McKean (Mik) took right to this Jumbo Simulator during our photography session yesterday. Just like all technology the advancements in mine training simulators have come a long way and the proof is in the graphic details as well as the sounds and movements within the simulator.
We were nearing the end of the last day of shooting, the clouds rolled in and the light was fading fast so we coordinated this image to finish of the day. Looking forward to our return this Summer to create more images for Impala’s Library.
Jasper took the time to drive us around to all our locations while we were on site so it was only fitting to capture an image of her and our ride. We managed to capture some great images while we were there and we are looking forward to our next visit.
A little throwback and a “congratulations” to everyone at Wabi Iron and Steel Corp and their future upgrades (read article: https://lnkd.in/eh5Y_t2)
My first experience in a Foundry was at their New Liskeard facility back in 2012. I created a few images for them via the marketing company TTC Advertising. I could have spent days photographing all the different aspects of their facility but only had one day for key creatives.
Some factors I consider when creating these profile portraits:
– I tend to capture them horizontal to show the surrounding environment if used in other media besides a profile
– I leave enough space so the image can be cropped vertical for profile templates
– use lighting from background equipment (when possible) &drag the shutter for the exposure.
– Capture the smiling, serious and in between facial expressions (all have their uses).
This is what I call my “standard portrait” and after setup will only take a few seconds to capture a few portraits like this.
Thanks Don and the rest of the crew at RockMass for that opportunity to create.
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This is one portrait I have been looking forward to for years. The name Greg Major always puts a smile on my face when I hear it, especially when I see him face to face greeting him with the words “Mr. Major, how are you?”.
Greg Major is the Director of Norcat’s Underground Center where I have photographed dozens of times over the years. The Norcat Crew have always been a staple of professionalism, courtesy and organization. Over the years I have tried to get him in front of my camera for a few minutes when I was on site, but when you have a mine to run, you are a busy person, or maybe he just doesn’t like having his picture taken………lol. When Greg finally called and asked if I had some time to update his portrait I replied “Finally!” & “Anything for you my friend.”
I knew the portrait would be simple, one of my “Hodgins Signature Portraits” as some of you have come to call them. Get him in front of the camera, have him smile his smile and you will easily see his personality. For those of you that know him, you know what I mean. I tip my hard hat to you Mr. Major.
Greg has a long list of credibility under his hardhat along with the Norcat staff you can be assured that your experience at the facility will be efficient, productive and safe. You can read more of Greg’s accomplishments off the Norcat.org/team.html page.
Brent, my assistant, moved onto bigger and better things out West and I am truly happy for him and his decision. We had a great run.
Please welcome McKean to the “picture”, pun intended. McKean has assisted me in the past with studio work, we get a long great and I have known him his whole life. He is also my Nephew. Keep it in the family I say. 🙂 McKean is familiar with the work as he has worked the past few years stitching vent tubes for the mining industry. We managed to get his boots dirty with a quick underground shoot and of course we had to commemorate the end of the shoot with a selfie.
It’s no longer notebooks and notepads but Ipads & Tablets. Data entry has never been easier to input organize and process using technology.
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