Can you tell which images were taken with my cellphone (it’s considered equipment)? LOL
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Locking in your shock absorbing lanyard before the inspection.
I added a vignette to this image to guide your eyes to the story. Lights, faces, safety gloves, lanyard hook.
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Did you know I love photographing Industrial Shops? It was actually I photoshoot I did in the early 2000’s at a welding shop that sparked my interest for Industrial Photography. My first industrial website was named “Mud Sweat & Gears” that covered a variety of industrial trades throughout the country. Just like the mining industry I have seen a huge growth in the quality of imagery and marketing used to promote some of the largest industrial companies.
You can view other Industrial images on my site at ~https://miningindustrialphotographer.com/industrial
Image Created for Epiroc Reman
My first and only cap lamp that I still use today is Jannatec’s “The ONE Cap Lamp” which is easily recognizable by it’s Green outer shell. Now with their new ENSO Smart Helmet’s (pictured here), that same distinguished green is available along with 6 other colors.
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I had a few minutes to create individual portraits for each of the participants of the Health Sciences North Foundation photoshoot with Air Ornge after we completed the initial creative shot. Lighting was a bit tricky with lots of reflection coming from the helicopters windshield but in the end it worked ok if I do say so myself.
When I am creating custom images for my mining clients I know beforehand what media the images will be used for, how they will be used and for the most part, how they will be incorporated into the design of the marketing material. The subject of the photo whether that is a process, product or person should be easily and quickly identified. I do this by using leading lines, lighting and composition while leaving enough space for my clients to add copy (text) as well as other graphics. There is a lot of thought that goes into these types of images before the shutter is pressed and all the variables need to be known beforehand in order to create the most effective for the final product.
I have photographed many welders over the years and although the images tend to be similar in fashion I still enjoy the look of the process. Sometimes its tricky to obtain an overall exposure of the entire image due to the arc flash and if you expose for this specific light source the rest of the image will be extremely dark. The flash does throw some great light and dynamic shadows and it is easily enhanced with a little extra lighting illuminating the rest of the subject and shop environment like I did with this image I recently photographed for Provincial Doors in Sudbury www.provincialdoors.com
I received a few messages in regards to my last post in regards to candid images while on site. Do I use lighting, do I stage them am I stopping production?. The answers are yes, no and no. Photographing weddings over the years (I stopped 6 years ago) hones ones skill in anticipating a moment. You look at the current scenario and visualize where the next moment will happen, so while on site if I do have lighting with me, I place my lighting where I think the “scene” is heading and anticipate the moment I wish to capture. Just a little bit of extra light can help fill in some shadows and draw the focus to the subject of the image.