Master the Art of Fitness Photography
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Master the Art of Fitness Photography

Fitness Photography Secrets Exposed
4.2 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Paul Aiken
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to not only capture great athletic photos but also know how to create business with fitness clients from personal individuals to large health & fitness companies.
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Requirements
  • You should be able to use a camera with off-camera flash or strobes
Description

This is an in depth photography course teaching you the fundamentals of fitness photography. An intermediate to advance photographer who understands off camera lighting will gain much more from this course than a beginner. You should have an understanding of basic camera setting, lens types, aperture controls, remote flash triggering. I will demonstrate how I am doing with with the least expensive equipment and to do it quickly to save time.     

We will cover, the fundamentals of lighting athletes for drama, action or art, essentially to either highlight his or her physique to sell themselves, a product or a business. Also covered will be some basic marketing techniques that I use to get athletes to work with me and how you can get started. There will be assignments involving submitting work from an athlete you convince to shoot with you using the lighting or posing techniques I recommended our you did based on my recommendation. 
At the end of the course you should be able to produce expressive photos with little effort and also start building a new revenue stream with your new photo genre.  

Who is the target audience?
  • Good beginner to advance photographers
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
01:19:31
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Is this course right for you?
1 Lecture 03:18
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Check your existing equipment to see if you can be successful in this course.
1 Lecture 10:24

Here I will introduce you to some low cost equipment that I use. These are only what I use, however you should always remember my moto :- "Find a way to work and make money with what you have until you can buy what you need".  

Do you have the right equipment ?
10:24
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Personal Issues
2 Lectures 03:12

Appearance -  Please look the part when entering the fitness arena. 

Preview 01:43
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Who would you like to work for?
3 Lectures 04:35

The pros and cons of working with magazines

Preview 01:20

The pros and cons of working with Sports teams & Commercial Retailers

Preview 01:31

Identifying your customers Part 3 of 3
01:44
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Key lighting techniques to capture muscularity
1 Lecture 03:06
Lighting Techniques for Mucularity
03:06
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Inexpensive commercial shoot
1 Lecture 03:47

All that is required is 3 inexpensive speed-lights to produce quality commercial work for a small business. 

Preview 03:47
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Shooting in a dark gym with 2 personal trainers for social media
3 Lectures 11:03

Shooting in a dark gym with personal trainers. Part 2 of 3
03:56

Shooting in a dark gym with personal trainers. Part 3 of 3
03:18
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Post Processing-Photoshop & Camera Raw Workflow
3 Lectures 15:48
Camera Raw & Photoshop to edit a Bodybuilder Part 1 of 3
06:25

Photoshop & Camera Raw Work flow of a Bodybuilder Part 2
03:11

Photoshop & Camera Raw Work flow of a Bodybuilder Part 3 Final
06:12
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Seeing & Capturing a Creative Opportunity with Post Processing
3 Lectures 16:56
Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 1 of 3
06:59

Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 2 of 3
04:57

Creative Volley Ball on the beach Shoot Part 3 of 3
05:00
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Shooting a Magazine cover in the desert at Sunrise
1 Lecture 07:22

A detail look at a shoot conducted in a desert area at sunrise. working with two models and the Editor of the Magazine and a Health supplement company on set.  

Shooting a magazine cover in the desert
07:22
About the Instructor
Paul Aiken
4.2 Average rating
3 Reviews
15 Students
1 Course
International Fitness Photographer for over 17 years.

Hello my friends, Welcome to my course, my name is Paul. Born and raised in the Caribbean in the the Cayman Islands I am currently greeting you from the hot climate of Dubai. UAE. I have been an entrepreneur and avid photographer for over 3 decades however I started photography full time a little over 10 years ago.  My love of fitness started at age 12 and when I started my first health club business at 18 and becoming a bodybuilding judge at 26 My fascination with the human form led me to the camera and the rest was history. I am now considered one of the top fitness photographers in the Middle East and Asia and have shot more than 250 different athletes, including, Bollywood stars, cricket players, football players, Yogis, Crossfit athletes, bodybuilders and just people who wanted to document themselves. My commercial clients are multinationals, supplement companies, clothing brands,  gyms and health clubs, to the small personal fitness professionals. With the  very little spare time I do get, I enjoy teaching small private workshops and working out and traveling.