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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour

  • Capture images of Detroit’s abandoned buildings with a guide in the lead
  • Learn about composition, exposure, and more from a photographer
  • Comfortable transportation between stops included
Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour
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Detroit Urban Exploration and Photography Tour
Explore the city of Detroit and capture images of the crumbling industrial Midwestern metropolis on this guided photography tour. Wander through vacated factories, warehouses, and buildings, while getting photography tips on composition, exposure, and more from your guide who specializes in shooting urban landscapes. There’s no fussing with directions as an air-conditioned coach brings you to each location.
What to Expect
Meet at Things From Detroit, a shop in the Detroit suburbs. On this guided small-group photography tour, you explore the city's abandoned schools, factories, warehouses, municipal buildings, and theaters with a professional photographer as your guide. Shoot photos of the city’s urban landscape, learning the history of various buildings as you move from location to location in a comfortable coach bus. Plus, receive photo guidance on composition and exposure.

Since part of your tour includes walking across rough terrain strewn with bricks, glass, and debris, it’s recommended that you wear boots (avoid open-toe shoes) and dress in layers. In addition to any camera equipment such as a tripod and wide-angle lens, bring a flashlight or be prepared to use your cell phone for light to explore the various locations.

The tours ends at the point of departure.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Amazing (and safe!) thing to do in Detroit!

I was honestly a bit skeptical about the tour since I was traveling by myself and had heard so many awful things about lots of places in Detroit (which are true, by the way). However, I couldn't be happier that I did this! Jesse was...More

Thank Ali Y
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazingggg Tour

My cousin had said this was a great tour so when I came to Detroit I had to check it out - and it went above and beyond my expectations! Jesse was a great and informative guide, showing us around Detroit and pointing out areas...More

1  Thank Astoria L
Reviewed 10 June 2018
A Must Do Tour

Jesse does a Great job giving information and taking people through an example of what can happen to ANY city that loses it way. Amazing architecture and stories about the background of the area-you get what REALLY happened and how it is today. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank MaxDugan
Reviewed 17 May 2018
A must do!

Jesse was amazing and this tour really did a good job striking the difference between historical and interesting without (in my humble opinion) straying too far into 'ruin porn' which I know native Detroiters hate. The history of the buildings and Jesse's unique take were...More

Thank Elyse C
Reviewed 5 May 2018
Exceeded Expectations!

I learned a ton and got to see so much! My husband and I were visiting Detroit for a long weekend and attended this tour on a Saturday at the end of March, 2018. Not only were the 4 stops great, but I also enjoying...More

1  Thank KLizard
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Janet P
20 August 2018|
Response from TCairl | Reviewed this property |
Mine was by small bus,
Mary P
25 May 2018|
Response from JohnF023 | Reviewed this property |
No idea. I wouldn't want to be rummaging around in delegated buildings. No telling if they what's inside.
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