Photograph Tips From John Olsen

john olsen model railroadCreating good photographs of model railways is surprisingly difficult. Here’s a few tips from famed model railroader John Olsen on how he created his beautiful shots.

John was an inspirational model railroader (pardon the American-ism but he was an American after-all) with exceptional scenery modelling skills and an ability to visualise landscapes. This is no doubt part of the reason he worked at Disney too.

Anyway, this interview with John isn’t so much about model railway creation but how he photographs his creations, including the Jerome and Southwestern layout. It’s not a tutorial but has lots of snippets and ideas of information as to how John achieves his photographs that I haven’t seen covered before.



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    • Thanks for the heads up. There’s an annoying bug in WordPress – that I use for the site – that removes the video links sometimes. It’s back now. Enjoy the video. Best wishes, Andy

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