A fitness photoshoot is an exercise that’s centred around showcasing your physical fitness, whether you’re a bodybuilder, powerlifter, or a gymnast. The goal of the photoshoot is to document your progress, highlight your achievements, and celebrate the transformation that comes from your hard work. Fitness photoshoots can be done in many different settings, including in a photography studio, working gym, your own home, or in a more abstract location such as a meadow or cityscape.
They can be just you on your own or in a group shot in the gym, or they might incorporate different props, such as a bench, some dumbbells and a mirror. The possibilities are genuinely endless.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider a fitness photoshoot. It can be personal reasons, to provide confidence and motivation to keep going as you document your progress toward your physical objectives. Or, it may be a way of creating professional UGC for your partnered and sponsored brands to share on their social media, or it may be for PTs to organise to highlight the transformation of their clients.
A fitness photoshoot offers many benefits, including:
Before your photoshoot, it’s important to take the time to prepare. Here are some tips for prepping for your fitness photoshoot:
During your fitness photoshoot, your photographer should help you create the perfect shots for your body-type. They will guide you through poses that work for you, and help you find the most flattering angles using professional lighting set-ups that cast shadows in all of the right places on your figure. It helps to work with a photographer that has not just experience in capturing the beauty of the human body, but one that is no stranger to standing in front of the camera themselves, particularly in a fitness setting.
Collette Evans from Picture Perfect Photography is one such photographer. She has won women’s bodybuilding titles and maintains a very active social media presence where she shares plenty of images of her time in front of the camera. She has captured countless fitness professionals and athletes in all manner of fitness photoshoots, from the studio to the gym and various locations in between.