Shooting the jumbo straight on can be a tricky shot. The lights from the cab need to be exposed properly and when doing so the rest of the image will go almost completely black. In order to light up the 2 booms additional lighting is required but these too must be controlled or the light will spill everywhere and change the “mood” of the image. Additionally lighting up the cab to show the operator also takes some finesse to acquire the correct exposure. This one image may look like a quick shot and it actually is at an exposure faster than a half a second but the setup time takes just a little bit longer.
Just like Metso’s full page ad says in the latest issue of Mining Magazine “Downtime Is Costly”. The same can be said for your marketing materials when they finally hit that “downtime” stage where the impact just isn’t there anymore because the message is old, the layout is outdated, or heavens forbid the photography is amateur. Use the right tools for the right job, like effective content related images that apply to your business or company.
The latest issue of Mining Magazine. It’s always nice to open the mail and see your images being used for Magazine covers and articles, especially when it’s your client providing the image. This confirms that my clients like the images I am creating for them. Are your company images ready for the cover if a magazine called you today? It’s always good procedure to have a few high quality professional images on hand in case they come knocking at your door.
James Hodgins is a professional Mining Industrial Photographer