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Urban Exploration Photography: A guide to creating and editing images of abandoned places by Todd Sipes

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Four. When to Shoot

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Light is the key to every photograph. Photography itself is technically just the art of capturing light. Within the genre of UrbEx photography, when you choose to capture light will directly correlate with the quality of your final photo. Whether you’re shooting at blue hour, at golden hour, in broad daylight, or under a full moon, the quality of light can make or break a great composition.

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This shot would have been much less dramatic if it had been shot in the harsh midday sun. Thankfully, I got to this site early in the morning ...

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