Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “fitness photographer

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


Over 11,000

We had over 11,000 live listeners on my most recent appearance on Blog Talk Radio with “Chatting With Sherri“. Actually that is my third time on Blog Talk Radio with Sherri.

“7th anniversary of award winning author’s Sherri Rabinowitz’s show Chatting With Sherri! Join Sherri as she chats with writers, actors and other artists about their work. A fun relaxing chat with all kinds of amazing exciting creative people. We also have a series shows under the umbrella of Sherri’s Playhouse; where playwrights and actors get a chance to strut their stuff! The home of The Chatty Award for most live listens and downloads!”

I hope I said something fun! “Chatting With Sherri

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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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No To Bullies!

While doing a publicity and workout photo shoot with my good friend Kerstin Schulze, she had a message to share. She was bullied as a kid too.

Now she lives her life to carry a message and be a role model to so very many as an actress, a fitness personality and a Mom. Take a minute for her very spontaneous and heartfelt moment…


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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Surround Yourself

Much of what Kerstin has to say is mirrored by me. “Surround yourself with people of the same powerful energy”. She is one extraordinary individual.

A tremendous photo and video shoot. Thank You Kerstin Schulze. Big Thank You’s to the wonderful Estee Lauder featured Makeup Artist Blanche LeBeau; my so very talented assistant for the day Shauna Toerner, amazing hair styling by Phata Chavis.

Photo shoot notes… Photographs with a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor. Videos shot on Fujifilm X-H1 and X-T1 cameras. Shot at FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Thanks!

Kerstin Schulze


Behind The Scenes YouTube Featured

Behind the scenes with Kerstin Schulze. An amazing athlete and actress currently starring in a YouTube produced original series. Featured in many major brand television commercials. A day spent creating publicity photos, and photos and videos and for an upcoming behind the scenes workout series. Watch for it, Kerstin is an inspirational and extraordinary woman!

Photo shoot notes… Makeup by the Estee Lauder featured artist Blanche LeBeau. The amazing hair styling by Phatara Chavis. My assistant for the day, the multi-talented behind and in front of the camera Shauna Toerner. Video shot on Fujifilm X-Series cameras and lenses. Photographs shot on a Hasselblad digital camera system. Lighting by Broncolor. Location, FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles.

For shoot inquiries, feature and advertising, please contact me at Ian@SecondFocus.com Thanks!


Everything About Cardio

I really enjoyed shooting this video for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Actually a little long for social media, but it really explains the good and bad about “cardio machines” for weight loss. Everybody wonders about why they can march on that treadmill for hours and hours and never lose a pound. I know this is a hot topic; very quickly it was watched by a few thousand people. Check it out…


Warrior Woman!

One of the most incredible women I know, Kerstin Schulze. Accomplished fitness star and trainer, actress seen in many features and commercials. A role model for those who are bullied, feel different or left out. We will be seeing much more of Kerstin and her message of being a better you.

From our photo and video shoot just a few days ago. Make up by the Estee Lauder featured artist, Blanche LeBeau. Hair by @phatarachavis. My assistant for the day, the many talented Shauna Toerner.

Shoot notes… Hasselblad digital camera system for photographs. Video shot on Fujifilm X-Series Cameras. Lighting by Broncolor. FD Photo Studio in downtown Los Angeles. Thank You!

Kerstin Schulze


Would Have Been Playing Video Games

I often get asked, what is the hardest part of working out. The answer is always, getting to the front door of the gym in the first place. Get that accomplished and everything else will fall into place. One of my videos for Palm Springs Fitness Center.

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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Over 17,000 And 21,000 So Far

Just six weeks ago, we had over 17,000 listeners and since then over 21,000 downloads of the podcast. I wonder what I said that was so good? Chatting with Sherri at https://bit.ly/2sDqCLJ Thanks!
Featured photograph of Maria Bertrand shot with a Hasselblad digital camera system.
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Free Gym Stuff And Hire Me

I am going to promote my favorite gym to you, Palm Springs Fitness Center. I have worked out there for years. I do my photos and videos there. I do the gym photos and video and manage their social media. Of course I did this video too.
 
Here is my point. I have been in gyms for decades and really know what I am doing. But so many people are in the gym getting nothing accomplished because they just do not know what to do. And they do things wrong and get hurt.
 
So here is a chance for you to get some free training and workout free too. And of course I want you to marvel at my wonderful simple video and hire me to do some for you! Or maybe manage your social media. Thanks! My e-mail is Ian@SecondFocus.com

Firefighting And Fitness

From a magazine feature series I produced and photographed for Iron Man Magazine. It was about fitness in the military. This was a training day with the firefighters at March Air Reserve Base. That is their training aircraft fuselage burning with aviation fuel. Me right behind them shooting photographs.

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What I Do…

I get asked about what I do to relax when I am not shooting photos and video of gorgeous women for ads and magazine features. Or when I am not shooting bodybuilders and gym workouts. Or when I am not doing photos and videos of aircraft or flying in them. Well I hang out with friends, take some road trips, shop for a new car.


Mr. Natural Olympia Talks Cardio

My work in bodybuilding and fitness as a photographer has allowed me to meet some great people. Like my friend Mr. John Hansen who has the title as the very first Mr. Natural Olympia.

Here in a segment of video we did at Palm Springs Fitness Center. Treadmill and StairMaster, how and why from a guy who really knows his stuff.


Zumba Makes For Smiles And Laughs

Quick video interview with Karen about her Zumba classes at Palm Springs Fitness Center. Great fun doing these videos, she has such a great smile and laugh and enthusiasm!


“The Hardest Part Is Walking Through That Door”

I have photographs, videos and features published in bodybuilding and fitness many thousands of times over. But I find doing these video features for Palm Springs Fitness Center among my very favorites. Such wonderful people!

 


Torso Twisting

A quick and simple video story for Palm Springs Fitness Center. Great fun doing these! Torso twisting with fitness trainer Aaron and his client Ken who has lost 40 pounds!


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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Squats & Social Media

From my photo shoot with Mark Ebinger and a Social Media post from it…

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Lifting weights, a little or a lot, it all makes you stronger, no matter how old you are. For your body and your mind, working out has always been shown to be one of the best things you can do for yourself ever!

Come on in and give it a try at Palm Springs Fitness Center! For A Free 7-Day Pass, text PSFC to 95577. All in air-conditioned comfort and fun! And any questions, just check in with one of our trainers to get you going on your fitness journey. Thanks!


NEWD GYM

My first thought about a NEWD GYM was maybe with the right crowd lol

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NEWD GYM! Not here anyway, we have a keep your clothes on policy. But we can help you look and feel much better this time of year in those shorts and bikinis or less!

Come on in and workout for Free! For A Free 7-Day Pass, text PSFC to 95577. All in air-conditioned comfort and fun! Thanks!