Athletic Nudes with Nate and Tania

Fitness couple Nate & Tania came into the studio for the Athletic Nude Series. Shooting couples is always more challenging, making sure everyone is flexed, posed, covered up and properly lit. However when done right the pictures have a great energy about them. 

Both of these competitors came in, in great shape and could really pose.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Pointe Tango - Promotional Shoot

Talented dancers Erin and Alex from the Pointe Tango Dance Company came into the studio for a picture to promote their new show Para Dos, debuting at the London Fringe Festival in June.

We played with a few poses before deciding on this pose and then we fired up the fog machine to get a nice background.

Photography and design - Mark Ruddick

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Clothing Shoot with VVV Fight Co

Repeat business is the best business. I've been shooting for VVV Fight Co for a couple of years now, they even turned one of my pictures into a t-shirt. Just before their new Competition GI went on sale I went down to Scarborough to shoot it for promotional materials. This GI is truly a functional work of art.

Finally a garment fine enough to be buried in.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

NEW STUDIO!

I had gotten away from blogging my shoots recently as I have been busy building a new studio and moving the business. I've moved the studio inside of Warriors Boxing and Fitness where I'll have 24/7 access. The studio is a private area within the gym itself and I'll have run of the 8000 sq. ft. boxing facility as well.

The studio address is 30 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario.

There's always room to improve, but my studio is up and operational. I had 6 clients in the first week. Here's a little behind the scenes video of the new studio and gym.

Some samples from the first week of shooting.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Fitness Shoot with Michelle

Michelle of BOSS Studio Fitness came in for a fitness photo shoot on the weekend. We did the photo shoot at Warriors Boxing and Fitness. Makeup was done by Melissa O Makeup.

Here area couple of sneak previews.

- Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography

Dance Session with Allie

Allie Goodbun came down to the studio from Toronto for a dance photo session. She's a great dance and has a really nice aesthetic for dance photos. I had a really nice time making images with her. She even brought some of her kickboxing equipment for a couple of quick photos.

 jumping high into the air

jumping high into the air

- London Dance Photo - I am Mark Ruddick, an experienced photographer working in London, ON. I enjoy photographing dancers and really appreciate the athleticism and artistry involved. Coming from a fight photography background, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly moving subjects at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to capture my subjects at the peak of their motion.

Let me capture the photos that move you.

Athletic Nudes with Sherri

Sherri contact me in December last year about shooting the athletic nude series. She's a fitness competitor. After a one week delay from bad weather in February we got a chance to shoot in the studio. Sherri was in great shape with good definition.

Deadlifts are great for engaging backs, arms and legs.

The rear double biceps pose shows off the back nicely.

- The Athletic Implied Nudes series is an exploration of the human body under muscle stress— understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Clean backgrounds, hard lighting, and black & white photography work together to eliminate distractions and highlight the muscle groups and figure of my subjects.

Beginning with Mixed Martial Artists and Boxers, I have developed my technique to capture rapidly firing muscle groups at high speed in front of the lens. The resulting instinct for timing fight photography has lead to an ability to freeze my subjects at the peak of their motion. Discovering a better understanding of the human form with this project has transitioned into my commercial fitness work, maximizing composition and positioning to best showcase the human form.