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Good Evening Everyone,

 

Just a quick intro to myself, my name is Ben, and im the Photographer at B T Frewin Photography, hence my profile name, and i currently live in Rotherham.

I am pretty much new to the whole urbex scene, but have a ton of experience with my camera and love a good explore.

Im just reaching out to fellow rotherham/sheffield urban explores/photographers who wouldnt mind meeting oneday to explore new places and exsisting ones and hopefully get me fully into this.

 

If so, drop me a messege.

 

Cheers.

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Hi, Welcome to Oblivion State. 

 

I think there are a few members from round that way, hopefully some of them might reply to this thread. If not, have a search for places on here, most of them can be done without someone needing to show you if you apply a bit of lateral thinking.  :-) 

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26 minutes ago, Maniac said:

Hi, Welcome to Oblivion State. 

 

I think there are a few members from round that way, hopefully some of them might reply to this thread. If not, have a search for places on here, most of them can be done without someone needing to show you if you apply a bit of lateral thinking.  :-) 

Cheers! Hopefully they will! 

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Hi Ben, welcome. What type of photography do you like? I've been around Sheffield in my travels in the past. I'm sure you'll bump into some of the locals if you get out and about. 

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5 minutes ago, Indecisive M said:

Hi Ben, welcome. What type of photography do you like? I've been around Sheffield in my travels in the past. I'm sure you'll bump into some of the locals if you get out and about. 

Hello. Vehicle photography, wildlife. Long exposures etc. Bit of anything really. Looking to take some abandoned places too. Thats on my list next. I hopefully will do soon! Thanks. 

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Hi Ben and welcome to Oblivion State :thumb

 

There's quite a few members on here from your area so best advice i could offer would be to get a few locations done and get amongst it on the forum and show people what you're about, and before you know it people will be forthcoming with sharing info and meeting up etc.

 

In the meantime make yourself at home and if you have any questions just shout mate :thumb

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1 hour ago, hamtagger said:

Hi Ben and welcome to Oblivion State :thumb

 

There's quite a few members on here from your area so best advice i could offer would be to get a few locations done and get amongst it on the forum and show people what you're about, and before you know it people will be forthcoming with sharing info and meeting up etc.

 

In the meantime make yourself at home and if you have any questions just shout mate :thumb

Thanks alot! :) 

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58 minutes ago, Urbexbandoned said:

Hey and welcome to the forum :) Nice to hear that you want to branch in to Urbex with your photography. I look forward to seeing some of your work :)

Might be a little while yet till i post but cheers! :)

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24 minutes ago, ACID-REFLUX said:

Welcome in mate. loads of stuff to do in Sheffield  & quite a few walk ins :)

 

As above get some posts up & show members what you"re about .

Thanks mate! Could you name a few walk ins? I know theres that Cannon Brewery but not sure about any others? Have you visited that Firbeck Hall? That looks interesting and very photogenic!

 

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21 hours ago, btf.photography said:

Thanks mate! Could you name a few walk ins? I know theres that Cannon Brewery but not sure about any others? Have you visited that Firbeck Hall? That looks interesting and very photogenic!

 

 

Whilst we appreciate that you are eager to find places to visit and photograph, it may be an idea to do a little research rather than asking publicly if these places can be named. We are all here for the same reasons and we are all happy to help where we can but it is highly unlikely that someone is going to provide you with a 'shopping list'. Few places are walk ins, most require careful planning, early (very) mornings and some research on the location/security/access. These cannot be accomplished unless you visit them yourself and check somewhere out :)

 

If you need any help with any of those points then feel free to ask :) 

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Just like to say hello and welcome aboard! 

 

Need owt just shout. Gonna have a look at your reports tomorrow :):thumb 

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