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Old 01-03-2016, 06:53 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by CSX1702 View Post

I also discovered that I'm a better landscape/ scenery photographer than I am of trains. My photography improved in that aspect and that is what I'm most proud of.

I'm still learning and I could benefit from a good tripod. Lol. I look forward to actually shooting more trains this year and improving on my photography some more.
I see a tripod as absolutely essential, along with a top quality ballhead. I also use dedicated L plates for all my DSLR cameras. This stuff can be bought used on ebay. A Gitzo 1325 tripod with either AcraTech/RRS/Markins ballhead will be the best investment you'll ever make for sharpness. Don't go cheap on a tripod and especially a head. Get one that is the A/S type. As for landscapes in general, they aren't really any different from RR photos in that all good photos are about Use of Light.

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