John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

1. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Bridge · Court Ave. (KY17) (btwn E Mehring Way & Riverside Dr.), Cincinnati, KY

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For the best photos: pick a spot near the Covington pier and shoot north toward the Cincinnati skyline. Shoot at sunset and underexpose by a few stops to get the lights just right.

General James Taylor Park is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

2. General James Taylor Park

Park · Riverboat Row, Newport, KY

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For the best photos: shoot from the top of the flag pole mound to get more building reflections in your shot. Shoot at sunset or sunrise for great lighting.

Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

3. Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal

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History Museum · 1301 Western Ave (at Union Terminal), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For the best photos: shoot first thing in the morning when the rising sun is hitting the front of the building. In the evenings the sun sets behind it, leaving the facade in the dark.

Fountain Square is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

4. Fountain Square

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Plaza · Central Business District · 520 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For great photos of the fountain: set your camera on a tripod and use a long exposure (2-5 seconds) to capture the running water. Get Carew or the colored lights above Rock Bottom in the background.

Fountain Square is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

5. Fountain Square

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Plaza · Central Business District · 520 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: Take time to look down. Sometimes the reflections in the puddles are the most beautiful part of the square.

Celestial is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

6. Celestial

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Steakhouse · Mount Adams · 1071 Celestial St, Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: The parking lot outside the restaurant has one of the best views of the skyline. Security will chase you off just after sunset, so be prepared to leave.

Carew Tower Observation Deck is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

7. Carew Tower Observation Deck

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Scenic Lookout · Central Business District · 441 Vine St (at 5th St), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: Provides some neat photos of the highways snaking around the city. Set your camera on a tripod and use a long exposure to get moving car trails. It's only open at sunset a few days each year.

Engine Company 46 is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

8. Engine Company 46

Fire Station · Hyde Park · 2733 Erie Ave (at Michigan), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: One of the most beautiful historic firehouses in all of Cincinnati. The firefighters here are used to having their photo taken while they work. Ask nicely and you can get some cool shots.

Cincinnati Observatory Center is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

9. Cincinnati Observatory Center

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Planetarium · Hyde Park · 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For the best photos, shoot at either sunrise or sunset. There are only a few angles where trees don't hide the building these days. Look carefully and you'll find them.

Krohn Conservatory is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

10. Krohn Conservatory

Garden · Walnut Hills · 1501 Eden Park Dr, Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: The Conservatory hosts several photographer nights during the Butterfly Show each year. Pick one of those evenings to avoid kids getting in your way. Don't be afraid to get close to the butterflies.

Great American Ball Park is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

11. Great American Ball Park

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Baseball Stadium · Central Business District · 100 Joe Nuxhall Way (at Mehring Way), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: For the best photos, shoot the front of the stadium around sunset to get a nice color blue in the sky. Get one of the player statues in your shot for extra effect.

Devou Park is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

12. Devou Park

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Park · Devou Park, Covington, KY

Chris T.Chris Thompson: The overlook next to the Drees pavilion affords a great view of the Cincinnati skyline. Shoot at sunrise or sunset for the best lighting. Underexpose slightly to get the city lights just right.

John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

13. John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge

Bridge · Court Ave. (KY17) (btwn E Mehring Way & Riverside Dr.), Cincinnati, KY

Chris T.Chris Thompson: The new lights on the bridge create excellent stars when you photograph them using a narrow aperture (~f/16 and above) on your camera. That means you'll need a longer exposure (and thus a tripod).

Newport Central Catholic is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

14. Newport Central Catholic

High School · 13 Carothers Rd (Carl Foster Dr), Newport, KY

Chris T.Chris Thompson: My favorite spot to shoot the Riverfest fireworks. Bring a long lens and a tripod. You'll want a long-ish exposure (5-10 seconds) to capture the bursts, but make sure the skyline isn't overexposed.

John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

15. John G. & Phyllis W. Smale Riverfront Park

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Park · Central Business District · W Mehring Way, Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: The colorful fountains make a great subject, but you need to use a relatively fast shutter speed (>1/20 or so) to catch the lights before they change color, leaving your pic with plain white lights.

American Sign Museum is one of Photographing Cincinnati.

16. American Sign Museum

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Museum · Camp Washington · 1330 Monmouth St (btwn Colerain and Spring Grove), Cincinnati, OH

Chris T.Chris Thompson: Be sure to bring a tripod to capture all the signs. Manual white balance is the way to go, because there are so many crazy colors of lights that your camera won't know how to react.