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Photographers have no shortage of subjects in New York City, with its stunning skyline, iconic architecture, dazzling Times Square signage, lush parks and gardens, and millions of local faces. Here are a few ways to experience NYC on a photo tour.

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  • Get a bird's-eye view—and sky-high photos—of New York during an aerial photography tour aboard an open-door helicopter.
  • Learn tips for photographing architecture at iconic landmarks like Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, or the Empire State Building.
  • Practice photography tricks of the trade under the instruction of a professional photographer tour guide.
  • Capture the illuminated sights of Central Park after dark on a nighttime photo tour.
  • Admire cobblestone streets and cast-iron building features as you wander the visually rich neighborhood of SoHo on a photography-themed excursion.
  • Let a personal photographer capture the perfect image of you and a partner as you explore New York's most iconic sights.

Photo Shoot Tours with a Personal Photographer
Become the star of a New York City photo shoot on an excursion featuring your very own personal photographer. These customizable walking tours make it easy for you to relax and simply enjoy the scenery as your expert photographer companion snaps perfectly composed images of you. Most personal photographer tours explore Central Park, though more open-ended walking tours are available.

Photography Workshop Tours
Take your photography skills to the next level by joining a workshop in New York City. You might learn more about taking great aerial shots on a helicopter-based photo outing, practice low-light photography during a workshop in Central Park, or discover tricks to take better images of architectural icons such as the Chrysler Building.
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Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

Manhattan Adventure Boat Ride

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This custom sightseeing tour on the Hudson River is designed for photographers and tourists alike. Travel on the same media boat that news photographers use to cover breaking stories, and view more than 40 iconic sights—including the New York City skyline—from unique vantage points. The captain’s narration provides a comprehensive overview of New York Harbor, with close-up views of landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private New York Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Group tours of New York City can sometimes pass sights too fast, or not even stop at attractions you’re most interested in. This private New York City tour with a professional photographer lets you customize the tour stops to suit your interests. Select from any number of popular locations, like Times Square and the Theatre District, Central Park, Midtown Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.50
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New York Icon Photography Tour
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New York Icon Photography Tour

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Discover how to achieve the best shots of the Big Apple’s iconic landmarks on this photography tour with a pro photographer. Rather than wasting time hunting for suitable subjects and using trial and error; get hands-on tuition to quickly find the best locations, pick up the right techniques, and learn how to frame and shoot perfect images. Stops include the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and other highlights.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

9/11 Memorial Museum Admission Ticket

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Prebook your admission to the 9/11 Memorial Museum in lower Manhattan, and guarantee your entry to the center that documented the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. Museum artifacts include first-person accounts of what happened on that September morning in 2001, multi-media displays, and exhibits on history, which commemorate nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives in the attacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

Skip the Line: NYC One World Observatory Ticket

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See New York City at your feet with admission to the One World Observatory, a 3-story destination on top of the western hemisphere’s tallest building. Ride to the 102nd floor and watch the virtual city skyline transform across centuries of history. Learn about the construction of the skyscraper, which has sweeping views across the city, enjoying New York from a whole new perspective.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

New York in One Day Guided Sightseeing Tour

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Make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps on a guided tour of NYC’s top attractions. Travel by both boat (seasonal) and bus as you swing by the 9/11 Memorial, Central Park, Rockefeller Center and more. Then hop aboard a luxury boat for a sightseeing cruise past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, complete with stunning views of the world-famous skyline and Brooklyn Bridge.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour

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Take in Manhattan's architectural landmarks—and discover how to best record them on camera—on this photography tour. Visit Times Square, Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, and other attractions; and get direction on capturing perfect images and mastering light so you come away with crisp, well-composed shots you might never achieve independently. Ideal for avid photographers wanting to hone their art, or beginners seeking a great introduction.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.00
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Private Custom NYC Photo Tour with Personal Photographer

Private Custom NYC Photo Tour with Personal Photographer

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Take away the pressure of capturing great vacation photos and let a professional do it for you on this photographer-led tour of New York City. Customize this private tour so you can visit and pose at photogenic New York locations, such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, Grand Central Terminal, Times Square, and Battery Park. The high-resolution results are delivered digitally within 72 hours.
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  • 3 hours
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$149.00
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Full-Day New York

Full-Day New York "Must See" Small-Group Tour plus One World Observatory Ticket

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Take in all the highlights of New York City on this comprehensive, one-of-a-kind tour. Explore the Big Apple like a New Yorker, as you walk, ride the subway and take the Staten Island ferry. Visit Times Square, the Broadway Theater District, Grand Central Terminal, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, and much more. Entrance to the One World Observatory is also included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$109.00
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Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour
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Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn Bridge Boat Tour

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Perfect for travelers who are short on time in New York City, this boat tour offers views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, and Ellis Island. Coast guard-licensed captains guide you around New York Harbor during the family-friendly speedboat ride. Plus, get the chance to snap photos of Manhattan.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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NYC Central Park Bike Rental

NYC Central Park Bike Rental

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Experience Central Park by bike with this convenient bike rental, perfect for everyone from first-time visitors to NYC regulars. Traveling by bike enables you to see more than you can on foot. With a provided map and staff recommendations, you can explore the bike-friendly paths at your own pace and stop to admire sites along the way. Book ahead, as bike rentals often sell out for this classic New York adventure.
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  • 1 to 12 hours
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Central Park Photography Tour in New York
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Central Park Photography Tour in New York

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New York's Central Park is full of memorable landmarks and natural scenery, affording plenty of photo opportunities. On this small-group tour, learn the art of scouting for the perfect image and hone your photography skills under guidance of a professional photographer. Visit famous sites, destinations that inspired movies and music, and learn about the history and architecture as you snap photos of this iconic New York City destination.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$100.00
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$100.00

Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

Brooklyn Bridge Photography Tour with NYC Skyline Views

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One of the most photogenic attractions in New York City is the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which is the star of the show on this Brooklyn photography tour designed for photo fanatics. Get ready to snap great pictures once you meet-up with your group of fellow photo enthusiasts on the Manhattan side of the bridge. As you walk across, capture the bridge's bold design, admire the views of the Manhattan skyline, and even get a few tips on lighting and composition from your guide.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$100.00
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Photographer, Professional Photo shoot - New York

Photographer, Professional Photo shoot - New York

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Capture memorable moments during your visit to New York with this professional photoshoot. You’ll be able to tailor your shoot to your preferences and visit unique locations. It’s ideal for couples, groups, bachelorette and bachelor parties, families, and engagements and honeymoons. You’ll receive a private online viewing gallery up to 14 days after the photoshoot.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.82
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NYC Extremes Downtown Photo Tour with Pro Photographer

NYC Extremes Downtown Photo Tour with Pro Photographer

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New York is characterized by urban extremes, but capturing them on camera is tricky without knowing its history, culture, or where to look. Bring your SLR or smartphone and join a professional photographer and lifelong New Yorker on a creative hunt that ensures you find the city’s hidden gems and street scenes—discoveries easy to miss alone. The itinerary is fluid, so every tour offers new opportunities for one-of-a-kind shots.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.34
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Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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Make your visit to New York City unforgettable with this exclusive private tour and photo shoot in Central Park and Times Square. Your photographer-guide will snap pictures of your party as you visit Times Square, Central Park highlights like Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Fountain, and the Plaza Hotel. Includes tour, tips on navigating the Big Apple, and a zip drive with your photos delivered by email within 48 hours.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.50
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Harlem Sightseeing Tour

Harlem Sightseeing Tour

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During this sightseeing tour of this New York City neighborhood, you’ll get to walk in the footsteps of music legends such as the Jackson 5 and James Brown at the Apollo Theater, feast on soul food at traditional eateries, and marvel at elaborate gothic cathedrals. Throughout the tour, learn about African-American culture and history and find out how Harlem continues to evolve.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.98
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High Line & Hudson Yards Small Group Walking Tour

High Line & Hudson Yards Small Group Walking Tour

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If you love public art, innovative design, and urban adventure, then there's one New York City attraction that you shouldn't miss: the High Line. Escape the city's hustle and bustle on this rejuvenating High Line hike, where you stroll an elevated park with well-tended gardens, works of public art, and views of the skyline and Hudson River. Along the way, pass Vessel, an interactive artwork at Hudson Yards, and end your tour at the renowned Chelsea Market.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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Private New York City Walking Tour with Photo Shoot

Private New York City Walking Tour with Photo Shoot

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Capture the magic of your visit to the Big Apple with this photography experience, and take home professional photos with iconic NYC locations in the background. Design the experience just for you—with a 1, 2, or 3-hour photo session—and join your photographer to walk the city and learn about New York’s cultural and historical highlights. Hear about some of the best places to eat, drink, and party, and walk away with fantastic images when you're done.
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  • 1 minute to 1 hour
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$300.00
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Private Walking Tour in Brooklyn with Personal Photographer

Private Walking Tour in Brooklyn with Personal Photographer

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Strike a pose as you explore New York City with your private photographer-guide on this exclusive walking tour. Enjoy an informal photo shoot of your party as you start in SoHo and take the subway to the Brooklyn Bridge and then stroll around DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights for great photo ops. Includes a zip file with your photos delivered by email within 48 hours—an unforgettable souvenir of your visit.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$147.50
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NYC After-Dark Photography Tour
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NYC After-Dark Photography Tour

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Night is an exciting time to snap great photos of busy New York City, but if you don’t know the proper techniques, your photos might not come out right. This NYC after-dark photo tour is led by a professional photographer that teaches you how to use your flash and other camera features to capture the best pictures of some of the city’s biggest attractions.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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NYC Central Park Night Time Photography Tour

NYC Central Park Night Time Photography Tour

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Discover one of New York’s most iconic landmarks after dark—and brush up on your photography skills, too—during this evening tour. With just a guide and a small group for company, set off to explore Central Park. Come ready to see the sights and bring along a digital camera with manual overrides and a tripod; your professional photographer guide will share all the tips you need to become a skilled nighttime snapper.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Grand Central Photo Tour

Grand Central Photo Tour

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Capture one of the nation’s most historic landmarks, Grand Central Terminal in New York City, on this captivating 2.5-hour, small-group photo tour and workshop. Led by a professional photographer guide, discover Grand Central’s highlights and get creative in presenting a new perspective on this architectural marvel. Improve digital photography skills with unique angles, slow shutter speeds and much more. Perfect for all skill levels. 
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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World Trade Center Photo Tour

World Trade Center Photo Tour

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The World Trade Center area is one of Manhattan’s most photogenic destinations, and photo enthusiasts can shoot at this important location on this NYC photography tour. Meet-up with your photographer-guide in Lower Manhattan for an urban photo adventure. Get tips on improving your architectural photography, snap photos of nearby landmarks, and explore subjects like the Oculus, Freedom Tower, and National 9/11 Memorial. When you're done, wrap up your tour with numerous photos you can be proud to share with friends.
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