MacLean Engineering hosted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at their Research & Training Facility here in Sudbury Ontario yesterday.
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Locking in your shock absorbing lanyard before the inspection.
I added a vignette to this image to guide your eyes to the story. Lights, faces, safety gloves, lanyard hook.
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I have an immediate 3 part processes when I create images for my clients.
1. Let me see what you do
2. Let me find a camera angle to capture it
3. Let me light it for maximum realistic effect.
Watching my subject work gives me an immediate opportunity to formulate a game plan for the image. I need to see where/how they position themselves, where they are looking and what they are doing. As well, I also take a glimpse into step 2.
The camera angle/position is a MAJOR factor in creating eye catching images. Looking at the surrounding environment to see if there are any elements that might distract the eye to view that part of the image first rather than the main subject. The goal is to have one distinct subject viewed first, then complimentary elements viewed second. What I mean is, I want your eyes to go to the my subject first, then notice stuff in the background and sidelines.
There is no one lighting setup for everything. Every image requires specific lighting in relation to the subject and environment. My goal is to accent the lighting that is already there without it looking like I have added more. This is the biggest challenge with mining industrial environments.
I have gotten the whole process down to a few minutes now but that comes with a few years of repetition & practice. Some creations can take a minute, and some can take longer but that is the challenge with creating impactful images.
Happy Monday Everyone
George Carlin said it best and I have repeated this many times over the last 20 years. “Hard work is working at a job you hate.”
Your hard work pays off at the end of the day when you are proud of the work you do. We will spend approximately 1/3 of our lifetime working and it could seem a lot longer if you don’t enjoy the journey.
Enjoy your week.
“Just grab a quick shot of them looking at the core.” is a common request I get while on site. In theory it’s a simple request, but in my head, there are a couple of calculations that are going on. Where is the light coming from, where where and how will they be standing, where is the best camera angle to utilize the environment as well as create definitive subject for the viewer to focus on.
It’s a simple shot, but I have never aimed for “simple”
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Everything on the mine site has a strong sense of cohesion. Above ground or below each area works together to complete the overall mining process. With the Summer months coming I am looking forward to getting back outdoors (above ground) on sites to capture more of the above ground process. So far the Summer is looking Grand.
Even though I parked it for a few minutes to make this capture you still want the feel of movement within the image. This is achieved by choosing the right location to utilize the angle as well as the lighting.
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