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A Beginner’s Guide to the Art of Urban Exploration Photography

By fotosiamo on January 14th 2013

Urban-Exploration 01 by Josh Expert Photography

If you are the adventurous type who wants to get into shooting old, derelict buildings, then the Urban Exploration Photography Tips is for you. Of course, as the article stated, safety is of utmost importance when exploring any old, abandon building. Here are a couple of important tips to remember:

  • Never go alone. Always have at least one other person with you. Trust me, this can be quite a scary hobby, because you never know who or what you may find, so bring a friend.
  • Tell other people where you’re going. That way if you disappear through some floorboards, someone knows where to look for you.
  • Wear tough boots. The amount of broken glass you’ll find is ridiculous.
  • The article also answers the other major issues in this genre of photography, including the grey area of legality, location research, and recommended gear. For your gear, the guide recommends a good DSLR with good low-light capability, a wide angle lens, and a tripod.

    Of course, this type of photography is not for everyone, nor do we condone breaking into buildings illegally, but if this is something that you have been looking to get into, then this guide is a good starting point.

    Read more about the guide on

    Urban-Exploration 02 by Josh Expert Photography

    So what are some of your best urban exploration photography?


    Joe is a rising fashion and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. He blends creativity and edge with a strong style of lighting and emotion in his photographs. Be sure to check out his work at and connect with him on Google Plus and on Facebook


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    2. Kath

      Love this guys work. Not just the decay shots.

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