Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “fitness photo shoot

Film Was Is Good

I was still shooting film for my gym features long after everyone else went to digital. Here my buddy Jake Sawyer was the subject for me shooting a Leica M7 with Kodak Tri-X film. I love the look of film shot with a Leica and still do.

I did have to go digital to accommodate the need for fast turnaround when I was shooting bodybuilding and fitness competitions. Most of the time the photos were uploaded and online for my client, Bodybuilding.com, by the next morning. More of the photos would then go to the magazines and be in the next print issues. I was shooting 25 – 30 competitions per year all around the country.

Jake Sawyer


Two In The Gym

Photo shoot with a Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thank You!

At Cruz 2 Fitness personal training gym here in Palm Springs with Naomi (and Naomi). Best personal training ever!

Naomi Molina In The Gym


Fit In The Gym

What a great overall look of fitness! Weight training has done good for Naomi. From our photo shoot at Cruz 2 Fitness gym in Palm Springs. Real personal training that really makes all the difference. This is that on your refrigerator photo for after the holidays, new year fitness motivation!

Naomi Molina In The Gym

Photo shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

 


Behind The Scenes In The Gym

Behind the scenes in a gym photo shoot at Cruz 2 Fitness in Palm Springs. Naomi worked hard for almost 4 hours. You really lift in my photo shoots. My friend Aaron Cruz has built a tremendous personal training gym. More to come. Thanks!

Behind The Scenes In The Gym


A Favorite Cover

I have had my share of covers; but this one always remains one of my very favorites. Maybe because of the back story about how it landed the cover and a multi-page feature just before deadline. With my longtime friend, bodybuilder Robert Hatch.

Want to shoot with me or have a photo or ad assignment? Send me a note and Thanks! Ian@SecondFocus.com

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Nude, Instant & Fit

From our photo shoot with the gorgeous 56 year old Tammy Neslund. She is one incredibly fit Grandma and certainly a role model to be nude in our shoot. Love these throw back look instant print photographs with a Fujifilm Instax camera. The wonderful makeup by Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. At the Coachella Movie Ranch.

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Accidental Behind The Scenes

This is fun… One of the extra cameras was in movie mode during our photo shoot for a couple of minutes. Tammy Neslund with Estee Lauder featured makeup artist, Blanche LeBeau. At the Coachella Movie Ranch; a superb shoot location.


An Extraordinary Woman!

Such an extraordinary individual. 56 years old and a grandmother. Tammy Neslund from our photo shoot at the Coachella Movie Ranch.
 
Makeup and styling with Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting.

Tammy Neslund At 56


Grandma!

Tammy Neslund, age 56, mother of two and grandmother. Being fit and healthy is better and is the fountain of youth!

From our photoshoot at the Coachella Movie Ranch. Makeup and styling with Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche Lebeau. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Thanks!

Tammy Neslund At 56


Behind The Scenes With Tammy At 56

Behind the scenes in a fantastic photo shoot. Tammy Neslund at 56 years old; fit and gorgeous and wonderful, mother of two herself, 29 and 27, and a Grandma of two! Photos from the actual shoot coming up.

At the amazing Coachella Movie Ranch. Hair and Makeup with Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. Hasselblad digital camera system, Broncolor lighting and some fun instant photos with Fujifilm Instax. Way up there as one of my favorite photo photos ever! Thanks!

Special Thank You to Levi Vincent​ with the Palm Springs Film Alliance for the location and shoot accommodations!

Tammy Neslund Behind The Scenes


Fit At The Windfarm

One of my favorite photographs that I have ever shot. IFBB professional bodybuilder Tina Chandler after her appearance on stage at the prestigious Olympia in Las Vegas. Here in Palm Springs.

IFBB Proferssional Bodybuilder Tina Chandler in Palm Springs


Amazing Transformation

From my photoshoot with my friend Jessica Holohan. I hardly recognized her, she built an incredible body. Perhaps one of the astounding transformations I have seen in my years as a bodybuilding and fitness photographer. Good job!

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Shoot With Me

Most of you know me from my extensively published work in Bodybuilding and Fitness. I have photographed and done video with some of the most famous as well the up and comers. To say the least my favorites include the incredible Ava Cowan; featured in magazines, ads and on stage at the Olympia and Arnold.

I would love to work with more of you, it is always great fun too. So whether it is for your own portfolio, your fitness career, your company ads, or magazine features; send me a note here or an e-mail to Ian@SecondFocus.com. And Thanks!

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Behind The Scenes Amazon Fitness

Behind the scenes from our photo and video shoot yesterday, Sunday in Los Angeles. Video and comments by my assistant for the day, the very talented Shauna Toerner.

The incredible athlete, actress and standout personality, Kerstin Schulze. And Estee Lauder featured Makeup Artist Blanche LeBeau. At FD Studio, downtown Los Angeles.

The actual videos shot on Fujifilm X-Series cameras. Photographs shot on a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting with a Broncolor Move and Para 133. So much fun! Thank You All!

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Hasselblad Likes It

I like it when they like it! I shoot Hasselblad digital camera systems and Broncolor lighting. Only the best! But even better when the wonderful Catherine Kwong likes it!

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Gym People

From our photo shoot. A good reason why Palm Springs Fitness in my favorite gym. Gym owners who are actually gym people.

Palm Springs Fitness Center Owner Duyen Ariss along with her husband Carlos lift weights, watches those diets, and hits the treadmill just like the rest of us.

A lifestyle of fitness that makes for an understanding of the gym you want to have in your lifestyle too. You can get a Free 7-Day Pass to work on your fitness lifestyle, text PSFC to 95577. See you there and Thanks!

Duyen Ariss


DOMINATE MACHINE

DOMINATE MACHINE… Got that right! What’s on your t-shirt? Show it off and get it done. Ashley Owens-Gulina has been doing that! From our photo shoot.

At my favorite gym, Palm Springs Fitness Center. Get a Free 7-Day Pass by texting PSFC to 95577. Come on in and let me see your really cool t-shirt! We can take a photo and feature you!

Ashley In The Gym


EAT LIFT SLEEP REPEAT

From our photo shoot… EAT LIFT SLEEP REPEAT… Cortney Solomon keeps it simple. From our photo shoot at Palm Springs Fitness Center.

Cortney Solomon


Astounding Physique Building

Jessica Holohan from our photo shoot. One of the truly astounding physique building I have seen. And I have seen a lot! At my favorite gym, Palm Springs Fitness Center.

Jessica Holohan


Accomplishment

Accomplishment! And it really shows in many ways! Gym photo shoot with Jessica Holohan.

Jessica Holohan


You Work For It!

You work for it, you build it. A great body by Jessica Holohan! From our photo shoot. Outstanding!

Jessica Holohan


Dedication!

It is not easy to get my attention in the world of bodybuilding and fitness. I have seen so very many. But Jessica Holohan sure did because I knew right away she had put in a lot of hard work and dedication! I had not seen her in a long time so when she showed up for her photo shoot I was totally blown away! Fresh off an NPC Bikini Competition I hardly recognized her. Wow! Outstanding!

Jessica Holohan

Photo Shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Only the best!


The Gift Of Fitness

Learn from IFBB Figure Pro Ava Cowan; the gift of fitness is one gift that can stay with you forever. It can change as you need it, be made to fit any size, be put back on course when it gets off track. It lasts a lifetime and is always there on demand. And you can give it to yourself right now!

Ava Cowan in our fitness magazine photo shoot both in the gym and poolside in Palm Springs. Thanks!

Ava Cowan


More Raechelle

I had so very many comments, and in person, about my post of my photo shoot with Raechelle Chase from New Zealand that I thought I should post another photograph. Thanks!

IFBB Figure Professional Raechelle Chase from New Zealand in Palm Springs California.