I suck at taking photos!!!
Now that that's out of the way, I thought I would post in this section to see what everyone thinks.
I'm using a Nikon Coolpix L22 digital camera, it takes "good enough" photos for most uses.
Here's 5 photos I took from the same location/distance of my Seaboard 4-6-0. The engine has a Weaver chassis, scratch built boiler, and a Williams brass USRA tender. The room lighting is from (2) 22" LED ceiling fixtures plus a 2-bulb fluorescent fixture just behind me over the stairs.
1st photo was taken with the flash set to AUTO:
2nd photo taken with flash set to Auto with red-eye reduction:
3rd photo taken with flash set to OFF:
4th photo taken with flash set to Fill Flash - fires when picture is taken to fill-in (illuminate) shadows and back-lit subjects:
5th (last) photo taken with Slow Sync - Auto flash combined with slow shutter speed (used to capture background at night or dim light):
The 3rd photo (no flash) looks best to me under the lighting conditions I had, although the front of the engine is not well lighted. Photos 1,2, and 4 look too dark IMO. The last one (5) is too light IMO, but it does show the detail of the engine front better.
Here's a photo I took of my Williams brass 2-8-2, I think this one was also with flash turned OFF:
One thing I need to do is make a diorama setting so I can take better photos with decent scenery and background.
Railfans, post your pictures here. Share your railfanning and digital picture taking techniques with other forum members.
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