Age of Steam 2020 Review In 2019, Lerro Photography started discussions with the Age of Steam Roundhouse in Ohio on doing a photo shoot and had tentatively planned on running a public shoot in mid-2020. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic put a stop to those plans. After some discussion during the summer of 2020, it was decided to do a smaller scale “test shoot” to see how a socially distanced photo shoot could work inside the roundhouse. For the photo shoot, we had to acquire two large fog machines because we cannot use our usual smoke bombs inside the museum. The… [Read More]
As with most large events in 2020, nearly all airshows had been cancelled, including the Yankee Air Museum’s “Thunder Over Michigan” airshow. As the saying goes when one door closes, another opens. In this case, it allowed Lerro Photography the opportunity to put together a last-minute photo shoot. Since the museum had everyone already scheduled, they were more than happy to host us. While following Michigan’s Covid-19 rules, Lerro Photography was able to put together a number of reenactment photo shoots throughout the day. The schedule featured two air-to-air photo shoots, an afternoon ground shoot and a night session. For… [Read More]
In August 2019, Lerro Productions was hired to run the night session during the “Thunder Over Michigan” airshow near Detroit, Michigan. During the night session, we lit up a P-51 Mustang, a F4U Corsair and a B-25 Mitchell. Each plane was lit individually and ran it’s engine(s) for five minutes. An airport firetruck also sprayed water in front of each plane before the engines were started. Click on the images below to enlarge
A small group of us traveled to Quebec to photograph lighthouses along the St. Lawrence river. We started off on the north shore with a hike to Cap au Saumon Lighthouse. We then traveled to Pointe des Monts Lighthouse for sunset and sunrise shots. On the 2nd day, we photographed Bon Desir Light and then took the ferry across the St Lawrence so we could make it to Cap Chat Lighthouse where we were able to light the fresnel lens for sunset, night and sunrise shots. We then took a boat ride to Pot à l’Eau-de-Vie [Brandy Pot] Lighthouse. To… [Read More]
In April 2016, Lerro Productions organized a photography workshop at Monument Valley, which is located on the Arizona Utah border and is one of the most unique and photographed locations on earth. The Navajo Parks & Recreation preserves the Native American tribe “Navajo” way of life and helps keep the most striking and recognizable landscapes of sandstone buttes, mesas and spires in the entire Southwest from modernization and destruction. The majestic buttes and red sandstone colors portray an un-earthly appearance and have been featured in dozens of movies. The initial weather forecast for our first day did not look good but… [Read More]
The Boeing B-17, nicknamed the “Flying Fortress”, is a four-engine heavy bomber aircraft developed in the 1930′s for the United States Air Force. During its production, 12,732 B-17s were built and of these, 4,735 were lost in combat. For our photo shoot, we photographed the B-17 “Yankee Lady” with a number of reenactors from local and regional groups to help portray a number of WWII era scenes. For the first hour or so, we had three gals dressed as Rosie the Riveter. Two of the gals, Alaina and Devin, have been seen at previous photo shoots in Owosso. The third gal,… [Read More]
On February 15-16, 2016, Lerro Productions sponsored a photo charter at the Reading & Northern Railroad. The R&N #425 is a 1928 Baldwin built 4-6-2 light “Pacific” originally built for the Gulf, Mobile & Northern. The engine later became Gulf, Mobile & Ohio 580 and would eventually be retired in 1950. Over the next three decades, several different people would own the engine; in 1983, it was bought by the Blue Mountain & Reading and has routinely pulled excursions throughout eastern Pennsylvania ever since. Over the last 20 years, R&N #425 has had several different paint schemes, ranging from all… [Read More]
Heres a few shots from the 2nd Rosie the Riveter photo shoot.This shoot was not a publicized event. I wanted to try out different shots to see how it could work for a future public shoot. During this shoot, we shut off all the regular shop lights and allowed the sparks and hot rivets light up our actresses. I also used a little fill flash to help emphasize the contrast in tones and colors of the blue clothing.
In August 2015, the repair shop at the Strasburg Railroad was transformed to a 1944 industrial factory for our small group of photographers. During WWII, a large portion of the male work force was overseas fighting against Germany and Japan. In order to keep up with the demand of tens of thousands of planes, tanks, ships, guns any everything else needed, women stepped in and took to the factories.