Vintage Fire Engine
Purchased new by the Reamstown Fire Company in the 1920’s and kept in remarkable condition, this machine was a thing of beauty. My friend Don Reese located it and arranged to have it brought to this location, and helped photograph it. We used the light-painting technique in which will be explained in detail under the Methods tab at a future date. The total time needed to do the shooting was 2 -3 hours followed by an additional 3 -4 hours of processing. Light-Painting is very labor intensive, but provides enormous control. In short, shooting is done in complete darkness, camera is on a tripod with the shutter open, and the photographer then walks around the subject ‘washing’ it with light from a flashlight from various, strategic directions. The process is complex, time consuming, and only works with stationary subjects, but the results can’t be matched by traditional lighting methods.