Slicing Railways in Quarter: A Supersampler Adventure Inside a Moving Train


With seventeen stations, riding the Philippine National Railway (PNR) train from Tutuban in Manila to Alabang can be one heck of a ride. Shaky and dusty, the tiring one-hour or more ride can be enjoyed with one of your multi-lens camera, the Supersampler!

A long train ride can be so tiring. There aren’t much to see inside the coach but the passengers and the seats. You can take some photographs of them, of course.

But for a long and shaky ride with often insufficient lighting from the window, spending a whole roll shooting inside will most probably result in blurry and underexposed photographs. Unless you have a camera with fast shutter speeds and large aperture openings, it is not a problem. And if you are using a cool camera like the Lomography Supersampler, the best is to shoot the outside scenery from inside the moving train.

Find a nice area where it is safe to shoot. Remember that some trains can be very shaky, so safety first!

I found a nice spot at the last passenger car. Expect to see plenty of railway shots, but with different backgrounds, or should I say “side grounds”?

Try shooting from the window:

With each shot containing four frames plus the fast train, you can find some shots perfect for Mini Movies!

Don’t forget to look up!

Since I am afraid of getting thrown off the train while shooting a self-portrait, I opted to shoot with my Diana F+ instead.

The SuperSampler, the queen of multilensed cameras, is now in black. It takes four sequential panoramic shots on a single, action-packed 35mm photo. See all SuperSampler colours and designs in our Shop!

written by icuresick on 2012-07-10 #places #train #adventure #passengers #ride #shaky #location #coach #urban-adventures #stations

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