Dance Shoot with Brendan

I had the opportunity to work with dancer, instructor and choreographer Brendan De Santis in the studio. Brendan has a non-stop motor which I proceeded to abuse by asking him to jump continuously for 2 hours. That said we got some great pictures and I’m really happy with how the images turned out. We’re already planing our next shoot together.

Simple jumps make for great images

Playing with colour andmist

Male dancers can deliver the power moves

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Jumping into the ceiling

Brendan giving us a very fierce look.

- 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 in an artistic way.

Let me capture the photos that move you.

- Brendan De Santis, is an accomplished dancer and award-winning choreographer, and the Associate Artistic Competitive Director at the O’Neill Academy of Dance. 

Brendan has been performing and competing nationally and internationally since 2003 under the direction of Kim O'Neill and has established himself as a professional dancer, adjudicator and choreographer. Brendan has studied various genres of dance, which include, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Contemporary, Musical Theatre and Partnering.  He was also trained in vocal and professional recording under the director of Kevin Gorman; KG Productions. Brendan attended St Mary Choir and Orchestra Program and Catholic Central High School’s Music Program where he continued to train in both dance and vocal. 

Branding Photos with London Muay Thai

I photographed some branding images for London Muay Thai. I didn’t have to go far as they are located in the same space as my studio. We did photos for their social media. I photographed an all level class and then we played around with some non-standard moves. Always a good time with Kru Benny. Below are some samples of the images we made.

If you’d like me to come to your gym and shoot pictures of a class, practice or sparring contact me to arrange it.

Nak Muay warming up with skipping

Then we smash pads

Benny & Darren

Participants pair off for 4 rounds of pad work each

Then we played

Jessie showing off his acrobatics

Matt showing off his aggressive kicks

Flipping of the heavy bag

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.



London Dance Photo - Video

Wendy put together this little slideshow for me and my dance photography.

Some of the dance photography I've done under London Dance Photo. www.londondancephoto.com

- 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 in an artistic way.

Let me capture the photos that move you.

Random Images - Older Shoot / Recent Edits

I ended up getting asked for some additional edits on some shoots from earlier this year. Below are a few samples of the pictures. A random assortment of images.

Pointe Tango - Best in Show at Toronto Fringe

Multiple exposure image with Jiu Jitsu, athletic nude participant Rachel warming up.

Masters Figure Competitor Mindy

Dancer Sam Sendas

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.

- 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 in an artistic way.

Let me capture the photos that move you.

- 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.


Edge Lighting with Brooklynn

I did an edge lighting session with Brooklynn a while back. The results turned out really well, she’s a great model. Here are a couple of samples of what we got that day.

Edge lighting the body.

Soft transition from glutes to hips

Great hamstring line

- 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.

Fitness Shoot with Jenn

I got an opportunity to work with a model I had been wanting to shoot with for sometime. Jen was about to compete in her first fitness competition with the UFE.

She competed in bikini and fitness and qualifying in the fitness category.

Everybody out of the pool

Beach volleyball

Competition suit

Bicep curl

Jen is also a brown belt in Karate

She’s also a hand model.

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.



Zoo Trip

I got a new lens for a trip later this summer, the Sigma 150-500 5-6.3. It’s a big lens and I typically don’t use that extended focal length so I wanted to practice with it a little bit. The Toronto Zoo is one of my favourite places to visit so I decided to start there. I shot outdoors only because of the focal length and the aperture.

I plan on a few more practice sessions this summer before I go whale watching.

Male lion shot through thick glass.

Rhinoceros

Side profile of a rhinoceros

Polar bear face on

Hippo resting

Snowy owl in the summer

The carp are hungry

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work. 

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.


Edge Lighting with Sara (NSFW)

Sara a trainer at Topp Performance, in Port Elgin came down to shoot with me last week. I’ve shot fitness and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu before with Sara. Sara is a great place with her physique right now, powerful, muscular and nice and full. We decided to do some edge light photos during our session and they turned out really good.

Beautiful light across her back

Bodyscape of the core.

A little more abstract

Sweep of the upper leg

A sliver of light in the darkness

- 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.

Athletic Nudes (Baseball) with Todd (NSFW)

In winding down my project I got lots of people volunteering for it this summer. Todd reached out and I found out he had been playing baseball for a very long time, so we arranged the shoot around a baseball theme. Todd is also a competative bodybuilder, so I knew he’d be in good shape for the shoot. Todd brought along his bats from the Stevensville Bat Company, out of Niagara, great looking bats.

Batter ready

The tools of ignorance

On deck

This picture took a few tries to get.

Baseball portrait

- 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.

PFC 10 - Windsor - Fight Pictures

Strap in for a lot of pictures in this post. I shot the fights in Windsor on Saturday. 11 exciting matches none of which went to decision. After the fights I edited up the images and delivered them by 3:30 night of the fights. I love working with Prospect Fighting Championships and Jamie Champion who puts on the best shows in Ontario. I got to catch up with my friend Pete Trevino of IStartFights.com, as well.

Pete Trevino - IStartFights.com

Fight #1 - Justin Condi (W) vs Justin Taveirne (L)

Fight #2 - Adam De Freitas (W) vs Kris Allard (L)

Fight #3 - Randi Field (W) vs Amanda Borg (L)

Fight #4 - Shane Monaghan (W) vs Craig Powers (L)

Fight #5 - Jamie Flick (W) vs Lance Snow (L)

Fight #6 - Mattia Hovorka (W) vs Matt Haskell (L)

Fight #7 - Junior Cortez (W) vs Chucky Mady (L)

Fight #8 - Tony Laramie (W) vs Sam Debalke (L)

Fight #9 - Eric Montgomery (W) vs Cody Kent (L)

Fight #10 - Manny Alfaro vs Adam MacDougall (No contest)

Fight #11 - T.J Laramie (W) vs James Dunn (L)

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work.

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.


Athletic Nudes with Mindy

This was my third time working with Mindy on this project. We tried to get some different poses as we have worked together a couple times before, though I couldn’t resist my standard back shot. We shot a couple of days before her CPA Show in Guelph. A show in which she took Overall Women’s Figure. Mindy is always great to work with and is trained by Jodi Boam.

Showing size and vascularity in her arm.

Rear double bicep is a great way to show off the whole back.

Strong, muscular and feminine.

- 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.

Athletic Nudes with Jonny

I had Jonny in from Tidal Transformation in the other week for my athletic nude series. Jonny is a transformation coach who can definitely explain it better than I can, give his website a look.

Be mindful

Showing off the core

Acceptance

Working on the arms

- 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.

- Tidal Transformation: I’ve been working with people and helping them to live their true potential my entire life. With over 25 years’ experience leading groups and teams, sometimes in some of the most remote and stunningly rugged environments, today I am more passionate than ever in helping people tap into their personal power, their true potential and the inner peace that flows from finding that from within.

I've not only physically led groups on expeditions but I've also helped facilitate internal change and transformation for many of my former students. and clients. I’m driven by my passions and a desire to help others while doing what I love. I work with, and spend my time with, people and brands that I enjoy and respect. Laughter holds great value in my world. I'm fueled by a good challenge and love. I love making connections with amazing people (like you) every day.

Recent Fitness Photoshoots

Last month I did some fitness shoots right after the Stephanie Worsfold Classic with Scott and Lexi. Here are a couple of images from the shoots.

Lounging on set

Posing most muscular

Showing off the hardware

Rear double biceps

- Mark Ruddick Photography - My images are an exploration of the human body under muscle stress — understanding the body’s strength, flexibility, and power. Creating these images has given me a better understanding of the human form which has transitioned into my commercial fitness work.

I am a London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, bodybuilding and fight photography.

I love to tell stories as anyone who's worked with me can attest. That includes visual stories through photographs. Let me tell your story and provide high impact images of you to sponsors, agencies, family or just for yourself.


Athletic Nudes with Simon

I had the chance to work with former fighter and current model Simon Marini a couple of weeks ago. He was a cool guy and had lots of stories to tell during the shoot. He has a great athletic frame and hit the poses really well.

Simon with the flying knee

Warrior

Front kick

- 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.

Welcoming Wendy Joy Photograpy

This month Wendy Lang of Wendy Joy Photography joined my studio. I’ll let Wendy introduce herself.

My name is Wendy. I am a photographer based out of London Ontario. For as long as I can remember, I have always had a passion for creating. Specifically, I like to capture the personality of my clients.

I am a graduate of the Fanshawe College Photography program. Originally I am from Winnipeg Manitoba and I moved to London to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer.

Let me photograph you in my fresh, playful style!

Wendy Lang

Wendy and I have worked on a bunch of shoots together assisting each other since 2017. She will be a great addition to my studio and I’m looking forward to her moving in. Wendy specializes in fashion, portraits and fitness. Contact her to book your shoot.

Check out her website: https://wendyjoyphoto.com and her Instagram