I enjoy getting snailmail. When I come home from shooting and I see something sticking out of the mailbox, a little bit of joyful glee comes over me when I realize it’s an industry magazine. I take my time going through each page reading the articles and enjoying the photography of others in the industry but in the back of my head I am hoping to see one of my images being used every time I flip the page. It’s not about me, but more about my clients. I enjoy the fact that they are using my images for what they were intended for in the proper marketing media.
Contact James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer today for Professional photography to showcase your company tomorrow.
Good luck to all the Sudbury Mine Rescue Teams competing in the Ontario Mine Rescue Competition today. Teams from Sudbury Ontario include Vale West Mines, Vale East Mines, KGHM, and Glencore Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations. Visit Imrc2016.ca for more information. #imrc2016
I had the honor of photographing the Sudbury Mine Rescue District Competition that took place at the Lively Arena back in 2014.
When traveling to other Countries to photograph mining industrial operations I always try to get out and about to talk & photograph the locals trying to capture a piece of their story in a single image.
Professionally created images can bring more attention to your marketing materials. Take a look at your images, ask others, look at your competitors and see if your images are in the same “league”. If not, then it’s time to upgrade your media library.
I found myself at diGusto Yesterday with my buddy Franco where we for 2 straight hours photographed AND ate some of the delicious menu items diGusto has to offer, like the below PIZZA. Don’t ask me what the proper name for this pie is as I tend to black out when I am stuffing my face. Let’s just call it the “Mmph Pie”.
I recently had a discussion with a friend of mine (who’s company also used my photography services) about the photos I create for my clients in regards to return on investment. I was pleased to know that the company was happy with the images, but more importantly they are using the images in a variety of media to market their company. With the amount of usage the images are getting the ROI far exceeds the initial cost of the photoshoot.
First I found myself at MIC and now I have made my way to diGusto. Having these two gentleman around me multiple times while photographing their establishments and culinary creations I finally got the opportunity to put these two brothers in front of the camera this morning for a quick snapshot. I still think I came out with the better end of the deal as I walked away with a pizza and other goodies that I was reluctant to share with my wife. Looking forward to photographing (and tasting) diGusto’s menu items next week. Stay tuned.
As my previous post showcased how one company used their custom photography images across multiple platforms the same can be said for the Killarney Mountain Lodge. Not only did they secure the web url www.killarney.com (I still cannot believe that this domain name was available) but they have created a very user friendly eye catching website that showcases their facility and services. On top of that they promote their business via their Facebook Page, Twitter & Instagram. They even showcase their custom photography with hardcopy marketing in the form of brochures and trade show booths. One “block” of images can be used across multiple social media marketing platforms including TripAdvisor, Google Reviews, Newspaper and Tradeshows.
Trade Show Booths and Banners
I am accepting Custom Creative Shoots starting in April (Indoors) and May (Outdoors). If interested drop me a line and lets discuss what Quality Images can do for your marketing materials.
Like with any “business” big or small your prospective clients HAVE TO SEE YOU. If they do not know you exist then how can they possibly purchase your product, service or technique? If you are a business owner and you are reading this blog post but don’t have your own website (with blog), Facebook page, Twitter or Linkedin account (to name a small few) then eventually you are going to walk the way of the dinosaurs. You will fade………..extinct. The younger generation are coming into positions of buying, managing and marketing and how do you think they find, research and review their prospective purchases? Social media of all levels. I deal with many types of business’s and have seen this many times where the “old school” business is running great but as time passes by their visual presence stays the same and eventually becomes outdated.
Maclean Engineering seems to be embracing social media and within the last year I have seen many changes to the companies online presence. Now, I am biased because they do use a lot of the images I created for them but they are USING them on many different platforms from hardcopy marketing to social media. Just a few days of shooting in different locations and they now have an arsenal of updated visually stimulating images of their products with their people that they can use for the next year or so posting daily.
They get it. Are you?
James Hodgins is a Commercial Mining Industrial Photographer located in Northern Ontario Sudbury.