50 Photographs of Trains That Will Get Your Creativity On Track


Today we are remembering all the times in which trains inspired photographers to captured their enormous and gentle presence with their cameras.

Different compositions can capture trains in interesting and creative ways. For example, you may like to photograph modern trains in a way that captures their movement. By shooting towards the front of the train as it approaches, with relatively slow shutter speed you can get some dramatic shots.

On the other hand, old steam engines are amazing and complex pieces of machinery, so don't only look for a wide shot, but hone in on the details. Different and interesting compositions will ensure you capture your story.

So let's take a slow journey, let off some steam, and get your creativity chugging along with 50 photographs of trains!

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Ali Yahya
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Christopher Farrugia
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Daniel Abadia
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Balazs Busznyak
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Roman Fox

Advanced Composition

Getting photography composition right has always been the greatest challenge for the photographer. If you’d like to get better at photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the basics, you should take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide to advanced composition.

In Kent Dufault's Advanced Composition, you'll discover advanced composition concepts such as:

  • Compression
  • Color Placement
  • Contrast Overlap
  • Rhythm
  • Color Wash
  • Texture
  • Stacking
  • Get it here today
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Matthew T Rader
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Sergio Souza
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Hari Panicker
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Jp Valery
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Andrey Kremkov
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Aqib Touheed

Advanced Composition – will ensure you create images that pop. You'll get more out of your photography and start taking images that will truly capture your creative vision. If you’d like to improve your composition skills and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition

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TaeWoo Kim
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Mazhar Zandsalimi
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Lukas Boekhout

Advanced Composition Will Get Your Creativity Chugging Along

If you are looking to improve your photography composition and learn concepts that go beyond the ‘rule of thirds’, do take a look at Kent DuFault’s guide Advanced Composition. With this guide, you will learn all about:

  • color
  • light
  • shadow
  • lines
  • curves
  • repetition
  • juxtaposition
  • anticipation
  • pre-visualization
  • timing

Click here now to check it out.

About Author

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, and is a University Professor in photography and research methodology. He's a scientist studying the social uses of photography in contemporary culture who writes about photography and develops documentary projects. Other activities Federico is involved in photography are curation, critique, education, mentoring, outreach and reviews. Get to know him better here.

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