Sudbury Ontario

“Arial” Meets Totten Mine | Sudbury Mining Photography

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.


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James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer

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Love At First Flight | Sudbury Aerial Photography

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.



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

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The “Lighter Side” of Mining | Mining Industrial Photographer

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.

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James Hodgins is a Mining Industrial Photographer located in Ontario Canada

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The Self Portrait Test Shot | Mining Industrial Photographer

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.

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James Hodgins is a professional Mining Industrial Photographer with over 20 years experience.

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Underground Snapshot Portrait | Mining Photographer

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.

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James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial photographer with over 20 years of experience.

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Ontario Prospector Magazine | Mining Photographer

An image I created for friend at Transition Metals Corp has found it’s way to the cover of the latest issue of Ontario Prospector Magazine.

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James Hodgins @miningphotog is a Mining Industrial photographer based out of Sudbury, Ontario
Greater Sudbury is a city in Ontario, Canada, which was founded following the discovery of nickel ore by Tom Flanagan

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Some Images Don’t Need Words |Mining Photographer

I captured this image last week while underground in Quebec and at the time I had several ideas on how I would title this.  As I was getting ready to post it just now I really couldn’t add any text to it.  Adding text just might decrease the impact that this image has.  There are SO many stories behind this image but it is up to you to decide which one relates to you. So at this time I am leaving it unnamed. Enjoy.

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All images are © James Hodgins and Mining Industrial Photographer

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Mining with Maclean Engineering | Mining Photog Sudbury

Last week I had the fortunate opportunity to work with some crew from Maclean Engineering in Timmins and Quebec photographing some older and new models of Maclean Equipment.  It was great to see equipment from 20+ years still on the job and also some new “very clean” machines that had just arrived on site.  The Maclean Crew were nothing but professional, considerate and helpful throughout the whole trip. Thanks again Maclean Engineering, it was a pleasure creating images for you.

Last day, last photo.  The GANG.

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James Hodgins is a mining industrial photographer in Ontario Canada

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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