Graham has worked as a personal trainer, yoga instructor, and I believe a masseuse. He was starting to work in the male modeling industry and wanted some portraits to use in a portfolio. He is definitely committed to fitness and we wanted to bring that out in his photo shoot. We photographed in downtown Salt Lake City and then moved out to the Great Salt Lake for some yoga on the beach.
We started off in a parking garage which I found one that works really well. It has some columns of light that come down and work with my portable lighting kit. And here we have Graham showing of some climbing skills.
I can only imagine the dedication, diet, and hours in the gym to achieve and maintain a physique such as his. I’ll let you in on a secret, as soon as the photo shoot was over he brought out a bag of Skittles so sometimes you need a cheat snack.
This area in Salt Lake City is going to be remodeled and changed. I believe the water tower is coming down. The Floral Street has been photography gold for me for portraits.
I am using my portable lighting kit to create these portraits. It helps me shape the light to bring out the best in Graham.
Finding an orange background like this can be a goldmine especially if you have a blue shirt. The contrasting colors really makes the colors pop.
After the downtown shoot we moved out to the great Salt Lake by Saltair. We avoided the bugs and we had Graham model some yoga poses for this segment to promote his yoga instruction.
Overall, a really fun shoot!