News Category: rail safety for photographers

DOs and DON’Ts of railfanning near the tracks tip #2

Part of the thrill of getting the epic train shot you’ve been after is seeking the perfect location to take it. We’re big proponents of railfanning and understand the need to find the perfect locale – as long as it doesn’t involve illegal and risky behaviour in the process.… Read More

Saskatchewan photographer weighs in on the dangers of photos on the tracks

It’s a disturbing trend that’s seen two 16 year-olds, a member of a film crew, and a fitness celebrity killed. A wedding party narrowly escaped the same fate. These are just a few high profile examples of the risks and deadly repercussions of taking photos on train tracks.… Read More

Photographer warns of the dangers of shooting near the tracks

Our modern world makes photography easier than ever before. Technology like iPhones and Instagram have given photographers, both amateur and professional, the ability to publish their work in real-time for the entire world to see. Yet even in this digital age it seems photographers are still drawn to some classic shots, like train tracks.… Read More

Attention rail fans: Don’t risk your life trying to get the shot

Nothing beats the thrill rail fans feel when they hear the whistle in the distance and the rumble of a train barrelling down the tracks.

As you wait in anticipation to see the mighty locomotive pop into your view, you position your tripod in just the right spot and set your shutter speed—you’re ready.… Read More

Operation Lifesaver talks rail safety for wedding photographers

It’s no secret—we are heavy advocates when it comes to educating about the dangers of using the train tracks or any railway property as a location for professional wedding photos.

Just three weeks ago, we published a wedding photography story which highlights the dangers of shooting near the tracks.… Read More

Is the risk worth the shot: A photographer’s take on shooting near the tracks

There is a disturbing trend of more and more photos being shot on railway tracks and property by amateur and professional photographers. This life-threatening trend illustrates the need to make sure professional (and amateur) photographers, and their clients, make rail safety a priority.… Read More