This is a recent image I created for www.manroc.com in their industrial shop where I couldn’t position myself behind the camera due obstacles like walls. I try not to photograph my subjects in front of them as its hard to get any depth of field in the image. This is where a remote trigger comes in handy and in this instance I used my wifi connection from the camera to the phone and live view which allowed me to get the camera angle I desired as well as trip the shutter to capture the image.
When the equipment breaks they work diligently and fast to get it back up and running. Underground or above sun or rain the pressure is always there to be as quick and efficient as possible.
Even though we had a language barrier and it took a few extra minutes of hand gesturing to explain I wanted to create a portrait of him, the smile on his face after I showed him the image on the back of the camera needed no explanation.
James Hodgins is a professional mining industrial photographer based out of Sudbury Ontario Canada