Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “fitness photographer

A Conversation With Me

This was great fun! Click on it to watch. Other Photo Conversations presented by John Cornicello include some of the most well known photographers of our time.


Fitness Trainer

From my photo shoot with fitness trainer Mark Rosenberg. Yes the guy knows what he is doing. You can find him at https://www.instagram.com/markbrosenberg/


Abs And More

Great photo shoot with fitness trainer Mark Rosenberg here in Palm Springs. I worked him pretty hard; a couple of hours trail running in the desert and then to the gym. Outstanding!


Photographing Fitness

A very fun photo shoot this past week. Running out in the desert and lifting in a gym with a trainer here in Palm Springs. He looked great and found out that in my photo shoots, you work hard. And yes you can shoot out here in the hot weather.


Sergi

A very memorable photo shoot with Sergi Constance. One of my all time favorite photographs I have taken.

Sergi Constance in the deseert near Palm Springs California


In The Gym With Randalene

Looking forward to going back to doing photo shoots in the gym. Randalene Sergent in a photo shoot we did for Bodybuilding.com and Iron Man Magazine.


Windmill Tours

Here in Palm Springs we have windmill farms and they offer tours. I prefer to do my own. Here with my good buddy and fitness icon Sherry Goggin.


Returning to…

Looking forward to getting back to photographing people, fitness, fashion and more. My buddy Ashley in one of our photoshoots. Here after her appearance at the NPC National Figure Competition in Las Vegas. Makeup and hair styling by Natalie Lyle.


The Bus

This was a big shoot. One of the print advertisements planned for the year for Bodybuilding.com. One of the largest health and fitness retailers in the country and all online. I will only say that ultimately their sales did not reach one billion dollars per year, but it was a reasonable goal.

First I needed to rent a city bus. Went to Regional Transit Service “The Movie Bus People” in Riverside California and picked one out. Arranged for it to be driven to our location, the back parking lot at Gold’s Gym Venice.

Also arranged, a power generator for the lighting. The lighting was all along the length of the right side windows of the bus. Trucks, SUV’s and other vehicles along the left side of the bus to make it look like it was in traffic. Fitness people arranged ahead of time, and I knew if I needed more I could run into Gold’s where I knew many and could hire more. I had someone writing checks on the spot. We had wardrobe on hand for everyone which they got to keep. I had an automobile glass company on standby, if I wanted to pull the front windshield off the bus to get a different angle. Film L.A. delivered my film permit by courier that morning.

It was great fun seeing the early morning start from an empty parking lot, fill up as everything and everyone arrived and went into place. And then see it all leave and at the end of the day and return to an empty parking lot.


Ashley

I do love photographing beautiful women. I have photographed my buddy Ashley a few times. Waiting and watching something going on here.


Olympia 3 Of The Best

Three of the best bodybuilders of all time; Dexter Jackson, Jay Cutler and Phil Heath. One of the many Mr. Olympia’s in Las Vegas I photographed for Bodybuilding.com and many of the bodybuilding and fitness magazines.


Randalene

I have said it before, one of the most beautiful women I have ever photographed. And I have photographed her many times. My buddy Randalene Sergent. Makeup and hair styling by Natalie Lyle.

Photo Shoot With Randalene Sergent


Perfect Poolside Workout

The perfect poolside workout with a perfect Catherine Kwong in front of my camera. Hasselblad digital camera system and Broncolor lighting. Makeup Artist Natalie Lyle.

Catherine Kwong poolside in Palm Springs


Photographing Sherry

Photographing fitness icon Sherry Goggin at a wind farm in Palm Springs.


At The Beach

A behind the scenes look at a past photo and video shoot for Bodybuilding.com. Here with two of my assistants and makeup artist Victoria Rubell on the left. And obviously a behind the scenes photographer. We are off to the side as the video crew was shooting.

The video was shot to promote BodySpace, the social media for people interested in bodybuilding and fitness. It was designed to be done around my photoshoots which was for print advertising and magazine and online features.

From here on the beach in Marina Del Rey, we moved to the famous Gold’s Gym in Venice for the rest of the shoot.


Fit And Edgy

One of my favorite models, Bailey Daniels. Both fitness and edgy. Perfect for me! My go-to outdoor lighting system in bright overhead Palm Springs sun. The Broncolor white beauty dish, one head on a Broncolor 1200L Move pack. Hasselblad digital camera system. My other favorite outdoor lighting is none, just the bright sun. I like the harshness. Thanks!

Bailey Daniels poolside Palm Springs

Sergi

From my photo shoot with bodybuilder Sergi Constance, here in the desert near Palm Springs California.

A photo shoot that would work in today’s social distancing. Just myself and Sergi in the desert with no one around at all. Also simply done with a Canon 1V camera body, Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens and Kodak Tri-X film. Thanks!

Bodybuilder Sergi Constance in the desert near Palm Springs California

BodySpace Happy Town

One of a series I did for Bodybuilding.com “BodySpace” social media some time back. “BodySpace Physique Of The Month”, a series I photographed and wrote for Bodybuilding.com and also appearing in Iron Man Magazine monthly for three years.

Do watch this to the end. It will make you “Happy”. The videos like this one were produced around my photoshoots for the magazine feature, online features and print advertising. Thanks!


“Photo Conversations” Replay

Great fun today talking about my photography on “Photo Conversations” with John Cornicello. You can watch the replay with some of my photos and “tear sheets”. Thanks!
 
Truly incredible to be included in an ongoing series that has featured photo industry luminaries such as John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick, Kevin Raber, Jack Reznicki, Lee Varis, Michael Newler, Benjamin Von Wong, Jeff Schewe, Jeff Dunas, Mac Holbert, Greg Gorman and more.

 


Photo Conversation With Me

Coming up on Monday August 31 at 10am PST, very fun to be a guest on John Cornicello’s “Photo Conversations“. It is exciting to be included in an ongoing series that has featured photo industry luminaries such as John Paul Caponigro, Seth Resnick, Kevin Raber, Jack Reznicki, Lee Varis, Michael Newler, Benjamin Von Wong, Jeff Schewe, Jeff Dunas, Mac Holbert, Greg Gorman and more.

It is all free, so please join in and register in advance at https://cornicello.com/zoom It will also be on Facebook Live and YouTube. Thanks!

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Gym Photo Shoots

I sure do miss my gym photo shoots. Maybe we can get back to doing them again before next year. But for now going back in my archives, and I have a lot! Here with my best buddy Natalie Lyle. Makeup and hair styling by her too. Natalie actually started with me some years back right out of makeup school.

Natalie Lyle In The Gym

Natalie Lyle in the gym


Coming Up Tuesday

Coming up on this Tuesday August 11th at 1:00pm PST you will find me “Chatting With Sherri”. On BlogTalkRadio with downloads reaching over one million! At http://tobtr.com/11788122
 
Discussing where I have been in photography and where I am going, especially considering our current Covid-19 limitations. And my future long term project about the Yiddish Theatre in the early 20th Century.
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Chatting With Sherri With Me

My third “appearance” with “Chatting With Sherri”. Some of her broadcasts reach over one million downloads! August 11th at 1:00pm at http://tobtr.com/11788122 Thanks!

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Chatting With Sherri welcomes back multi-talented photographer; Ian L. Sitren!

Ian L Sitren is a multi-talented photographer. He creates amazing pictures of athletes, models, actors and aircraft! “As a little boy I used to build military aircraft models and hang them from the ceiling in my room. Now I get to photograph them and fly in historic and military airplanes from World War II and many others.”

“My project about the Yiddish Theatre has it’s beginning with my own family. Uncle Izzy as he was known in our family, was one of the pioneers of the Yiddish Theatre along 2nd Avenue in New York City along with the famous Maurice Schwartz. The impact of the Yiddish Theatre through the Century and today reaches from Edward G. Robinson, Irving Berlin, and even Marlon Brando and so very much more. Indeed without the Yiddish Theatre even “Apocalypse Now” may never have been the motion picture it became.”

“Photo excursions started out a few years ago with me just looking for interesting shoot locations. Then a couple of my friends wanted to come along so they became road trips for the purpose of finding the odd and unusual. One of the guys in our group does paintings from his photographs and is now in galleries here in Southern California and Montana and has been in number of prestigious art shows. Another of our group has also been successful in art shows with his photographs, here and abroad. Art Patron Magazine last year did a story about our photo excursions.”


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