Have you ever wanted to take a picture but worried about looking “too much like a tourist?” One of the most common fears that many tourists have is in regards taking pictures. Is it appropriate to take that picture? Will the locals look at me with disgust and judge me? I don’t want to be a walking cliché, but that I really want to take that picture. What should I do?
Does this sound like you? Don’t worry, almost all tourists face photographer’s anxiety in some form. The following flowchart will serve as a way to check yourself. When you want to take a picture in New York City, but don’t know if it’s appropriate, go to the chart. If the chart says that it is ok to take the picture, then take the picture! (Click to enlarge)
Whatever you’re comfortable with, take it! Don’t let other people’s dirty looks deter you. Take as many photos as you can and make this vacation one that you’ll never forget!