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Urban and Rural Decay Photography by J. Dennis Thomas

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FIGURE 2.1 Ghost town grave in Terlingua, TX. The ground is so rocky that they piled dirt and rocks on top of the caskets. Some of these graves are from the early 1800s. Nikon D200 with Nikon 17–55 mm f/2.8G at 17 mm (25 mm equivalent). 1/30 sec. @ f/5.6 ISO 400

FIGURE 2.1 Ghost town grave in Terlingua, TX. The ground is so rocky that they piled dirt and rocks on top of the caskets. Some of these graves are from the early 1800s. Nikon D200 with Nikon 17–55 mm f/2.8G at 17 mm (25 mm equivalent). 1/30 sec. @ f/5.6 ISO 400

Cameras

The great thing about decay photography is that almost any camera or camera system can produce good images. It’s more about the subject than the format, although different formats can have an effect on how your photographs turn out. You can use a vintage camera and film to capture an authentic retro scene, or shoot digitally and use Photoshop filters to add a similar ...

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