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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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Motor City Photography Workshops
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.
  • 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
  • Souvenir photos available for purchase (own expense)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Highly recommended tour - it was like a history/photography/property tour rolled in one!

I was really impressed with this tour and would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Detroit and its history. You will learn a lot about Detroit's past and you will get dirty exploring abandoned buildings. If you're a photographer like...More

1  Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best tour in Detroit. You will get a good education of the fall of detroit. You will see the crumbling buildings of the schools, factories, municipal buildings, theaters. Devastation of the area is very real on this tour. It's worth it if...More

1  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Do you want to see Detroit...or do you want to SEE Detroit?

If you like spending hours in lines waiting at museums or staring at “historical” fountains, this isn’t for you, you might get your shoes dirty... but if you want a REAL, no bs, down and dirty American history lesson, throw some jeans on, grab your...More

Thank Karyn C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great tour!

This is an amazing tour! Jesse is a wonderful guide. The tour isn't not just about abandoned buildings and ruins, it also provides insight into Detroit's history and current revitalization effort. Unique photo opportunities! Highly recommended. Hope to come back again sometime soon for another...More

1  Thank Mariya V
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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20 August 2018|
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Response from Astoria L | Reviewed this property |
By small bus - the perfect size for the amount of people.
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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