Your New Year’s Resolution: Take More Pictures

Active/Outdoors, Travel Style, Travel Tips — By Zain Iqbal on December 30, 2010 at 3:49 pm

The holiday season is winding to a close and ahead of us lay the long, dark days until springtime.  Depressing, huh? It shouldn’t be. The good news is, it’s only going to get lighter from here on out and what better way to take advantage of these winter months than practicing your photography. Whether you received an awesome new camera over the holidays or are ready to dust off that old one that’s been sitting in your dresser since New Year’s 2009, you may need some inspiration to get going.

Look no further than this amazing post from sleepycity that features a photo essay on the lost tunnels of the Paris Metro, complete with old trains, abandoned platforms, and walls covered with graffiti. Several intrepid photographers braved the dark reaches of one of the world’s most famous subway systems to capture these shots. The legality of their trespass is probably questionable at best, but there’s no denying these images can get you motivated to take some awesome ones on your own.

If you’re in search of more material, NileGuide has been covering some of the best “abandoned” places all year long, including creepy hospitals and asylums that resemble the set of Shutter Island, long lost theme parks, and some of the best sites for underground exploration.

Of course, before you head out with camera in hand, check out some of these tips on how to take better travel photos. Remember, it’s not always about the technology– technique plays a role too.

Happy New Year, travelers!

Image: naixn/Flickr

Tags: 2011, abandoned, camera, new year's resolutions, Paris Metro, photography tips, sleepycity

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