I was recently asked how I get my images to look so good and consistent. Simple really. Consistency comes from practice, mistakes and constant modifications to achieve a better quality product.
Just like the manufacturer clients I photograph, they are constantly evolving their product to be a better version of the last.
This is a never ending scenario as we are constantly learning and adapting our craft/product to be better than the last. This can take years in the making but with that comes experience, confidence and consistency.
The mining industry has constantly advanced and changed it’s technology and mining manufacturers have been changing with them. Check out the latest article in Electric Autonomy featuring MacLean Engineering
#Miningphotog #electricautonomy #macleanengineering
I get asked this often and to be honest, I don’t have just one, I have hundreds. Some images are planned, some images are candid and some images are a one shot deal. The most satisfying captures happen when I pre-plan for a scenario that is a “one-shot”deal and everything falls into place exactly like I planned for.
This image below for example that I captured in 2019. A routine gold pour but since we were on a timeline it was a one shot deal. I could only place the camera in this position for safety reason and we had to remain just outside the gold pour. I knew that the pour would illuminate the room from one side with a beautiful orange glow but I needed to highlight the attendants as well to keep the focus on them as well as the pour.
For such a tight space and minimum time/lighting, I captured the image I planned for.
Get in, get it done, get it right.
The MiningPhotog Experience ~ www.miningindustrialphotographer.com/experience.
Now is the time.
When you want images that depict summer months then summer months are the best time to create them. The leaves are green, the foliage is in bloom and the summer hours offer more daylight to capture the outdoors. We have only a few months left before Fall changes the landscape and therefore the images we create.
All things aligned during my last session at Pure Gold www.puregoldmining.ca, warm weather, sunshine, and a great crew of employees to capture.
#miningphotog #puregoldmining #summerphotography #photographyformarketing
One of my favorite times to work (when it’s warm) is when daylight has ended and I get an hour or two to capture the site at night. The sounds are different, it seems like things are slower but it is an illusion of sound. I have no timeline, no shot list, just me, the camera, and the night.
#miningphotog #nightshots #mexico #mining #professionalphotography #photographyformarketing
You know me, I can never pass up a Jumbo Opportunity lol, it’s all part of the #miningphotog Experience ~ www.miningindustrialphotographer.com/experience
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Before this Kovatera unit left the shop I had the chance to photograph the Kovatera MC100 here in Sudbury before it was shipped off to Western Canada. (https://www.minecat.com/)
The Miningphotog Experience ~ https://lnkd.in/eCUeJKa
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Photographed a series of images with Epiroc’s new BEV Boltec earlier this year before it made it’s way to a customers site.
Read more at Canadian Mining Journal
Quality is more efficient in every way.
“I had the pleasure of using multiple photographs taken by James Hodgins, for a community report I am designing for Impala Canada.
James went onsite for a day and a half and was able to take many dynamic and diverse photos with great composition and character.
Working with James’ photos made designing a great report easy. I would highly recommend James as a very skilled and talented photographer.”
Tracey Watt, RGD
Rave! Design Inc.
Thanks for the kind works Tracey.
Read Impala Canada’s first-ever Report to the Community ~ https://lnkd.in/eaCfhMp
Mckean Learn and I created a variety of specific images for the report as well as starting an updated image library for Impala Canada. We had such a great time on site and a big thanks to Jamie Murphy, Brent Draper and all the employees we met during our stay. We are looking forward to getting back there again soon.