All The Best Places to Take Pictures in NYC

All The Best Places to Take Pictures in NYC

As a current resident of New York City, I know firsthand how picturesque it is. Luckily, I’ve got plenty of time and access to find the best places to have photoshoots, but I know it can be incredibly difficult to scope out the perfect spots if you’re on a time crunch and you’re not familiar with the area. So, I created a quick guide to everywhere you shouldn’t miss when you’re in search of picture-worthy scenes for your grid. From stunning old architecture to modern museums, these are some of the cool places to take pictures in NYC that made my most ‘grammable list.

The Museum of Modern Art

Become a part of the art at this famous modern art-filled museum in Midtown.

PHOTO: @kallycera

The Streets of SoHo

Classic #OOTD backgrounds are all over SoHo. Snap a pic here to jazz up your city looks.

PHOTO: @itsjmode

The Flatiron Building

Pose in front of the Flatiron Building to add a little architecture to your grid.

The Brooklyn Bridge

The classic walk across the Brooklyn Bridge not only provides an amazing view of lower Manhattan, but I’d consider it one of the most cool places to take pictures in NYC on my list (so don’t miss it).

Washington Square Park

Like taking a photo in Paris without the cost of a flight to France. It’s also the perfect place to have a picnic when you’re done with your shoot.

Coney Island

Add some nostalgia and color to your feed and head on down to Coney Island to snap a few pics and live your “Uptown Girls” dream.

PHOTO: @lovelyykelly

DUMBO Waterfront

DUMBO not only has a breathtaking view of the city but also a flea market, so head on over to check it out and snap a couple pics.

PHOTO: @m.aiarose

Cha Cha Matcha

If pink and green are your colors, this one’s a match-a made in heaven for your Insta feed.

Glossier

Whether you’re a Glossier fanatic or just love a good mirror pic, this showroom has it all.

Washington Mews

If old European towns are more your vibe, pretend you’re perusing the streets of Paris on this adorable street.

PHOTO: @rahmahly

NoMo SoHo

Head to dinner in NoMo SoHo and snap a cute photo under the greenery and string lights to brighten up your feed.

Top of the Rock

Head to the Top of the Rock for a super classic NYC photo.

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Because there’s never not something Instagram-worthy at this art museum in Manhattan.

PHOTO: @diaoborna

Pietro NoLita

You can’t skip the Millennial pink exterior (and interior) of Pietro NoLita. Plus, it’s a solid place to grab a bite after your photo sesh.

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Opening image by Brittney Hughes.

2 Comments
  1. Loving these photos, Ashley! You’ve definitely made New York more fun than it already is! Thanks for sharing your locations, will definitely revisit some of them! For anyone looking for more places to explore and shoot, I invite you to check out an app that I’m a part of called Explorest. We have over 150+ locations in New York. Seeking to aid both travelers and photographers to discover and explore the most incredible places around the world, we just launched in New York and we’ll be expanding to Shanghai and many more places soon! We hope to make it much easier for travelers and photographers alike to find and experience these locations for themselves. Check it out if you have some spare time! https://www.explorest.com/

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