An aerial photograph of the drilling platform in the forest of Northern Ontario. I used aerial images to show the scale of the drilling rig in relation to the massive forest. The red of the rig forms a sharp contrast in comparison to the dark greens of the pine trees in this example mining photography. © Robert Lowdon
Geologist in Forest
A geologist poses for the camera at the drilling site. I used a shallow depth of field to create separation from the background. The trees lend nicely to being blurred in this image. © Robert Lowdon
Inspecting Core Samples
Looking for gold within the granite sample. Prior to mining the gold must be located by drilling for core samples. Geologists inspect the gold to determine where it is. This was a candid photograph showing the daily activities of the drill operation. © Robert Lowdon
Geologist and Drill Operator
In this photograph a geologist and a drill operater discuss the results of the samples being drilled. © Robert Lowdon
A drill operator poses at the side of a drilling rig. © Robert Lowdon
Operating The Drill
Inspecting the dill operation. The drill operator watches over the drill to inspect the operation. © Robert Lowdon
A worker poses outside of the drill. I shot this into the sun to create a flare for dramatic effect in this mining photograph.
Walking Through The Forest
The drilling operation is located deep in the forest on road that aren’t always suitable for walking. © Robert Lowdon
Cleaning Core Samples
Spraying the core samples to inspect for gold deposits. I am using an off camera light to left to increase the drama of the image. © Robert Lowdon
Looking Over Samples
Workers look over sample to inspect for results across batches of different samples. © Robert Lowdon
Using a microscope to inspect the deposits. © Robert Lowdon
Mapping Drilling Site
An overhead view of two geologist reviewing a drilling map. © Robert Lowdon
Planning Drill Spots
Geologists follow plans of drilling locations. © Robert Lowdon
A geologist poses with a core sample in a workshop. © Robert Lowdon
Cataloging Core Samples
Core samples are cataloged to asses potential mining sites. © Robert Lowdon
Worker in Workshop
An employee poses in front of a saw used for cutting the core samples. The samples are cut lengthwise to expose the inside of the core. © Robert Lowdon
Placing the core samples for storage. © Robert Lowdon
A close up image of a core sample with gold deposits. © Robert Lowdon
Recently, I was comissioned to complete photographs of the new branding of Tempo gas stations in Southern Manitoba. The goal was to create images that really stood out to the consumer. Colourful, inviting images that represented the feel of the new brand through photography.
I recently did a mining photography shoot in Northern Ontario. We wanted to create a lot of images that showed the operations of the company, it’s employees on a daily basis.
I was asked to complete a photo campaign for YSSN back in March of this year. Here is what happened.
We photographed a large medical research facility. Here are the images.
want to start off by saying the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II is a heck of lens. It’s sharp as a tack, looks fantastic and weigh, well a whole bunch. Now shooting Landscape photos or skylines with this perfect giant lens might seem a little bit ridiculous. Unless you are after two things…
I had the pleasure of creating several corporate photographs for CPR. I really wanted to show the office environment in the portraits. Each individual was receiving a reward for their contributions to the company. I used additional studio lighting in ….