Tours & activities by Magical Journeys from Viator

  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: Varies (approx.)
From USD $85.00

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Join a professional photographer on this New York City photography tour for a one-of-kind experience you’ll never forget! Each photography workshop focuses on a quintessential NYC spot and is designed for people who want to learn how to capture the distinct life and vibrancy of the Big Apple on camera. Choose from six tour options: Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Times Square at Night or one of two Iconic New York tours.


  • Small-group tour
  • Multiple departure times and locations available
  • Get inside tips from a local
On this interesting NYC tour, you will use Manhattan as both a backdrop and a classroom! Your professional photography instructor will provide you with unique photo opportunities to sharpen your skills and capture memories of your trip to New York. Whether you are an amateur or nearly an expert, you’ll be sure to take home new skills – and memories – that’ll last a lifetime.

Choose from multiple tour locations to shoot at. Opt for the Brooklyn Bridge tour for dramatic images of the iconic bridge and surrounding skyline. Choose the Central Park tour and learn how to take pictures of New York’s most popular attraction. On the Museum Inside Out tour, photograph inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art and learn how to use lighting to enhance the quality of your photos. For night owls, bring your own tripod to the NYC After Dark tour to learn how to take awesome night photos by capturing bustling Times Square in all its nighttime glory -- you’ll take home great pictures of the city that never sleeps! Or choose one of two Iconic New York tours, perfect for all skill levels, where you'll work with lines and angles to showcase the very best of the city's landmarks.

You are guaranteed a small group of 6-8 people, allowing you to receive one-on-one, hands-on instruction from an experienced professional. An NYC photo tour is a great way to see the sights with the added bonus of learning expert photography tips and tricks.

View the photo tour options below to decide the best fit for you or your group.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Brooklyn Bridge: Pedestrian bridge entrance
Central Park:
Central Park: Belvedere Castle (May - September) OR the Bethesda Fountain (October - April)
Metropolitan Museum Inside Out: Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYC After Dark: 620 8th Ave. @ 40Th Street
Iconic New York tours: Midtown Manhattan (exact location advised upon tour reconfirmation)
Departure Time:
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

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Central Park Photo Tour

2.5-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park. Departs between 9am and 2pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

USD $100.00
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Metropolitan Museum Photo Tour
Code: MET

2-hour photo tour and instruction in Central Park including ticket to the Met. Departs between 10am and 2pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

USD $100.00
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NYC After Dark Photo Tour
Code: DARK

2-hour photo tour and instruction in Times Square. Departs between 5pm and 8pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

USD $120.00
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Iconic New York Photo Tour-P1

3-hour photo tour and instruction covering icons such as Empire State Building and Rockefeller Center. Departs between 9:30am and 12:30pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

USD $100.00
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Iconic New York Photo Tour-P2

3-hour photo tour and instruction covering icons such as Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building. Departs between 1:30pm and 4:30pm (exact departure time advised upon reconfirmation).

USD $100.00
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Small-Group Photography Walking Tour of NYC

Take Great Photographs of Rockefeller Center

  • Professional photographer as your instructor
  • Digital camera
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • You must bring your own digital camera
  • These workshops are appropriate for all levels of photographic knowledge from beginners to advanced hobbyists
  • EXCEPTION: NYC After Dark tour is for advanced photographers only. Although a DSLR is preferred, you may use any digital camera with manual overrides; you MUST bring a tripod
On the 90-minute Brooklyn Bridge tour, meet at the entrance and start taking pictures immediately, shooting not only the bridge itself, but also the beautiful Manhattan skyline from a distance. Walk the length of the bridge and learn how to compose great images with the many lines.
In Central Park, meet at Central Park East (from May to September) or the Bethesda Fountain (from October to April) to best enjoy the typically brilliant fall foliage. This 2.5-hour tour focuses on taking pictures of the environment. From cityscapes to landscapes, learn the art of scouting for an image — what to look for and how to “visually edit” before taking a picture.
Inside (and outside) the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the topic is light. Yes, there will be plenty of artwork to photograph, but this 2-hour tour is more about the use of light. The Met features “would-be outdoor spaces” that are built inside the building — like the American Courtyard, the European Sculpture Court and more. Thanks to massive skylights, these areas are perfectly lit, offering the unique opportunity to capture a number of different architectural elements in one image. Learn the best way to shoot in mixed lighting and how to use white balance.
The NYC After Dark photo tour meets in Times Square, the heart and soul of New York City. On this 2.5-hour tour, learn about night photography and how to take pictures in low-light conditions. Discover how flash and long exposure works and how to use a combination of the two to create an image. Be sure to bring a tripod on this tour because a steady camera is a must in night photography. Understanding f/stop, shutter speed and ISO in advance is a big bonus.
Finally, there are two Iconic New York photo tours. On the first 3-hour tour, explore Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, the Empire State Building and Central Park. On the second tour, visit Times Square, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library. Learn the best ways to photograph these landmark locations and discover how to work with lines and angles to bring them to life.
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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Larry L, July 2015

Tony was our instructor and it was just great. Lots of great perspectives on photography. We would be given instruction and then an opportunity to take photos and have Tony give us a critique. Loved it. Of course, that it was in Central Park made it also quite memorable.

Reviewed by: Janice H, July 2015

Brilliant! first time using a digital SLR, highly recommended, perfect pace, interesting insights, Tony was the perfect host