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Spider-Man PS4 guide: All Secret Photo Ops locations

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Nearly everything you can do in Spider-Man on PS4 shows up on your map from the beginning of the game. There is, however, one secret task you won’t be told about. Scattered across Spider-Man’s New York are 50 Secret Photo Ops.

You can take these pictures at any point in the game — you just won’t know if it’s one of the 50 or not until you take your camera out and aim it. Once you hit the level cap at level 50, you’ll unlock the Proximity Sensor suit mod. This will make these 50 photo locations appear on your minimap (but not on your main map). This is a huge help, but it doesn’t have great range, so you’ll still have to put in a lot of time to find every ‘grammable moment. Luckily, we’ve done the work for you.

Harlem Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Uncle Ben’s Grave. Just to the northwest of the church for photo 2, you’ll find Uncle Ben’s grave. (You’ll also get a trophy for paying your respects.)
  2. Church of the Intercession. Head up to the northwest corner of Harlem to find this church.
  3. Grave. Head to the southwest from the church and Ben’s grave to find this memorial in the annex across the street.
  4. Rooftop Graffiti. Climb to the roof of the building(s) across the street from the church to find some elaborate graffiti to take a picture of.
  5. Pale Horse Ridez. Follow the northern shore of Harlem east from the church to find Tombstone’s motorcycle shop.
  6. Graffiti. Just to the south of the grave for photo 3 along the western edge of Harlem, there’s some graffiti under the bridge.
  7. General Grant National Memorial. Keep following the shore south from the graffiti at photo 6 to the southwest corner of Harlem to find this memorial.
  8. Harlem Sanitarium. Head east from the General Grant Memorial and a little north to find the Harlem Sanitarium.
  9. Statue. Head to the traffic circle in the very northwest corner of central park to find a statue. This one seems to replace the real world version of the Fredrick Douglass Sculpture.
  10. Osborn Campaign Office. Head just a little northeast of the statue at photo 9 to find the campaign office for Mayor Osborn.
  11. Community Garden. Head east from the Osborn campaign HQ above until you see this small community garden and greenhouse tucked between some buildings. It’s immediately to the east of a (late-game) Prisoner Camp.

Upper West Side Secret Photo Ops locations

You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Oscorp.
  2. Gazebo. You can actually spot this structure on your map. Look for the round building north-northeast of the Sable Outpost.
  3. Sculpture. Head south along the river past the Sable Outpost to find this sculpture.
  4. Memorial. You can find this memorial on your map as well. Just keep following the river south.
  5. Firehouse 74. From the statue at 3 above, head east until you come to this version of FDNY Engine 74. It’s just to the west of the Spider-bot Research Station.

Central Park Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. The Blockhouse. Look for this fort in the northwest corner of the park on a rocky outcropping.
  2. Belvedere Castle. Head south from the blockhouse to find the next photo.
  3. The Obelisk. Head east from Belvedere Castle across to the other side of the park to find Cleopatra’s Needle.
  4. Boat dock. Just to the east of the Bethesda Fountain, look for the Bow Bridge. The boats are on the far side.

Upper East Side Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. El Museo del Barrio. Look for the Latin American Museum on the edge of the Upper East Side along central park.
  2. Black Wing Tavern. Look for an open area just to the east of the elevated roadway.
  3. Fountain. Directly across from Avengers Tower, look for a sunken plaza.
  4. Library. You’ll find this library just to the east of the Dive and Dash Research Station. Look for the “Greek Myths” banners out front.

Hell’s Kitchen Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Skull graffiti. Look for the Portside Grain building just to the east of the Stealth Challenge on the western edge of Hell’s Kitchen.
  2. Columbus Circle statue. Look for the roundabout (or traffic circle) just to the northeast of Fisk Tower in the very northeast corner of Hell’s Kitchen. (This doesn’t look like the real-world statue that’s here, but it does look like it might be a different statue of the super problematic historical figure Christopher Columbus.)
  3. Nelson and Murdock, Attorneys at Law. The offices of everyone’s favorite avocados at law are right next to Josie’s Bar.
  4. Vulture mural. Look for the raised pedestrian bridge in the southwest corner of Hell’s Kitchen.

Midtown Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Clocktower. This one’s a lot more difficult to capture than most. Backflip (by pressing circle) off the top of the clocktower and grab a picture of the clock face as you fall past.
  2. Tree. Along the northern edge of Midtown, you’re looking for a small sitting area in the middle of a block of buildings. Snap a photo of the tree in the center.
  3. Koi mural. Just to the east of the Pigeon Vaccine Research Station (and just to the west of the late game Sable Outpost), there’s a small park. Take a photo of the mural on the east side.

Greenwich Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Modern Art Building. Follow the western edge of the island north until you see the Modern Art building on your right. Take a photo of the entrance.
  2. Pride mural.
  3. J. Jonah Jameson mural. Look for a Roxxon gas station just to the west-northwest of Washington Square Park. This mural is on the wall next to it.

Chinatown Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. H.E.A.R.T. Clinic statue. You’ll find this statue in a rooftop garden in the very northwest corner of Chinatown, just to the north of the Under Pressure Research Station.
  2. First and Last Day movie poster.
  3. Stuyvesant Town Fountain. In the middle of the plus sign-shaped apartment buildings in the northeast corner of Chinatown, look for the oval-shaped fountain in the courtyard.
  4. Leo’s. You’re looking for a diner called Leo’s. Just watch for the reddish building along the street.
  5. Manhattan Bridge Arch and Colonnade. Just to the northwest of Confucius Plaza, look for this U-shaped arch.
  6. Coleman Square Playground skatepark. Look for the skatepark under the raised road that leads out to the Williamsburg Bridge.
  7. Rhino mural. Watch for graffiti in an alley in the southernmost block of Chinatown. This mural is in the north of that block.
  8. Chinatown Police Department. This one’s easy to find because it’s right under a fast travel location.

Financial District Secret Photo Ops locations

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You can use the map above to get in the right general area to find this district’s secret photo ops. Below, there’s a gallery of each location and each thing you’re looking for.

  1. Tennis courts at the NY Pier. Look for the northernmost pier on the west side of the Financial District. Just a little way along the pier, you’ll see a coffee stand. Your target is the tennis court behind it. (You can get away with accidentally taking a picture of the coffee stand instead.)
  2. Auerbach Theater (sign).
  3. Statue. This one is just to the east of the Financial District Police Department. (This appears to be a replacement for the Triumph of the Human Spirit statue.)
  4. Puck statue on the side of a building. This seems to be this version of New York’s Puck Building.
  5. Wire sculpture. You’ll find this art installation along the western shore of the Financial District.
  6. Cafe. Just to the east of the statue from number 5, there’s an outdoor eating area with a large floral mural on the windows.
  7. Lockjaw statue. You’ll be standing right next to this statue when you finish the Financial District Drone Challenge. Instead of the iconic bull statue from the real world, this New York has a statue of the Inhumans’ teleporting puppy.
  8. Statue of Liberty. You don’t have to stand anywhere in particular to get this photo. Just look for the Statue of Liberty off to the southwest.

What do you get when you snap all 50 pictures?

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