Taking Photos in New York

Photographing in New York

Taking Photos in New York can be so easy; the city is just one photo opportunity after another. Who would not want to commemorate their trip to this wonderful city of New York with lots of photos? In this age of smartphones and social media we have become accustomed to taking photos whenever and wherever we feel. When in New York, however, here are a few things to bear in mind.

Public places

The best advice for photographing in a public place is to use your common sense. It is also polite to ask for permission, especially in theatres, concert halls, clubs and museums. Although you should be prepared for the possibility that your request may be declined.

Also, be careful when taking photographs in restaurants. Other diners may not appreciate being in your picture. Taking photographs of your meals and posting them online is not forbidden, but some high-end restaurants have started to discourage this practice.

If taking photos in a shop, be cautious as it’s not usually appreciated. Before you know it, you have a security guard breathing down your neck. Quite often you can see a sign or a sticker in the store, prohibiting any photography.

Most noteworthy, be considerate when taking photographs of people on the street. Some New Yorkers don’t want tourists taking photos of them. In addition, most parents don’t appreciate strangers photographing their children.

Where to take pictures in New York

The wonderful sights of New York are always camera ready. Head to Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square, Grand Central and Empire State Building and you will be guaranteed to get some great shots.

Or how about handing the camera to a professional photographer and having them take your photos? Finally you and your partner can pose together in the picture! Take a walking tour of New York with a personal photographer.

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Photography museums in New York

In New York you can find several museums about photography. Fotografiska is a museum that exhibits the best photos in the world. Here you’ll find works not only by well-known photographers, but also by emerging talent. The museum is open until late at night, so you can enjoy the works of art with a glass of wine in your hand. In addition, New York is home to the International Center of Photography, which is one of the world’s leading institutions. Compared to other museums in the city, this museum is very small. Despite the large collection, usually only one or two exhibitions are shown at the same time. In the museum you will find documentary photography to video installations.

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