Over the years I have gone through a large variety of cases to hold my gear and all have eventually perished one way or another over time considering the environments I bring them to. I have been eyeing this Nanuk 965 case for awhile now for my international travels and I finally got it in my hands last month. I prefer rolling cases for my gear (as does my assistant) for ease of movement as well as the multiple handle locations throughout the case. Yesterday we finally got to load all the gear into it and bring it out on the job for the first time. I am looking forward to adding to my collection………….as does my assistant lol. Check out these Canadian made cases at www.nanuk.com
Looking at the Automated Induction Hardening Scanner at Salto Heat Treating , I was a bit puzzled on how to capture the heat treating process within an image. Shooting through the viewable window was the most obvious scenario but I knew once the process started that window would get steamed and blurred as well as reflect any outside light sources. Photographing through windows can be a bit tricky.
It’s good to take a step back for a minute or too and ask yourself “How do I photograph this differently than the obvious?”
After “scanning” the scanner from top to bottom I found a camera angle that provided a different view than the obvious. I safely mounted the camera above Induction Heater with a wide angle lens to capture the action below.
There is something about the clinical cleanliness that I like in a medical photograph. It’s bright, lighter tones, lots of white, crisp and clean. Everything about the image creating process is still the same with me no matter what the environment is. Find the scene, create the frame, showcase the main subject, and tell a story. When looking at an image there should be a distinct subject that the eyes are drawn to first, as well, the background and environment should compliment the subject.
Too many competing subjects can make the image “busy” and if the viewer has to guess what the main subject is, then the image is not doing it’s intended job. Yes each image we create should have a purpose.
Image created last Fall for Health Sciences North Foundation here in Sudbury On.
From the skies to below ground is where I can be found. A scenario I photographed last May for Sudbury’s Health Sciences North Foundation (www.hsnfoundation.com) Calendar published this past year.
This was the first time I photographed Air Ornge which was such a great personal experience to meet and talk to the crew.
It was bright and sunny with a lot of wind which made the shoot challenging but we were happy with the end result of the final image chosen.
All this time indoors this week reminds me of when I used to create more photography indoors than outdoors.
Throwback to 2005 photographing Atlas Copco Hobic Drill Bits.
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Most days I am photographing in dark, damp underground environments to the complete opposite at Health Sciences North in Sudbury, Ontario photographing some of the Dr’s and staff. Recently I had the quick opportunity to photograph Dr. Antonio Caycedo.
Reshared from Health Sciences North Foundation Facebook
” Dr. Antonio Caycedo, a colorectal surgeon at HSN, and the colorectal surgical team at HSN are among a handful of hospital teams in Canada that perform the transanal total mesorectal excision (taTME) procedure.
This minimally invasive surgery leads to better results, minimal incisions, less pain and less time spent in hospital. Thanks to Dr. Caycedo’s leadership, HSN was one of the first centers to adopt this revolutionary technique and, as a result, the colorectal team has become a leader in the country in the management of colorectal cancer using minimally invasive approaches.
This Holiday Season, consider making a gift of $100, $200 or $500 to support innovative and advanced equipment needs at HSN.”
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Here is a throw back session from 2008 creating images for the Cambrian College Dental Program here in Sudbury Ontario. I have created hundreds of images for their program guide and view book over the years and each session is always fun with the friends I have made there.
It might seem that I only photograph within the mining realm but in between my travels I am still creating images for the industrial industry including my recent client Algoma Steel www.algoma.com in Sault Ste. Marie. When creating an updated image library it is important to showcase all aspects of the manufacturing processes including the technology their technicians are using. I created this image from the inside of the Panalytical Spectrometer which can analyze the elemental composition of materials.
Vale uses a few different methods to manage dust control at their Sudbury Ontario tailings facility. One method (seen here) is the spreading of straw using agricultural equipment across the tailings pond.