50 Photographs of Trains That Will Get Your Creativity On Track

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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!

Photo by Federico Alegría

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Photo by Daniel Abadia

Photo by Roland Lösslein

Photo by Casey Horner

Photo by Tomas Anton Escobar

Photo by Kane Reinholdtsen





Photo by Ankush Minda

Photo by Jack Anstey

Photo by Fabrizio Verrecchia

Photo by Keith Bremner

Photo by Osman Rana

Photo by Matéo Broquedis

Photo by Jake Sloop

Photo by Osman Rana

Photo by Dmitrii Vaccinium

Photo by Eutah Mizushima

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
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Photo by Guilherme Stecanella

Photo by Nikita Kachanovsky

Photo by Dan Roizer

Photo by Sai Kiran Anagani

Photo by Steve Halama

Photo by Maxim Melnikov

Photo by Samuel Fyfe

Photo by James Coleman

Photo by Ryan Tang

Photo by Andre Benz

Photo by Lee Hull

Photo by Claudio Schwarz

Photo by Bart Christiaanse

Photo by Rohit Munshi

Photo by Sandra Ahn Mode

Photo by Caroline Minor

Photo by Claudio Mezzasalma

Photo by Rafael De Nadai

Photo by Ricardo Resende

Photo by Jahsie Ault
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

Photo by Lucas Gallone

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Photo by Alistair MacRobert

Photo by Darren Coleshill

Photo by Lukas Robertson

Photo by Daryan Shamkhali

Photo by Nick Fewings

Photo by Federico Enni

Photo by pixpoetry

Photo by Humans Studio

Photo by Warren Wong

Photo by Ester Marie Doysabas

Photo by Chau Cédric

Photo by Petar Petkovski

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

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About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here

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