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Photographing from Buses!

Updated: Dec 21, 2022

Rural Buses & shooting photos from a window.
Abandoned dwelling - photo taken from a moving bus - Tibetan Sichuan, China. Rocks, autumn colours, mountainside
Abandoned dwelling - photo taken from a bus - Tibetan Sichuan, China. 74mm + ISO400 + 1/6400 + f4

All shots in this post were taken with the techniques described below.

Camera settings are given under each photo - all taken from a moving bus unless stated. You know what is like - you're on the bus traveling to an exciting destination and you're seeing photos in your mind as you pass through the landscape. Maybe it's the landscape itself or maybe it's people you see from the bus. Whatever, it's driving you nuts that you are missing these awesome opportunities (inverted commas) !

The standard phone (or camera) shot through the window most definitely isn't going to cut it.


However, with your Mirrorless or DSLR you can take great photos that, even if not fully print worthy for larger prints (but maybe still saleable to a stock agency) will most certainly tell the story for a blog ... and sometimes way more than that.