Split Rock LighthouseLake Superior, MNNovember 2020 To mark the anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior, the Split Rock Lighthouse illuminates its 3rd order Fresnel lens for about two hours every year. On average, the lighthouse only turns its light on two to three times a year, making it a rare occurrence. I’ve always wanted to attend this event, but personal scheduling never allowed. This year, however, I made it a point to go. In years past, I had tried to schedule a photo shoot and get the lens lit for just our photo group… [Read More]
Michigan Lighthouse Photo Workshop ReviewSeptember 2020 Lerro Photography ran a photography workshop of the lighthouses around Ludington, Mich., in September 2020. With the ongoing pandemic, all COVID-19 protocols were followed during the tour. We started off at Little Sable Point Lighthouse where we shot in the evening and at night. The clouds had rolled in so we didn’t get any star shots, but we still managed to get a few good night shots of the lighthouse with the sand dunes and the lake. On Saturday morning we met up at Ludington Breakwater Lighthouse for morning shots and the departure of… [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 February 2020, Lerro Photography sponsored a photo shoot at the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City, NV. For our photo shoot, the museum fired up the 4-4-0 Inyo, the 4-6-0 Glenbrook, the Virginia & Truckee #25, and the McKeen Car. We also had the 4-4-0 Dayton pulled out cold for a few photos. Throughout the day, we featured different locomotives with their trains at different spots around the museum property. Leading up to the photo shoot, the museum contacted a reenactment group in Virginia City and asked if a couple of people could take part in the night… [Read More]
In February 2020, Lerro Photography sponsored a photo shoot on the Niles Canyon Railway in Sunol, CA. The photo shoot featured a full day with 2-6-6-2T Clover Valley Lumber Co. #4 with a mixed freight train, as well as most of the day with 2-4-4-2 Skookum with a log train. Photographers came from as far away as Europe and Asia for the event and rode in a third train powered by a Southern Pacific switcher. At the end of the day, a night session was held at the Sunol depot. The crew and volunteers at the Niles Canyon Railway were… [Read More]
In November 2019, Lerro Photography sponsored a two-day Civil War photo shoot at the Star Barn and Ironstone Ranch in Elizabethtown, PA. The property features beautifully restored barns and farmland, and even has its own railroad. The Star Barn owns the former 4-4-0 Leviathan, now relettered as the Harrisburg, Lincoln & Lancaster #63. During the photo shoot, we had a number of Union and Confederate reenactors fight in small battles, pose for portraits, and recreate everyday camp life. We also had a little fun and recreated a couple of scenes from the Buster Keaton movie “The General”.
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There are only 8 tickets left for the Reading & Northern 425 photo charter. If you are interested in the photo charter, you may want to consider signing up soon. This photo tour is a great opportunity to shoot pictures of the R&N 425 in locations that you cant get to by vehicle. To sign up, click below: http://www.lerrophotography.com/workshop-tour/reading-northern-425-photo-charter/
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.