Photographing New York: Coney Island

Coney Island Photography, New York Photography

(This guide is part of The New York Photographer’s Travel Book, which is available as a free digital download.)

Coney Island is one of the most infamous places in New York, and it is so fun to explore. Take the yellow N, Q, or the orange D train to the last stop at Coney Island Stillwell Av, about an hour trip from Manhattan. On the way, you will see some fantastic views from the elevated tracks, so keep your camera out.

Coney Island Photography, New York Photography

Stop for a Nathan’s hotdog or at Totonno’s pizza. Consider taking in a Brooklyn Cyclones game if you have the time, but the street photography is what you really have come for. Walk the boardwalk and head to the beach, one of the famed places for New York street photographers throughout history. Walk the Steeplechase Pier. I would suggest going in the afternoon and staying through the evening as the area cools off. Everything continues until late, and the lights and scenery make it beautiful for some dusk street photography.

Go on the Wonder Wheel for some high up views of Brooklyn. There are many fun rides to go on including the famous Cyclone, but be careful of taking your camera on the roller coasters. There are lockers, and there are many carnival games to keep you busy.

(This guide is part of The New York Photographer’s Travel Book, which is available as a free digital download.)