Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New York City Spots to Shoot Before Summer Ends: Part 2

Summer is almost over! Here are four more places in New York City that you have to shoot before the cold weather arrives!

Go to the park

4. Central Park

Photo by Kane Giblin

There is so much to see in Central Park, it would take all summer to shoot it all! From the zoo to the reservoir, Sheep Meadow to the Great Lawn, Central Park is truly marvelous. 

5. Prospect Park

Almost every Brooklynite tries to get to Prospect Park in the summer, which makes it the perfect place to photograph people. Practice your street photography by photographing what makes this park so special: the people. For a great example of portraiture, check out Irina Rozovsky's photographs of people in Prospect Park! But, don't forget to ask permission, especially when photographing children!

6. Battery Park

Photos by Brian Heimbuecher

Battery Park is really something. Facing the New York Harbor, Battery Park has stunning views of the river as it spans the southern most tip of Manhattan. The scenery is a great backdrop for portraiture!

7. Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Photo by Kane Giblin

The Brooklyn Botanical Garden is not only beautiful, but varies so much! Covering 52 acres in Brooklyn, the garden is home to all kinds of bonsai trees, exotic flowers and prickly cacti. Like Battery Park, the Botanical Garden is a great place to shoot portraiture, especially on the Lily Pool Terrace or Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.

Stay tuned for part 3 of great NYC spots to photograph!