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.

Best Photography Spots In Brooklyn New York Main Street Park The Old Bakery Pier One Playground

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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Best Photography Spots in New York City And Best Times To Shoot

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 break down my favorite photography spots in New York City.

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Best Photography Spots in New York city The Brooklyn Skyline

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

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.Best Places to Photograph in New York City Grand Central Station

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 TripodBest Photography Spots in New York City Central Park 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.

Best Photography Spots in New York City And Best Times To Shoot5. 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.

Best Photography Spots in New York City Rockefeller Center

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.

Blat Iron Building in Black and white

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.

8. The Subway. If you are into street photography this is a must. The subway is such a cool place to people watch and to get epic photos. Anytime is a great time to come. 

9. Brooklyn Bridge. It’s the Brooklyn Bridge, enough said. Best time to come is at night. Bring a Tripod and some clothes. Best Photography Spots in New York City Brooklyn Bridge

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 TripodBest Photography Spots in New York City Empire Fulton Ferry State Park

11. Brooklyn Bridge Lookout. This is on the south side of the bridge and it is a really great place to catch the sunrise. Bring a Wide Angle Lens and a TripodBest Photography Spots in New York City Brooklyn Bridge Lookout

12. World Trade Center. The architecture here is just spectacular. A must when you are in New York City. Best Photography Spots in New York City World Trade Center

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.Best Photography Spots in New York City Battery Park

14. Pier 15 East River. This pier has epic views of the Brooklyn skyline. Best time to shoot is at dusk or at night. A zoom lens and a tripod are a must. Best Photography Spots in New York

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The River Cafe

Making my way to dinner I ran into this awesome scene. It reminds me like something out of a movie. I was so hungry and tired, but I had to set up my tripod and take this shot. Needless to mention it was freezing cold out and my hands were extremely cold. I like how the photo turned out. I’m glad I stopped and took the picture.

Camera settings: 20 seconds F14 ISO 100

NYPD

Here is a cool shot of an NYPD Police car I shot in Times Square. I was sitting at this curb waiting for some action when all of the sudden this cop car stopped right in front of me, giving me a chance to capture this awesome shot.

Camera settings: 1 second F22 IS 31

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