Advice for great bridge photographs

When you marry a structural engineer, there is an implicit commitment in the vows:

“I will not grumble when you pull the car over to take photos of bridges.”

Ask my wife. Anyway, Tallbridgeguy links to an interesting article about taking great bridge photos that I couldn’t resist archiving here for posterity’s sake. This guide leans more on the artistic—less on the bridge inspection/consulting job—side of things. Here it is:

Link: How to Photograph Bridges (on

In honor of this link, here is one of my own photos of the Brooklyn Bridge, taken on one of those New York harbor tours in 2004. I can personally vouch for the author’s advice to “wear warm socks” as it was freezing this day.


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