The system allows the operation of twin raises at the same time. Thanks to Tony Linton for the opportunity to photograph this impressive innovation.
See the February 2020 edition of CIM Magazine for more information: https://lnkd.in/gFu7Qns
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How do you create a 15-hectare nursery packed with row upon row of shrubs, trees, plants grasses and more? Easy, one pot at a time.
I walked Eldorado Gold’s nursery (located just outside of Olympiada Greece) from end to end with 30+ degree temps and what felt like 100% humidity. The smells of the planted inhabitants would breeze across my nose in the wind as I would stare at the vast size of the area. By far this was the biggest nursery I have ever seen or photographed.
I created a few images of Dr. Andreas Kumar at Health Sciences North in Sudbury recently.
Shared from Health Sciences North Foundation
HSN Cardiologist Dr. Andreas Kumar, along with his team, established the cardiac MRI service at HSN – an advanced new method for diagnosing heart disease.
Considered the gold standard for diagnosing many forms of heart disease, a cardiac MRI offers detailed images of the structure and function of the heart and is a non-invasive procedure that facilitates the analysis of the heart tissue. “Cardiac MRI means a more accurate diagnosis for patients, and therefore better treatment,” says Dr. Kumar. He calls the service “the gold standard for assessing heart function.”
To make a donation, visit linktr.ee/hsnfoundation
I was looking for an image to try some new graphic design work applications I have been thinking about for the past few months. A change in the application of how my mining images could be used in a companies marketing materials have me youtubing videos on photoshop techniques and such, techniques that I used to know years ago when I ran my full time wedding/portrait studio.
Some mining images are what they are. There is nothing special about them but the photographer has seen a “future” of that image that is not present at the time of capture. I look through the viewfinder with the same eye and mindset I had years ago when I was photographing images and thinking about photography competitions like WPPI And PPOC. The fundamentals of photography ingrained in my brain like rule of thirds, leading lines, storytelling and dramatic effect. You can “see” the potential within an image even though it’s not there visually, but you captured it knowing that all the elements are present and you just have to fine tune those individual elements to create the balance you initially envisioned.
Every once in awhile I will look through my image archives for a specific image and an unrelated image will strike the hotplate of imagination in my brain and I will lose myself within the editing process once again.
You can find beauty in all things.
Deep underground at the El Mochito Mine, the humidity hung in the air softening the lighting from the jumbo drill and our cap lamps which added some great backlit illumination to the overall scene.
Before it was First Cobalt (www.firstcobalt.com) I visited this facility just on the outskirts of Cobalt Ontario back in 2013 to create images for United Commodity. I spent the day touring the refinery and area creating images of all aspects of the process. At the current time the facility was used to extract remaining gold and silver from old tailings from the region. It was quit the process and facility and it’s great to see the resurrection of this unique facility.
You can read more information on the history and current plans of the facility at Northernontariobusiness.com
Recently Largo Resources www.largoresources.com commissioned me to visit their Maracás Menchen Mine located in Bahia State, Brazil to create their Photo Marketing Visuals and now that they have the images Largo has used them across multiple platforms to showcase the companies monthly achievements.
Social media is here to stay and has now become part of our personal and professional lives. It is one of the key components to marketing and branding and having great content is the main ingredient to that recipe.
Visual images attract more attention on social media platforms than text and the more impressive the image is, the more attention that post will get.
But it’s not just social media that need stunning visuals. Your website, brochures, presentations, trade show booths, financial reports, magazine editorials all require corresponding photography. Over the years in the industry I know that photography is something that get’s put on the back burner and doesn’t become a priority until it is needed by an outside source like a Magazine or Presentation and in the mad scramble to get a visual, the company resorts to whatever photos they have on hand. I know this because I read many of the industry magazines and of course I check out the photos used and I still see low resolution, blurry and grainy images being submitted for National and International editorials.
Wouldn’t you like to have an archive of professional images that you can select/send in minutes to be used throughout your companies marketing platforms? It’s one less thing to stress about and one more thing to be proud about!
Having a Professional Photo Archive on hand can save you time and money in the long run but how do you go about getting the images your company requires.
Came across an article I wrote in 2012 in regards to quality vs expectations.
A quality photograph is much more than a click of the shutter, but today’s society is programmed to think otherwise in my opinion. Just look at the cellphone cameras with all the photo manipulation apps. Photographing in the Mining/Industrial fields I am constantly faced with educating my clients about what it takes to create an Eye Popping High Impact image.
On the job site my subjects really don’t have the time to wait around for the photographer to get things setup and the longer it takes, the more impatient they become. I always get the “Can’t you just take a quick snap?”
The mining/industrial employers that hire me know the difference (that’s why they hire me) but the employees always need more convincing since the information very rarely get’s passed down the chain of command. Don’t be shy to SHOW your clients the difference between a good photograph and a bad one. Include this in your marketing materials, on your website and even during the shoot. This has a HUGE impact on their expectations. Once they SEE the difference, they are more inclined to give you the time you need to create the quality of image you are known for.
I quickly took a snapshot with my point and shoot camera so that I could show them the difference at the shoot. I still see a lot of professional companies using point and shoot snapshots for their marketing materials so don’t be shy to educate your clients about the process of creating your high impact images.
Note: This image was created using 3 Lumopro flashes with Pocket Wizards, A Canon 5dMarkII with a 24-105 lens.
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