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First time for everything!
< on 11/19/2015 9:03 AM >
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So this is the first time ill post photos this this forum. I must start by saying I am a terrible photographer but I am very inspired seeing some of the other photos that are shared on here. Exploring recently and in the past I just took a few shots as a reminder of now demolished sites and exciting experiences. Cant wait to start working on photography skill and other methods of sharing. This was used as a nurses quarters built in 1924 on top a cemetery from 1840, graves were neglected to be moved. Later redeveloped into a rehabilitation center for drug abuse surfaced human bones were discovered by workers. Seeing this place as a kid I could never build up the courage to enter, now living back in my home city in my mid 20's I love history and the thrill of a scare. Any other first timers feel free to share.

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< Reply # 1 on 11/19/2015 12:52 PM >
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those aren't really all that bad, you can pick apart and be critical of even the most artistic photos but if it documents your adventure and you had fun that's the real point




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Not a bad first set at all. Welcome to the site.




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< Reply # 3 on 11/19/2015 2:18 PM >
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Daylight usually makes exploring/shooting easier and safer...




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those aren't really all that bad, you can pick apart and be critical of even the most artistic photos but if it documents your adventure and you had fun that's the real point



Truth!

I say this as someone that paid their bills with a camera for several years.

Exploring is not about photography it's about exploring.
Have fun and enjoy yourself. Documentary shots of your explores are just fine.

Also, I love your Flickr name.



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Oh great, ANOTHER TR...

Just kidding! Nice first set, love the inclusion of historical facts and your personal background with the site. This is how a new post should go.

PS... I'm not the hottest photographer either, but like other folks have said, I consider that to be a secondary concern. For me it's all about getting out there and proving you did (while still being vague about the exact location, which you did as well). Good work.




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Truth!

I say this as someone that paid their bills with a camera for several years.

Exploring is not about photography it's about exploring.
Have fun and enjoy yourself. Documentary shots of your explores are just fine.

Also, I love your Flickr name.


Awesome! Thank you all for the positive feedback. In terms of the Flickr name haha I am not really familiar with the security of this website yet or with Flickr, still trying to get familiarized with both. Of course I am starting with this site hah going over rules, posting tips, exploring procedures..etc

Yes daylight! I am going to start going more during the day to half way cancel out the un safety of going by myself. Last fella I thought enjoyed it for the hobby ended up being a terrible candidate to take to these types of places. Will no longer be taking anyone without a little history in the community.




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Awesome! Thank you all for the positive feedback. In terms of the Flickr name haha I am not really familiar with the security of this website yet or with Flickr, still trying to get familiarized with both. Of course I am starting with this site hah going over rules, posting tips, exploring procedures..etc

Yes daylight! I am going to start going more during the day to half way cancel out the un safety of going by myself. Last fella I thought enjoyed it for the hobby ended up being a terrible candidate to take to these types of places. Will no longer be taking anyone without a little history in the community.


Going alone reduces the risk; you are less visible and more stealthy. It also teaches you self reliance, an important skill that you only learn one way... by doing.
Many times I don't take pictures. It can get distracting and it's curiosity that drives me to explore. Taking images of a prime location is however the only way to preserve it as time destroys all. Just do the best you can, and enjoy glimpses to a world few ever see.




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Nice first set! The only way you will get better at pictures is with practice and patience. But I must say, not bad at all.

And like others said, as long as you had fun and documented it, its all good!




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Going alone reduces the risk; you are less visible and more stealthy. It also teaches you self reliance, an important skill that you only learn one way... by doing.


I'd agree with that to a certain extent, unless you run into hostile squatters, or fall through a rotted floor or staircase, or get stuck in a tight space or something like that. A friend can lower a rope, or go for help, or watch your back, or God forbid, fight alongside you. There are plenty of hazards I can think of that a second person could help to mitigate.





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I'd agree with that to a certain extent, unless you run into hostile squatters, or fall through a rotted floor or staircase, or get stuck in a tight space or something like that. A friend can lower a rope, or go for help, or watch your back, or God forbid, fight alongside you. There are plenty of hazards I can think of that a second person could help to mitigate.




I agree with you that going solo has certain risks. If you know there are hostile people you should avoid them even as a group. I've never had this problem though even when street shooting.
Alone or not one has to learn there are consequences for bad judgement and lack of attention. Never count on anyone to save you except yourself.




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Never count on anyone to save you except yourself.


I hear that. One of the mottos I live by.




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Very well spoken advice by all sirs. There are defiantly a few places I like to explore alone but only because I know these places are safe in terms of squatters or junkies, maybe not structurally sound but I've found my limits on that haha. Other places near my home I've been to and yet to explore are surrounded by city if not in the middle of it where I definitely wouldn't mind a fire watch. I live in a pretty large city with a very diverse population hah.




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