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The Top Places to Shoot with Models in New York City!

New York, New York… if I can make it here, I can make it anywhere! NYC offers some of the most unique shooting locations. Whether you’re a professional photographer in the midst of planning a new shoot, or an aspiring photographer looking to build your portfolio, NYC has locations that will blow your mind and since it´s fashion week season it´s time to check them out!

Here at modeling network we encourage all photographers and models to take their portfolios to the next level with eye-catching pictures. If you’re based in New York, or heading there soon, this list is for you. We went through our list of favorite locations and hand-picked, in our opinion, the best locations to shoot in and around the city.


Central Park. Model: Anna Ewers. Photographer: Karim Sadli

Central Park

The city´s most famous park with tons of picture-perfect spots! It’s easily accessible by subway and runs for 2.5 miles, it´s hard not to get lost in the beauty!

Top of the Rock. Model: Sydney. Photographer: Stephanie Sunderland.

Top of the Rock

This one is a little different from everything else on our list, you have to pay to go up (but totally worth it.) Once you’re on top, you’ll find the most perfect view of New York City. Make sure to go early in the morning to beat the crowds!

Greenwich Village

This village is an entire neighborhood filled with unique shooting locations; it’s truly a gem in the middle of the hustle and bustle of the city. A short walk through the village is sure to give you some inspo that will last you a lifetime!


Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Model: Betty Franke. Photographer: Sharif Hamza

Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Arguably the most beautiful place in Brooklyn! Located in Prospect Park, this garden is perfect to up your photography game.

Williamsburg Bridge. Model: Paige. Photographer: Kevin Sikorski.

Williamsburg Bridge

It’s hard to miss the tourist crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge. Avoid getting into a shoulder-shoving match and head to the Williamsburg Bridge for some great shots!

Coney Island. Model: Linda Vojtova. Photographer: Branislav Simoncik.

Coney Island

While an obvious suggestion, we just couldn’t skip Coney Island! A day trip to the amusement park with some amazing backgrounds sounds like the perfect weekend-getaway to us! While you’re there, make sure to get a hotdog from Nathans. Bonus Tip: Give Frank Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ a try! It’s got some pretty amazing views of the city from across the river.

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