The Brooklyn bridge is one of the most iconic bridges in the world, and one of the most famous sights to see in NYC. Every time I visit NYC, I love taking photos of the Brooklyn Bridge – there’s always a new angle to capture, and a different view to photograph it from. Here are some of my favourite photos that I’ve taken of the Brooklyn Bridge in the last few years – I hope you like them!
The photo of the Brooklyn Bridge below is shared with Manhattan Bridge, and I love this shot. I love the two different bridges, the wide angle, and the symmetry of the shot.
This photo (below) was taken in DUMBO, one of the best places for taking photos of the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s probably where most tourists head to take photos of the Brooklyn Bridge, and on a sunny day, there’s nowhere I’d rather sit with my kindle and an iced coffee!
I feel like if you’re visiting NYC, the best thing you could buy yourself in advance, is a wide angle lens. Even just a cheap wide angle lens (the kind you clip on you camera) would work perfectly. Especially when walking the Brooklyn Bridge, it means you capture the whole thing in your photo.
I just love clear days when you have gorgeous blue skies and great visibility. The bridge looks pretty amazing in any weather (and taking photos of the Brooklyn Bridge is fun in all kinds of weather too) but I do love the bright sunshine.
I took this more industrial shot from Manhattan, using the scaffolding and walkway to frame the bridge. I like this shot, it’s a little bit different to images I usually take but it feels very ‘new york’. You know?
More blue skies! I love when the details of the bridge are so crisp and clear like this!
The photo below isn’t the best quality, but I took it at dusk after we’d had a really beautiful evening in Brooklyn. It could probably be a little sharper and a better focussed, but I love it all the same. Sometimes taking photos of the Brooklyn Bridge doesn’t need to be about getting the perfect shot, just about enjoying the views.
The photo below was taken on the rooftop of Time Out Market. I’m pretty sure that this is one of the most secret photography spots in NYC (I actually wrote a blog post on that – if you fancy reading it. Just click here). I mean, how amazing is this view?!
Don’t forget to actually get a photo of yourself on the bridge too! It can be pretty difficult getting a nice photo without loads of crowds, it’s all about perfect timing! I think we must have got really lucky here!
Yes there are beaches in NYC! They’re probably a little too windy and cold for 50% of the year! But they make for an amazing spot for taking photos of the Brooklyn Bridge.