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Sudbury Commercial Photographer

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

You know when you can’t think of a paragraph to describe the photo in your blog post? This is one of those times.

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</a>James Hodgins is a Professional Mining Industrial Commercial Photographer based out of Sudbury Ontario Canada with corporate clients located across the globe.


Sudbury Industrial Photography

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

I always like to capture the “lighting of the torch” scenario when I am on location shooting welding/cutting. All my lighting is setup and ready to go through the required shot list for my client but before we start I have them do one more “test shot”. The subject still thinks that we are getting set up for the shoot but really I just want this type of shot as natural as the subject can orchestrate it without any direction from me or the shoot coordinator.

James Hodgins Mining Industrial Photographer
If you require custom professional photography for your business or industry contact me to discuss a shooting plan for your required marketing materials.




Inside the mill at a gold mine

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I had  a very “quick” opportunity to photograph inside a mill at a Northern Gold Mine this past week with some great Metso employees.  Due to time constraints unforeseen we had a 30 minute window to capture some images but we made the best of it and came out with some great shots.   Looking forward to working with Metso again, very professional!

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“Been working in this business for almost 28 yrs and had never been involved with any kind of photo shoot.    You were great to work with and made the experience quite enjoyable despite the time crunch we were in.”

Dave j. Shiel
Design Supervisor
Metso Mill Lining Systems   

Jame Hodgins is a Sudbury Ontario based photographer creating unique images for the mining industrial sectors.


Loads Of Colors In Dark Places

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

It was an experience for sure the last time I was underground and got to take a first hand look at a large mineral vein cutting through the rockface.    Not having much experience in the geology world this was a first for me, and I must say it was also a bit of challenge to do this scene justice, but in the end I think it worked out.


It’s Bigger Than A Tonka Truck

Friday, February 18th, 2011

The vehicle I get to photograph next week makes this one look like a sandbox toy, but don’t let the size fool you, the driver of this scoop knew his stuff and could park this baby on a dime.


Skylighting In Sioux

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Sioux Lookout has received a brand spanking new courthouse and I have been here for the past 36 hours photographing the inside and a bit of the outside.  It is almost near completion and once they get it furnished it will be back in business.  Time was a factor with this shoot and I wish they could have scheduled it later this summer when the lighting was softer and the outdoors was much more greener but I made do.  This is the first time I have visited Sioux Lookout and so far it’s my kind of town.  Why?  because it is one of North Western Ontario’s Fishing Mecca with hundreds of outfitters and Fly-In Camps.  Unfortunately I did not bring any equipment with me and I don’t intend to  use a pocket wizard as a lure but maybe next time.  I am here for another 36 hrs finishing the inside of the Court House.  The images below and more are being used in a a book to showcase the creation of the is building merging the original building with the new facility.  I have seen the before images and what the crew had to do to get this building where it is now.  WOW!    Hat’s off to Finn Way Contractor Inc on a job well done.


Made In Canada – Food & Drink

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Today was another successful shoot for MIC (Made In Canada) Restaurant soon to open in the Don Cherries location in New Sudbury.  We previously photographed the main menu items and dishes, and today we finished off with some deserts and drinks.  Unfortunately and fortunately the restaurant is in construction so we couldn’t shoot in the main sitting area like we did the previous session, so off to Pete’s house we went to use HIS kitchen and dining room.  This worked out great as I had loads of options (from his cupboards and fridge) to use for background and complimentary additions to the delicious deserts and custom mouth watering drinks.  These are all one of kind custom created items that will be featured at MIC and is only a small sampling of their complete menu.  I now need to hit the gym after today and yesterday.

Bread Pudding the size of a brick!!! Sooo good.

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Of course, the Caesars will not change.

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This one tasted great!

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Sour Grape in this one….had to taste it a few times. 🙂

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The best homemade Naomi Bar I have ever had.

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A great way to finish off the not with a decadent coffee

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Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Bakers Man…or Woman.

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

I meet the coolest people with my line of work. Today while shooting some kitchen interiors for Centis Tile I came across Patty (It was her kitchen).  A kitchen where she creates the most delicious of all goodies.    Patty has created “Patty Cakes”  which can be found at (which is now going to be revamped for a fulltime business) and I must tell you that some of her creations looked amazing.  As she was showing off her goods haha, I offered to do a couple of quick shots that she can use on her site.  These 2 images were done with windowlight and reflectors right at her kitchen table.  Thanks again Patty for the “take home” muffins, they were delicious!!!!.  Watch out Sudbury, Patty is coming to town. If you would like more information on Patty’s deserts here is the info –  Phone:  705-674-2169



From Christmas Cards To Big Wheel Transports

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Over the past several years James Hodgins Photography has created a great relationship with Cambrian College (even though I dropped out).  Every year we are contracted for photo assignments for their Academic Calendars,  Course Catalogs, Event Promotions, and just about anything else that has to deal with professional photography.  Even their annual Christmas Card card photo is done by us.


Of course.  This is just the photography.  Behind the photography is the wonderful design skills of Darla Laframboise and her team in the Marketing Department.  Check out Darla and Me last month at the unveiling of the new Cambrian College Mobile  Trades Unit.  This unit will travel across Northern Ontario and deliver apprenticeship and customized training to Aboriginal, rural communities, and mine sites.


Cambrian College Mobile Trade Unit



Down And Dirty To Get The Shot!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

You know, sometimes photography isn’t all that clean and pretty.  Sometimes you have to get down and dirty to get the shot.  That’s basically what I had to do today for one of my shoots.  This image was created for Cambrian College under the guidance of Darla (yes Darla, this post is for you) and I guess we should have gone over the specifics a little more carefully haha.    Don’t get me wrong, I love getting dirty if it will make a great shot, but normally I have my “Never Wear Again” clothes that were specifically “created” for these types of shoots. Oh well, I now have a new set of “Never Wear Again” clothes for more upcoming “Down & Dirty Shoots”. At my defense, I was trying to get in between the tires without my body touching them, it’s hard to do.  Like usual shooting with Darla is a blast, much laughter, jokes and humiliation.  I can’t wait for tomorrow. 🙂  Note:  Yes the last video shows a female, and no I did not do some fancy smancy photoshop stuff.  We shot both male and female for the image.

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On The Ground Take 1

On The Ground Take 2

On The Ground Take 3

A new pair of “Never Wear Again Clothes”

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