About the location
This is a big city with a lot to see. Read our photography guide below to discover the best places to shoot in Boston or directly have a look at the photo spots tab to find spots you might like to photograph.
The unique Boston skyline with its copper-colored highrises is best photographed from Boston’s waterfront. Fan Pier is the place to go for the most iconic shots with the harbor’s chains spanning the photo.
The Zakim Bridge is a stunning cable-stayed bridge crossing the wide Charles River. The stark white wishbone-shaped arches are lit up in various neon hues at night. Underneath the bridge, there is a public park where you can relax.
The Boston Clock Tower, also called Custom House, is a stunning Marriott hotel. Its observation deck opens up twice a day and is accessible after paying an entrance fee. From the platform, you can see panoramic views of surrounding Boston. At night, the entire downtown sparkles with lights.
Downtown Boston is full of interesting sights. The iconic Paramount Center Theater can be found here. The Old Northern Ave Bridge is an interesting steel bridge to capture. Deemed unsafe for both pedestrians and cars, this rusty bridge has been closed off since 2014. Now the center span remains sitting in the Fort Point Channel. Part of the Boston skyline can be seen behind what’s left of the bridge.
Fenway Park is the legendary home of the Boston Red Sox. Built in 1912, this is the oldest MLB stadium and is a Boston landmark. Its red-brick facade facing Jersey street is covered in flags.
Boston Public Garden is a sprawling historic park located in the heart of Boston. This park was the first botanical garden in America and is now the perfect place to enjoy a sunny day. Swan boats can be rented and used in the park’s ponds and the statues make great photographs.