Here is a recent shooting made for commercial use by the Greek dealer of a major nutritional supplements company. This was done on location, in a traditional bodybuilding-oriented gym in Athens.
My model was Lia Tzagaraki, a young upcoming fitness competitor. Although this was her first experience in front of the camera, she did great on this occasion. And that’s because I just asked her to behave as natural as possible; in other words, this was just another day of hard, no holds-barred training at the gym. Which means the gym was actually open and other regulars were also training at the time, as usual. This emphasis in real life conditions is what made this shooting effective, in my opinion, despite the technical difficulties. Many thanks to Lia for showing such commitment and drive.
I have to also thank George Koutaliaris -an experienced and successful bodybuilding athlete himself- as well as his wife Agni for offering the gym for the shooting and being super helpful with anything we needed. It was great fun!
Please enjoy a gallery from the shooting, gear details can be found, as usual, immediately after it:
Gear report: Fujifilm XT2 and XPro2, with the 16-55mm f2.8, 10-24mm f4, and 35mm f1.4 Fujinon lenses. Lighting by Cactus flashes and triggers, using a 140mm octabox with grid, 45mm beauty dish or standard reflector with grid.
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