What are some great spots to photograh stuff in NYC?
June 17, 2010 11:01 PM   Subscribe

Location scout filter: What are some great locations in & around NYC for photography? Both photographing models (aka friends) and just general photographing what's there (street/wildlife photography). Funky interior indoor locations especially welcome. Doubly so if they'd actually let me set up some modest gear & spend some time.

Here are some spots that I like already:

- The Mall / Bethseda Fountain / The Gallery in Central Park
- The Cloisters
- The Meatpacking District
- Chinatown, especially some of the back alleys
- The Rockways/Riis Park (I live not too far from there)
- Coney Island / The Boardwalk
- The East/West village.

And yes, I've seen this graphic. I'm also a native NYer, so more interested in funky/off the beaten path than touristy, and stuff that looks old/retro/historic (1870's to 1970's are all good).

I'm aware of some killer spaces that rent by the day too - any leads in this area are also welcome. Not just "photo studio" stuff, but meeting spaces, etc. as long as they don't look boring (corporate, etc.).
posted by MesoFilter to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: IANAP/NYer:
Are you familiar with ScoutingNY and ScoutFriendly.com? ScoutingNY looks pretty great from what I've seen on the Blue.
posted by knile at 11:13 PM on June 17, 2010

Best answer: You may also have fun browsing Forgotten NY, though the layout shows up a bit rough for my tastes.

Sorry if the links I've posted are totally obvious to you as a native photographer.
posted by knile at 11:22 PM on June 17, 2010

Best answer: A couple of ideas: Brooklyn Army Terminal, Little Red Lighthouse.
posted by andrewraff at 12:12 PM on June 18, 2010

Response by poster: Thanks for the suggestions guys - I was vaguely aware of those blogs, but hadn't thought of them for this project.

Brooklyn Army Terminal & Little Red Lighthouse look great, thanks! I'd been meaning to visit the Little Red Lighthouse.
posted by MesoFilter at 1:01 PM on June 18, 2010

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