Departs From: New York
Meeting Point: 26 Wall Street
Duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes
Available: Departs daily except Sunday at 09:30
Meet up on the steps of Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first U.S. President. From there, you'll get a nice view of the New York Stock Exchange nearby. Most of the streets in the Financial District are extremely narrow. This, combined with some of Manhattan's tallest skyscrapers, creates an experience similar to standing at the bottom of a canyon. Many of these streets see very little sunshine, even at high noon. This will create unique opportunities for low-light daytime photography. As the sun trickles its way down into the bottom of the canyon, we'll venture over to the historic South Street Seaport district.
The Seaport is known for its pedestrian-friendly streets as well as its many shops. You will get a distinct feel for old New York Harbor days, of dockworkers and fish markets, a time when the piers were bustling areas of commerce. From the Seaport we'll make our way up toward City Hall and the Municipal Building, both of which are near the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Once you start walking over the Brooklyn Bridge you'll get a steady sense of rising above the smaller buildings below. In fact, when the Brooklyn Bridge was built, people walking across it for the first time were elated by the experience of being so high above the river that birds flew below them, beneath the bridge's walkway. As you approach the Gothic arches of the Manhattan-side tower, picture possibilities will abound. Lines, repetition, symmetry will all beg to be photographed. If the sun is out, there may be possibilities for interesting silhouettes.
Once you're well onto the bridge you'll be able to turn around and take in breathtaking views of Lower Manhattan. You'll be able to see Midtown Manhattan off in the distance. Boats will be in the water below and many people will be enjoying the bridge. Get out your telephoto lens and photograph the Statue of Liberty to the southwest.
A convenient stairway will allow you to exit the bridge on the Brooklyn side and put you in the neighborhood of Fulton Ferry, which is similar to the South Street Seaport. At Fulton Ferry Landing and Park, known for its spectacular vantage of the looming Brooklyn Bridge, you'll be able to go right up to the water and take in the view. From Fulton Ferry it's just a short walk over to DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass), an industrial factory district with picturesque cobblestone streets. DUMBO affords some classic views of the Manhattan Bridge, which will be high overhead with subway trains loudly roaring past.
- Expert photographer guide
- Entry fees
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and gratuities
- Optional activity costs
- Personal expenses
- Participants must have a basic knowledge of their cameras.
- Routes may be changed based on local conditions.
- Tours leave rain or shine.
- Please wear a pair of good walking shoes, and bring a lightweight poncho in case it rains. A small bottle of water & sun hat is recommended for high temperatures.
- A lightweight tripod is recommended for evening sessions.
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Upon booking, you will receive a voucher by email containing all details about the tour. You can check the status of your booking at anytime.
After you book
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What if I need to change or cancel my booking?
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