I have been to a lot of places and photographed a lot of people over the years within several industries. There is a persona that I come across often and luckily I see it more often than not, “professionalism”.
They take pride in their career and the connections they make with the people working along side them. When I ask them about their career they have an enthusiastic tone that resonates in their words as they describe in detail the mechanics of what they are doing that you can visualize it without seeing it.
My goal is to create an image of these individuals that exemplifies their persona within their work environment.
I say that a lot, “take pride & strive”. What I mean by this is always take pride in what you are doing/creating professionally and strive to be the best you can be. I bring this attitude to every job I do, always trying to create the best I can with what I have to work with. It doesn’t matter what job you do, you can always be the best it if you choose. You can dig ditches for a living and I know there is someone that is an “expert” at digging ditches. Someone that takes pride in their job and has the process streamlined so that they are the most efficient, most productive ditch diggers in the World. When you take pride in your work and you strive to be the best at it you will be known for that work ethic as well as the quality of your product you are delivering. You can tell the difference between people that are just working for the paycheck and those that take pride and love what they do and for the most part the latter seem much happier with their jobs/careers/life. Will there be good days and bad days? Of course, but even when you have a bad at work or you feel that you could have done better those that know your professionalism will look at your overall track record in the industry.
Everyone of us can take a step back and ask ourselves “what can I do to be the best at this?” Sometimes the first step is asking this very question.
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 was Henry’s last shift in the warehouse at Musselwhite Mine in Northern Ontario. At the end of the day he was officially retired so I took a bit of time to create a quick portrait of him on the job.
Did you know that July 1st, 2016 is the deadline for required High Visibility Safety Apparel? That’s right, if you work in a mine after July you will be required (by law) to wear high visibility PPE. Why am I posting this on a photography site? Well, you should also consider all your marketing materials and photographs you use to showcase your company. They will no longer be relevant in the eyes of safety standard which could look poorly on your company. Time to update your photo library? I know someone who can help.
Read the new amended Safety Act for the updated info
Sudbury Born James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Photographer with over 20 years experience.
A lot of the times I don’t fit in the spaces I need to get the shot so I will “mount” my camera using cable, ducttape, clamps or even zipties and then remote trigger the camera as I did for the below image.
James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Photographer located in Northern Ontario Canada. Photographing a broad range of clientele over the years James has mastered the skills toc create images that are unique to your company.
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 used Reaming Shell is replaced with a new one just outside the Core Shack. Minutes after this photo was taken the Reaming Shell was sent deep into the Earth’s Core.
Sudbury Photographer James Hodgins produces unique images for the Mining Industrial Sectors across Canada and US