Recently photographed the Komatsu WX07 within the underground for Komatsu’s hard rock mining division. Among the few dozen images I created which included the overall unit, components and special features, having the unit moving material is always the perfect stand alone capture.
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Another great example of placing negative space in an image for copy (text). We created a series of images for MacLean’s IQ Series Product LineSeen in the September Issue of www.im-mining.com magazine.www.macleanengineering.com.
Deep underground at the El Mochito Mine, the humidity hung in the air softening the lighting from the jumbo drill and our cap lamps which added some great backlit illumination to the overall scene.
The 2019 Extended Wheel Base Mine Runner got a glamour photo shoot recently just outside of Sudbury, Ontario Canada. The spacious front cab had loads of room for me to get some of my equipment front and center. Its not an easy capture but I liked how the final image turned out for my client www.rockbreaker.com where it is already used in their current marketing campaign.
I came home after vacation to find the new MMTS Publication waiting for me in the mail. I provided the cover photo which I created at Gold Corp’s Musslewhite Mine located in Ontario Canada. Visit the Mining Showcase at the New Sudbury Center this week.
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.
One mining company is now producing their own fertilizer in the form of Fish Excrement. Why? With mining companies now green and trying their best at re-foresting and re-greening past mining operations, traditional fertilizer was becoming more costly by the year. By growing their own fish and harvesting the fish (Rainbow Trout) "poop" for fertilizer the company now saves money while using an environmentally safe product. Once the fish get to be too big for the pens, they are realeased into nearby lakes & rivers adding to the local fisheries. It's a win win situation for everyone.
Mining Photos by James Hodgins