Photography Hot Spot Location
Rockport Massachusetts Photography Hot Spot
Rockport is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,952 at the 2010 census. Rockport is located approximately 40 miles northeast of Boston at the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula. It is directly east of Gloucester and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on three sides.
Rockport is primarily a suburban residential and tourist town but still home to many lobster fishers and artists. Its rocky beaches and seaside parks are a favorite place for visitors from the Greater Boston Area and Rhode Island, among other locations.
There are excellent restaurants, shops, and beaches if you want more than just photography. You can rent kayaks and bikes. There are river cruises to take and beaches to visit, but the most recognizable spot is our Image above, Motif #1. A strange name but that is what it is called. It does make for a great photography spot.
Try to do something different such as our image above. It is one of the most photographed places in this state, so bring an ND filter and get some moving waters, or maybe a different angle from a boat might work. Be creative here. Don’t just come home with the same straight-on shot every other tourist in the world comes back with. It has brilliant colors, so shoot it in the sun to make them burst. It can be moody here, so do some night photography, and if you get lucky, you might get a misty morning.
There is a lot to do besides photography, but enough to keep you photographing for a day or more. There are a few things nearby to photograph. We were on our way out of the area and will be going back to explore more to show you the complete area.
Hammond Castle is nearby. Hammond Castle is located on the Atlantic coast in the Magnolia area of Gloucester, Massachusetts and offers some tremendous indoor photography opportunities. It is a backup plan for a cloudy or rainy day.
The Ocean Alliance Building is a great spot to shoot, and along the way, you will find fishing docks and some quaint little town photography.
Ocean Alliance is nearby to Rockport and a great photo hot spot in itself.
Nearby Hammond Castle is a great spot to get some interior and exterior photos. It is a good place to keep in mind for a rainy day.
Castle Manor Inn – Best Place to Stay when in Rockport.
See details below. Don’t stay anywhere else!