People have been doing fitness model photoshoot since a few years after the invention of the camera.
We all love to look good in front of the camera when our muscles are bulging as men or our abs are showing as women.
However, not every photo shoot usually ends up as a success
However, no matter how professional the photographer may be, an uninformed model/ athlete will also most probably spoil a photo shoot.
And believe you me, you do not want to spoil your photo shoot just because of inexperience.
To help you get to prepare adequately for your photo shoot, we have collected a few tips from our own experience and from the internet archive.
We know that with these tips, you should be able to effortlessly to have an outstanding fitness models photo shoot.
- Exercise intensely
This point really is one of those that goes without saying. You cannot just waltz to a photo shoot and expect to look spectacular.
Nothing comes that easy. You’ve got to work for the look you want. You’ve got to put in all effort. In fact, you’ve got to train as if your life depended on it. This intensity you put into your training will show on your physique.
But also don’t forget to have rest in between. You don’t want to burn out a week or days before your shoot date.
So in a nutshell, you need to train hard to make sure that your muscles are bulging as much as they can but don’t overdo it to avoid burning out.
- Stay healthy
Training is necessary but so is staying healthy. If it is training do it thoroughly and intensely but also safely.
Your body is your temple; it is your workplace. You’ve got to protect it from all types of hazards.
So don’t lift too much or don’t risk injury just because you want to look big. Just do your best and trust yourself.
Apart from training safely, you also have to eat a balanced diet. An unbalanced diet may spoil everything.
If you haven’t been sleeping for more than eight hours then you should think about doing just that, especially in the weeks before your shoot.
Sleep will transform your looks and make you look more relaxed and in control.
Lastly, drink copious amounts of water in the weeks to encourage more fat loss and to clear your skin.
Significantly reduce your water intake the 48 hours before your shoot. This will encourage your body to absorb all water internally from your muscles to give you a hard, dry look.
- Practice, practice, practice
If you have done photo shoots before, well and good. You already know what is expected of you.
But if you have never done photo shoots before, then you’ve got no option but to practice if you want to look outstanding in your fitness models photo shoots.
To practice, check out your photographer’s previous work and try to imitate the poses of his or her models.
Imitate the poses severally during the day so that they become kind of second nature to you. If you do it enough number of times, you will look very natural in front of the camera and your pics will surely reflect your confidence.
So the take message here is that you need to practice. If you can’t access your photographer’s portfolio ask him or her.
If you can’t get them yet, look at fitness photo shoots for your gender and practice them in front of your gym mirror to try and get them right.
- Get the right gear and location
As mentioned before, your body probably needs a lot of work for you to look outstanding in your photos.
You might be already in good form and you might be feeling nice about how you look but you do not need to slack off.
The same kind of thing goes for your clothes and shoes.
You need to get the right kind of fitting clothes and shoes to look your best in your photos. Shoes maketh a man (and woman too).
Get the kind of shoes that you will be proud seeing yourself wearing on a magazine. In terms of clothes, spoil yourself and get yourself some nice training apparel. You will look absolutely fantastic especially if it is one of the major sporting brands such as Nike, Puma, or Adidas.
- Tell your photographer what you want
If you are the one who is contracting the photographer to do a shoot for you, don’t assume that he or she has some sort of magical powers to tell what you want.
Tell him everything you want and even show him if you have samples on your phone or laptop.
Tell him why you want the photos and then give him the time to work his magic. You will probably be impressed by the results.