Monday, August 12, 2013

New York City Spots to Shoot Before Summer Ends: Part 1

Summer is almost over and soon the cold, yucky weather will be rolling in. And you know what that means: you need to get out there and shoot while you still can! New York City is one of the most diverse cities in the world, so there are just about a million places to photograph. Here are some suggestions on where to go and why!

Be a tourist

1. Empire State Building Observation Deck

Photo by Kane Giblin

The Empire State Building is one of those most obvious places to go when visiting New York City, but not many New Yorkers take the time to venture there. The views from the Observation Deck are stunning, and you can truly see all of The City. Check it out! And, be sure to bring wide lenses as well as long lenses; with a view like this, you'll want options!

2. Statue of Liberty

Photo by Kane Giblin

There are a few ways to get some great photos of the Statue of Liberty. From the Staten Island Ferry and various boat tours to the Brooklyn Bridge, the statue is a such a symbol of New York City that you just have to get out a take her picture some time in your life. And, traveling via boat allows you the opportunity to shoot all kinds of scenery and seascapes from the rivers!

3. Brooklyn Bridge

Photo by Kane Giblin

The Brooklyn Bridge is an architecture masterpiece, completed in 1883, there is some serious history to this spectacle. Stretching across the East River from Manhattan to Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Bridge offers a great view of both boroughs as well as views of the river. 

Stay tuned for more great NYC spots to photograph!