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Totten Mine Sunrise | Sudbury Mining Photographer

As my friend and I were on our way to an early morning hunt today we had to stop and back up so I could capture this sunrise photo of Totten Mine  with my cellphone (yes, I don’t bring my camera when I hunt).

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Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.

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Mining Life Magazine

Just received the latest edition of Mining Life & Exploration News Magazine, another industry magazine that takes pride in the images they put on the cover (yes, that was a shameless plug).

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Mining industrial Sudbury photogapher is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.

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Are You Taking A Picture Or Are You Creating A Portrait?

If you are going to take the time to take a picture why not spend a few extra minutes and create a portrait?  Portrait lighting doesn’t have to be complicated.  You can even create stunning images with just one light.  Once you have the basic fundamentals of portrait lighting, stunning portraits can  take no more than 3 minutes to create (Not including equipment setup).  I created the below portrait of Mike as a Thank You for helping me out during my shoot yesterday and I also showed him the difference between good lighting and “snapshot” lighting. Can you get a nice image with on camera lighting?  Sure you can, but why settle for nice?  Create something unique, hone your skills and give your clients something they will enjoy to look at and share with others.

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Mining industrial photographer James Hodgins  is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.

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More Jumbo Love | Mining Photos

I had the opportunity to photograph another Jumbo last month.    Always reminds me of something out of the movie Aliens.  I hope in the future I can photograph these badboys on surface to see just how creative we can get.

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Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada

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Kids In The Underground | Mining Photography

A few weeks ago Vale had “Take Your Kids To Work Day” so I followed them around for a few hours capturing images of their experience.  I thought wedding receptions were fast paced (when I used to photograph them) but shooting on the fly underground can be tricky as the lighting is constantly changing.  All in all I thought the kids had a great experience learning the process of underground mining and smelting.  First impressions are huge as these kids will be our future in this industry.

It was hard to pick a few images out of hundreds for this post.

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The Direction Of Light|Mining Photography

Sometimes when we are in the coreshack  I get lucky with the direction of the sunlight.  We had the top covers open for this shot to show the blue sky and clouds outside  and also the backdoors open to bring in a bit of light for a “backlight” to fill in the shadows on the right side.    Using the big white overhead door as a light panel the sun bounced off it onto my subject.

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Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.

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Getting Dirty With Dumas | Mining Photography

Last week I had a very successful shoot with the Dumas staff at Hoyle Pond Mine in Timmins Ontario.  I want to use this post to personally thank them all again for their professionalism and safety awareness while I was on site.  It was also a pleasure to finally meet Angela (pictured below) who orchestrated the shoot and also helped as my assistant when I needed one.

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Thanks again to the rest of the Dumas Crew

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Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.
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Why Hire James Hodgins?
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