I’ll admit one of my favorite subjects to photograph is the male physique. The work and dedication these athletes put into their fitness and nutrition is amazing. Six meals a day and several hours in the gym at nearly a daily basis is a lot of dedication. It isn’t easy and they deserve to look amazing in photography.
I had photographed Bill’s partner a while ago and we had a great time and the results turned out fantastic. So they called me up and wanted me to make Bill look just as good. Some lights and a camera don’t do him justice. I sound like I am objectifying them and probably so but at a professional level.
Everyone has a hobby that eats up most of their time. People who have chiseled physiques dedicate their lives in the gym. I spend my time with photography. We each have our calling in life.
We started our photo shoot in downtown Salt Lake City. I know of a few urban locations that work great for portraits. Brick, concrete, steep, graffiti, paint, there is something for everyone. Most of the photographs are going to be shirtless.
It almost seems a law to use railroad tracks in portraits. I am sure they are overdone and I do it once in a while for a location. Always make sure you do it safe with train tracks. These have been abandoned so there is little to no chance of a train incident.
We then drove out to the Great Salt Lake. There is a haystack like formation on the way to Tooele and I’ve never shot there. The location has some water, mountains, and others for backgrounds.
I always permit unlimited outfit changes on photo shoots. Just remember that clothing changes can eat into the time we allot for photography. If we are doing an hour photo shoot that can be eaten away with multiple outfit changes but variety can trump time.
Bill then modeled several swimsuits on and in the Great Salt Lake. Switching from white to blue swim trunks. We used the sun behind the model to create a unique look. It isn’t often you have the sun in the photograph. We watch for sun flare and we have some amazing results afterwards.
Then we ended up in Delle, Utah. They have a motorcycle riding area and an abandoned bus. We photographed in around and on the bus. It is pretty cool and the sun was just turning golden and giving some beautiful light. We turned off the strobes and went natural light.
Thanks to Bill for picking me to be your photographer! And hopefully readers of the blog will enjoy the male eyecandy.