Booth Neglect?

When was the last time your companies trade show booth was updated?  Last year?  3 years ago? Mining Industrial conventions are right around the corner and if you are planning on updating your marketing materials for these shows now is the time to get it done.

A lot of the times my clients will hire me to provide images for their new trade show booths and convention materials.  The bigger the image, the more eye catching the booth is.  I have seen this over and over at trade shows.  The booths that have unique and visually compelling images have the trade show attendee’s walk slower past their booths, while the booths that have mundane or “stock” images tend to not get a lot of attention.

You know the saying a picture speaks a thousand words?  Well there is a reason why that saying was created.  Click HERE and see how  Eye Catching images can be used in your 2014 marketing materials.


Repetition Can Be Good

Besides photographing and creating images underground, in the shops or out in the field I also get requests to photograph the corporate portraits for the companies as well.  I try to encourage the company to get each of the portraits done at the same time to ensure that they have the same look and feel when displayed on their marketing materials.  Over and over I see websites where the companies profiles are a mixture of places, backgrounds and even quality.



Canadian Mining Expo 2013

Well I had a great time at the Timmins Canadian Mining Expo 2013.  I managed to get away form my booth the first morning and stroll through the tradeshow where Icaptured a few images of other booths that had some of my images on display.  This was one of the best Mining Shows I have attended and I am looking forward to next years.
A top view of Arena one before opening

Equipment North had some of my images on their banners.

Rock-Tech had an amazing tent/display featuring a few of my images. 

I grabbed this image of Sandviks Simulator

TES playing with their miniature model

Wabi Steel's booth with the images I created for them.

Paul Ross showcasing is custum designed shirts.  A few images of mine were used for some designs.



There were many outdoor displays featuring some cool heavy equipment



Releasing The Catch.

Vale released approximately 1,000 walleye yearlings into Ramsey Lake today. The fish were raised in a 1,500 litre tank at the company’s greenhouse in Copper Cliff.  Vale has been raising fish in its Copper Cliff Greenhouse since 2011 to stock lakes and rivers in the Greater Sudbury Area. In the spring of last year, Vale released thousands of rainbow trout fingerlings into the Onaping River. Read More Here or read the  Sudbury Star Article


Sudbury Mine Truck Improved

Here is another added modification to one of Atlas Copco's mine truck.  Custom storage units on either side of the box for easy access to bits and tools.

Why does Atlas Copco hire me to photograph these little details on their custom fabrications?  Because these images will be used for powerpoint presentation, marketing brochures, internal news memos, website material and much more.  Contact me if you are interested in acquiring custom photography for your companies custom fabrications.

Come check out more mining industrial images at the 2013 Canadian Mining Expo.
Booth # UD-09


Mine Safety on & off the road.

It may not seem like much but even a simple modification added to this Atlas Copco (truck like custom Wheel Chock holders)  can make a life saving difference.  Safety is number one priority in the mining/industrial industry.

Come check out more mining industrial images at the 2013 Canadian Mining Expo.
Booth # UD-09

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Home Safe Video
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Stock Photography Or Not?
stock photos of mines

I recently received an email inquiring the use of some of my images for a companies marketing materials and within the email was a common sentence I usually see "We have done an exhaustive search of the stock photo sights and are coming up short". Read More