The 10 Best Photography Tours In New York City - Updated 2021

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We can’t think of a more Instagrammable city than New York City. From the vast, always-magical Central Park, the skyscrapers, and the skyline seen from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty or the buzzing Times Square, each corner in New York City, big or small, has a fascinating, enchanting vibe. Get your camera ready and join us as we explore some of the best photography tours in New York City. Learn tips and tricks from the experts and make your social media friends even more jealous on your next trip to the Big Apple.

1. Experience the beauty of Central Park and catch it on camera (from USD 100.0)

This tour will take you for two-and-a-half hours through Central Park, with a professional photographer guide who will teach you how to capture the magic of New York City’s most iconic park in images that will last a lifetime. The tour is suitable for photography rookies and experts too, as it will teach you all the skills you need during the workshop. Throughout this hands-on experience, you’ll learn how to improve your composition, lighting, and scouting skills.

Central Park Photography Tour in New York

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

46 reviews

2. Take in Manhattan's iconic sites (from USD 100.0)

photography tours new york city | take in manhattan's iconic sites

Join a three-hour, fast-paced tour in New York City, and learn how to capture Manhattan’s iconic sites, with the help of a professional photographer. You will get to photograph the Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center, and parts of Central Park. The guide will teach you how to work better with angles and lines, so you bring your photos to life and make them worth a million likes.

New York City’s Iconic Sights: 3-Hour Photography Tour

Duration: 3 hour

2 reviews

3. Photograph the city that never sleeps at night (from USD 150.0)

While in New York City, exploring the city after the sunset is a must, and where better to start than the buzzing Times Square? With this photography tour, not only will you see the city that never sleeps, at night, but you will also learn how to take the best shots in low light, without using the harsh flash, but by using a long exposure and fill flash. The experience is welcome to all skill levels.

NYC After-Dark Photography Tour

Duration: 2 hours

12 reviews

4. A New York City marriage proposal (from USD 303.0)

Have you ever dreamed of a New York City marriage proposal? Now it is possible, no matter where you live. This one-hour tour will pair you with a professional New York-based photographer, and together you’ll get to create a custom photoshoot itinerary. The photographer will capture your precious moment and all your emotions while using New York City as a backdrop. The photos will be post edited, and you will be able to access them within five days in a private online gallery.

Proposal Photographer in New York

Duration: 1 to 3 hours

5. Selfie days are over (from USD 201.22)

selfie days are over

Are all your traveling photos a bunch of selfies where you can barely see anything but your face and neck? Well, those days are over, as now you can have a professional photographer take the best photos of you on your trip to New York City. The tour can last anywhere between 30 minutes to 3 hours, and the group has a maximum limit of 10 people. Participants will get to walk around New York City and have their photos taken in a contemporary, candid style, with the Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, and Jane’s Carousel as a backdrop. Photos will be ready within five working days and waiting for you in an online gallery.

Brooklyn: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

Duration: 30 to 3 minute

8 reviews

6. Learn to frame your shot of New York's famous landmarks (from USD 125.0)

This two-and-a-half-hour tour will take you around New York City’s famous landmarks, for a fun and informative experience. With so many tall buildings and skyscrapers, it can be quite tricky to take the perfect shot of the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building. An expert photographer guide will teach you how to use the camera and snap the best photos of New York’s iconic buildings. Don’t forget to bring your camera, a couple of lenses, and a fully charged battery, as you’ll probably take around 100 shots throughout the tour.

New York Icon Photography Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

96 reviews

7. A unique way to calm your sweet tooth (from USD 1.0)

If you love sweets, photography, and anything unique, get ready for four great hours. After being picked up from a central location, you will join a local professional photographer and videographer and embark on a private photo and video experience of discovering one of the most famous indoor food halls in the world. The tour will include stops at the Chelsea Market, the Sugar Factory, and the Highline, in the land of monstrous ice cream boats and candified goblet drinks.

New York City Sugar Rush Private Photo or Video Experience

Duration: 4 hours

8. Capture New York City's landmarks on camera (from USD 84.0)

This three-hour tour will take you on a walk and photography guide through Manhattan. You will visit New York City’s top landmarks, capture them on camera, and improve your photography skills. If you want to catch the sunset in New York City, book an evening tour. Either way, you will get to take photos of the Empire State Building, the Grand Central Station, and the Chrysler Building.

New York Landmarks Photography Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

2 reviews

9. Catch a glimpse of New York City's spectacular architecture (from USD 98.0)

This tour begins at City Hall Park and focuses on New York City’s fantastic architecture, using Lower Manhattan as a backdrop. With the help of a professional photographer, participants will get to admire the Italian Renaissance and Neo-Classic architecture, and take some inspired photos of the City Hall, the Municipal Building, and the Tweed Courthouse. Learn how to play with light and use it to compose great photos.

New York City: Architecture Photo Safari at City Hall

10. Visit the famous SoHo neighborhood (from USD 77.0)

Take the camera with you, meet with the group at Angelika Theater, and embark on a tour of the famous SoHo neighborhood. Learn how to use your camera and capture amazing photos, while capturing SoHo’s famous cobblestone streets, Houston Street, and Balthazar. There’s no better place to learn how to focus on colors, shapes, and details than in New York, which is full of life and such a vibrant city.

Photo Tour of SoHo, New York City

1 review

Exploring New York City through the lens of your camera

It’s an incredible experience to breathe the New York City air, marvel at its sites, and be part of that buzzing atmosphere. But what if you could also catch it on camera? With these photography tours, it is now possible. Whether you want to learn how to work with lines, light, and different camera settings to catch the most memorable shots of New York City’s landmarks, or you just want your photos taken by a professional photographer, check out these top photography tours in New York City.

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