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Whether you’re in New York City for fashion week, a work trip or just for fun, photos are a must! Every blogger or content creator loves getting the iconic shot of them on the Brooklyn Bridge.
My first fashion week I headed there with a group of girls and was a little thrown by what I saw. The bridge is CRAZY busy, bikers on one side, tourists/people on the other and it’s hard getting “the” shot for Instagram. I’ve shot there a few times now and have a system for getting the perfect photo on the Brooklyn Bridge.
5 Tips on How to Take a Picture on the Brooklyn Bridge
- Get there early – While it’s still busy early in the morning, it’s less busy than normal. If you’re by yourself 6:30-7 is a good time, if you’re going with a group factor in time. I went with a group once and by the time it was my turn the lighting was off and the window was closed.
- Be patient – Block out time to be on the bridge and have some patience. The crowds come in spurts and you have to wait for the perfect window to hop in for photos. My photographer, Angelene, is amazing and had so much patience when we shot here last month. I had to stand in place a few times and wait for her to find an angle where there were fewer people in the shot.
- Pay attention to your surroundings – As I said, the bridge is busy. It’s best to stay off your phone and pay attention to what’s going on around you. One half of the bridge is for bikers and the other for walking. While we were shooting, a woman wasn’t paying attention and got run over by a cyclist. You also need to pay attention to your photographer on when to move out of the way.
- Hire a good photographer – My New York photographer, Angelene, is the bomb. I’m so glad she had shot at the bridge before and knew what to do to nail the shot. If you’re booking a photographer and really want great shots at the bridge, ask to see previous work and if their vibe matches yours.
- Don’t wear anything too fussy – The easier the outfit, the better! If you’re wearing shoes that are hard to walk in or an outfit that constantly needs adjusting, it may not be right for the bridge. Since you’re short on time you need something low maintenance that can be shot in a jiff.
There you have it! Next time you’re in New York and want to shoot on the Brooklyn Bridge, take these tips to heart. Send me your shots when you’re done!
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