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The Modern Mining Pipe Cleaner | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

I photographed the recent installation of the new Scipsa System (pronounced Sip-sa System) which is created by Joe Palmer here in Northern Ontario.  SCIPSA SYSTEM is the latest innovation in corrosion control and pipe management systems for industries who implement grooved-end mechanical pipes throughout their facilities. It does this through a patented innovative application of sacrificial anodes and coupled with the ability to track, manage and maintain every pipe system within a facility, regardless of how big or small it may be.  So what does that mean?  It means your company can save money on repair costs on pipes, extend the pipe life expectancy which in turn will have less production downtime due to pipe failure.  Traditionally, pipe systems are installed and not given a second thought…until they fail. By implementing SCIPSA SYSTEM’S innovative principle, you will be taking a pro-active approach that will protect and prolong the life of your piping infrastructure.  For more information check out www.scipsasystem.com

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Making The Grade | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

I spent a good hour photographing Alicia and her grader while visiting Goldcorp’s Red Lake Mine all the while asking her about her job, background and the mining life she is now a part of.  When people love their jobs, the company they work for, and the people they are working with the results show through in the images I create for them.

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The Science Of Mining | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

We also see the high-vis workwear of miners and industrial trades people but we rarely see the lab coats.  Just as important as getting the payload out of the ground further laboratory testing can determine plant performance, grade quality as well as toxic contents in waste materials.   As our science and technology industry is constantly expanding these processes will only become more “refined” to maintain a sustainable medium between all our global industries.

 

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Pulling The Prairie Payday | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

I always come across images from past shoots that I like to resurrect again with a little modification.  It could be from Vertical to Horizontal, a different angle/composition of the same scene or maybe even a slight change to the facial expression of my subject.  The last time I was in Popular River Saskatchewan I photographed the PRMX 6973 Locomotive which at the time was carrying coal from Popular River to SaskPower’s power plant 19 KM away.

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Let’s Talk About Mining, Images, Social Media And Marketing | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Last week I had a great discussion with Trevor Hall of Clear Creek Digital about the mining industry,  and how companies big and small are harnessing the power of social media to get their name/brand out in the open for everyone to see.    In case you missed it check out this link  POWERFUL IMAGES FROM THE MINING INDUSTRY and have a listen to the audio download of our conversation.

 

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Looking Down The Barrel Of The Boom | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

The leading lines created by the boom brings your eyes directly to the heart of the image as well as the heart of the equipment…………the operator.  I think this is why I find the jumbo so appealing to photograph.  The ambient light from the deck throws just enough illumination to light the booms without overpowering the surrounding environment where you might lose the line of sight due to the business of the whole scene.  

Of course this is purely a photographers point of view but there is an essence of “art” within specific images created in the underground world.

 

 

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Sometimes It’s A Glorified Snapshot. | James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

While I am on site creating images that my clients require for their proposals, financial reports, websites or whatever the media is, I will also keep my eyes pealed for those “instagram” type scenarios.  These images are not the bread and butter images used to showcase the full potential of the company but instead are used as “fillers” throughout their social media spectrum.  To me, the proper photography term for these photos is “snapshot”.  They are created on the fly where all you do is lift the camera and capture the moment you see it because after a few seconds the scenario is gone.  These scenes are things we photographers see day in and day out and there are hundreds of them happening every day on the site that most people would not even consider a second look or thought.  So the next time I am on site for your company, ask me to grab a few dozen of these “snapshots” for you to use in the upcoming months.  No they do not have the same impact as my regular concept photography but they do serve a purpose with your companies social media branding.

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The Sherp Sneak Peak | James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

IT’S SHERP FEVER!!!!  Yup, I have Sherp Fever after  a test drive to see what the Sherp can do!.  Let’s just say it can do A LOT! ANYWHERE!.   Coniston Industrial Park is now the Northern Ontario Dealer where you will be able inspect, test drive, rent and purchase this Titan of an ATV.  That’s all I can say for now but I did grab a quick shot before I left. Stay tuned for more images with some upcoming Sherp capability shoots for Coniston Industrial Park.

For more information Contact  (705) 829-1500

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Constructing A Relationship With Your Client | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

I just got back from a little road trip just outside of Haileybury Ontario where I had the chance to have an on site consultation with my new client CXS LTD (Canadian Exploration Services LTD).   On site photography consultations give me the chance to look over the operations, talk to the key people in regards to the photography requirements,  start a rapport with the companies owners and CEO’s,  and discuss upcoming photoshoot opportunities.  It also gives the chance for my client to understand the dynamics of the photography and how we work together to create the images they require.  

For CXS we will be creating images of their exploration and construction services for their new website, social media, brochures and other marketing materials to showcase their services, fleet and work quality.  I am also looking forward to photographing some heavy equipment in the construction industry like the CASE excavator below that I grabbed a quick photo of while I was there.

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Having a “BLAST” with Recycled Tires | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Last week I was on location for a half day shoot in Sturgeon Falls Ontario photographing the process and crew of www.a1blastingmats.net .  Old tires of any size are sorted, cut and utilized to create those large black blasting mats you see lying around most construction areas that require these mats for blasting rock.  I was extremely impressed with the organization, physical requirements and the process from start to finish to create each custom blasting mat.  These 2 images are the beginning stages to creating these mats.  Tires from all over the area are collected and delivered to the A1 Factory.  Next stage is “cutting” the tire into a more usable  material.  

Have a product, process or company that you need to market?  Contact me www.miningindustrialphotographer.com to discuss your custom photography requirements and see if my photography can increase the impact of your printed and social media marketing materials.

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