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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour provided by New York City Photo Safari

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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour

Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5537P7
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - Bryant Park
  • Entry/Admission - Times Square
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - New York Public Library
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Digital camera
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Pershing Square, 90 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Please meet in front of the Pershing Square Cafe across from Grand Central Terminal. Please contact us for exact map and location.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • All locations, including Grand Central, Bryant Park, and Times Square, are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - Bryant Park
  • Entry/Admission - Times Square
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Central Terminal
  • Entry/Admission - New York Public Library
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Digital camera
Departure details
  • Pershing Square, 90 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA Please meet in front of the Pershing Square Cafe across from Grand Central Terminal. Please contact us for exact map and location.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Theater District, New York, NY, USA The photo tour will conclude in the heart of Times Square.
  • Times Square, Manhattan, NY 10036, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • All locations, including Grand Central, Bryant Park, and Times Square, are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 22, 2020
A note from Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
NYC Photo Safari is committed to maintaining a safe environment for both staff and participants a like and is taking appropriate measures ensuring everyone's safety.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Pershing Square
    90 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
    Please meet in front of the Pershing Square Cafe across from Grand Central Terminal. Please contact us for exact map and location.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Grand Central Terminal
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Chrysler Building
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Times Square
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    New York Public Library
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Bryant Park
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    New York City Photo Safari
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    The Pershing Square Signature Center
    Empire State Building
    Madame Tussauds New York
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Haiyin T
Munich, Germany48 contributions
We booked the tour for my younger son Max who's an amateur photographer. My older son and I joined without cameras. All three of us have enjoyed this tour and have learned a lot.

Robert is a great photographer and teacher. Max has learned quite a few new techniques and methods for photographing. My older son and I were also able to appreciate the architecture in NYC through photographer's lens. Robert was very patiently guiding each student on their own level, while also caring for us non-photographers in the group.

We will definitely come back to NYC for another tour with Robert, probably Central Park.

Highly recommend!
Written April 25, 2022
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John R
93 contributions
Did a custom photo tour with Zim that was roughly this itinerary on a day when it wasn't available. Zim was great. She is a very experienced photographer and accomplished instructor. In particular, she listened to what photography challenges we were facing, asked some great questions, and got right into helping us improve.

I was looking for help with composition and finding compelling images to create while walking around. Zim typically would have me take a shot the way I was inclined to do it and then would show various alternatives, sometimes with just a suggestion and sometimes by actually photographing. In any case, she did quick critiques of all images and was really spot on with what I was looking for an how to improve.

I take a lot of online classes and I like them, but working with an accomplished instructure directly is a great accompaniment to what you can learn in a class or on your own. I'm looking forward to doing another session with Zim elsewhere in the city.
Written December 20, 2021
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MNEY
2 contributions
This was my second time tour with Zim during the last 6 months. I got lucky again as other people did not show up, so it was a private tour again. I asked her to dedicate this one to wide angle lens use. I learned more then from any books or Internet sites. Highly recommend to anyone who likes to learn and improve photography skills in terms of composition and camera settings.
Written February 24, 2020
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LoveTheBeach1636
1 contribution
I got this tour for a family member and I as she was visiting New York. This was a great way to enjoy NYC and also learn a lot about photography! We took many memorable photos, and had a great experience. It is definitely something to try if you would like something new to experience in the city!
Written March 14, 2020
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NYCPhotoSafari
Thanks for joining us and thank you for taking the time to write a 5 star review! We'll look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Diane NYCPS
Written March 17, 2020
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travellingtrent
West Hollywood, CA67 contributions
I live in New York and I recently took this photo safari to learn more about photography and my camera. I gained new photographic skills but I also learned to see my city differently. I can’t think of a more unique way to spend an afternoon that is fun, educational, and helps you take better pictures. New Yorkers should do it. When your friends come to town, you should have them do it. We all love taking pictures. Up your game and take even better ones or help your friends to do the same.
Written September 21, 2019
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Debbie K
University Place, WA41 contributions
Zim was a great instructor. She is very knowledgeable and gave me a lot of pointers to improve composition. She also demonstrated a variety of ways to enhance my images by using and explaining various features on my camera. I am an intermediate photographer and felt Zim's suggestions definitely added to my skill set. Highly recommend!
Written November 15, 2021
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NYCPhotoSafari
Dear Debbie K, Thank you for your review. We're glad to hear that Zim was able to help you level up your photography! Do email us some of your photos for our gallery! Diane NYC Photo Safari
Written November 16, 2021
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RichaBatra
New York City, NY4 contributions
On my Manhattan Photo Safari, Zim my instructor was fun - we had a few laughs at me being a greedy photographer, knowledgeable - shared tips on using my camera in auto mode, friendly - shared a tip to calm down anxious New Yorkers.

It was a learning and fun experience. Highly recommended for tourists and residents a like.
Written October 25, 2021
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Viraj S
5 contributions
Learned a lot about composition and was able to take some great pictures
Zim is very knowledgeable and helpful in giving pointers to improve my photographs
Written August 10, 2021
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Jimmy
1 contribution
Solo
Zim was my tour guide and she was Fantastic. She helped me with my skills and informed me how to develop my view on how to take architectural photos. She was so informative and helpful with my camera. Zim was really professional and I really recommend her for that tour. if I can give her 6 STARS I would. Thank you Zim
Written January 21, 2019
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Jeff K
6 contributions
Couples
This was a great tour. My girlfriend wanted to get more in to taking pictures of architecture and when I read the reviews I knew this was the right tour to take. Zim does a great job of taking you around and critiquing shots so that you can get better. Since this class was for my girlfriend she was using a professional camera and I was using my cellphone camera. Zim showed me how to access so many more features that I never knew the device to have. She also went over some of the more interesting bells and whistles that I was unsure of how to use. All in all It was a great tour and we came back with a wealth of knowledge.
Written August 13, 2018
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Improve Your Photo Skills With This Tour
Fabulous photography experience. Photographer/tour guide, Zim, gave personalized attention in teaching skills, hel
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See NYC differently than you have before!
Took the 3hr NYC workshop, what a great experience. Life long NYer but I saw the city differently this time. Zim wa
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NYC photo safari is perfect!
This tour was more than expected! Not only did I see some incredible spots, but I also learned more about how to b
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Perfect Photo safari experience
This was more than I expected. I did the Iconic 2 tour in midtown and my guide was Fiona. Even though I only had an
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Finding my focus
I’ve been struggling with capturing a compelling image. My shots were always kind of flat, boring and lacking inter
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Fabulous safari-fabulous instructor
Zim is a fabulous teacher, photographer, fearless leader and human being!! Her energy, insight and organizational
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Zim is an excellent instructor
My wife and I were part of a group of 8. Zim is a professional photographer but took the time to answer questions
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Strongly recommended photo tour
It was really very nice experience.Zim is a very professional photographer and tought a lot about camera settings,b
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Great experience
This was great! Gave us ideas on how to see the City with another eye/view. We took some amazing photos and learned
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On Safari on the Streets of the City.
The cap for participants is 8 so imagine my surprise when I arrived to find only myself with Zim, my safari guide f
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Exceeded Expectations
Zim was purely a joy to be my guide. I learned so much about my equipment, how to get the optimal shot and how to
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Learn photography and see iconic locations in NYC at the same time
I had a great time on this photo tour. Zim was very knowledgeable, patient, and funny. She gave me lots of tips tha
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Great experience
I did a 5 hours tutorial wit Zim . The experience was amazing . Zim took me out of my comfort zone and challenged m
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Great Photo Safari
Such a great experience! I learned so much about photography and took some really great photos too! Would highly re
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Above and beyond
Zim did a great job. Gave us clear instruction before showing exactly what to do to create some cool effect with fl
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