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17th of January 2009 (Sat), 22:02
How is everyone finding abandoned buildings, warehouses etc? More importantly, after finding them, how do you get permission to shoot in them?
Maybe the laws are different in most places where people are shooting models but I'm pretty sure you cant just go in stuff around here and shoot if you dont own it. Stuff around here is pretty much locked too. So are you guys finding the owners and getting permission or just breaking and entering? Not that I am not ok with that, I am just not sure its worth the risk for myself.
I see so much empty building stuff and would love to use locations like that I am just not sure about gaining access.
18th of January 2009 (Sun), 12:05
there are a slew of websites dedicated to people interested in abandoned buildings in many areas, you just have to look. Most, unless very rural, are under some lock and key or you will be breaking some sort of stupid trespassing law...
If its not sealed like fort knox...take a chance...what is the worst that could happen...usually if you were to get caught, Im sure most would let you go if you had a pretty subject with you...I know that sounds sexist...but its true...
Personally, I just go and shoot my thing, nobody has ever bothered me...so I suppose I am lucky...
but take some chances, it makes the shoot even more fun, just make sure you and your model are safe...abandoned buildings tend to have unstable and unsafe areas...
21st of January 2009 (Wed), 16:28
As Rocker said there is a TON of information about this. Just search Google for "Urbex" short for Urban Exploration.
21st of January 2009 (Wed), 16:30
Here ya go:
21st of January 2009 (Wed), 16:40
Great info guys.. Many thanks. While on my search I did stumble across this which is simple amazing imo.
22nd of January 2009 (Thu), 13:47
Thanks for the posted links
1st of February 2009 (Sun), 19:35
One more suggestion, if you wish to be legal, check up on the tax rolls for a particular location. You can get lots of info that way!
3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 11:16
I happen to stumble across them, when shooting elsewhere. I have yet to actually get permission to go into any of these buildings. That's the risk I, and my models, take. But I always get great pictures and I am sure that some of the places we go into - we would not get permission to go into. So it's just one of those things.
3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 21:27
found one on a farm, found the farmers number and gave him a call, no worries ;-)
12th of February 2009 (Thu), 18:13
Once I shot in this barn that was kinda abandon it had stuff from like the 60s in it but it wasn't locked so we just went in and shot.
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