I had an AMAZING time last night creating some new images for Equipment North Inc. with Warren Cayen and Gates Pothier. There is nothing more gratifying than when a shooting plan comes together and is executed flawlessly.
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From the skies to below ground is where I can be found. A scenario I photographed last May for Sudbury’s Health Sciences North Foundation (www.hsnfoundation.com) Calendar published this past year.
This was the first time I photographed Air Ornge which was such a great personal experience to meet and talk to the crew.
It was bright and sunny with a lot of wind which made the shoot challenging but we were happy with the end result of the final image chosen.
I value the people I work with and love to create images for them to use as a thank you. They give me their time, patience and knowledge of the job while we are on location shooting. Here is a quick portrait I created of Brianne before we finished a shoot for Epiroc.
Experience is earned. Experience is created. Experience becomes who you are. My photography is just one part of my brand as #miningphotog and to be honest its the smallest part of my business. Another part of the #miningphotog brand is bringing value to my clients beyond the scope of photography which resides in the business spectrum of the industry. Some people like to call it “professionalism”. This is word I hold true to my name and business on and off the site. Professionalism – the competence or skill expected of a professional. If you strive for professionalism every time in anything you do, it will become who you are and how you are known as an employee, boss, co-worker, spouse, friend, human.
Bringing two of my passions together into one, photography and fish. Recently I captured images for Vale while they release over 3000 Brook Trout into one of our local freshwater lakes. This is part of Vale’s Biodiversity Enhancement Strategy that also includes Beekeeping, and planting Milkweed.
With snowshoes strapped to his boots and a handful of electrodes, Bruce begins his trek into the bush along the previously staked path where he will hammer each electrode into the ground before an electrical current is transmitted into the subsurface to locate subsurface materials.
I spent the day yesterday with the CXS www.cxsltd.com crew on a remote lake documenting the Induced Polarization (IP) Process they were “conducting” at the time. It was a crisp sunny day on the lake but the environment we were surrounded by yielded some amazing backdrops for their images.
Getting up close and personal with my subjects is key to drawing the viewers attention to a specific part of your image. I will watch the motion of the machine, the angles of its components and how the shadows and highlights interact with the equipment as I walk around taking in the environment we have placed it in. A good image can make or break your marketing material and the copy and image have to be relevant to each other or both will lose your customers attention. The main focus of this image is the Hydraulic Breaker in the foreground which is up front in your face while the rest of the machine takes a bit of a backseat but still ads foundation to the image. This is the same formula you should be using for your copy and marketing material. The image is upfront and in your face grabbing the viewers attention and the accompanying text should support and be relevant to the image. It’s a dynamic duo.
When prospective clients are walking through the trade show floors, one dynamic image can grab their attention from across the room which means one more person at your booth for your sales people to interact with and make that client connection.
Another image from my shoot last week. We had to wait several hours for the fog to lift for safety reasons. You can see the Coniston stack hiding behind the fog in the background. The lighting hazily warm at this hour.