Brett Seeley's picture


November 22, 2014

I shoot primarily fitness. Up until this year I shot mainly in gyms and outdoor locations. Fitness and gyms go hand in hand. As I'm sure many of you can sympathize with- after shooting similar shots over and over (there are only so many ways to shoot a pull up) my brain started going into cruise control. I felt as if my clients were getting less than 100% of my full attention. That caused me to look at my clients in a more creative way.

Fine art!

I wanted to shoot something that lasted more than two days on social media. I wanted an image that someone would want to proudly hang in their living room. Fortunately for me, muscles and lighting go great together!

This shot involved a very fit couple preparing to go compete at a national fitness competition. They wanted something that documented their hard work-- as well as something that they could show their parents.

I built a platform (which evidently could have been wiped off a bit more) and had them grease themselves up. There's one Einstein overhead with a large Octo on a boom- and two Einsteins behind them with strips.

I hope you enjoy the image! If you'd like to see more please check out
caution- NSFW

Canon 5D MKIII
70 · f/22 · 1/200 · ISO 100
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John Sheehan's picture

Love the muscle tone you were able to bring out. Nice shot.

Brett Seeley's picture

Thanks so much John!

Andrew Doench's picture


Brett Seeley's picture

Thank you Andrew!

Brett Seeley's picture

Sorry- totally a newbie-- what do I do? (so sorry... clueless)

Rebecca Britt's picture

Read the article it will tell you what to do.

Brett Seeley's picture

Thank you!

john nalls's picture

Absolutely gorgeous!

Rakesh Mehra's picture

mind Blowing

Jason Matias's picture