In August of 2012, the Ontario Junior Hockey League founded OJHL Images to bring the fragmented photography efforts of the Ontario Junior Hockey League and its member Organizations into the modern digital and social media age.
Its creation was an exciting opportunity to chronicle athleticism and to promote Canada’s Premiere Junior Hockey through the medium of professional photographic images.
Director of Photography Tim Bates recognized that, in an age where the public face of any organization is often presented in a social media setting, “photography” is critically important to presenting and maintaining professionalism.
The digital revolution has resulted in a lasting behavioural change specifically in the way sports imagery is produced, distributed, and ultimately consumed by the public.
Pictures are distributed worldwide and are no longer geographically constrained; social media has had an enormous impact on sports coverage over the last few years.
Fans are sharing images often minutes after they have been posted. Today every single image is only one click away.
The power of the network has turned the audience we reach into the people who are reached by other people.
OJHL Images provides member organizations, host committees and authorized media agencies a vast collection of game action and still imagery plus contemporary archival imagery available for the promotion of the event the respective league(s), its player’s and for marketing purposes.
OJHL Images also maintains the licensing, hosting, and digital distribution of all photography in a professional manner for editorial and commercial use including images available for member organization marketing initiatives.
The Director of Photography and founder of OJHL Images is Professional Sports Photographer Tim Bates.
OJHL Images Executive Staff includes Shawn Muir, Editor of OJHL Images and Ray MacAloney who is the Scheduling Coordinator.
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