Camera Bag

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.

Camera Bag: ƒ8 and Be There

April 4, 2019

Camera Bag: ƒ8 and Be There

You can’t get a great photo if you left the scene too soon and went off to a McDonald’s just before the clouds parted and the two sets of six-wheel truck Alcos met on Horseshoe Curve.

Camera Bag: What’s The Deal With Mirrorless Cameras?

November 22, 2018

Camera Bag: What’s The Deal With Mirrorless Cameras?

So then just what the heck do you get if you go with one of these newfangled cameras? At the outset, you will be getting the latest in sensor technology and image quality with features such as a tilting screen that makes very low or very high angle shots possible.