The Best 15 Places in Washington DC to Take Photos

I’ve spent years filling my Instagram account with beautiful photos of Washington DC. Including well known spots like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the Tidal Basin to less known spots in the city.

Therefore I want to share some of the best places to photograph in DC! I’ve also included some of the best times to visit specific spots.

The Washington Monument

The most iconic and recognizable building in all of DC it’s hard not to photograph DC’s tallest building. From the Tidal Basin, steps of the Lincoln Memorial or standing right next to it, almost every angle looks great.

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NYC Instagram Spots

10 Must See Instagram Spots in New York City to Photograph

I spent the past weekend in New York City, a place I’ve oddly spent little time in. With so much to see my good friend Phil Martin (@phil.martin) and I (@someguy) hit up some of the most iconic photo spots in the city. Since both of us love using Instagram we had to visit these top New York City Instagram spots. If you haven’t taken a trip to this incredible city be sure to stop at all of these epic sights!

Best Places to Shoot in NYC

Top of the Rock

Top of the Rock has to be one of the best skyline views of New York. The only downside is that tickets are $26 and often require a wait. We rushed to get there before sunset but sadly the first available tickets were 2 hours later, so I recommend buying tickets online.

Empire State Building from Top of The Rock

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Presidents’ Day Snowstorm in DC

DC got a few inches of snow on Presidents’ Day and luckily for me I was staying at the W hotel next to the White House. It came as quite the surprise to me since I had no idea DC would get this amount of snow.


The Washington Monument looked fantastic in the snow and you might recognize this angle from my fall photos. The white space around the monument in photos always bothers me so it’s fun to find trees to frame it.
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Snowzilla 2016 in DC

With about 30 inches of snow on the weekend of January 22nd it was one of the largest snowstorms in Washington DC ever.

Luckily I made a trip down to DC before the Metro was officially closed for the weekend.

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Awesome Photography Community at the Worldwide InstaMeet 12 in Washington DC

I’ve been to a few Instagram meetups in DC but the Worldwide InstaMeet had to have been the biggest, here’s my photos from this huge gathering.

I can’t stress how important community is in ANY field, every time I meet with anyone from this crew I get pumped and inspired to take more photos.

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This had to have been the longest photowalk I have ever been on. At around 4 hours we started at the Rosslyn metro station and walked all the way to Georgetown. It was a ton of fun to travel with a massive group through the city. Read More