How to Take Better
Train Travel Photos
For an Internet Rail Travelogue, and for Personal Use.
By Carl Morrison at MoKnowsPhotos.com
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8. Follow the Rule of Thirds
putting your subject off-center,
never in the center. Place
your main subject where the red dot is in the grid below, or at one of
the other 3 intersecting points of the 'Thirds' lines. If you can
put other photo elements at the intersecting points, so much the
better! If you have a good subject in each corner of the picture,
I guess that's the ultimate.
I'd say I have
3 subjects near the intersection points in this shot in Ely,
NV. That's Don "Preacher" Roe making his way to our photo train.
Maybe this has
a subject in each quadrant. The flash highlighted the gloves, so
I called it, "Work Gloves." Steam Engine 3751's engineer.
Use the larger
image of this shot and you'll see photo subjects in all four corners of this photo, I
finally made it! I originally climbed down this snowy bank to try
and get some foreground in these photo runby shots then found that I'd
landed in a good place for 'rule of thirds' shots.