men's fitness

Fitness with Rohan

Rohan from ReFromFitness came down after his last show to work with me. This guys is an inspiration to all of us IT guys out there. He placed first in the Masters Men’s Physique at his show. We split the session between Showtyme Fitness and my studio.

Super Hero Pose

IT professional and fitness competitor Rohan Miller

Using the lights to highlight his physique

- 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 Dave

I met Dave last year at a photoshoot and we ended up becoming good friends. He’s an awesome guy who has got super fit in his mid to late forties. Dave is one of the best people I know and does more charity work than anyone I know. He’s a great role model for anyone.

We ended up getting some awesome fitness and physique pictures; I’m very happy with the results.

Core strength

Arm vascularity

Quad, hip and oblique

Shoulder and tricep

Torso

- 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.

Athlete / Trainer Derick Mitchell - Full Series

Part 1

Trainer Derick Mitchell came into the studio for some fitness photos and to show off his crazy athleticism. He had an incredible combination of strength, flexibility and motion. We got some really dynamic shots and plan on more shoots in the future. Derick is a super high energy guy who worked hard in the high heat. Here is the rest of the images from the set.

Great height on this box jump.

Derick flexing for the camera.

Arm curls

Shooting a different perspective on Derick

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

Athlete / Trainer Derick Mitchell

Trainer Derick Mitchell came into the studio for some fitness photos and to show off his crazy athleticism. He had an incredible combination of strength, flexibility and motion. We got some really dynamic shots and plan on more shoots in the future. Derick is a super high energy guy who worked hard in the high heat. Here's a quick look at a couple night of pictures.

Trainer Derick doing a superman push up. I left the shutter open for 2 seconds and triggered the flash twice to get the double exposure and motion blur.

Super flexible

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

Men's Fitness with Tony

Tony came into the studio want to get a variety of pictures done, the start of a modelling portfolio. We used a bunch of different backgrounds, wardrobe and lighting to get a wide array of images for him.

Head shot.

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

Athletic Nudes - February 2018

The model for this shoot wished to remain anonymous due to their profession. The model is over 45 and is for sure in the best shape of their life. He is an all around cool guy and worked very hard at achieving these images.

great striations and vascularity

Showing off functional strength and muscle control

- 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 with Claudio

Claudio was looking to get some fitness pictures done after a lean out session. He was basically ready for a physique competition. Below are some of the images.

Casual, relaxed style

Back double bicep, this pose really shows off the back, shoulders and arms.

Hitting that classic ab pose.

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

Fitness with Ibrahim

Ibrahim came into the studio for some progress pictures after leaning out and working with personal trainer Marcin, whom I've worked with many times before. He was in great shape and had lots of ideas for pictures.

Simple physique pose really carves out the abs.

Showing off his overall musculature and conditioning.

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

Athletic Nudes with Stefan

Stefan came to the studio to pose for my athletic nude series. Stefan is a former amateur boxer and now a fitness competitor. We did some standard fitness type poses and then broke out into some motion images. Fitness images are much more engaging with motion and muscles under load. Stefan was great and was up to try any poses / movement I had in mind. His physique showed well under the lights and I think we got some very good images.

- 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.

Athletic Nudes with Jesse

Amateur boxer, clothing line owner and part time model Jesse Cronk dropped by the studio last week. He wanted to shoot my Athletic Implied Nudes project. Jesse who excels at pretty much everything killed it. His dedication to fitness is really impressive considering how busy he is.

Jesse owns Cronk Lifestyle Clothing - check them out.

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

- CRONK is a lifestyle fashion brand designed for every athlete and fitness enthusiast... For those with the motivation to succeed!!

Athletic Nudes with Sebastian Part 2

I won't write a lot about this shoot, but I wanted to share a few more images from it To read more about how the shoot came together, click the link below.

Part One: http://www.markruddick.com/blog/2016/12/16/athletic-shoot-with-sebastian

The lighting for this shoot was pretty simple. 2 softboxes to the rear providing rim light and a beauty dish to the front, high and pointed down for muscle definition. 

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

Photoshoot with Flynn Fitness

I recent did a photoshoot with Andrew Flynn of Flynn Fitness. We did the photoshoot at Flexplex Canada, which is an awesome gym and very welcoming. Andrew had been holding peak competition shape for the 3rd week by the time we shot. It takes an incredible amount for focus and discipline to hold that for a couple of days, 3 weeks is insane. Obviously he came in, in great shape. Andrew is an extremely personable guy to work with and we got photos we're both proud of. Check out his Instagram account for the latest updates.

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