Published: 28/01/2018
ISBN: 9781788039451
Format: Hardback

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The Art of Railway Photography
by Ron Pickering

Ron Pickering is an author well-known for his science books written for school and University students. He is also a self-confessed railway enthusiast, quite possibly as his father, two uncles and grandfather were all railwaymen.

Photographers may have different expectations of a railway visit. Some may simply want a record of a 'day out', with children and partners featuring as strongly as locomotives, rolling stock or building. Others may want to record particular items seen in different collections, and some may want to use the railway situation to improve their technical photographic skills. Students of railway engineering might need photographic records of their work, and artists may be seeking source materials for their portfolios. For many, there may be a combination of these hopes.

This book will offer some guidance on technique and management of photographic equipment. There will also be advice on producing the most realistic images in an enclosed environment, and on utilising the photographer's understanding of railway working to produce memorable and artistically fulfilling photographic records.

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