Railroad photography: Keeping the faith - indoors

Posted by Brian Schmidt
on Thursday, April 2, 2020

You may have run into some roadblocks in your pursuit of railroad photography in the past month. Many of us have. Here are a few ideas to keep your creative juices flowing while you wait to get back outside:

In response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the Madison, Wis.-based Center for Railroad Photography & Art has moved its fantastic "Conversations" photography and art conference online. Best of all, it's now free. The event will take place Saturday, April 18 on a computer near you. Planned presenters include photographer Justin Franz, painter Gil Bennett, and photographers George Hiotis and Oren Helbok, who is also a Trains Magazine author. For more information, go to

Nikon has opened its "Nikon Online School" video courses for free during the month of April. The company says: "In these uncertain times, we can do that by helping creators stay inspired, engaged and growing. That’s why we’re providing all of our courses free for the entire month of April. Let's come out of this even better." For more information, go to

Finally, Canon has promised a new professional product reveal on April 20 with live streaming video online. New cameras? Let's hope! Watch for details at

What else have you found that could help our home-bound brethren? Let us know in the comments here! 

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