What are the best photography spots in New York City? This is a question I often answer. I spend a lot of time photographing the streets of New York City. What can I say I love this place. New York City is one of the most incredible cities in the world.
I created the best photography spots in New York City photography guide to save you some headaches. I love to explore and find new places to photograph. However, I also love to share.
In this post, I brake down my favorite photography spots in New York City.
To this day when I visit the city, I still visit most of these spots. After all, they are the best photography spots in New York City. Don’t forget to come by and check out my New York City Photo gallery.
The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon D800 with a Nikon 14-24mm and a Nikon 24-85mm. A MeFOTO tripod and a wide-angle is a must. I edit all my images with my Lightroom Presets download them and give them a try.
Best Photography Spots in New York City
1. Times Square. This is where all the action happens. Best time to shoot is at night. Gear recommended is a Wide Angle Lens and a Tripod.
2. Grand Central Station. This place is stunning, there are a couple spots to shoot from, however, the top of the stairs is always great. There are no big tripods allowed, however, this baby tripod is.
3. Central Park. Central Park is just amazing, the best time to shoot is at night, there are fewer people. I recommend a Wide Angle Lens and a Tripod. 4. Dumbo. This is a busy place, however, it is a must when visiting NYC. Make sure you bring a Tripod and gloves. The best time to shoot is at dusk.
5. Rockefeller Center. This is the top of the Rock. Where you can get epic 360-degree views. The best view is facing south where you can see the Empire State Building. Best time to come is sunset. I recommend a baby tripod and a 70-200 mm and a wide angle lens.
Same shot with a wide-angle lens.
6. Flat Iron Building. This is one of my favorite buildings in the world. Best time to photograph is at night. Make sure you bring a tripod.
7. Empire State Building. The Empire State Building. This place is epic. Make sure you go all the way to the top and look down. Best time to shoot is at sunset and at night.
9. Brooklyn Bridge. It’s the Brooklyn Bridge, enough said. Best time to come is at night. Bring a Tripod and some clothes.
10. Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. This park is massive and you can see lots of different angles of the New York City Skyline. Best time to come is at night. I recommend a Wide Angle Lens and a Tripod.
12. World Trade Center. The architecture here is just spectacular. A must when you are in New York City.
13. Battery Park. You can’t leave New York without checking out the Statue of LIvery. Even if it’s from the far. Come to Battery Park to get the best views of the Statue of Liberty. Bring a tripod and a 70-200 mm and a wide angle lens.
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