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I Have Mined A Lot Of Clients Over The Years | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

As I was looking over the guest lists for the upcoming PDAC Tradeshow I noticed a lot of familiar names that have now become my clients.  I would like to take this opportunity with this post to thank all of you for your business and support.    I have had a plan all along when I made the transition to Mining/Industrial/Commercial photography but it would not have been a success without all of you and your continued support and promotion of Mining Industrial Photographer.   It has taken me across oceans, above the ground, below the surface and in some unique and challenging environments. It is never a dull moment.   Thank You!


Fall Colors Wait For No One Underground | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

It’s already October and the Fall colors are making themselves known in the outdoors. Underground however doesn’t seem to rotate around any color spectrum except for  grey, black and dusty (I know it’s  not a color but it should be).  The end of the year is coming fast and I know what else is coming during these next few months……….last minute “crap I forgot to get these done” photo sessions.  Bring them on, I am used to it but don’t wait to long where you have to postpone it until the Spring and your marketing materials in the new year suffer due to lack of images.


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No AC In This Office | Sudbury Mining Photography

I have heard several people complain on how hot it is this Summer………………………but there is hot………….and then there is HOT!.  The Glow from the furnace put out enough ambient light for that warm glow but I needed just a little kiss of flash to balance the rest of the image.

sudbury furnace

James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Photographer based out of Sudbury Ontario Canada.


July 1st Is Your HIGH VISIBILITY Deadline | Mining Industrial Photographer

Did you know that July 1st, 2016 is the deadline for required High Visibility Safety Apparel?    That’s right, if you work in a mine after July you will be required (by law) to wear high visibility PPE.    Why am I posting this on  a photography site?  Well, you should also consider all your marketing materials and photographs you use to showcase your company.  They will no longer be relevant  in the eyes of safety standard which could look poorly on your company.   Time to update your photo library?  I know someone who can help.

Read the new amended Safety Act for the updated info


Sudbury Born James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Photographer with over 20 years experience.


Tradeshow Materials Update | Is Yours Good Enough?

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 2016 marketing materials.


Are You PDAC Ready?

The next big industry event is just around the corner with less than 6 weeks preparation time. PDAC 2016 is coming up fast and if you have not started making preparations for your marketing materials for this event you are going to be cutting it close.  Sit down with your marketing department (if you have one) and start discussing what changes you might need to make for this years trade show season.  Last summer I had the chance to work with Tracks & Wheels here in Sudbury, Ontario creating visuals for their new marketing materials spearheaded by Norman Studio‘s.  Both teams were excellent to work with.  Looking forward to seing more of their materials over the next year.


Browse through my PROJECTS PAGE or my 10 reasons why they hire me page and see how other companies are creating visually stunning marketing materials using high impact imagery from their OWN COMPANY!  One
photoshoot could yield you enough custom imagery for your social media marketing for ONE WHOLE YEAR!  Contact Mining Industrial Photographer for more information.


Thanks For 2015 | Mining Industrial Photographer Sudbury

I would like to thank all my clients for a very successful 2015 which found me underground, on the ground, in the air and even on the water.   I look forward to creating new and unique images for all my clients in 2016 and the opportunity to work with new companies in new areas of the world.  Happy New Year from the “Mining Industrial Photographer” ~ James

Here are some of my favourite images from the past year.

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer Sudbury
Vale Converter Sudbury Photos
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

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Sudbury Totten mine sunrise

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

I am especially proud of being part of the creative team for the “Home Safe” project incorporated by Vale this past year.
Please take a few minutes to watch the below video and keep “safety” as YOUR top priority.



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