Toronto

Boxing images from United Promotions Boxing in Toronto

I went to Mississauga on Friday night for the United Promotions Boxing show. There were some entertaining fights on the card that say Josh O'Reilly move to 9-0 after crushing his opponent's body with a devastating left. Always a good time to get ringside for some fights in Toronto.

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

Fitness and Boxing Photo Shoot with Sam

Agency represented (Swagger Management) model Sam came down from Toronto to work with me a couple of weeks ago. We split the day between Powerhouse Training Systems and Warriors Boxing and Fitness.  I've worked with Sam a couple of times before in Toronto and he always brings a great enthusiasm to the shoot as well as a killer physique and work ethic.

I have access to cool locations like these for photoshoots as well as my fully equipped studio. So if you need images done for sponsors, agencies, promotions or just you, message me and we'll set it up.

We went for a bit of a cinematic feel for this image.

We went for a bit of a cinematic feel for this image.

Fitness Shoot with Rohan

Rohan of ReForm Fitness came by for a fitness shoot last year. Rohan has brought his clients to my studio before for fitness photography and this time it was his turn. He did great and has a real style about him in addition to his powerful physique. 

ReFormFitness is committed to changing your perception about your health and fitness journey. We recognize that this is not only a physical change, but your decision can be an emotional one. We aim not to be dictators and drill sergeants,  but to work with you to customize and tailor your needs. We offer both online and exclusive one on one private sessions that we take pride in catering to you. Everything is customized! No 'cookie cutter' or 'one size fits all' approach. We encourage communication and accountability.

Mark Ruddick Photography is a full service London, Ontario photographer who specializes in fitness, boxing and mma photography

Soccer Shoot

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot with a young soccer player who has made the Filipino U-16 National soccer team. She and her family were great to work with. We did a combination of action and posed shots for her media needs. I really enjoy working with athletes because of their natural posing ability and their attitude for getting the shot perfect.

We shot some of the images on white and some on black.

We got the safe posed pictures first and then pulled out the crash mat and got some action pictures. The reason I chose the strobe lights I did was the speed at which the flash. For the action images the flash duration was faster than 1/5000th of a second, freezing all of the motion. I used a small aperture to block out all of the light other than the strobes.

Before editing

Final image

ACE Fights

I went down to MAFA in Mississauga yesterday to shoot promo pictures for ACE Fights. I shot ACE's first show back in March of 2015 and I'll be shooting their next show on Nov 11th at Nashville North.

It's always fun to hang out with a bunch of fighters getting ready for an event. I'm looking forward to the show.

Fooling around in between takes.

Throwback to the first ACE Fighting show in March, 2015.

DO Boxing Expo - Promotional Materials

Commercial Photography is always a good area to be involved with. In addition to the fitness and fight photography, I photograph a lot of catalogue and promotional images. Dameon Okposio is a good friend of mine and is putting on the 2017 Boxing Expo in May of next year. It's going to be a huge event, with a trade show, amateur boxing, a boxing combine and the Ontario Boxing Hall of Fame induction ceremony. My photos were used for the sponsorship package being circulated right now. For more information on the 2017 Boxing Expo call Dameon Okposio 647-224-2199.

Professional Wrestling Shoot

Last Sunday, I had a private commissioned shot for a client involving professional wrestler. Ashley Sixx from Superkick'd Wrestling. It was a lot of fun to choreograph fight moves to look good on camera. The client let me use one of the images from the shoot for my portfolio, which is always appreciated.

Pro Boxing with Lee Baxter in Toronto

I had a great time in Toronto last night at the Danforth Music Hall watching Lee Baxter's show. It's always good to see so many friends at these fights. I'm looking forward to the next show in this series. I might have taken a couple of pictures while I was there too.

Pro Boxing in Toronto - Lee Baxter

Tonight I'll be shooting Lee Baxter's show in Toronto at the Danforth Music Hall. The images below are a throw back to Lee's last show featuring Samuel Vargas and Brandon Brewer. Tonight's fights feature Steve Wilcox and Tim Cronin. It should be a good night and I'll see you ringside!

DO Boxing

The other night Dameon Okposio of DO Boxing and Below the Belt Magazine came down to the studio to shoot with boxer Andre Pena and boxing coach Tyrone Bradeshaw from UFC Gym in Mississauga. We had a great time shooting photos and videos and then went out for dinner afterwards. It is always good to see Dameon and we're always trading business ideas. Below is a video Dameon shot from his DO Boxing show.

Going to be Shooting with Kristy (Fitness)

I've shot with Kristy a bunch of times now and this Thursday she's driving down from Oshawa to shoot with me again. We'll be shooting at Old East Village Fitness, a great place to shoot and to train. If all goes well we'll be shooting for an ad for one of her sponsors tomorrow. She's a great model to shoot with and has become a friend over the course of the last couple of years. Kristy is next competing at the OPA Natural Provincials in August. We're going to try and bring her passion for fitness to life in the photos. Makeup will be done by Melissa O'Leary.

Fitness Shoot with Mary Valid

Mary is going to the 2016 IFBB International Events Qualifier through the CBBF. Best of luck to Mary, who is an awesome person and fierce competitor. I can wait to hear that she's punched her pro card. She came down from Toronto to shoot with me at Old East Village Fitness and we got some great images. I can't wait to work with her again soon. In addition to her big muscles being huge and defined, it was her small connecting muscles which really stood out for me. She's going to bring a really great package this weekend in Moncton, best of luck.

Men's Fitness Photography with Damiano

I had a great fitness shoot with Damiano just after his second place finish at the OPA Stephaine Worsfold Classic in London, ON. We shot at Powerhouse Training Systems. He was awesome to shoot with and really stood out from the other competitors with his beard.

Fitness Weekend

It was a busy weekend, I had 3 fitness shoots and shot a clothing line. Saturday night I was in studio with a bikini class competitor, Sunday was gym shoots with a physique competitor who took 2nd in his class and a grand masters bikini competitor who won her class of 12. We also shot a behind the scenes video of the one session that will come out in a month or so. That was a lot of fun, once I forgot the cameras were on me this time. Thanks to Lucky Horseshoe Films for making the trip. We ended the weekend with a trip to Toronto to shoot a bunch of male models in the gym, featuring gym wear. I'll be showing some of the pictures over the next week and a bit.