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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

Beauty and Braun (NSFW)

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

The image below is the cover.

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

Contest Winner - John & Ontario Muscle

In October I teamed up with Ontario Muscle to have a contest with the winner receiving a free photo shoot with me. There were a tonne of great entries, so many so that we ended up choosing 2 winners for the contest. John and Lori both won. John came into the studio recently after his 2nd place finish in the bodybuilding division at the OPA 2016 GNC Allmax London Championships. Lori will be shooting with us next spring.

John came in and killed it. His poses were great, he held flexes forever and was super tight and vascular, not to mention huge. He said he really wanted to work on his back and legs coming into the competition and those ended up strengths for him. John had great size and symmetry in his development and his back looks just like a Christmas tree. In addition to all of that, John was a great guy to hang out with, fun to be around but a strong, quiet, determination.

Thanks to Ontario Muscle for promoting the hell out of the contest. They are a great platform for fitness and bodybuilding competitors and enthusiasts in the province. I'm looking forward to shooting with Lori in the spring as well.

 - Ontario Muscle is a platform whose sole reason for being is to promote those on a fitness journey in Ontario. The focus of Ontario Muscle ranges from those exercising and changing their eating habits for the first time to those entering the most prestigious of fitness related events. All deserve encouragement and promotion for the hard work they do each and every day!

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

Fitness Photography with Carolyn

I had shot with Carolyn earlier this year and she wanted to come back and do some more fitness photos. She had a lot of ideas on the poses and styles she wanted to photograph so we really zeroed in on her ideas. The studio has a lot of fitness equipment to use during shoots and I think we went through a lot of it. Carolyn was in great shape and looked awesome

Preview from Last Weekend

Last Saturday I had a couple of people come into studio for fitness shoots. First up was Jeff of Ontario Muscle. Jeff has had a great transformation over the last couple of years and wanted to document his hard work.

Jeff has worked especially hard on getting his legs in great shape.

Next up was Carolyn. She an I have shot before. Last time it was all about the athletics, this time she wanted to show a softer side while still being strong. I think we accomplished that.

Showing off her work on the back muscles.

Athletic Figure Shoot with Angela

I had the opportunity to work with Angela Shen yesterday on my implied nude athletic series. Angela is a former track athlete and had some great poses. She worked really hard as some of the poses / movements were challenging. She is a great model and I am really please how these images turned out.

The images were shot on a black background, generally a 3 light setup with strong rim lighting. F11 / 1/200th / ISO 100.

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.

Upcoming Fitness Shoot with Marcin

Last year I had to opportunity to shoot with fitness fanatic and personal trainer Marcin. This Sunday I'm going to shoot with him again. I'm excited to see the results with an additional year of bulking and training.

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 Photo Shoot with Brent

Brent came out to help get some men's fitness lifestyle images. I was impressed with his athleticism and his functional strength. These were shot at Old East Village Fitness.

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.

Fitness Shoot

A few more with fitness model Samuel. I'm looking forward to working with him on some more projects in the near future.

Fitness Shoot with Lori

Lori came into studio last Saturday before the fights to shoot fitness images. We shot some standard fitness images which turned out great. Then we also shot some images for my athlete bodies project. (A series of implied nudes featuring the bodies of male and female athletes from many different types of sports / competition)

Athlete Bodies Project