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Dance with Hannah and Ashlyn

Hannah and Ashlyn came to the studio to play with some lighting so I could show one of my Fanshawe students a long exposure setup. The afternoon went really as both dancers were enthusiastic even though they had come from a 5 hour practice. We got some good images en pointe and had a lot of fun.

Long exposure twirl with fabrics

Starting with a flash

Setup of the above images. - Photo credit Jes Hernandez.

En point with fabrics

Double exposure dancer

- 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.

New Photography Studio - 3 Month Retrospective

I've been in my new photography studio in London, Ontario for about 3 months now. A good amount of time to reflect on it. Initially it was not a move I was planning on making, but circumstances forced the move at the beginning of May. I've previously thanked the people who really helped me out building the walls, etc. of the studio. Special thanks again to Hollis Huggins and Stephen Yule for building the framework of the studio.

I've done a wide variety of photo shoots over the last 3 months. Fitness photo shoots, fight promotions, personal projects, product photography, business head shots, families, and even a cute puppy. As of August 1st I've photographed 35 times in the studio.

The studio is located at 30 Adelaide North St., London, ON N6B 3N5. The studio is physically inside Warriors Boxing and Fitness, an 8000 sq. ft. boxing gym. My studio is in a private 20' x 40' room at the front of the gym. In addition to the boxing, there is also a gym space, my guys at London Muay Thai and Bad Boys Wrestling.

The clear focus on the studio is fitness photography. I have olympic bars, plates, dumbbells, bench and other fitness equipment. For fitness and bodybuilding photography I also have use of the boxing gym and their equipment. However I can accommodate most any other type of photo shoot.

In addition to the studio and gym space my studio is located in an industrial building with lots of interesting backdrops to shoot on. The building itself is located on the Thames River providing, field, river and forest settings a couple minutes walk away.

There are still some items I would like to acquire for the studio and I'll do so over time, but I did pick up a fog machine on Amazon Prime Day. The fog machine works great and I've used it to good effect.

I am starting to get a good feel for the studio. How far back I should stand if the model is in a specific location or how the light plays off the walls is now becoming intuitive. The lounge and makeup area are coming along nicely with the fridge providing cold water. The nice thing about the new studio is it is mine. I have 24/7 access and I can leave my set ready to go.

I have some really cool shoots planned over the next couple of months. Stay tuned to my blog for more details.

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

Munda Jiu Jitsu Seminar and Grading

Chris Lee Byrne of Munda Jiu Jitsu invited me down to photograph their seminar and grading with Professor Josh Russell. Munda Jiu Jitsu has been around for a few years in London, ON and is one of the most active gyms in London for competing, both in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Josh Russell

Josh Russell explains the technique

Owner and head trainer Chris Lee Byrne

Chris earned a stripe on his brown belt.

Euro Sun Tanning London Ring Girl Contest

At the latest Prospect Fighting Championship card there was a ring girl contest put on with Euro Sun Tanning London. Brianna won the contest and part of the prize was a photo shoot with me.

Hair and makeup were provided by: Glamourous Goddess
Tanning provided by: Euro Sun Tanning London

Brianna with the championship belt.

Her boyfriend got in on the photo shoot while we were in the gym.

Here's a few pictures of Brianna working as a ring girl the night of the show.

Announcing the second round.

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

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

London Dance Photo

I decided to open a new website www.LondonDancePhoto.com and Instagram account @LondonDancePhoto to showcase my dance photography work. I am looking to expand my business into the dance photography market.

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.

I am in the process of building my portfolio and am interested in collaborating with dancers of all type.

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

- LondonDancePhoto is a full service London, Ontario photo studio specializing in dance and performance photography

Poster Design for PFC 8

Jamie Champion has promoted a lot of combat sports shows in London, Ontario over the past few years. I've photographed 8 of them and have designed posters for 5 now. I love working with Jamie, real decent guy. 

Here's the latest poster design for the Prospect Fighting Championship show coming up on February 16th.

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Six Weeks to Strong

I have teamed up with Michelle G Fitness to offer SIX WEEKS TO STRONG. I'm excited for this project but I'll let Michelle describe the program.

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Six Weeks to Strong Trainer and fitness guru Michelle Goldrick

"Attention Ladies!!

Looking for an incentive to get those fitness goals in gear?! Look no further!

Due to some huge overwhelming requests for a program like this.... here you are ladies!

Similar to my Six Weeks to Sexy Program.... introducing Six Weeks to STRONG!!

Program will entail a full 6 week personalized training and nutrition system and recommended vitamin regime.....

Finishing off with a goddess glow tan by the incredible Denise Taylor-Ginzel of Tan Bar London and hair and makeup professionally done by the amazing Elissa Darling of Darling Makeup & Hair.....

And.... professional FITNESS photoshoot by local fitness photog Mark Ruddick of Mark Ruddick Photography..... Take a moment and check out some of his incredible work....
www.markruddick.com

This entire package valued at just under $1000 is brought to you for just $575..... what are you waiting for?!

For the ladies who jump on board for this Round.. you will be ready to shoot for the end of November.....

Want some more details!? Message me today!"

Deadlifts for massive physique changes

Just relaxing at the end of the workout.

Athletic Nudes with Alishia (NSFW)

Fresh off you win at the OPA Natural Provincial Chapionships in the Tall Figure class, Alishia came into studio to do some fitness images with me as well as some athletic nudes. Her physique was outstanding, poses were dead on and she had a mega-watt smile. It's great working with someone so athletic because they really know how to pose in space and flex up in just the right way.

I've said it before and will again, it is always so humbling to have someone trust you with their image in this fashion.

An extremely difficult pose, requiring balance, strength and endurance to hold.

I loved the full body flex she achieved with this pose.

Beauty and Braun - Full Set (Not Safe For Work)

Earlier this year a couple of models came into studio for some figure study work. It ended up being a great collaboration so at the end of the shoot we decided to self-publish a small magazine of the shoot for fun.

Link to the publication: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/6877027/5e6a5524b9b2bdbef44d262c3a3b00d54cd88f03

Male model: Tank Joey
Female model: Jaclyn Danielle
Photographer: Mark Ruddick
Assistant: Mel @digitalgeekgirl

Front cover of the magazine

Back cover of the magazine

Back cover of the magazine

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

Fitness Photos with Annastasia

Emerging model Annastasia came into the studio for a fitness photo shoot. She really learned fast and her posing really became very fluid by the time the shoot ended. We both had a lot of fun working together and got some great images.

MUA: Sessily Berezowski

Model Annastasia showing off her physique in a high key set.

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

Knock out Kidney Disease Posters

A couple of weeks ago Jamie Champion of Prospect Fighting Championship came to me about shooting the promo pictures for his upcoming event "Knock out Kidney Disease" in conjunction with Showdown in the Downtown. Mattia Del Cul-Hovorka was selected as the model and we decided to take the pictures at Warriors' Boxing and Fitness in London, ON. It is going to be a dinner / kickboxing event.

We got a bunch of really good pictures, then selected a few really good ones and got to work on creating the posters. We came up with 2 similar posters featuring the photography. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

Version 1 of the Poster featuring a flying knee.

Version 2, the High Kick.

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

Fitness Shoot with Terri

Fresh off of winning at the UFE London show Terri came into studio for a fitness shoot. She came into the studio in great shape and we had a lot of fun making the images.

Terri had this to say about our shoot "I am so very pleased with my photos! Had a great time shooting with Mark! Love the variety of looks we shot! He is professional and made me feel at ease! Thanks so much Mark!"

Terri here showing off her superior arms and abs.

Terri flexing her arm and shoulder for a peek at the muscles from behind.

- 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