UrbEx Photography « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

UrbEx Photography

The originals for this hauntingly beautiful UrbEx HDR image were created at Pullman Yard, Atlanta, GA with the tripod-mounted Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom lens (at 50mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The HDR was processed in Photomatix.

Image courtesy of and copyright 2012: Bill Mueller.

UrbEx Photography

Urban exploration is the examination of seldom seen or off-limits parts of man-made structures. An offshoot of this hobby is UrbEx Photography, usually in the form of HDR or HDR Grunge, and usually of abandoned or derelict buildings or machinery. Learn more about UrbEx in the 2007 James Nestor San Francisco Chronicle article here. Denise Ippolito has made some great UrbEx images at places like Graffiti Underground, Eastern State Penitentiary, and Lonaconing Silk Mill. She has led several In-the-Field Workshops to the latter two locations and I am pretty sure that she is or will be offering additional learning experiences to these two and to other similar sites. You can enjoy many of her fine UrbEx HDRs in her HDR Gallery here.

Full Day Creative Nature Photography Seminar, Chattanooga, TN, October 12, 2013

Join Denise Ippolito and me on Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Chattanooga, TN for a great day of fun and learning. Learn to improve your photography skills, your skill at designing images in the field, and your creative vision. Click here and scroll down to register and here to learn more about the presenters.

Images courtesy of and copyright 2012: Bill Mueller. Card design by Denise Ippolito.

Old Car City Creative Photography In-the-Field HDR Workshop: Sunday, October 13, 2013/ 9am till 1pm. White, Georgia: $250 plus a $15 entrance fee donation (cash only on the day of the event) that will go to charity. Limit: 16 photographers.

On October 13, 2013, Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART and Denise Ippolito/A Creative Adventure will be conducting an In-the-Field HDR Workshop at Old Car City in White, Georgia. Old Car City is about an hour north of Atlanta, GA and an hour south of Chattanooga, TN where they will, as noted above, be doing a full day seminar for the Photographic Society of Chattanooga on Saturday, October 12th.

They are both very excited about photographing at this new location which boasts 4,500 old cars on 34 acres mostly along wooded trails. The property is usually closed on Sundays but the owner is graciously allowing two small groups private access that day; we are thrilled to be one of them!

Bring your tripod and a variety of lenses from fish eye through 70-200mm at least. Folks who assemble their HDR images on their computers will learn the steps needed to create the very best originals. Folks using Canon or Nikon cameras that create in-camera HDRs will receive guidance as to exactly how best to do that. Folks with the Canon 5D Mark III will learn our favorite in-camera HDR settings. All will receive in-the-field guidance on seeing the situation, choosing the best perspective, image design and composition, setting up their gear, and getting the right exposure. Bring your old jeans and dirty sneakers and prepare to roll up your sleeves!

To register, call BIRDS AS ART at 863-692-0906, or, send a personal check for $250 made out to “Arthur Morris” to Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART, PO Box 7245, Indian Lake Estates, FL, or, send a Paypal to us at birdsasart@att.net. In the latter two cases be sure to note that your payment is for the Old Car City In-the-Field Workshop and be sure to include your name, e-mail address, and phone number. We hope that you can join us.

This originals for this intricate grunge HDR image were created at Old Car City, White, GA with the tripod-mounted Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM AF lens (at 28mm) and the Canon EOS 5D Mark III. The HDR was processed in Photomatix.

Image courtesy of and copyright 2012: Bill Mueller.


Thanks to new friend Bill Mueller for the use of his images above and for inviting us to do the Chattanooga Saturday Seminar

Fort Desoto/Hooptie Deux–Roseate Spoonbill Short Notice IPT

The 2nd New Concept IPT: the Fort Desoto/Hooptie Deux–Roseate Spoonbill Short Notice IPT/April 3-7, 2013/5 DAYS: $2399. Strict limit: six photographers/ openings 5. Early April can be superb at Alafia Banks. Early April is almost always superb at Fort DeSoto. Click here for complete details.

With only a single registrant, this one is shaping up to be a practically private affair and represents an amazing opportunity for you to grow as a photographer.


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