Best Reno Nevada Photography Spots You Can Not Miss

These are the best Reno Nevada photography spots. Trust me, I know that place inside and out. I spent 20 years of my life there.  Where is Reno Nevada? Reno Nevada sits neighboring California in Northern Nevada. Its exact location would be 440 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada if you were to head north.

Reno Nevada is also known as “The Biggest Little City in The World.” The sign downtown will tell you just that.

Reno Nevada is a charming city surrounded by beautiful mountains. With Lake Tahoe just over the hill, there are lots of stunning views to be had from the Biggest Little City.  However, I have found the best Reno Nevada photography spots.

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The gear I used for all my photos: Nikon 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 Reno Nevada Photography Spots Photography Guide

1.  The Reno Skyline location one. The Reno skyline shot from the TMCC community college. The best time to shoot is the sunset. best Reno Nevada photography spots reno skyline

2. University Ridge Park.  This is another excellent location to get an epic shot of the Reno Skyline. The best time to shoot is at sunset.

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3. The Reno Sign. The famous Reno arch sign can be found downtown on Virginia Street. The best time to shoot is at night when all the lights are on.

best places to photograph reno nevada the biggest little city in the world

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4.  The Aces Ball Park. This is the Aces baseball stadium, the best place to photograph this place is from the parking garage across the street. It is open to the public. best places to photograph in reno nevada baseball stadium

5. The Republic Apartments. I shot this photo from the entrance of The Republic Apartments. The best time to shoot is at sunset and or at night. As you can see, it’s a pretty view of the skyline, thus making it to the list of the best photography spots in Reno Nevada.

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6. The Nugget Hotel and Casino East Tower. This is shot from the Nugget hotel and casino. You can take the elevator up and shoot from any hallway windows. I shot this facing west. Therefore the best time to shoot is at sunset and or night. best Reno Nevada photography spots

7. The Nugget Hotel and Casino West Tower. This is shot from the Nugget hotel and casino. You can take the elevator up and shoot from any hallway windows. This is facing Southwest. Therefore the best time to shoot is at sunset and or night. best places to watch the sunset reno nevada

8. The hills. This photo is shot from the hill off of Pyramid Hiway. You can take the dirt road to the top and get shooting. I shot this facing south. Therefore the best time to shoot is sunset or blue hour. See the map below.

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9. The El Dorado Hotel and Casino Parking Garage. This garage is open to the public, and anyone can go up. This is heading East. Therefore the best time to shoot is at sunrise. best Reno Nevada photography spots El Dorado

10. The Railroad. I shot this from the McCarren Bridge during fire season, and as you can see, it’s quite the photo. This is facing west. Therefore the best time to shoot is at sunset.

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Those are the best Reno Nevada photography spots. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and I hope you get some great photos. Do not forget to check out my tp Reno Nevada Photo Gallery. Please leave me a comment if this was helpful in any way and share this with your friends. That is the best way to say thank you.

Other tours in Reno you might enjoy:

Visions

This is a very old photo I shot back in 2010 when I was first getting into photography. I remember I really didn’t know what I was doing, I just wanted to shoot. A couple of my friends and I went into this abandoned place in Reno Nevada and hung out there all day. I took lots of shot but this is one of my favorites. How time flies…

Liberty Formations

Liberty Formations

I shot this at the Reno Balloon Races a few years back during sunrise. I wanted to get the formation of the planes and the liberty balloon in the same frame. It all happened so fast but I did manage to get it.

I felt it told a better story by getting both in the same shot. The planes are the US Air force and the balloon says liberty, all in flight. Like a bird in the sky dancing freely among the clouds.

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Sunset Motel

Sunset Motel

I love signs, I always find my self taking pictures of them. I think it is important to persevere them even if its with a photo. I shot this a while back in Reno Nevada. I found it so cool, I added a texture to it and this is the result.

By the way, did you look at this awesome phone booth???? I wonder if it’s still there!!!

I love it how it came out :)

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Reno Nevada Sign

Reno Nevada Sign

Here is on I shot in a really cold miserable morning in Reno Nevada, I remember I was freezing my tail off and I just could not get warm. When I looked out the window of my hotel and saw the colors I had to go outside and take a picture.

I started walking up the stairs of this particular parking garage just to get the blood flowing to warm up. As soon as I stepped foot outside I was miserably cold all over again.

I love how the picture came out, makes the chills all worth it.

Camera settings: 1/80 sec f4.5 ISO 100 70mm (70-200mm lens)

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