Thanks to Instagram and IGDC I had the honor of visiting The National Museum of African American History and Culture a week early. There was tons of construction still happening but it was an amazing experience.
Located right next to the Washington Monument on the mall the African American History and Culture Museum is a new highlight of DC’s skyline.
The massive 300,000+ square footage building’s unique shape draws you directly in. It’s mind blowing how many pieces from African American history the museum has collected, plus the building goes deep underground. Read More
I’ve spent years filling my Instagram account (@someguy) 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.
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 fastest way to get around DC is to use the Metro. You can walk to most of the spots listed by heading to the Smithsonian metro stop on the mall. To get around on the mall you can use the Capital Bikeshare but I recommend riding the metro to go to more urban areas.
Here is my list of the best places to take photos in DC:
The Washington Monument
The most iconic and recognizable building in DC is hard not to photograph since it’s DC’s tallest building. From the Tidal Basin, steps of the Lincoln Memorial or standing right next to it, the Washington Monument looks great at all angles.
Plus you can visit the monument 24 hours of the day which makes it a great place to photograph late at night. (Currently tickets to the top are suspended until 2019)Read More
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, it is full of photo ops!
Here is my list of the best places to take pictures 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.
In addition to the view of the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center you can get a great view of Central Park from the north side of the building.
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.
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.
DC is beautiful in the fall, especially at Rock Creek Park. Instead of heading to Rock Creek I took a stroll around the Washington Monument and was blown away by what I could capture. Walking around the mall has to be one of my favorite places to photograph in DC.
Many of the trees perfectly framed the Monument with colorful yellows.