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Hi and welcome back.
A few weeks ago I photographed Laurel for a body transformation project she was doing in order to become a fitness model.
I love shooting fitness. It highlights the physicality of the human form at its peak of performance.
We rented the small studio space at Photo Connections in Colchester, so I have to thank Mike and Jeanette for doing that for us.
Onto the shoot. I used my Hensel strobes here for plenty of power and fast recycle times, plus I did multiple lighting looks so I had to bring along a lot of different gear. I wasn’t able to take BTS shots as the space was so small, but I did diagrams for you to see.
One of our very first shots is my total favorite. Laurel was prepping and I was testing light position.
For our second look, we went for the magazine cover, something like you would see on a Shape or Fitness magazine. High key with a fun, simple pose.
Then we went to a more detailed look. I wanted to highlight body parts to show her musculature and shape.
Finally, we ended with the P90X high contrast shots showcasing her back. For these shots she oiled up using and old bodybuilder trick: Pam Cooking Spray.
That’s about it. The fitness shoot encompasses a lot of fun detail to really bring out the physique. It’s fun and inspiring!!
Till next time, get fit for Summer!