Photos on train tracks have become one of the hottest things for kids these days! Whether it be for a cell phone selfie or a professional shoot we are seeing more and more deadly accidents in our news. Did you know it is illegal to trespass on the tracks? Even unused tracks are on property that is owned by someone (most are still owned by the railroad) so that is trespassing unless you gain permission. Here are the state by state laws so you can check yours: http://www.atdlines.com/pdf/cross-ch9.pdf.
If you are a photographer (or anyone else who wants to know) here is a great article about train track photography from the Digital Photography School: https://digital-photography-school.com/railroad-safety-photographers/
The Today Show had an important piece on about train track safety this morning and how dangerous this new fad has become. You can find more on that here: http://www.today.com/video/taking-selfies-on-train-tracks-dangerous-new-trend-is-ending-lives-562585155845
We get many calls from people looking for photo shoots on the tracks. It is especially popular with the high school seniors who really want unique shots like the ones we have shot here:
And even moms who want to have their small children photographed on the tracks:
The safety of our clients always comes first! Our photos are not shot illegally and no one is in danger! We are very lucky at our studio to have made arrangements with a private location to do these shots for our clients! It is perfectly safe and we are not trespassing! This is a span of 10-15 feet of track which was purchased then located to a private location. It is not live, it is not even connected.
How we shoot safely on train tracks!
We shoot on our special tracks using special angles and using other tricks of the trade to make it look like it could be a real set of tracks.
Here is a pull back of our ballerina on the tracks:
And another original pull back shot here:
Final edited image here:
This is the only way to do railroad photos safely! Please stay off the tracks and teach your children that they should NEVER, EVER go near them. Children and many adults are not even aware that it is illegal never mind deadly! I have seen at least a half a dozen train accidents this past month alone….all deadly. The train always wins! 🙁
We are booking our spring summer and fall sessions now! We are also prebooking newborns at this time! Contact the studio for more information on our sessions including sessions on our safe train tracks!