How far would you go for a photo?
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    How far would you go for a photo?

    by Mattyp » Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:53 pm

    So recently while exploring my new neighborhood i stumbled upon somewhat of a graveyard. I really want to get in there for a shoot as it has great potential but it is a fairly high security site at one end. However the particular part of the site I'm interested in is being overrun by weeds and is generally rusting away. I did manage to find a hole in the fence and even noticed some "shady" looking characters in there the other night.
    Are the risks of getting caught worth it? Whats the worst that can happen? it would have to be a late evening shoot as the lighting would work best.
    What are security like in your experience? Would approaching them and asking be a wise option? The problem is, if they say no it will probably make me want to get in there even more.

    Here's a bit of a hint as to what it is. It also made me think about how busy it would have been back in its heyday.
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    Re: How far would you go for a photo?

    by GeoffM » Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:02 pm

    I would be inclined to seek out the owners and ask permission to shoot. It looks like there will be great images to be made.
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    Re: How far would you go for a photo?

    by Doug » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:11 pm

    When I look up Steamrail Victoria I get a rail preservation group.
    Do you think these are the people who own the area you are interested in?

    If it is then I would contact them and explain your photographic interest in the place, instead of talking to security who most likely have no say in the matter anyway.

    If the building where owned by some property developer then I imagine they would have no interest in letting you in, but a preservation group could likely see it differently and might let you in escorted by a member of their group.

    Here is contact info if I'm on the right track http://www.steamrail.com.au/contactus.php

    Our local in Adelaide is the SteamRanger Heritage Railway.
    I turned up early one morning to their rail yard where I knew they would be steaming up for a public steam run that day, and though it was a non public access area I asked the first person I came across who I should talk to to ask permission to take pictures and it was no problem at all from there.

    Showing interest and asking nicely is enough usually with these sorts of groups.

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