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Manhattan by Night
A Street Photographer's Song to the City that Never Sleeps
Robert Huttinger

Manhattan by night is a photographer’s dream come true. The city that never sleeps is alive and pulsating with energy, and as a street photographer, there is no shortage of subjects to capture.

But first, let’s talk about safety. Manhattan is generally a very safe place, but as with any big city, it’s always a good idea to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions. Keep your camera close to you and your valuables secure, and if you’re out late at night, consider traveling with a friend or staying in well-lit, crowded areas.

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Now, on to the photography. The bright lights and towering skyscrapers of Manhattan create a stunning backdrop for any photograph. The bustling streets are filled with people of all walks of life, each with their own unique stories to tell. Whether you’re capturing candid moments or posed shots, there is always something interesting happening in the city that never sleeps.

One of my favorite spots to photograph in Manhattan is Times Square. The bright neon lights and giant billboards make for a dazzling display, and the crowds of people make for a lively atmosphere. Whether you’re snapping shots of tourists posing for selfies or street performers putting on a show, there is always something happening in Times Square.

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But Times Square is just one small part of the vast and varied landscape of Manhattan. From the trendy neighborhoods of SoHo and the Lower East Side, to the iconic landmarks of Central Park and the Empire State Building, there is no shortage of interesting subjects to photograph.

As a street photographer, there is no place quite like Manhattan. The energy and excitement of the city is contagious, and the endless array of subjects makes it a true photographer’s paradise. So grab your camera and hit the streets, because in Manhattan, the night is always young.

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