Imagine exercising your butt off, entering the bodybuilding competition, only to later find out your photo was omitted from the contest gallery because you’re not “perfect.” This is what happened to Jana Roller. She worked hard for two years, lost 140 lbs and entered her first bodybuilding competition. However, when she browsed through the gallery of photos from the contest, she realized there was no photo of her among the other contestants from her category. She contacted the photographer to ask shy her photo wasn’t included, and received an unpleasant answer. The photographer assumed that she’d be embarrassed by her body.
Fitness portraits seem to be a rising trend in the world of photography. But how to make those muscles really pop in the photos? Photographer Matt Granger gives you three tips that you and your model can easily use to emphasize the abs. You’ll create photos that will really make those hours in the gym pay off.
I have noticed a growing demand for fitness photography recently – which I am taking as confirmation of a fun new rising photography trend: fitness portraits.
(Other recent photography trends include: Anne Geddes babies, black and white baby parts, smash the cake, trash the dress, pet portraits, maternity boudoir, boudoir boudoir, seniors, crazy wedding composites…and so on…)
In the past, a lot of my fitness work involved aspiring models or fitness instructors. However, most of the requests that are coming in now involve everyday people who just want some killer images to post on social media (which I personally think is awesome).
I’m sure some will complain about selfie culture, body obsession or whatever – but as a photographer I’m seeing a fantastic opportunity to earn some easy money. [Read more…]
I’ve been following the work of Texas based portrait photographer Keydrin Franklin for a while now, but a recent Facebook Live stream of this particular shoot got me very interested. It’s certainly not every day you see a group of people walking out into the middle of the road to have photos made.
As well as resulting in fantastic photographs, Keydrin’s live stream for this session illustrates the kind of effort and care required on a location shoot in unpredictable surroundings while ensuring the safety of all those involved.
Last week I shot an athletic portrait session for emerging fitness model Kristin Cavarzan.
In this article, I want to touch on the studio lighting setup that I like to use for athletic portraits, the benefit of using modeling lights, post production photo editing, the importance of unique photographs and where to find and hire models.