Post — The History of Photography

June 2020

A recreational trespass in man-made structures

Post — The History of Photography

June 2020

A recreational trespass in man-made structures

Urbex: A short introduction

Urban Exploration, Urbex or UE consists of exploring man-made structures that are abandoned or temporarily closed: disused hospitals, factories, bunkers, former military installations, tunnel or catacombs. While some of these explorations are legal, most take place in buildings where public access is not permitted. Those explorations don’t go without rules, among other. To navigate through those forbidden places, Urban explorers, also called Urbexers, shall be discreet, respectful, and be on the lookout. They also have to be ready to explore every nook and cranny of have decaying places as well as not being claustrophobic or having vertigo.

Urbex and HDR

Urbex: A short introduction

Urban Exploration, Urbex or UE consists of exploring man-made structures that are abandoned or temporarily closed: disused hospitals, factories, bunkers, former military installations, tunnel or catacombs. While some of these explorations are legal, most take place in buildings where public access is not permitted. Those explorations don’t go without rules, among other. To navigate through those forbidden places, Urban explorers, also called Urbexers, shall be discreet, respectful, and be on the lookout. They also have to be ready to explore every nook and cranny of have decaying places as well as not being claustrophobic or having vertigo.

Urbex and HDR

The Urbex communities

The scene has its subscenes. While some Urbexers would rather climb to go on roofs, some would lift manholes cover to visit underground places. Urban explorers have their sub-communities: the skywalkers, the bunkerologists or asylum seekers.

Most explorers also have a fascination for architecture and infrastructure and some often highlight what make those places special by telling their stories. When and how were they built, what were they use for and why were they abandoned?

Urbex and HDR

The Urbex communities

The scene has its subscenes. While some Urbexers would rather climb to go on roofs, some would lift manholes cover to visit underground places. Urban explorers have their sub-communities: the skywalkers, the bunkerologists or asylum seekers.

Most explorers also have a fascination for architecture and infrastructure and some often highlight what make those places special by telling their stories. When and how were they built, what were they use for and why were they abandoned?

Urbex and HDR

Urbex photography and HDR

Lots of Urbexers are also keen photographers and Urbex Photography has been rising in popularity. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few famous urbex photographers :

HDR technology is often used in Urbex Photography as it enhances the detail in the shadows and highlights of an image. Cracks, splits, graffiti, every details of a scene can then stand out. In post-production, HDR will allow to adjust various settings.

Urbex and HDR

Urbex photography and HDR

Lots of Urbexers are also keen photographers and Urbex Photography has been rising in popularity. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are a few famous urbex photographers :

HDR technology is often used in Urbex Photography as it enhances the detail in the shadows and highlights of an image. Cracks, splits, graffiti, every details of a scene can then stand out. In post-production, HDR will allow to adjust various settings.

 

Urbex and HDR

Filming an urban exploration

Urbex being done in stressful conditions, in forbidden places, underground or in the air, it is not easy task to shoot a perfect image. What about filming your exploration and capturing the best shot of your video? With HDRinstant, film your exploration – with a GoPro, a camera or a mobile phone – capture afterwards the best moment of your video and enhance this shot with HDR technology.

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Urbex and HDR

Filming an urban exploration

Urbex being done in stressful conditions, in forbidden places, underground or in the air, it is not easy task to shoot a perfect image. What about filming your exploration and capturing the best shot of your video? With HDRinstant, film your exploration – with a GoPro, a camera or a mobile phone – capture afterwards the best moment of your video and enhance this shot with HDR technology.

You want to give it a try? Test drive our free trial!

Download our free trial
Urbex and HDR

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