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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

Athletic Nudes with Lucie

Lucie was the perfect mix of muscle and grace. She was my last photo shoot of 2017. She is an interesting mix of dancer and power lifter. We made a lot of great images but Lucie really excelled at making interesting shapes / poses on the floor.  She had a strong, grounded connection with the floor that allowed her to show off, strength, balance and flexibility. It was a perfect way to end the year.

Beautiful lines and muscle

Showing off core strength

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

- 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.

Cronk Lifestyle

Last night I shot for Cronk Lifestyle, a fitness / fitness lifestyle apparel company out of London, Ontario. I've know the owner Jesse Cronk for year, back when he was boxing out of Boomerz Boxing, we've worked together several times. (here and here and on his Cronk website) Jesse needed so extra social media content for his brand.

We had a last minute change of models due to the weather and Tori stepped up huge for us showing up hair and makeup ready in 30 minutes. She saved the day.

Special thanks to Dave Hale for driving down from Hamilton to assist with the shoot. You can check out Dave's work here

Sneak peek at the first edit.

Jesse and Tori with Olympic bar dressed in Cronk clothing.

Fitness Work with Marcin

Marcin is a personal trainer at Wellington Fitness in London, ON. We've worked together many times. The man can build lean muscle. He is very knowledgeable about training and nutrition. I would definitely recommend training with Marcin. 

Below are some of the images from our last couple of shoots in the last month.

Posing the model to show off the core strength.

Flexing the triceps.

Having some fun with a really cool car.

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

Fitness Weekend

I spent the last weekend shooting fitness photos. 6 sessions between Thursday and Sunday. I'm really happy with how they turned out. I'll be working on proofs this week for my clients. A theme kind of emerged on Saturday and Sunday. The backs of some of the models were just fantastic. It's the muscle group that is hardest to see when working out and most people are truly amazed when the see a good picture of their back. 

I shot their backs on a black background with a high contrast black and white treatment on the edit to really bring out all of the size and depth of the muscles.

I shoot this topless to accentuate the muscles and to highlight the hard work and dedication the models have invested in themselves. The images show power and athleticism and are not meant to be salatious.

1. Jamie
2. Alishia
3. Lacia

Jamie

Alishia

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

Spartan Cosplay with Lori for a Cause

Fitness model and all around bad-ass, Lori, came down from Ottawa to shoot her new cosplay with me. Lori is touring with the costume and setting up shoots all over the province and donating the proceeds to a military charity. It is a great cause and I'll be donating some prints to the charity as well. If you are interested in a print, let me know.

Lori built her costume from scratch, no pre-made pieces on this one. It looks fantastic and photographs even better. Message her to setup your own shoot. She really had the physique to pull this off as a fitness competitor.

A close up of the helmet, 4 light setup including an underlight through a grid.

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

Naked Science - My Fitness Image on the Cover

My friend and model Stefan Perras wrote an e-book and selected one of my images as the book cover.

The book description is as follows:

A beginner guide to losing fat and building muscle as a natural athlete, vegan/vegetarian athlete. Break down the science of cutting and clean bulking, nutrition, training and supplementation information. Covers rep ranges, meal plan info, grocery lists, targeting BMR basil metabolic rate. Mind muscle connection, time under tension, progressive overload, importance of compound lifts, home workout routines, snack hacks, and tips to suppress hunger. Get shredded fast safely and effectively.

You can download his e-book from Amazon.

A beginner guide to losing fat and building muscle as a natural athlete, vegan/vegetarian athlete. Break down the science of cutting and clean bulking, nutrition, training and supplementation information. Covers rep ranges, meal plan info, grocery lists, targeting BMR basil metabolic rate. Mind muscle connection, time under tension, progressive overload, importance of compound lifts, home workout routines, snack hacks, and tips to suppress hunger. Get shredded fast safely and effectively.

A beginner guide to losing fat and building muscle as a natural athlete, vegan/vegetarian athlete. Break down the science of cutting and clean bulking, nutrition, training and supplementation information. Covers rep ranges, meal plan info, grocery lists, targeting BMR basil metabolic rate. Mind muscle connection, time under tension, progressive overload, importance of compound lifts, home workout routines, snack hacks, and tips to suppress hunger. Get shredded fast safely and effectively.

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

Fitness Photo Shoot with Chantal

Chantal, a week off her win at the OPA Provincial Championships, came into studio with me. We split the difference and met in Mississauga at Peter House Studios.

Chantal was great to work with and had an amazing physique. I definitely recommend working with her. We got a few looks in during our shoot and we plan on shooting again closer to the CFBB National competition.

Fitness model and Figure Competitor Chantal.

Fitness model and Figure Competitor Chantal.

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

Fitness Photo Shoot with Chantal - Teaser

Chantal, a week off her win at the OPA Provincial Championships, came into studio with me. We split the difference and met in Mississauga at Peter House Studios.

Chantal was great to work with and had an amazing physique. I definitely recommend working with her. Below is the first image edited from our shoot with more to come.

OPA Women's Figure E Champion - Chantal - Fitness Model

OPA Women's Figure E Champion - Chantal - Fitness Model

Reform Fitness Trainer Bianca

Bianca, a personal trainer for REFORM Fitness came to the studio for promotional images. She's very athletic and a kick boxer who was really willing to make some serious moves to great great images. Outstanding physique and an outstanding attitude make for a superior photo shoot. We did some images on white and some on the dark background. Lots of fun was had be the owner of Reform Fitness with the wind machine. Hair and makeup (Alessia Ferraro) was less amused!

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

Teaser image from Fitness Photo Shoot

Bianca, a personal trainer for REFORM Fitness came to the studio for promotional images. She's very athletic and a kick boxer who was really willing to make some serious moves to great great images. Outstanding physique and an outstanding attitude make for a superior photo shoot. Keep an eye out for more images in the next few weeks from this set.

Toronto fitness model and personal trainer Bianca posing in studio showing off her abs.

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

Fitness Photo Shoot with Fitness Competitor Lindsay

Fitness competitor and model Lindsay came into the studio to do some fitness lifestyle images. I had done a winter outdoor photo session with Lindsay before and this time she came in even better shape. We shot a mix of high key and grey paper backgrounds in fitness and workout clothes and some body suits as well. We had fun that night and the client is very happy with the images she has received.

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

Cosplay Photo Shoot with Fitness Model

Fitness model Marcin had an idea for a Wolverine cosplay shoot. I love it when people come to me with their ideas. Marcin and I have done multiple fitness photo shoots together before and I knew he's come in, in great shape; he didn't disappoint. We shot a series of various poses and then decided on which ones we were going to have backgrounds added to. Some images we just edited up on a black background and others we went all out on. Fix the Photo did the digital art on the background images. Below you can see the evolution of one of the images from out of the camera, to edited, to digital art.

Contact me if you want to do  something creative and fun with your image.

- 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.

Duo Shoot with Models Jesse and Krista

Duo Shoot with Models Jesse and Krista

Models Jesse Cronk and Krista Rushton got together at my studio for a duo shoot. Special thanks to Lace Canada who provided the lingerie and underwear for the shoot. The clothing looked great on the models. We started out with some silhouettes in front of a massive softbox, the did some black and white on grey and finished up with some high key images on white. Both models were great and we had a lot of fun on the photo shoot.

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