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Secrets of Fitness Photography Revealed

Lighting & Capturing Muscularity and Movement in the growing market of Fitness & Health
Paul Aiken
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You will be able to not only capture great athletic photos but also know how to create business with fitness clients from personal individuals to large health & fitness companies.

This is an in depth photography course teaching you the fundamentals of fitness photography. An intermediate to advance photographer who understands off camera lighting will gain much more from this course than a beginner. You should have an understanding of basic camera setting, lens types, aperture controls, remote flash triggering. I will demonstrate how to produce great work with  the least expensive equipment and to do it quickly to save time.     

We will cover, the fundamentals of lighting athletes for drama, action or art, essentially to either highlight his or her physique to sell themselves, a product or a business. Also covered will be some basic marketing techniques that I use to get athletes to work with me and how you can get started. There will be assignments involving submitting work from an athlete you convince to shoot with you using the lighting or posing techniques I recommended.

At the end of the course you should be able to produce expressive photos with little effort and also start building a new revenue stream with your new photo genre.  

Check your existing equipment to see if you can be successful in this course.

Is this course right for me?
Do you have the right equipment ?

Here I will introduce you to some low cost equipment that I use. These are only what I use, however you should always remember my moto :- "Find a way to work and make money with what you have until you can buy what you need".  

Personal Issues

Your Hygiene
Appearance (Your appearance)

Appearance -  Please look the part when entering the fitness arena. 

Who would you like to work for?

Identifying your customers Part 1 of 3

The pros and cons of working with magazines

Identifying your customers Part 2 of 3

The pros and cons of working with Sports teams & Commercial Retailers

Identifying your customers Part 3 of 3

Key lighting techniques to capture muscularity

Lighting Techniques for Mucularity

Inexpensive commercial shoot

An inexpensive, quick commercial shoot explained

All that is required is 3 inexpensive speed-lights to produce quality commercial work for a small business. 

Shooting in a dark gym with 2 personal trainers for social media

Shooting in a dark gym with personal trainers. Part 1 of 3
Shooting in a dark gym with personal trainers. Part 2 of 3
Shooting in a dark gym with personal trainers. Part 3 of 3

Post Processing-Photoshop & Camera Raw Workflow

Camera Raw & Photoshop to edit a Bodybuilder Part 1 of 3
Photoshop & Camera Raw Work flow of a Bodybuilder Part 2
Photoshop & Camera Raw Work flow of a Bodybuilder Part 3 Final

Seeing & Capturing a Creative Opportunity with Post Processing

Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 1 of 3
Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 2 of 3
Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 3 of 3

Shooting a Magazine cover in the desert at Sunrise

Shooting a magazine cover in the desert

A detail look at a shoot conducted in a desert area at sunrise. working with two models and the Editor of the Magazine and a Health supplement company on set.  

Shooting a Female Martial Artist in the Desert at Sunrise

A very quick dramatic action shoot conducted in the desert at sunrise with just one light. This is another example of how to make great images with very little equipment. All you need is a great athlete, a beautiful landscape a TTL high speed sync light and some good communication skills for your athlete. 

Running and Gunning - Shooting light and nimble to capture great images fast.

Running and Gunning fitness video

I will introduce you to a new small and quick lighting setup so that you can shoot quickly in a private or public that is awesome but may require  permission. Sometimes you have to get in, shoot a few frames and get out before security arrives. Well here are my lighting gear and sample of a shoot. :-) Enjoy

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