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This is one portrait I have been looking forward to for years. The name Greg Major always puts a smile on my face when I hear it, especially when I see him face to face greeting him with the words “Mr. Major, how are you?”.
Greg Major is the Director of Norcat’s Underground Center where I have photographed dozens of times over the years. The Norcat Crew have always been a staple of professionalism, courtesy and organization. Over the years I have tried to get him in front of my camera for a few minutes when I was on site, but when you have a mine to run, you are a busy person, or maybe he just doesn’t like having his picture taken………lol. When Greg finally called and asked if I had some time to update his portrait I replied “Finally!” & “Anything for you my friend.”
I knew the portrait would be simple, one of my “Hodgins Signature Portraits” as some of you have come to call them. Get him in front of the camera, have him smile his smile and you will easily see his personality. For those of you that know him, you know what I mean. I tip my hard hat to you Mr. Major.
Greg has a long list of credibility under his hardhat along with the Norcat staff you can be assured that your experience at the facility will be efficient, productive and safe. You can read more of Greg’s accomplishments off the Norcat.org/team.html page.
Aramine’s miniLoader L series complimented with Hard-Lines RRC (Radio Remote Control Systems) is an effective way to move dirt without placing the operator in a harsh environment. I photographed this new L130 unit for Globe & Mails “Report on Business”in a controlled environment so I could capture multiple images while it was in operation.
2019 is now upon my doorstep and I only have a remaining few days off before I start implementing some 2019 goals. 2018 was a great year and I truly enjoyed all the travel and clients I interacted with throughout the year. I learned a few new things in the direction of my photography as well as some new marketing strategies that work as well as lots that didn’t work. It’s a learning curve every year as industry changes with the times and so our business strategies must adapt. Thank you to all my clients new and old for allowing me to capture images that showcase your company, who you are and what you do. Here is my last portrait of 2018 at the end of my shoot with www.nsscanada.com
This week I got to work with a few clients in a collaboration of creative concepts. I was back at the Norcat Underground Facility with Northern Survey Supply and Hexagon Mining creating custom images for their marketing and social media content via Kaija and SocialRise Revenue Marketing Agency. Thanks to Greg Major and the staff at Norcat for always making me feel welcome on their site and for helping us all out while we orchestrated the shoot. It’s always a pleasure working with industry professionals especially right here in Northern Ontario.
I had the opportunity to photograph some new Rock Bolt technology from the National Research Council of Canada. Pictured here is the monitoring station used to collect the data from the advanced rock bolts. The rock bolts are equipped with senors that can detect the slightest movement of the rock they are placed in. What does this mean? It means safety. Being able to detect seismic activity at an early stage can increase the response time to addressing the issue. For more information check out these articles in CIM Magazine – (Smarter, cheaper, faster) & (Smart support)
Did you know that www.norcat.org has an underground center located in Sudbury Ontario? Since the majority of my clients contract me to create images of their equipment in an underground scenario, the Norcat Underground Training Facility is an ideal location for this type of application. From heavy equipment to software logistics there is always a spot on site to create/test a variety of scenarios. I have photographed everything from scoops, lighting, software, surveying and PPE for a variety of clients over the years.
If you or your company is looking for an underground environment that can fit your time schedules without having the difficulty of navigating a full operating mine site, then the Norcat Underground Training Facility is a perfect fit. You can reach them at Phone 705-521-8324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask to speak to Greg Major – Mine Manager, he and all the staff at the Norcat Facilty are amazing to work with and their professionalism and knowledge of the facility will ensure that your visit will be productive and safe.
For the past few years I have photographed many Joy Global’s Mining Fleet and production here in Northern Ontario. This past April Joy Global was acquired by Komatsu (read more here) which is another company in which I admire the quality of their products and look forward to hopefully photographing some of their surface equipment as well as the underground. Along with the quality, the people I have met at Joy have all been a pleasure to work with and photograph.
I always like to see my clients use the images I create for them. Why wouldn’t’ they? There is a reason why companies hire professional photographers to create images for their marketing materials, websites and trade shows. Like BTI www.rockbreaker.com where I photographed their Scaleboss 3d scaler at the Norcat Underground Training Facility here in Sudbury, Ontario. When your company has a new product, procedure, personnel or heavy machinery (possibly even “ground breaking” no pun intended” You need to get it into the public’s eye and in order to do that you need imagery that is visually pleasing, has that eye catching element that gives your marketing materials “IMPACT”.
The majority of my clients are surprised how versatile my images can be used across a variety of platforms throughout their marketing campaign. In the end the cost for high quality professional mining industrial photography pays for itself within a single image used. Don’t believe me? Just ask any of my clients.