maps to scout for locations. I also used a program called The Photographer’s Ephemeris (click for link). This program allowed me to know the sun/moon rise/set information for the dates I would be in the area. With this information, I found the best times to be at my chosen location.