The above photo shows a First train waiting to depart from Hull train station. I liked the way the “welcome” sign in the background works with the from of this modern train. You might be asking why I would post this photo as it isn’t one of my usual subjects that I photograph regularly. Well, I publish my favourite pictures on this site to promote myself, but there are literally thousands of photos that you won’t see that I take on commercial photographic shoots. As I am starting to do more and more paid photography, I am learning more about how to use the camera to not only take good photos for myself but also for others. The above picture probably won’t be used by the client, but I liked it enough to capture it and so thought it was worth sharing.
I had walked past Southport Model Railway Village but never paid the three pounds fifty to get past the gate and fully explore the village. Being there with Mark and his parents I just went with the flow and ended up here. I love it, there is so much to photograph, especially when you get a nice sunny day like we had. The above image shows one of the LGB trains coming under one of the many bridges on the 1.5 acres of beautiful miniature landscape. There are a few more photos to show you in the future that I took on that day of the model village and both Mark and I hope to go back at some point in the next few months for a longer photography session.
Both the world’s oldest and largest underground railway system, the London Underground might not make for a fantastically beautiful photograph, but it is an important one that I have wanted to take ever since first getting on tube train as a child. Sadly, with security alerts photography has been prohibited. When I stopped at the entrance to Regent’s Park station to get my camera out of my bag and change lens I was reminded of this, “photography is prohibited on trains and at all stations” – it is as if I was being watched. So the above image was captured with the camera around my shoulder, not looking through the view finder. I decided that the pictures I took could be cropped down on the computer to get the composition I wanted.
I wanted to get a photograph of a tram going along the front, it seemed logical to try and get a photograph with Blackpool Tower in the background. Setting the camera to burst mode meant I just had to hold down the shutter button and it took five or six photographs, I then picked my favourite composition (where position of the tram and tower worked best) and then deleted the others. The above photograph is the result of that. I was lucky enough that the passing tram was a double-decker as most are single-decker trams. I would like to go on one at some point but it probably won’t be this weekend.