mark ruddick photography

Fitness Shoot with Denise and Jim

I had Denise and Jim in at Showtyme Fitness last month. Great couple, super nice, hard working. They have spent the last few years getting into great shape. It’s a really inspirational story. We did both couple and solo work. The client had the following to say about our session.

Mark was fantastic! He came highly recommended by people in the fitness industry for the photographer to have for your photo shoot. Mark was super helpful in answering any of my questions, suggesting poses for pictures, and overall knowledge of what angle would look best to get that perfect shot. He was super friendly, engaging and made you feel totally comfortable during the whole session. I love how he plays with lighting and angles to just change your pose ever so slightly, which makes for a crazy shot in the end. I highly recommend Mark.

Jim showing off his strength.

Great pose and intensity

Nice posed picture in the gym

- 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.

Boxing Show at Warriors Boxing and Fitness

Saturday night we had another amateur boxing show at Warriors Boxing and Fitness, sanctioned by Boxing Ontario. 12 good bouts including my 600 fight photographed. It was a good night. Main event fighter Leo Kamara won his fight against a skilled opponent. I was feel nostalgic and the lighting wasn’t great so I decided to go with a black and white treatment of the event.

- 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.


Fitness Photoshoto with Demelo Fitness and Jenna

I was working again with Josh DeMelo of DeMelo Fitness and one of his clients, Jenna. Great client, great attitude and great physique, there’s nothing more than you can ask for. Here are just a few of the images we made that day.

Showing off her core.

Standard pose for showing off the back muscles.

Mirror images are always fun.

Beautiful Bicep

- 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.


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.



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.

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)