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Urban and Rural Decay Photography by J. Dennis Thomas

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Nine Decay Portraiture

FIGURE 9.1 Scenes of decay make great locations for interesting portraiture. Nikon D300 with Nikon 50 mm f/1.8D (75 mm equivalent). 1/250 sec. @ f/2.5 ISO 250. © Julian Humphries

FIGURE 9.1 Scenes of decay make great locations for interesting portraiture. Nikon D300 with Nikon 50 mm f/1.8D (75 mm equivalent). 1/250 sec. @ f/2.5 ISO 250. © Julian Humphries

There’s very little information out there in regards to doing portraiture in this specific style, so I decided to include this information here. Although this may not be considered decay photography in the truest sense of the definition, including some elements of decay into portraiture is something that advertising and fashion photographers have been doing for a long time. Placing an object of beauty in the midst of a scene of deterioration is ...

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