A Guide to Taking Photos in Boston
By Maddie - 5 min read
Anthony takes us on a tour of his exquisite hometown.
EyeEm community member @Antooly takes us on a photographic tour of Boston and shows us all the best places to get great photos of his beloved hometown.
Boston truly is a wonderful little hidden gem for taking photos. The city is great in all seasons and always has something amazing just waiting to be photographed. I work in Cambridge and bike into Boston when I want, so it’s very easy for me to explore the city whenever I want. When I do, I’m never disappointed.
MIT’s campus in Cambridge across the Charles River is a great place to get photos of the Boston skyline. Here you can see the John Hancock and Prudential buildings, which are the two tallest in Boston. They can be seen from almost anywhere in the outskirts of Boston.
This is another view of the John Hancock building taken from the top floor of a hotel. Some of the best views in Boston are from hotel windows.
The courthouse in Boston is in Fort Point – a classic spot for anyone visiting the city because it’s a great place to take pictures and very easy to access.
This view (below) is the other side of Fort Point taken from an observation deck that is open to the public during the day. Here you see Seaport Boulevard and then my friend Cinda.
Boston also is also great from below. The buildings complement the sky and often create interesting angles.
Many of the building are spaced out and can be isolated, which makes for some great shots.
It can also be fun playing with mirrors. Because many of the tall buildings are isolated, like the Pru, you can make some creative images.
The photo below was taken at the Christian Science Center. This place is gorgeous, especially on a nice day when you can run through the fountain.
The Custom House Tower is another building providing stunning views of the city. Here you can see Boston on an early Winter day covered in snow.
The Zakim Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that goes over the Charles River. The great part is that they just opened a park underneath the bridge that allows for great perspectives. A lot of skaters and bikers hang out there, which can also be the perfect setting for some great shots.
Going along the Charles River will bring you to the BU Bridge, which is the one spot where boats, trains, people, cars, bikes and planes all intersect.
You can easily go under the bridge and walk on the tracks (Editor’s note: not recommended!)
My absolute favorite place to go, especially if you’ve never been to Boston before, is Castle Island. Located just South of Boston, it is where the planes fly over to land at Logan Airport, and you can get really nice photos.
But the best thing about the park is the sunsets.
And the silhouettes you can take with the city in the background. There is a little bay area where it gets a bit beachy and you can walk out into the still water and create some cool effects.
Thanks for sharing Anthony! To see more of his adventures in Boston and elsewhere, follow him on EyeEm.