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    Ruins provide an endless supply of inspiration for photographers. In this series of videos, pro shooter Kylee Leonetti takes you to industrial wastelands and abandoned farms for tips on capturing creative images in ruins. She takes you to a deserted train depot, a former military base, the outbuildings of a dying farm, and even an… Read more »

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    Do you like abandoned photography, shooting old buildings and ruins? In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti gives you tips on where to find the best locations. To get started, Kylee suggests going online and searching for keywords, Abandoned Photography, Urban Explorers, or Shooting Ruins. Next, you will want to drive around with a map… Read more »

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    When shooting in ruins, it’s important to know what to bring. In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti will show you the ideal gear package. She suggests bringing a backpack and a shoulder bag for versatility. In your location gear bag, you should carry your camera body and a backup. For camera lenses, Kylee favors… Read more »

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    Shooting in ruins can be hazardous. So in this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti shows you important safety tips for photographers. For abandoned buildings and farms, you need to obey the posted signs including No Trespassing. If no signs are posted, make sure you are shooting on public or abandoned property, and do not shoot… Read more »

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    We’re all looking for photography inspiration. In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti shows you how she finds photography inspiration by shooting industrial ruins. She explores a former military base, the buildings overgrown with prairie grass, weeds, and moss. Careful to avoid poison ivy, she finds a plethora of photo opportunities. She begins her exploration… Read more »

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    Photographic composition is the key to making great images. In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti shows you composition techniques in composing ruins. You will learn how to document the whole scene from all angles, for instance, an old overgrown building. As you move in tighter, you’ll want to include the interaction between nature and… Read more »

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    When you are exploring agricultural and industrial ruins, how do you decide on what subjects to photograph? In this video, professional photographer Kylee Leonetti shows you how she decides what subjects to photograph among the ruins of the abandoned St. Paul train depot in the Twin Cities. She prefers shooting at the magic hour, just… Read more »

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    There is a timeless aspect to industrial and rural ruins. Creating people portraits in these environments is challenging but rewarding. In this video, professional photographer Kylee Leonetti shows you portrait photography tips for shooting beauty in ruins. She explores an abandoned swimming pool in Minnesota and creates some memorable portraits. Shooting in the golden light… Read more »

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    There is beauty in even the smallest things found in ruins. In this video, pro photographer Kylee Leonetti gives you tips on using a macro lens. You will learn that moss makes a compelling macro lens subject. Moss grows on ruins and comes in all patterns, textures, and colors. You will learn composition techniques that… Read more »

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