A majority of the photographs on the site were taken by Christopher Allen and Frank Wegloski. Together they have literally taken more than 25,000 photos of fire apparatus. With this in mind, it makes sense that we have grown to be fairly particular about high quality photos with specific poses. However, we do have several other photographers that have submitted photos and have been recognized for their work on our site.
IFT welcomes submissions from fire photographers around the state. Apparatus shots, station shots and action shots that include apparatus will be considered. However, due to the volume of pictures submitted and our preference for showcasing our own photographer's pictures, we cannot promise that all or any of your pictures will be included on IFT. When any of your shots are added to the site, you will be contacted via e-mail and will always be given appropriate credit. You can submit your photos by clicking here.
No matter which shots you take, please send the full-resolution (large file) version of any digital pictures you have whenever possible. This allows us the most flexibility in editing and cropping them for best appearance on the web. Most of the new pictures that we post are at 740 pixels wide x 493 pixels tall which approximates a 4x6 photo. We will then add the names of each photographer to the appropriate picture or leave it blank at their request. No submissions with a name or company across the middle of the picture will be accepted.
Photos for Sale?
In order to protect copyright infringement and personal property rights, no pictures from non-staff photographers are made available for purchase from our site.
If you are looking for shot suggestions, we recommend “2/3” or “3/4” pictures that show your apparatus at an angle that allows viewers to see 3/4 of the side and 1/4 of the front of each truck. Either side is fine as sunlight usually determines that for you. Shooting on a sunny day, your goal should be to have light on the front and side of the truck to minimize shadows. Shots that have trees, sky, the firehouse or another neutral background are best. If necessary, shooting from a crouched position may allow you to block out potentially distracting background items.
If you are interested in more specific apparatus photography tips and suggestions, click here.
Thank you for visiting Indiana Fire Trucks and thank you in advance for any submissions to the site!