Camese Compendium 2017 | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Earlier this year I was asked by Dovetail Communications if I could supply them with images to be featured throughout their next edition of the Camese Compendium Of Canadian Mining Suppliers 2017 which arrived in my mail yesterday. Camese is a trade association made up of Canadian companies & suppliers of the mining industrial industry. I wish to thank all involved at Dovetail and Camese for choosing Mining Industrial Photographer @miningphoto for the cover and inlaying images.


James Hodgins is a professional Mining Industrial Photographer based out of The City of Greater Sudbury


Lost To The Snow | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

On my way back from a shoot last week I pulled over on the highway to take a quick photograph of this Winter Scene.   It was a frosty morning with a good blanket of snow on the ground and I drive past this area all the time, but with the snow covering the ground the whole area took on a different look which made me want to capture it.



If You Are Going To Be Seen Let Them Know Who You Are | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

As the seasons change here in Ontario so does the apparel I wear on the job site.  Recently I started wearing my Green Custom High Visibility Vest manufactured by Ago Industries.  I photographed their facility and processes a few years ago and as a thank you they made me this High Visibility Vest to wear on my shoots.  I have had it tucked away as I tend to wear a 1 piece overall but now that the cold weather is hear and I am layering up, this vest is perfect to still keep me visible.


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A Good Image Always Has More Value | Mining Industrial Photographer

I was just browsing through the latest edition of Canadian Mining Journal and happily came across another instance where images I have created are being used in Industry Articles.  It’s no surprise as Maclean Engineering are actively using the images for social media, marketing and obviously trade magazines.  I just couldn’t picture this article having the same impact if it was taken with the Supervisors Cell phone.



The Miners Son Restaurant | Mining Industrial Photographer

In the past I have done a lot of food photography for different restaurants and ad agencies so it was a lot of fun to photograph some delicious subjects (food) a few weeks ago at “The Miner’s Son Restaurant and Lounge” located in North Bay Ontario. Owner Nicolas Gignac is indeed “The Miners Son” and is also the head chef bringing forth his unique culinary creations.  If you or your company is traveling through North Bay Ontario make sure you stop in and say hi.



Always Keeping Your Chin Up and Moving Forward| Mining Industrial Photographer

A few years ago I had the opportunity to create photographs for Hydro One’s “Between The Lines” in house magazine which took me to the shores of Lake Huron.  Next month the opportunity comes again with the acquisition of Great Lakes Power in Sault Ste Marie.  Looking forward to the session and hopefully another cover image is selected.

hydro-one-between-the-lines Hydro One Between The Lines Hydro One



It’s The Captures You Didn’t Know You Got!| Mining Industrial Photographer

Sometimes you need to capture a scenario where you just can’t be behind the camera due to location, confined space, safety or sometimes all of the above.  In these instances I simply use my remote triggers to trip the shutter while I stand back out of harms way while waiting for the process to end so I can see what my efforts have captured.  It’s similar to the film days when you didn’t know what you really had until you were sitting in your car pawing through the freshly developed prints from the lab.


Professional Mining Industrial images created by James Hodgins @miningphotog


Safety Should Always Be On Your Mind | Mining Industrial Photographer James Hodgins

Just a friendly reminder. People count on you.  Your family, your friends, your co-workers.  Everyone counts on everyone to be mindful of their surroundings.  Be safe today so that you can be there tomorrow.  


I will have custom posters available soon if anyone wishes to purchase one for their job site.  #minesafety #miningphotog

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