Camera Bag

Camera Bag: Sweeter With Time

July 8, 2022

Camera Bag: Sweeter With Time

Sometimes an image can get better with time, which is why it’s worth revisiting our past efforts, writes Scott Lothes.

Camera Bag: Film Isn’t Dead

April 15, 2022

Camera Bag: Film Isn’t Dead

While digital cameras may dominate the hobby, photographer David Witty writes that there’s still room for good old-fashioned film.

Camera Bag: The Art of the Wedge Shot

March 3, 2022

Camera Bag: The Art of the Wedge Shot

The wedge shot came to prominence in the steam era but it still works today.

Camera Bag: How to Railfan With a Drone (Legally)

February 9, 2022

Camera Bag: How to Railfan With a Drone (Legally)

For years, if you were flying a drone for recreational purposes (aka: Railfanning) you did not need to take a test, but that’s changed.

Camera Bag: More Than Locomotives and Cars

November 1, 2021

Camera Bag: More Than Locomotives and Cars

Sometimes we get caught up in shooting locomotives and scenery that we overlook the rich details of railroading.

Camera Bag: Preparation

October 29, 2021

Camera Bag: Preparation

Photographer Dennis Livesey shares his process to get his equipment ready for a fun day of railroad photography.

Camera Bag: New FAA Rules, Remote ID and Smaller Drones

June 10, 2021

Camera Bag: New FAA Rules, Remote ID and Smaller Drones

Last year, the Federal Aviation Administration released a new set of rules for drone operators. Here’s a rundown of how it will impact you.

Camera Bag: Pre-Envisioning

April 4, 2020

Camera Bag: Pre-Envisioning

While we seldom consciously think about it, one of the skills that we acquire as railfan photographers is the ability to “pre-envision” a picture.

Camera Bag: Full Daylight Revisited

September 4, 2019

Camera Bag: Full Daylight Revisited

The purpose of a light meter is control, but you have to know what that light meter is doing with full daylight to be able to properly use that control.

Camera Bag: When the World was Black & White

August 1, 2019

Camera Bag: When the World was Black & White

There are few practitioners of black & white photography anymore, and most of them do it for nostalgic sport while shooting color in their real cameras.