Best Photo Locations

Best Dallas Photo Locations

The Best Dallas Photography Locations with an Interactive Map and Example Images!

Best Dallas Photo Locations
Best Dallas Photo Locations

Trinity Overlook Park

Best Time: Golden and Blue Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography, Portraits

Entrance to Trinity Overlook Park is free, but parking is limited. I have not had any problems finding a space. This is a particularly good spot to shoot various bridges (Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Margaret McDermott Bridge), and of course the downtown Dallas skyline. The Trinity River Trails come through here, so you can take some easy strolls on paved trails to find unique locations.

More Photos: Dallas Cityscape Prints

Best Dallas Photo Locations Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Best Dallas Photo Locations ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Trinity River Bridge 

Best Time: Golden and Blue Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography

If you want a photo from here, you’ll need to park at Oak Cliff Founders Park and walk along S. Houston Street. The walk on the bridge is relatively safe as they have a dedicated pedestrian walk. There is a great shot of the Downtown Skyline, and perhaps you can even catch a trolly car in action. 

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The Best Dallas Cityscape Vantage Point: Jefferson Blvd Bridge Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
The best Dallas cityscape vantage point: Jefferson Blvd Bridge ⓒ Mansfield Photography

The very best Dallas Photography Location: Jefferson Blvd. Bridge

Best Time: Golden and Blue Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography

This is the best Dallas photography location of the skyline. If you want a photo from here, you’ll need to park at Oak Cliff Founders Park and walk along Jefferson Blvd. The walk on the bridge is relatively safe as they have a dedicated bike lane as well as pedestrian walk. From here, there is only 1 photo, and it’s the best cityscape photograph of Downtown Dallas. 

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Dallas Cityscape Through Margaret Mcdermott Bridge Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Dallas Cityscape through Margaret McDermott Bridge ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Downtown Dallas View 

(Margaret McDermott Bridge)
Best Time: Golden and Blue Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography

If you want a photo from here, you’ll need to park at Oak Cliff Founders Park or Trinity Overlook Park and walk on the Trinity River Trail. You can capture a nice shot looking through McDermott Bridge at downtown Dallas. 

More Photos: Dallas Cityscape Prints

Dallas Heritage Village Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Dallas Heritage Village ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Dallas Heritage Village 

Best Time: When Open

Uses: Landscape Photography, Weddings, Portraits

The Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park is a great spot with a collection of historic buildings, homes, schools, churches, etc. Entry is cheap, and well worth it. You can enter many of the buildings, and they often have people dressed up from the period. Makes for some great photographs. There are fees for professional photography, so check first as they must be planned in advance. 

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Rainbow Margaret Mcdermott Bridge Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Rainbow Margaret McDermott Bridge ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Rainbow McDermott Bridge

Best Time: Golden Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography, Portraits

If you want a photo from here, you’ll need to park at Oak Cliff Founders Park and hike on the Trinity River Trail. In this area you can take a photo of McDermott Bridge in the shape of a rainbow. Now if you ever catch a rainbow in between that bridge from this location, that would be incredible.

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Tree And Margaret Mcdermott Bridge Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Tree and Margaret McDermott Bridge ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Awesome Dallas Photography Location: Tree and McDermott Bridge

Best Time: After leaves have fallen, Golden Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography

A great landscape photography shot! If you want a photo from here, you’ll need to park at Trinity Overlook Park and walk. In this area you can take a photo of McDermott Bridge with Trees in the foreground. Image is better when the trees have dropped their leaves. Wear pants, grasses can get rather tall.

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Margaret Mcdermott Bridge #2 Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge #2 ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge

Best Time: Golden Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography, Portraits

Parking is easy to access the Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. There are often vendors and usually many people out for a stroll. Good spot for portraits / photoshoots. Not a good location for Dallas skyline photos. To capture the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, it is better to go to Trinity Overlook Park and walk on the Trinity River Trail, or walk on Commerce St. You can get a photo of the bridge from N. Beckley and Singleton Blvd, but the area is busy with cars. Maybe try midnight on a Sunday, Even so, you’ll still need to get photoshop out to remove unwanted obstructions. 

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City Landscape Of Dallas From Trammell Crow Park Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
City Landscape of Dallas from Trammell Crow Park ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Best Park and Walk Dallas Photography Location: Trammell Crow Park

Best Time: from 2 hours before until sunset.

Uses: Landscape Photography, Portraits

Entrance to the Trammell Crow Park is free. Parking is usually plentiful. The Trinity River Trails come through this park, so you can take some easy strolls on paved trails to find unique locations. The park has some nice landscape opportunities, as well as good views of the Downtown skyline. For a great downtown shot, walk up to the Sylvan Avenue Bridge right above the park.

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Christmas At Omni Hotel, Dallas, Tx Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Christmas at Omni Hotel, Dallas, TX ⓒ Mansfield Photography

The Pegasus

Best Time: sunrise/sunset, and after dark

Uses: Landscape Photography

You won’t find this listed on Google Maps for some reason, but it is a historic artifact. This is the original Dallas Pegasus. It began its life on the 29-story Magnolia Building in 1934, but now rests in front of the Omni Hotel. Easy shot, from here walk on over to Pioneer Plaza before the sunsets. 

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Dallas Botanical Garden #2 Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Dallas Botanical Garden #2 ⓒ Mansfield Photography

The Dallas Arboretum

Best Time: Day

Uses: Landscape Photography, Weddings, Portraits

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a beautiful arboretum & botanical garden. Great for general photography. Also great for portraits and photoshoots but check first as they do have rules and fees for professional photography. 

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Pioneer Plaza, Dallas Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Pioneer Plaza, Dallas ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Pioneer Plaza

Best Time: 1-2 hours after sunrise 1-2 hours before sunset

Uses: Landscape Photography, Portraits

The Pioneer Plaza has statues of cows/bulls running along with Cowboys. It usually draws people in nice weather, so getting that pristine shot might mean you need to be patient or come back on a chilly day… Once done here, head over to Omni Dallas to get a picture of the original Dallas Pegasus. 

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West End Dallas Cityscape Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
West End Dallas Cityscape ⓒ Mansfield Photography

West End View

Best Time: Golden and Blue Hour

Uses: Landscape Photography

Using this West-End parking garage, you can get some nice photos of downtown Dallas. Parking is easy, just park on the top of the garage! Update: sometimes they will not allow you to take photos from the top of the garage, so please check first. 

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Fair Park, Dallas, Tx Ⓒ Mansfield Photography
Fair Park, Dallas, TX ⓒ Mansfield Photography

Fair Park & Big Tex

Best Time: sunrise/sunset

Uses: Landscape Photography, Weddings, Portraits

This is Fair Park, home to the Texas State Fair, the Cotton Bowl, Big Tex, and many things to do.  The Lagoon area and 1st Ave (toward Grand Ave) walk are excellent for portrait photography. There are some interesting buildings near the Hall of State. It is well worth a visit any time of year, and some great photos can be had. 

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