A&P "Urban Exploration".. where to start?

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  1. geckoman

    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    I'm not sure if that's the real term for it, but are there any resources to find decent places in various areas of the country for creative photography - abandoned buildings, factories, etc? I live in the Sacramento area, and it seems like every piece of property is occupied around here, but perhaps I don't know where to look.

    Any tips?
     
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    Take a day off work and drive around taking pics. If you can't do that, scout the area one day and write down where you want to go back to.

    Detroit is an urban wasteland and I don't even need to make a plan of what I want to take pics of, just need some time and good weather.
     
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    I think your first link is wrong, but that second one is cool. Not too many in Michigan, but a cool site nonetheless.
     
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    gooooooogle its called UEing or Urban Exploring
     
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    geckoman OG - registered 02/01. Noobs GTFO

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    I tried a few versions of the first one, and found this:
    http://www.opacity.us/

    I think that's what he meant.

    Thanks guys!
     
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    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    :roflw: I'd just be scared I'd get robbed :hs:
     
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    oh yea it was opacity.us I forgot :o
     
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    Move to the Rustbelt or New Orleans. I've been to so many abandoned places without even trying. Your best bet would probably be to get outside the city and venture into some smaller towns.

    As far as photography of abandoned places go, your best shots will mainly come from outside the building. Most of the insides are dark and lifeless.
     
  12. peoplescar

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    I beg to differ. the insides are the best parts.
    abandoned science lab :bowdown:

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    some outside structures are cool too like viaducts and things of that sort.
     
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    What lens are you guys using when you shoot these types of places? I'm making a little trip tomorrow and I'm thinking I should take my 50 f1.8 lens b/c my kit lens sucks in low light :hs: I need another lens soon
     
  14. peoplescar

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    bring your tripod. I only have my kit lens for now. the top 2 shots I posted were using a tripod.

    If i had the choice though: 50mm 1.8 and a wide-angle.
     
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    I still need to get a tripod its next on my list, I might just make a homemade monopod for now :o
     
  16. peoplescar

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    the tripod i have was 20 bucks. it gets the job done for now.
     

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