Railpace 101

To assist our readers in understanding what it takes to get their photos published in Railpace Newsmagazine, we have come up with a series of guides to help instruct you in nine different areas. Please click on a section below to read each guide.

NJ Transit’s Fiscal Year Operating Budget and Five Year Capital Plan

October 22, 2020

NJ Transit’s Fiscal Year Operating Budget and Five Year Capital Plan

The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors adopted a Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) operating budget and A Five-Year Capital Plan that supports continued investments in frontline personnel, infrastructure and equipment to maintain the system in a state-of-good repair, helps advance its 10-year Strategic Plan (NJT2030) and includes additional spending due to the ongoing effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, all without raising fares for a third straight fiscal year.

9: Location and Photo Composition

February 28, 2020

9: Location and Photo Composition

Railpace is a news magazine, and the best photos are those with “wow” factor that catch your attention and begin to tell the story even before you even get to the caption.

8: Railpace Photo Selection Process

February 28, 2020

8: Railpace Photo Selection Process

Contributors occasionally ask us just how we do photo selection for Railpace each month. It’s actually a matrix of subject matter, timeliness, composition, technical quality, and individual participation.

7: Understanding Digital Camera Resolution Settings

February 28, 2020

7: Understanding Digital Camera Resolution Settings

When shooting digital, always, always, set your camera to the highest level that it can record to create high-resolution files for print publication.

6: Railpace Writing Style and Format Guide

February 28, 2020

6: Railpace Writing Style and Format Guide

We suggest the following guidelines for manuscripts, news items, and photo captions submitted to Railpace Newsmagazine.

5: Tips For Getting Published in Railpace

February 28, 2020

5: Tips For Getting Published in Railpace

New photographers, and folks new to digital photography, may benefit from the following suggestions to improve their opportunities to see their photos in print in Railpace.

4: Summertime Mid-Day Overhead Sun

February 28, 2020

4: Summertime Mid-Day Overhead Sun

This discussion will focus on the generally poor results obtained when shooting in mid-day, high-angle sun during the longer days of the year.

3: Better Weather Forecasts

February 27, 2020

3: Better Weather Forecasts

The overcast that frequently engulfs the Northeast can be frustrating, and we’re not just talking to photographers and rail enthusiasts.

2: Sunshine Provides the Best Photos

February 27, 2020

2: Sunshine Provides the Best Photos

There is the temptation to lower your quality standards after weeks of unrelenting overcast, but that doesn’t make the photo any better.