Now that 2016 is in full swing in the mining industrial sectors it’s time to start thinking about this years marketing materials and online portfolio. Trade show season is only a few months away and you don’t want to leave it until the last minute so you are scrambling for images for your presentations, trade show booths, investor reports and online updates. A full day shoot can yield high quality “wow factor” images that can be used throughout the year without repeating the use of images. I will work directly with your creative marketing team to formulate a shoot schedule and scenario list that would work best for your company.
James Hodgins from Sudbury Ontario is a professional Mining Industrial Commercial photographer with over 20 years experience.
While on location last week James Hodgins (Mining Industrial Photographer) took a few seconds to quickly capture this Selfie while no one was looking. When later asked “why” he took the image his reply was “To see how the Halo lights would illuminate the scene”. Sources close to him revealed that the Sudbury based photographer will use himself as the subject for his test shots but some skeptics think he takes these selfies so that he can post shameless plugs on his Mining Industrial Website. Either way, the lighting is flattering.
Ever wonder what the view from inside a scoop looks like? I think for anyone used to driving a car with a wide field of view would be hard pressed to get used to it.
From a far the teeth of the Dragline Excavator bucket can look pretty small but when you get right up next to it the size takes on a whole new meaning to “looks can be deceiving”. So far this is the largest bucket I have photographed but I am sure I will get the chance to capture bigger things in the mining industry.
James Hodgins is a Sudbury Photographer photographing the Mining/industrial sectors across the continents.
A Sudbury Platinum Corp geologist carefully stacks core samples at the snow covered drill site. Snow and cold weather can be an inconvenience but Winter waits for no one in the mining industry.
Depending on the environment you see it in, the bucket from a dragline can look pretty small when you compare it to the beast it’s attached to, but when you get up close and personal with it (like doing repairs) you quickly realize it’s a giant among men.
In the Mining/Industrial fields there is a fine line between an artistic and profitable image that companies use. With image editing software at everyone’s fingertips I am noticing a lot of images that are “over processed” in post editing. Anyone can do it, usually it’s a click of a button in any editing software or phone app. Now I am not saying this is a bad thing, heck I have some images in my portfolio that some consider over processed (and I agree) but these images were used for a specific purpose and 90% of the time are used for my own personal motives.
What I am seeing though is entire websites with over processed, painterly, HDR images. These might look great and I know they look amazing on your walls as an “art piece” but it does draw away from what the image actually represents which should be an accurate depiction of your products, staff, processes and facilities when placed in your website galleries and marketing material. Stick with the basics of good lighting, exposures and subject matter and you can’t go wrong.
Sudbury Mining industrial photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.
While I was photographing some time laps images this transport driver pulled up in front of me. I couldn’t resist creating a portrait of his rig for him.
Mining industrial sudbury photographer is based out of the mining Province of Ontario Canada.