Spending a couple of days photographing Canada Nickel Company the photography just “flowed” with their whole team. Throughout the day there were laughs, smiles and plenty of stories being told and everyone seamed at ease in front of my camera including Mark Selby CEO. This is something I take great pride with my professional photography services. Creating an atmosphere of trust, professionalism and quality for everyone I am fortunate enough to photograph, but don’t’ just take my word for it, read what others have had to say about my photography experience
Most of the time I post a single image when the company uses that image publicly but this week I thought I would showcase images used from that specific site/company from a full day photography session. A full day shoot can yield dozens of professional images across the many departments that can now be used throughout their marketing platforms. Some images were created, some were snapped on the fly while a few took a bit of time to get creative.
Images below have been used for Annual Reports, Sustainability Reports, Corporate Presentations, Events & Webcasts, Social Media Platforms, Website and Magazine Articles. ~ Alamos Gold Young Davidson
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When I ask someone if they would like their portrait taken and they quickly reply “YES, that would great!” I know I will get a capture they will love. I get a sense of accomplishment when I create a portrait that when you look at, you can see the confidence, accomplishment and sense of pride in the work they do. Love the work you do.
It‘s the first Monday of the first of 2022 so lets get back at by showcasing what we do best. If you already didn’t know, I create high impact photography for the mining industrial industry. The image below is part of a series that was created for Komatsu Mining featuring their WX07 LHD – https://www.komatsu.com/en/products/underground-hard-rock-haulage/lhd/wx07/
Read more on how my clients are utilizing their professional imagery: The Mining Photog Experience
Light is light. I have said this for years and my mentor said this years before that. It doesn’t matter what type of light we use, it all does the same thing in the end. The “mastery” of it comes from years of practice, playing, manipulating and controlling it. Intensity, direction and form are three qualities of light I “focus” on for every image. How much light to use, what direction do I want it to come from and how soft do I want it look on my subjects all depends on what I have to photography, where I have to photograph it, and how much time do I have to complete it.
The Miningphotog Experience ~ www.miningindustrialphotographer.com/experience
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We had a great time celebrating MacLean Engineering’s production milestone at Agnico Eagle’s Goldex site featuring MacLeans 500th Bolter. It has been a privilege to create images throughout the years for this company and the friendships we have made throughout the MacLeans Team is invaluable. It was great to see familiar faces again as well as meet some new ones. Thanks to Karly Szabadkai, Viviane Baribeau, CRHA, John Chomyshyn, Tony Caron, Stephen Denomme and everyone else, it was awesome to see you all. A big thanks again to Stuart Lister for taking a chance on me years ago to provide photography for this leading company and thanks again for everything you have done through the years, it’s very much appreciated.
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.
“James, writing a single sentence to capture our photo experience with you is as difficult as having to choose which images you provided us to use in in our promotional material!
Just wanted to send a quick thank you for the amazing job you did at our photo shoot. The attention to detail and images you captured are beyond our expectation! We look forward to working with you again.”
Business Development Manager
We created a series of images at Equipment North’s new test ramp last week. When Sudbury Mining Solutions Journal featured Equipment North in their latest article (https://www.sudburyminingsolutions.com/the-drift/the-drift-boosting-vehicle-safety-underground-one-vehicle-at-a-time-3935031) EN had custom creative images on hand to accommodate the article and many more.
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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.