Photographing TRAINS Vol. 1 Amtrak’s Southwest Chief

Photographing TRAINS Vol. 1 Amtrak’s Southwest Chief – Carl Morrison by Carl Morrison
English | Feb. 11, 2016 | ASIN: B01BORRI8Y | 311 Pages | AZW3/MOBI/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 95.44 MB

First in a Series of Long Distance Amtrak Train Photography Guides. This book tells you where and how to make great exterior and interior train photos along the route of the Amtrak Southwest Chief Los Angeles – Chicago. This eBook includes tips for taking photos, not only of the Southwest Chief, but of tourist trains, rail museums, and private rail cars close to the Southwest Chief route. Carl gives many suggestions as to where to eat, and where to stay along the way. Includes over 350 photos by the author from over 20 trips on the Southwest Chief to illustrate proven photo concepts.

All Photographs and Text, except where noted, By Carl Morrison

Carl is an award-winning photographer, and Field Reporter for He shares his techniques and shows over 350 samples of how to get the best interior shots of private rail cars; the best shots from the train through windows, vestibules and rail car platforms; and many unique techniques and locations for exterior shots of trains, rail museums, and private rail cars.
He is a qualified Photographic Society of America (PSA) judge having judged at the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs (S4C) level. He taught photography at the high school level, has had a one-man-show in Seymour, Indiana, and sells his photos online at

Carl gives time-tested tips, tricks and equipment suggestions for this exciting photographic subject.

Most of the trains and destinations mentioned in this eBook have links to Rail Destination Travelogues written by the author for Tips are provided about photographing for magazines and Internet publications as well as protecting, cataloging, and selling photographs.

Cover Photo: Southwest Chief at Fullerton, California, having just left Los Angeles heading for Chicago on March 23, 2015.


Over 100 Train Travelogues, Conference Reports, and Essays:

Future eBooks by Carl Morrison
Photographing Trains
Volume 2: Second in a Series Amtrak Coast Starlight
Seattle – Portland – Los Angeles
Volume 3: Third in a Series Empire Builder
Chicago – St. Paul/Minneapolis – Milwaukee – Spokane – Portland/Seattle
Volume 4: Fourth in a Series Amtrak California Zephyr
Chicago – Denver – Glenwood Springs ~ Emeryville (San Francisco)



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