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Mining Photographers Images Used For New Atlas Copco Website | Sudbury Mining Photographer

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

I have been creating images for Atlas Copco  (Mining & Exploration Ontario Divisions)  for several years now from hard to reach Northern Ontario locations to  the hills of Mexico, above ground to 1000’s of feet underground.  Most of the time the images are used for product brochures, magazine articles and internal investor presentations.  That being said, it’s still nice to see your images used on their new international website which was launched earlier this week. Thousands of Copco images are created each year (including my own) and some of them are put into their online media archive to be used by all Atlas Copco Divisions.


Sudbury photographer James Hodgins has over 20 years of professional photography experience with 9 years in the Mining Industrial Sectors of Canada/Us/Mexico/Cuba



Underground Lighting | A Sudbury Photographer

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Yesterday I was on location with Donald Bertrand of HALO CANADA to photograph the installation of Halo Led Lights (#halocanada) in the Norcat Facility here in Sudbury Ontario.  The LED lighting increases illumination which makes the working area more safe, reduces energy costs, increases worker moral and is easy to install.  I was very impressed with how much this product illuminated the area we were working in as you can see by the photos below.  For more information on this product please email my friend Donald Bertrand of Halo Canada at

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James Hodgins is a Sudbury based professional Mining Industrial Photographer


Sudbury Business – Sudbury Ontario Photographer

Monday, April 20th, 2015

I enjoy photographing all aspects of the industrial industry.  I sometimes describe my job to others as the “How It’s Made” TV show but with photography as over the years I have photographed many products from start to finish.  It’s fascinating to see something created from a raw material to finished  functioning product.

If your companies photography has not been updated in the past year, or you have new products, people, or facilities that need to be showcased I might be able to help.

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Photographer based out of Sudbury Ontario Canada.


Are You Safe? | Sudbury Photographer

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Check yourself, check the area and check your teammates. Safety is about passing on the favor.

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
James Hodgins is a Mining Industrial Commercial Photographer based out of Sudbury Ontario Canada



New Look For A President

Monday, May 30th, 2011

I just finished photographing Sylvia Barnard (The President of Cambrian College)………….again, but this time we decided to go a different route than the previous images we captured.  Darla and the marketing team wanted to show a different side of Sylvia, one that the students could connect  with on a familiar level, sooooooooooooooo, out comes the motorcycle (Sylvia rides a classy BMW and has ridden  10000’s of kilometers).  Yes, even Presidents of Colleges can’t resist the pull of the open road on a motorcycle.  This was just 1 of several different sessions we photographed today, and to be honest with you, Sylvia is an extremely approachable woman, always smiling, and always listening (of course she does have some great stories from her motorcycling adventures).  Thanks again Darla, Sheri & Sylvia.  This was a FUN session!

Of course, what is a visit to Cambrian without getting your feet wet.


Brewing up something special.

Friday, April 8th, 2011

I wouldn’t want to drink this concoction as I am sure the side-effects would be something from the 70’s.



Behind Closed Doors.

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Behind closed doors lies an internet world that not too many of us ever see.  What world is that?  The world of SERVERS.  Luckily for me I don’t really have to do anything with them (even though we own a few) especially now that we have a hosting company that has excellent customer service (something that is hard to find these days).  College Boreal on the otherhand have their own technicians to take care of everything that they have 99.9% uptime all the time.


You don’t eat at this table.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Second year students of College Boreal’s Welding & Fabrication course get to play with some awesome equipment like the Plasma CNC Cutting table.  This machine is fast and precise and it’s also hands free (once the machine is programed for the project).  Able to cut anything from aluminum or steel in minutes this machine is an asset to the college program.  I wonder if they can make me a Steel James Hodgins Photography Logo.


The Mining Maniac – Hodgy Humor

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

While I was on my commercial shoot today a bunch of us where going through my phone looking at the various images I have uploaded to it.  We had a good laugh over my “Mining Maniac” image that I believe I took somewhere in Utah (It was somewhere in the States) years ago.    I remember finishing the actual image we needed for the project and while taking a break I asked “Miner Moe” to make a crazy face like he was playing an Xbox, because the controls he was using was controlling some heavy equipment, it reminded me of a video game.  Anyways, I think that was the birth of my first Hodgy Humor image.

Mining Maniac


It’s Amazing What Coffee Can Do.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Whenever I am shooting in a new City, Town, Village orTrailer Park, the first thing I do is scope out a place to get my morning coffee (when I was in my twenties, it was the Beer Store).  While I was in  Sioux Lookout on a commercial shoot, the pickings were rather slim as there are really on 2 places you could go to.  One was a Robin’s Donuts and the other was a Small Coffee Shop called “Roy Lane”.  First impressions are big in my books and I will admit Roy Lane looked sooooooooooo inviting.  Tables and chairs outside with people enjoying their beverages, clean store front complete with flowers, and an overall feeling of “come in, you know you want to.”  Robins Donuts? Not so much.

So the first day of shooting I heading over to Roy Lane for my first cup of RL coffee.  The staff was friendly, quick and polite  with smiles and let me not forget that the coffee was gooood.  I know I started out my day with the first right decision.  The second day I was greeted with the same staff and smiles but this time was also offered a conversation.  Sylvie asked “Ok, you can come in here once and get your coffee, but the second time you have talk.  Are you new here?  Working?  Just passing through?”   

We quickly discussed my reasons, background, length of stay and oh yes, the Fire Fighters Calendar  (which I photographed) that they had behind the counter that was obviously opened and closed many many many times.  That pretty well struck up the conversation with everyone in the shop, including owner/operator Nancy Roy.  What a delight it was meeting her.  I haven’t met too many people that will invite you out for supper (wings and beer) to hang out with them and their staff after only meeting them for 5 minutes, but that is what Roy Lane is all about.  Friendly Service & Friendly Staff.  We all hung out that night swapping stories about Sioux and Sudbury, photography, coffeee, the history of Roy Lane, family and friends.  Honestly, it was the highlight of my whole trip and spruced up an otherwise mundane commercial shoot.  I would like personally thank Nancy and the staff at Roy Lane coffee for creating the establishment you have worked so hard to obtain.  You are defiantly one for the books.

If you are ever in the area of Sioux Lookout, be sure to stop by

To go the extra mile, I received this in the mail from Nancy. 🙂   A women after my own heart.
(This is the coolest coffee mug I have ever owned)

Roy Lane Coffee

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