Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York You Must Visit

Where are the Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York? When you hear New York City, you think of Manhattan, how could you not, it has the most recognizable places on the planet.  However, Brooklyn is just across the East River and is just as cool. There is so much art, culture, beautiful buildings, and of course the best photography spots in Brooklyn face the Manhattan skyline.  Really when you think about it, you need to be in Brooklyn to photograph Manhattan.

When I am in New York, I spend a lot of time on this side of the river. I love shooting the Manhattan skyline from the Brooklyn side. After all the best photography spots in Brooklyn face Manhattan.  Come by and check out my New York City Photo gallery.

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Best Places To Photography Brooklyn New York

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THE GEAR

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 Brooklyn

1. Pier One Playground. The views from this place are epic. You have incredible views of Manhattan. Look at those reflections. Gear I for this location s a tripod and a wide-angle lens. Best time to shoot is at sunrise or at night.

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2. The Brooklyn Bridge. What can I say, make sure you bring a wide angle lens and a tripod. Best time to shoot is at night. Fewer people and more lights. Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Brooklyn Bridge

3. Brooklyn Bridge Lookout. This place has epic views of the entire Manhattan skyline. Best time to shoot is at sunset. Always bring a tripod and an array of lenses. I like my 14-24mm for this one. Below are 3 different angles. Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Manhattan skylineBest Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park The Old Bakery Brooklyn Bridge LookoutBest Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park The Old Bakery Brooklyn Bridge Lookout

4. Dumbo. This place is epic, there is always lots of people here so you have to get crafty with your shots. Best time to come is at sunset. Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Dumbo 5. Main Street Park. This is the Manhattan Bridge shot from the main street park.  Best time to shoot is at night. Bring a tripod and a wideBest Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park

6. The Old Bakery Building. This is the rooftop of the Old Bakery Building. You have epic 360 degrees views from there. I used my Nikon 70-200.  The two photos below are shot with the same lens looking different directions. Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park The Old Bakery Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park The Old Bakery

7. Old Pier One. This is a great spot to shoot at sunset. Its located south of Brooklyn Bridge Park. Tripod and a wide are a must. Photography place in Brooklyn New York with the sticks peter lik8. The River Cafe. I love this place, they have good food too. Bring a tripod and come at night, you will love it.

Fulton Ferry State Park The River Cafe9. Empire Fulton Ferry State Park. This park is massive with lots of things to shoot. Bring your “A” game and get ready to shoot.  Below are 2 different images of this epic park.
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10. Jane’s Carousel. This carousel looks so cool with the buildings in the background. However, I oped to do a bit of street photography here. If you are patient enough you can catch the perfect moment. Best Places to photograph in Brooklyn New York Jane's Carousel Thank you for dropping in. If you fond this post useful and enjoyable, please leave me a comment below and share it with your friends. That is the best way to say thank you. Check out my Photography Guide to New York.

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New York City Reflections

Here is one I shot on my last New York City workshop. This was one of the last photos I shot during that trip. It was so cold I could not feel my fingers, my face, my feet, anything at all. I remember thinking “if the photo comes out good, it will be all worth it”

Camera settings: 30 seconds F18 ISO 100

Brooklyn bridge for Infinity and Beyond

Brooklyn bridge for Infinity and Beyond

Here is a photo I have never published before, anywhere. This was right below the Brookling bridge on my way home one night. It was cold and my feet were wet, but I could not stop shooting. This sculpture graved my attention and I count not make out what it was, until a lightbulb when on… Its the infinity symbol. I love the contrast of the color against the blue sky.

Camera settings:
4 seconds F20 ISO 100

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30 days of street photography day 8

30 days of street photography day 8

30 days of street photography day 8

I shot this in Brooklyn park, in front of the carrousel, this couple was so in love, I followed them around for a while and they were just so lost in each other. Love can make people a little crazy right? It can also make for some cool photos and some really good times. This photo is cool because it looks vintage, it just has that certain something about it, I really like it. Happy Friday people…

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Shot of the Day-Crystal Square

Shot of the Day-Crystal Square

This is Brooklyn Bridge Park and it’s home to an historic and beautifully restored carousel. Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the carousel was purchased in 1984 and painstakingly restored to its original condition. The carousel is housed in a new pavilion and it runs year round.

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