What is the best setting for taking photos in underground stations…should you use flash or non flash? Has there been times when MBTA employees or train operators have had a problem with you taking photos of trains and stations?
Thanks for an interesting question, James! I’m not a photography expert by any means so take my advice with a grain of salt, but I prefer not to use flash in underground stations. You can get a nice blur effect with moving trains, and flash tends to make a large portion of the picture dark – plus you might startle passengers or an operator.
As for your second question, I haven’t had too much trouble taking photos in subway stations – the one time someone had a problem with it was an employee at Central, but he called his supervisor who said it was fine. I recommend printing out or bookmarking the MBTA Photo Policy so you can show it to employees who give you trouble.
|Here’s an example of the blurry train effect at South Station. The review is coming…|