All Photo Op Locations: Spider-Man 2

Abu Taher Tamim
By Abu Taher Tamim
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Photo ops can be found all over New York City. That’s why I will tell you all photo op locations in Spider-Man 2.

If you play Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, then you can go back to the streets of New York City. There are two playable figures this time: Peter Parker and Miles Morales. This lets fans really become their favorite Spider-Man. One of the many exciting new features in this sequel is the introduction of photo ops – special spots scattered throughout the city where you can take pictures of unique events and scenes.

You can unlock cool rewards like experience points, tokens, and even trophies if you find and complete all the photoops. For those striving for 100% completion across the districts of NYC, photo ops are a must. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about the photo ops feature, such as what they are, what rewards they offer, and where they can be found on the map.

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What are photo ops in Spider-Man 2?

Photo Ops are a new type of collectible activity added to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2. Scattered across the massive open-world map are designated spots where you can take pictures of unique events, people, or scenes happening in New York City.

When you arrive at a photo op location, you’ll be prompted to pull up your in-game camera and take a picture of the specified subject. This might be something like a street performer, an interesting architectural detail, or even just a funny slice-of-life moment between NPCs.

The photos you take will be sent to the Daily Bugle, so they might be published, which adds a fun role-playing aspect. There are 23 photo ops in total to find. To finish them all, you need to explore, observe, and have a good eye for how photos should be put together.

Photo Ops Rewards

⦿ Each photo op completed will reward you with XP and tokens. This makes it worth it to look for them, even if it’s just for the fun of being a virtual photographer.

⦿ The XP totals 150 for each photo op, adding up to 3450 XP if you complete all 23 across New York.

⦿ Tokens are also granted, with 2 City Tokens per photo. That comes out to 46 Tokens total for all the photo ops. Tokens are valuable for upgrading skills and suits.

⦿ The big reward for completing all the photo ops is unlocking the “New York, New York” trophy. This trophy is tied to achieving 100% completion in every district, so getting those photos snapped helps inch closer to that goal.

All Photo Op Locations in Spider-Man 2

1. Photo Op – High Stakes

Location: Little Odessa

How to Get the Photo: This photo op happens automatically during the “Show Me New York” mission early in the story. When prompted, take a picture of the two men playing Frisbee between buildings.

Rewards: N/A (Story-related)

2. Photo Op – The Bodega Beef

Photo Op #2 - The Bodega Beef
Photo Op #2 – The Bodega Beef

Location: Little Odessa

How to Get the Photo: Head to the northern part of the district and look for two people in cat costumes with Spider-Man masks. Snap a pic of them.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

3. Photo Op – Checkmate

Photo Op #3 - Checkmate
Photo Op #3 – Checkmate

Location: Chinatown

How to Get the Photo: Go to the park in the northwest of Chinatown. Photograph the intense chess match drawing a crowd.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

4. Photo Op – Beach Party

Photo Op #4 - Beach Party
Photo Op #4 – Beach Party

Location: Downtown Brooklyn

How to Get the Photo: On the West Coast, take a fun snap of the civilians chilling on the giant sandy hand sculpture.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

5. Photo Op – Now That’s a Bridge

Photo Op #5 - Now That's a Bridge
Photo Op #5 – Now That’s a Bridge

Location: Downtown Brooklyn

How to Get the Photo: Head to the buildings between the two bridges and photograph the Manhattan Bridge from street level.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

6. Photo Op – The City Game

Photo Op #6 - The City Game
Photo Op #6 – The City Game

Location: Harlem

How to Get the Photo: Go to the basketball courts on the east side and capture the kids playing street ball.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

7. Photo Op – The Truth

Photo Op #7 - The Truth
Photo Op #7 – The Truth

Location: Central Park

How to Get the Photo: In the north end, photograph the man ranting about an alien invasion on the path.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

8. Photo Op – To the Beat

Photo Op #8 - To the Beat
Photo Op #8 – To the Beat

Location: Central Park

How to Get the Photo: Head south and take a fun pic of the breakdancers near the amphitheater stage.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

9. Photo Op – The Roof Court

Photo Op #9 - The Roof Court
Photo Op #9 – The Roof Court

Location: Upper East Side

How to Get the Photo: Locate the rooftop tennis court and capture the match happening on top of the building.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

10. Photo Op – We Haven’t Forgotten

Photo Op #10 - We Haven't Forgotten
Photo Op #10 – We Haven’t Forgotten

Location: Midtown

How to Get the Photo: Photograph the protest on the steps outside of Oscorp Industries HQ.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

11. Photo Op – Audition Piece

Photo Op #11 - Audition Piece
Photo Op #11 – Audition Piece

Location: Midtown

How to Get the Photo: Outside Radio City Music Hall, snap a shot of the man in the top hat auditioning a musical number.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

12. Photo Op – The Duel

Photo Op #12 - The Duel
Photo Op #12 – The Duel

Location: Hell’s Kitchen

How to Get the Photo: Find the two buskers, one with a guitar and one with bongos, and photograph their street performance.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

13. Photo Op – Greenwich Mural

Photo Op #13 - Greenwich Mural
Photo Op #13 – Greenwich Mural

Location: Greenwich

How to Get the Photo: Locate the flower love mural on a building close to the north side and get a good pic.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

14. Photo Op – Telling Time

Photo Op #14 - Telling Time
Photo Op #14 – Telling Time

Location: Greenwich

How to Get the Photo: In the South Park, photograph the man on a box helping students get to class.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

15. Photo Op – The Little Taiyaki Cart

Photo Op #15 - The Little Taiyaki Cart
Photo Op #15 – The Little Taiyaki Cart

Location: Chinatown

How to Get the Photo: On the northeast border, take a snap of the super popular little Taiyaki street food cart.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

16. Photo Op – Kinda Fanboys

Photo Op #16 - Kinda Fanboys
Photo Op #16 – Kinda Fanboys

Location: Upper West Side

How to Get the Photo: Find the two shirtless Spider-Man cosplayers being filmed on a rooftop and get the perfect pic.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

17. Photo Op – It Was an Accident

Photo Op #17 - It Was an Accident
Photo Op #17 – It Was an Accident

Location: Financial District

How to Get the Photo: Photograph the man and woman arguing over a car/bike collision near the South Park.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

18. Photo Op – Hidden Oasis

Photo Op #18 - Hidden Oasis
Photo Op #18 – Hidden Oasis

Location: Williamsburg

How to Get the Photo: Locate the mural of the Spider-Men, then photograph the rooftop pool party happening in the adjacent water tower.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

19. Photo Op – We’re Here Every Week

Photo Op #19 - We're Here Every Week
Photo Op #19 – We’re Here Every Week

Location: Little Odessa

How to Get the Photo: Capture the lively farmer’s market in action on the pedestrian-only street.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

20. Photo Op – Step Up to the Plate

Photo Op #20 - Step Up to the Plate
Photo Op #20 – Step Up to the Plate

Location: Astoria

How to Get the Photo: Head to the baseball fields on the north part of the island and photograph the fun local barbecue.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

21. Photo Op – Champion of Champions

Photo Op #21 - Champion of Champions
Photo Op #21 – Champion of Champions

Location: Downtown Brooklyn

How to Get the Photo: Go to the amusement park and snap a pic of the man boasting about his hot dog records near the hot dog statue.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

22. Photo Op – We’ll Treat You Like Family

Photo Op #22 - We'll Treat You Like Family
Photo Op #22 – We’ll Treat You Like Family

Location: Downtown Queens

How to Get the Photo: On the west side, photograph the storefront of Jirji’s Hummus.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

23. Photo Op – The Masked Challenger

Photo Op #23 - The Masked Challenger
Photo Op #23 – The Masked Challenger

Location: Astoria

How to Get the Photo: Head northwest and capture a pro-wrestling character posing outside the venue.

Rewards: 150 XP, 2 City Tokens

The photo ops make exploring and observing the exciting open world aspect in Spider-Man 2 more fun. Therefore, get your in-game camera out and start taking pictures! It’s time to show New York that you have a great eye for photo opportunities!

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Abu Taher Tamim is a Staff Writer at GameRiv. He started playing video games when one of his uncles brought him a PS1, after it was launched. Since that day until now, he still play video games. As he loves video games so much, he became a gaming content writer.