Before I went underground I photographed this Epiroc MT42 minel truck coming out of the Island Gold Mine portal. It’s a bit of a tricky image as the sun was just starting to rise over the horizon and the entrance to the portal was still dark in shade. I have my ways.
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But it’s a sexy haul truck. At least that is how I look at it. I have photographed a wide variety of haul trucks over the years and yes they can all look the same but when they are in their environment they take on a different form. This all comes down to being at the right place at the right time. I didn’t just “see” this image, I waited for it to happen. I knew the route, I saw the lighting peak under the clouds and I positioned myself so that the sunlight cross lit the truck as it was making it’s turn.
I created this quick portrait of Michael after we and the team finished another successful photoshoot with Epiroc here in Northern Ontario. It’s always a pleasure working with Michael and the Epiroc Team as we are constantly bouncing ideas off each other in order to create some unique images.
Continuing on my last post in regards to cellphone images used in social media and marketing I thought a related visual would “drive” my point home. The importance of having a professional image archive on hand for your company is a must. Think of how many times images are used in your companies marketing. Social media, websites and trade magazines are all part of your companies image and you never know when your product, company or employees will be featured in one of the media. Your product, facilities and your employees are a representation of the company and should always be showcased at their best, especially when showcasing it to the industry. Look at my attached image. Which one has more “impact”. The cellphone snap or the professionally created image? s
It’s true if you didn’t know it already. It doesn’t snow underground but the Grader still has a job to do by smoothing out the roads on a regular basis.
Friday I was underground with Atlas Copco having an upclose look at the new Mine Runner Unit. This unit is a one stop shop for drill accessories delivered right to your door……..or level.
James Hodgins is a Sudbury based Mining Industrial commercial photographer with over 20 years of professional experience.
Last week I had the fortunate opportunity to work with some crew from Maclean Engineering in Timmins and Quebec photographing some older and new models of Maclean Equipment. It was great to see equipment from 20+ years still on the job and also some new “very clean” machines that had just arrived on site. The Maclean Crew were nothing but professional, considerate and helpful throughout the whole trip. Thanks again Maclean Engineering, it was a pleasure creating images for you.
Last day, last photo. The GANG.