About New York thru the Lens - Bright Lights - Big City Private Tour
Booking a private photo expert allows you to select the below carefully planned routes or when your photo guide contacts you directly to make desired changes where possible according to your interest. During this tour you will be photographing some of central Manhattans brightest most classic nighttime spots. Think "Bright Lights Big City." Starting off meet at the fountain on the west end of Bryant Park opposite the New York Public Library. Bryant Park itself is very photogenic with people relaxing on the lawn or in chairs surrounding it. Take in commanding views of the Chrysler Building which can be seen along 42nd Street. From there walk to nearby Times Square an international icon of New York City known for its sophisticated electronic billboard imagery. It is there that you will be in the unmistakable heart of New York and come away with photographs that show the diversity and energy of the Big Apple. See all the faces in the crowd the wonder and amazement of the Great White Way. Walking up Broadway through Times Square you will know you are in the media and entertainment capital of the world when you see all the lit marquees showcasing the top musicals movies television shows and current events. Next youll cut over to Sixth Avenue Avenue of the Americas and see the instantly recognizable lights of Radio City Music Hall. Radio City Music Hall is a part of Rockefeller Center which is a pedestrian-friendly suite of buildings constructed throughout the 1930s. Youll take in all of the Art Deco style architecture see some famous sculptures and maybe even some of the holiday decorations. Then its on over to Fifth Avenue which acts as the central spine of Manhattan. Immediately youll see the neo-gothic twin spires of St. Patricks Cathedral built in 1878. Fifth Avenue along this part of Manhattan is known for its world-class stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue Bergdorf Goodman Tiffany & Co. Louis Vuitton etc. as well as the recently opened 24-hour Apple store. All of these stores have impressive window displays which at nighttime literally pop out as you walk along the sidewalk. Dart in and around pedestrians coming from all directions as we make your way up to our final destination the Plaza Hotel located on Central Park South. Grand Army Plaza from which the hotel gets its name is a classic intersection of New York Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. There are all sorts of vendors and caricature artists that make for great photos. But the areas real draw is the horses and their carriages waiting to take passengers on a scenic ride through the park. This will be the end of our tour and youll be free to go further into the park or back toward Times Square. Subway access in this neighborhood is abundant as are taxis ready take you to your next destination. Includes - Expert photographer guide Excludes - Transportation - Entry fees - Meals and drinks - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs - Personal expenses Please note - 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.