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So here they are first 2 shots worth posting.These are inside a building fire we had Monday morning.Fire started in basement and extended to first floor.I was shooting in teps of about 200 degrees F.As you can see the trick with the flash worked.First is my brother about to ventalate the room for us. The second is aadvancing a line to the fire room around the corner.I could not follow theses guys because the floor had start to become a little spongy under our weight.
#1. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 0bgs Charter MemberSat 30-Sep-00 09:59 AM
Great to see that it worked for you to include the pics here.
Looks like the first pic has the wrong proportions, be careful as not to change the width/height ratio.
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#2. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 1Sat 30-Sep-00 01:07 PM
Thanks for your help with getting theses shots posted.I know the first is a little out of wack.I resized it being afraid that it would take up too much space here at this site.
My camera is still working like a charm after the abuse it has taken over the last couple of weeks.It smells like a building fire but working fine.I'm still looking for some ideas on how to protect it from the heat inside the building any ideas would be very helpful.
#3. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 2frankie Basic MemberSun 01-Oct-00 12:00 AM
I had an idea. Tiffen and Rodenstock make a filter called a "Hot Mirror" which is supposed to "clear the visual path" in an enviroment with lots of haze and IR radiation. I'm wondering if this may help you with your pictures.
I haven't had a chance to try it on my camera, but I tried it on a Nikon based DCS camera (Pronea based) and it seemed to make the len virtually glare/flare free... Even when it was nearly pointed towards the floods...
Anyone else used one of these?
#4. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 3Dave Prelosky Basic MemberSun 11-Feb-01 10:33 PM
I don't know if I can ofer much help regarding temps that will kill a camera, but I would suggest that you throw your flash into the "A" mode when shooting around anyone wearing bunker gear at night or inside. The reflective stripes seem to shut down the flash too soon when used on TTL, underexposing your work.
#5. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 1
Sorry folks, I didn't think each try would post.....
JRP/BG...Could you erase my postings with the big photos and I'll resize a photo and post it.
#6. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 5jrp Charter MemberThu 15-Feb-01 04:08 AM
As per your request, your mutiple postings have been removed awaiting for your repostings with resized photos.
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#7. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 6Thu 15-Feb-01 02:22 PM
Here's a sample of my work on scene. I don't get into the fire dwellings, I stay outside where there's not as much heat and smoke. My father was a firefighter for 35 years so I have a bit more of an eye for photographing firefighters in action than the smoke and flame shots. That's not to say that I wouldn't pass on an opportunity to throw on some bunker gear and run into a smoke filled house to get some great shots!! yahooo
This photo is a bit large but it's a scan done for a magazine here in Canada so it needed to be larger for print. I don't think it's all that bad. You can see how he's been working hard and in and out of the smoke and fire. His coat is soaked, his face and hands blackened from the smoke. It's taken on a summer night so he's hot and sweating in addition to being wet from the hoses at this 3rd alarm fire.
#10. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 7Tue 13-Mar-01 10:55 AM
First let me say that I'm glad to meet a fellow fire shutterbug we are far and few between,as a matter of fact you are only the fourth that I have come across.
I'm a 22 year veteran of the volunteer service with a background that goes back to my grandfather so I too have the special eye for the firegrounds.I do stringer work for several local newspapers , training for several departments and investigative work with 2 arson convictions to my credit over the last 7 years .I have started venturing into the building after letting an exsposure get away from me because of being outside the building.The heat and smoke are a concern to me and I'm in the process of working on a bag that will protect the camera from the elements.I have gotten several good shots on the inside but not the money shot I'm looking for. I am in the process of starting a gallery of my work for everyone to view.
I was unable to see your picture posted here and would like to see it so feel free to e-mail to me at your leasure.
I would like to thank evryone who has made suggestions and help with my questions.It's a joy to see that there are still good people in this world today.
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#11. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 10Tue 13-Mar-01 04:17 PM
Likewise about meeting a fellow photographer interested in the firefighting profession. Though I'm not employed as a firefighter, my father was for 35 years in Toronto, Canada so my facsination with the fire service comes naturally.
Lately I have been in contact with some fire related magazines to submit my work for publication. I'm also the official photographer for our city's fire department website.
It's truly a rush to race to a scene and capture the events of a big, or even small fire as everyone works as a team on scene.
It's sad to say but I feel at home at a fire or accident scene. I seem to be able to anticipate movements of the crews because I've been to so many. It also makes photographing a scene much easier that I know how and when they are doing thier job.
I'd like to get into it more in an investigative aspect. I 'm not sure as to how the city or province uses photography in thier investigations but I know they don't have a regular photographer to do it all. I'd like to propose it but need more education in that area.
I like the idea of being able to share experiences on here with a fellow fire photographer.
Good luck in developing your protective bag. I've been following your progress updates on here.
#12. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 11Wed 14-Mar-01 02:02 AM
The rush is very addictive. I have been running with my local volunteer company since I was 16.I missed it while standing on the side lines and watching from affar.As a mamber I talked to the chief and recieved a set of gear and began following the guys into the building. I have even begun to ride the trucks again, trying to get the intesity as they prepare to do battle.
I would suggest to get some class time in on the investigative end of things before you approach anyone about doing work for them.I would check with local fire departments to see if there is any schools or seminars up coming, and check the local fire photographers ass. (if there is one) They may be able to assist you in finding the classes and the local police department might be able to help.
The development Of the bag has slowed a bit. I'm am at the point of testing and burn time is at a minimum right now.I am looking forward to the first weather it be at a fire scene or at a drill. You will be the first to see the results.
#13. "RE: Inside shots." | In response to Reply # 12Thu 10-May-01 09:38 PM
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Long time....hope all is well!
I wanted to share a sampling of a 6 alrmer here in Toronto last week. 180 townhomes under construction went up. 150 firefighters and 5 hours later, they had it under control.
I shot 7 rolls!!
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#8. "inside shots and resize" | In response to Reply # 0
Scan in the pics at 300 dpi. This will give good resolution and detail. Download the pic to a photog program and resize keeping the ratio the same. If you resize to 200 pixels this would be about two colums of newsprint. 400 pixels would be about four colums. If you try to enlarge the 200 to 400 the pic turns out bad. Remember to keep an original scanned copy on file and label each copy as to pixels. eg fire date 200 The 200 will tell you the size of the print. To find out how large a file you have, open Win Explorer and set your details (upper right) to show date, size etc. The file size will show up in Mb. I hope this helps.
#9. "RE: inside shots and resize" | In response to Reply # 8Mon 19-Feb-01 02:12 PM
FYI- I scan all of my published items in 300dpi and leave them as such. I then alter the size of the image as required in Photoshop to the editor's specifications for print. Some editors want an image 8x10, some smaller papers want it at 5x7. This photo fits and works fine. Thanks