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The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in New York City

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New York City is one of the most unique and popular travel destinations in the world, bursting with historic landmarks, vibrant street scenes, cultural delights, and world-famous icons. If you plan on documenting your trip through pictures, then this is your guide to making the most of your photography in New York City. You'll learn where to find the most interesting views, when to shoot them, and how to recreate the images you see in these pages. All the research, location scouting, and planning have been done for you so you can spend your time in New York City taking stunning photographs. Equal parts photo essay and how-to, "The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in New York City" is meant to complement your traditional city guidebook and show you how to capture the memories of your trip with professional-quality images. Also check out the brand new companion website for our "The 50 Greatest Photo Opportunities" series! For updates, tips, tutorials and other news on all things travel photography, visit http://blogfiftygreatestphotos.com.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About the Author
  4. Introduction
    1. Great Travel Photos
    2. New York City
    3. How This Book Is Organized
    4. Will My Photos Look Like Yours?
    5. Photo Gear
      1. Camera Bag
      2. Equipment Rental
      3. Digital Cameras and Focal Length
  5. 1. Architecture
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Brooklyn Bridge
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Chrysler Building
      1. The Shot
      2. Getting There
      3. The Shot
    4. Empire State Building
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Flatiron Building
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. Grand Central Terminal
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. IAC Building
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Lever House
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. The Plaza
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Skyline
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Statue of Liberty
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    12. Supreme Courthouse
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    13. Woolworth Building
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  6. 2. City Life
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Brighton Beach
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Bryant Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Chinatown
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Coney Island
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. Flea Markets
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Greenwich Village
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Music Under New York
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Red Hook Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Tango in Central Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Times Square
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    12. Union Square
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  7. 3. Events
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Cherry Blossom Festival
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. DanceAfrica
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Mayor’s Cup Handball Tournament
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. New York City Marathon
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. New York International Auto Show
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Tugboat Race
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. U.S. Open
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Village Halloween Parade
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. West Indian Carnival Parade
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  8. 4. Urban Oasis
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Battery Park City
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. Bronx Zoo
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. Central Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Chinese Scholar’s Garden
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. The Cloisters
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Conservatory Garden
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Elevated Acre
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Governors Island
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    10. Jefferson Market Garden
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    11. Prospect Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  9. 5. Secret NYC
    1. Shooting Like a Pro
      1. The Gear
      2. The Plan
    2. Brooklyn Heights Alleyways
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    3. City Island
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    4. 5 Pointz
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    5. Little Red Lighthouse
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    6. Red Hook Waterfront
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    7. Socrates Sculpture Park
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    8. Sylvan Terrace
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
    9. Weeksville Houses
      1. The Shot
      2. The Shot
      3. Getting There
  10. Photo Opportunities According to Weather and Time of Day
    1. Sunny Day
    2. Partly Cloudy Day
    3. Overcast Day
    4. Rainy Day
    5. Dawn Shoot
    6. Morning Shoot
    7. Afternoon Shoot
    8. Evening Shoot
    9. Sunset Shoot
    10. Night Shoot