Having the word “Explosives” in your business name makes me a bit envious. Who wouldn’t want to say “Ya, I work with explosives” or “I blow things up.”? I enjoyed learning the process of what goes into making explosives for the mining industry. I got a true “How It’s Made” day with Nordex Explosives.
James Hodgins visited Kirkland lake just North of Sudbury Ontario to photograph images for Nordex Explosives marketing materials & social media content.
Sad news in the mining/industrial industry with the loss of Bob Lipic. (President of MTI). I had the pleasure of meeting him once while I photographed for MTI. First impressions are everything and his impression left me thinking “What a great guy.” He was very courteous, talkative and helpful. He wanted to know all about my photography asking questions about my lighting and equipment. He even commented on my jacket I was wearing as it had my logo on it. I remember walking away from that shoot happier than when I went into it (and I am normally a VERY happy guy). I wished I got to photograph more of him in the industry. RIP Bob.
Yesterday I got the chance to introduce Arial to the Totten Mine Site just outside of Sudbury, Ontario. It was a quick flight around the head frame to capture a few different images at different heights and angles. In the end I am very pleased with the image quality and the quick turnaround I can now give my clients that require Aerial photography on a regular basis.
So last night I took “Arial” out for a quick zip in behind my neighborhood as the sun was quickly setting. Nothing fancy as I am still getting used to options that this unit has to offer. I am looking forward to pushing the envelope with creating more stunning images for my clients.
While I was underground on Friday creating images for my client Dan here was my “escort” around the underground labyrinth. Here he was taking me all over the underworld watching me create images of other people that I figured he should have one of himself as well. As he was looking back in the truck, waiting for a scoop to pass, the whole “scenario” just clicked with me. The angle, the lighting, even the subject matter all fit together for a great story telling image. I knew that this was going to be the image I would create for him at the end of the day…………………and we did.
I don’t know how many self portraits I have of myself over my 20 years in photography but it’s a lot. It’s not that I like taking pictures of myself (oh I do) but when working with limited time it’s always best to have everything setup before the client set’s foot in front of the camera. So I use myself as the “test subject”. Some I like, some I don’t. Fortunately you will only see the ones I like. Have a great Monday.
James Hodgins is a professional Mining Industrial Photographer with over 20 years experience.
While I was underground photographing for Maclean Engineering I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to photograph Roger Dunning who has been in the industry for over 20+ years. For anyone who has been underground, you know how it feels when you are over 9000 ft underground…… Humid, hot, sweaty.
James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial photographer with over 20 years of experience.