Human love for complex machinery together with the magnificent landscapes of railways blends man made artistry and nature appeal. Railway photography combines all these to creates a blend of unique landscapes and nature. Railway photography perhaps crosses over to two very big genres of hobbies. You have the train enthusiasts (sometimes known as train spotters) and the photographers. And of course, some people may be very passionate about both.
Whether you are a newbie to this world or a veteran, you are certainly not alone and will have plenty of like-minded folks to keep you company and share your passions, there is a very large community that is welcoming and as enthusiastic as you likely are!
The lure of a machine is an addictive attraction to the camera and lens for many photographers. Many photographers around the world make out the subject of their photography expeditions out of mechanical equipment which include airplanes, cars, trucks, tractors, and factory machinery among so many others. However, It gets quite captivating and passionate when it comes to taking railway pictures.
It all depend on what you want. In all, railway photography is an evergreen adventure that can be a leisure or professional activity. For whatever reason, the shots comes in handy when they are required. This is what you get from this website. You will find well taken railway shots of rail lines, steam and diesel trains available for sale to be used for different purposes. On this site you will discover a stellar collection of railway photos depicting both steam and diesel trains, taken on both mainline and heritage railways here in South Devon.
Railway photography is something that never seems to lose popularity. In fact, it could be argued that it is more popular than ever as both a profession and leisurely hobby. Different railway photographers have different expectations of a railway photo shoot. Some may simply want to record particular items seen in different collections, while others may want a record of a nice day out with the kids featuring captivating locomotives, rolling stock or buildings, and on a more professional basis, some may want to use the railway opportunity to enhance their technical photographic skills.
You will find railway shots within various media outlets, which include the internet and magazine print, you can find plenty of topics around train photography such as photography and railway magazines. All levels are catered for, be it budding amateur or a long-time enthusiast. With the rise of digital technology, in particular, the advancements of the smartphone, it has become even easier for someone to become a railway photographer. Of course, some people want to take things to the next level, and purchase a camera especially for their railway photography, Its not just due to the possible quality upgrades, or the extra tools such as lenses that a dedicated camera will allow, some will prefer the much more ‘authentic’ option.
If you see a particular photograph featured on this site that you like, you will be pleased to know that I provide railway photographs for sale. All images you see are available for sale as prints and can be used in magazines and books if required. For more information, please contact me for more information or your requirements.
© Please note the copyright of all featured photographs on this website belongs to Colin Wallace. Please do not copy or use any photographs without prior permission, thank you.