7 Hipster Photoshoot Spots by the Hudson

Behold a hipster and their camera is, undoubtably, not far off.

Moment of truth, for you to get #instafamous an incredible scene for your hipster photoshoot is absolutely a must.

These seven Hudson Valley locations have much in common. They are in your backyard, they are super cool and photogenic, and they are ready to be shot by you.

So, shutterbug, grab your film, grab your Canon, grab your tripod, grab your light meter or simply put your iphone in your pocket and head out now to create some #instart.

Location 7: Vanderbilt Mansion

Location: 119 Vanderbilt Park Road, Hyde Park, NY.

Hello, Hudson river fog smothering a gorgeous mansion.

Take a picnic, go for a hike or take a lazy stroll (stopping all along the way for photos) on the 3 miles of beautifully manicured gardens and grounds.

It’s painfully obvious why the famed American millionaires bought this place way back when, and nice of them to let us play there now.

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Historic Vanderbilt Mansion

Location 6: Walkway Over the Hudson

Address: 61 Parker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Not surprising, this bridge is photogenic from any angle.

Go dawn or dusk, rain or shine, clear or foggy.

It’s always perfect for your photoshoot.

There are even group community night-time star gazing events. (adorable!)

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Walkway Over Hudson Bridge

Location 5: Dia:Beacon Art Museum

Address: Beacon, NY.

Hipster-friendly, this historic factory was converted into a modern art museum with a focus on sculpture.

Yes, Dia:Beacon is a palace made of brick and ideas.

Visually inspirational, your photoshoot is bound to be cool when taken here.

Pro tip: check out the gardens.

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Location 4: Constitution Marsh and Indian Brook Falls

Address: 127 Warren Road, Garrison NY.

An outdoor enthusiast’s mecca, this spot is gorgeous!

Just a short walk thru stunning marshland will take you to this most picturesque of waterfalls just waiting for a photoshoot.

Beware of limited parking. Pro tip: come early in the day.

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Indian Brook Falls

Location 3: Bannerman Castle on Pollepel Island

Address: An island near Beacon and Cold Spring NY.

Before you go, plan your trip.

Choose between a walking tour or a kayaking tour. Book before you go at this website.

Both offer up spectacular views of this island’s ruined castle which hints at dark and explosive history just waiting to be a part of your photoshoot.

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Bannerman Castle

Location 2: Storm King Art Center

Address: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor

Once again, we recommend Storm King.

We have gone fan-girl over this place before on this blog and are in danger of doing so again and again.

Storm King boasts over 500 acres of rolling hills with forest and mountains as backdrop for over a hundred large scale colorful and stimulating sculptures.

Get creative!

Pose under, on top of, inside and next to your favorites for the perfect photshoot.

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Storm King Art Center

Location 1: Poet’s Walk

Address: 776 River Rd, Red Hook, NY

Two miles of walking trails over rolling hills with Catskill mountain backdrops, well placed benches, and a rustic gazebo.

Take some shots of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge over the Hudson river.

This place feels timeless, organic, rustic and perfect for your photoshoot!

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Poet’s Walk

Which of these seven locations was your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Finally, exhausted from your photoshoot?

Chill out and grab some refreshments at whichever one of these coffee shops are closest.