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A Photographer’s Guide

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A Photographer’s Guide
Andrew Hudson


Face of Statue of Liberty from Liberty IslandKropic1/Shutterstock

Statue of Liberty

22 views to photograph
Statue of Liberty from Liberty Island FerryPaul Hudson/Flickr
Statue of Liberty with bayMatej Hudovernik/Shutterstock
Liberty Island and the Statue of Liberty from the airD Ramey Logan/Wikipedia
Looking up at right side of Statue of LibertyKatharina M/Shutterstock
Statue of Liberty with grass and Fort Wood rightVictor Maschek/Shutterstock
Bronze model of the Statue of LibertyMsSaraKelly/Flickr
Gustave EiffelDavid Ohmer/Flickr
Looking up at body of Statue of LibertyAna Paula Hirama/Flickr
Looking up at right side of Statue of LibertyHolbox/Shutterstock
Original Liberty Flame TorchMsSaraKelly/Flickr
Statue of Liberty and New York skylineISchmidt/Shutterstock
Statue of Liberty with grass and Fort Wood centerShanmuga varadan asoka/Flickr
Interior of Statue of LibertyDaniel Schwen/Wikipedia
Coin-operated binoculars on Liberty IslandMisterweiss/Wikipedia
Statue of Liberty from the US Flag Plaza at Liberty State ParkIced Kola/Wikipedia
View of New York from Statue of Liberty crownErika39/Wikipedia
Looking up at body of Statue of LibertyDerek Jensen/Wikipedia
Looking up at face of Statue of Liberty from Liberty IslandDudva/Wikipedia
Looking up at left side of Statue of LibertyBigmacsc99/Wikipedia
National Park Service buildingKing Of Hearts/Wikipedia
Statue of Liberty with New Jersey buildingsAeypix/Shutterstock


Map of Statue of Liberty

Map of Corcovado


About PhotoSecrets



A great travel photo­graph requires you to be in the right place at the right time to capture that special moment. Professional photo­graphers have a short-hand phrase for this: “F8 and be there.”

There are countless books that can help you with photo­graphic technique, the “F8” portion of that equation. But until now, there’s been little help for the other, more critical portion of that equation, the “be there” part. To find the right spot, you had to expend lots of time and shoe leather to essentially re-invent the wheel.

In my career as a professional travel photo­grapher, well over half my time on location is spent seeking out the good angles. Andrew Hudson’s PhotoSecrets does all that legwork for you, so you can spend your time photo­graphing instead of wandering about. I wish I had one of these books for every city I photo­graph on assignment.

PhotoSecrets can help you capture the most beautiful sights with a minimum of hassle and a maximum of enjoyment. So grab your camera, find your favorite PhotoSecrets spots, and “be there!”

About Bob Krist

Bob Krist has photo­graphed assignments for National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Travel/­Holiday, Smithsonian, and Islands. He won “Travel photo­grapher of the Year” from the Society of American Travel Writers in 1994, 2007, and 2008.

For National Geographic, Bob has led round-the-world tours and a traveling lecture series. His book In Tuscany with Frances Mayes spent a month on The New York Times’ bestseller list and his how-to book Spirit of Place was hailed by American Photo­grapher magazine as “the best book about travel photo­graphy we’ve ever read.”

The parents of three sons, Bob and his wife live in New Hope, Pennsylvania.


Thank you for reading PhotoSecrets. As a fellow fan of travel and photo­graphy, I hope this guide will help you quickly find the most visually stunning places, and come home with equally stunning photo­graphs.

PhotoSecrets is designed to show you all the best sights. Flick through, see the classic views, and use them as a departure point for your own creations. Flick through, enjoy the photos, and see which places inspire you. Get comp­osition ideas, lighting tips, and a brief history. It’ll be like traveling with a location scout and a pro-photo­grapher by your side.

The idea for PhotoSecrets came during a trip to Thailand, when I tried to find the exotic beach used in the James Bond movie The Man with the Golden Gun. None of the guidebooks I had showed a picture, so I thought a guidebook of postcard photos would be useful for us photographers. If you have any ides for improvements, please send me an email at

Now, start exploring — and take lots of photos!

About Andrew Hudson

Originally an engineer, Andrew Hudson started PhotoSecrets in 1995. His first book won the Benjamin Franklin Award for Best First Book and his second won the Grand Prize in the National Self-Published Book Awards.

Andrew has published 15 nationally-distributed photo­graphy books. He has photo­graphed assignments for Macy’s, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Men’s Health and Seventeen, and been a location scout for Nikon. His photos and articles have appeared in Alaska Airlines, National Geographic Traveler, Shutterbug Outdoor and Nature photo­graphy, Where, and Woman’s World.

Andrew has a degree in Computer Engineering from Manchester University and a certificate in copyright law from Harvard Law School. Born in Redditch, England, he lives with his wife, two kids, and two chocolate Labs, in San Diego, California.


At a Glance

Name:Statue of Liberty
What:Colossal sculpture in New York welcoming all with a promise of freedom
Fame:Icon of New York
GPS:40.689167, -74.044444
Artist:Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Address:New York, NY
Started:September 1875
Sculptor:Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi
Architects:Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Gustave Eiffel, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, Richard Morris Hunt
Height:151 feet 1 inch (46 meters), with pedestal 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)
Address:Liberty Island, Manhattan, New York City,New York, United States
Award:UNESCO World Heritage Site
Visitors:3.2 million (in 2009)
Trivia:The seven rays of the Statue’s crown represent the seven seas and continents of the world

The Statue of Liberty (Wikipedia



More Info

More information will be available from:

  • App (coming sometime)
  • ebook (coming sometime)
  • Printed book (coming sometime)