Photography by Ian L. Sitren

Posts tagged “NPC

Fitness Marketing

We take it as common place seeing neck lanyards with company names at events and conventions etc. But that was certainly not the case 15 years ago at bodybuilding and fitness events. At one of the major amateur bodybuilding competitions, thousands of attendees, competitors and guests all had their passes on plain black lanyards. I said to Bodybuilding.com, let’s make lanyards and give them free to all of the bodybuilding and fitness event producers around the country, even around the world. Within the next few months and going forward, hundreds of thousands of people at these events became individual billboards for Bodybuilding.com.

BBcom Neck Lanyard


Naturally!

At the Iron Man Naturally Championships yesterday at the FitExpo Anaheim. An extraordinarily striking Jessica Lopez at her first show. Winning 1st Place in both Bikini Open Novice Class B and Bikini Class B. Actually I had no doubt about it during judging which is why I made sure I shot some photographs of her. Outstanding!

Jessica Lopez


Iron Man Naturally Championships Competitors

Some great competitors who crossed my lens on stage at the Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016 at the FitExpo Los Angeles last weekend.

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Jim Clifford at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Lene Alexandre at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Derrick Cole at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Alexis Donahoe at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Grace Marlin at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Johanna De La Vega at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships

Iron Man Naturally Championships 2016

Charlisa Nicole Villar at the 2016 Iron Man Naturally Championships


That Was Me

Thank You to so very many for your kind words in the last few days about my bodybuilding and fitness show photography. Not a new thing for me to shoot shows.

Actually I am the photographer who was very first credentialed for Bodybuilding.com to shoot their very first Olympia coverage about a dozen years ago. That’s right! Before me Bodybuilding.com never was allowed a photo press credential for the Olympia.

I went on to shoot over 20 shows per year for them all around the country including the Arnold, other pro shows and the bigger amateur shows. Remember when you would get up in the morning and see the show photos from the night before on the Bodybuilding.com website. That was me shooting the show, staying up all night along with one person back at Bodybuilding.com headquarters getting that all online. We pioneered that along with many other show reporting innovations. I could tell you some great and fun stories for sure about those times.

Of course you have seen my show photos in the magazines and on the magazines covers along the way too. But my favorites have always been the advertising, both online and print ads for Bodybuilding.com. Even Jamie Eason was first seen for Bodybuilding.com when I photographed her for them for the very first time.

This is a computer wallpaper that was done back then. There was one of those done weekly and for a few years almost all from my photos. It was all great fun and I still love doing it! Thanks Again!

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Strap In!

It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Your pilot Sharon Lim at the Palm Springs Air Museum. Your aircraft, a Boeing PT-17 A75N1 Stearman. U.S. Navy 555. Photo shoot with Makeup and Hair Styling by Natalie Lyle.

Sharon Lim at the Palm Springs Air Museum


Another Side Of Ashley…

I said I would show you another side of Ashley Owens Gulina from our photo shoot. I hope you like this side as much as everyone liked her other side yesterday. You can sure see the hard work she put in to get her on stage at the NPC USA Figure competition in Las Vegas last weekend. And I must give a big Thank You to Natalie Lyle for her superb Makeup and Hair Styling for the day.

Ashley Owens Guilna


My Date… Well My Photo Shoot Date…

When my date showed up yesterday I decided to not post on Facebook all day. Well she was actually my photo shoot date. Ashley Owens Gulina fresh from her weekend on the NPC Figure stage at the USA in Las Vegas. That working out stuff does a body good! And she is so beautiful. Over the top fantastic Makeup and Hair Styling all day by Natalie Lyle. 

Ashley Owens Guilna


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Getting Ready For The West Coast Classic Bodybuilding Competition…

Getting Ready For The West Coast Classic Bodybuilding Competition...

Travis Ely getting ready to stand on stage tomorrow at Lonnie Teper’s NPC West Coast Classic. Getting in some posing practice in the mirror with his coach Jake Sawyer. Looking good and looking even better tomorrow!


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A Very Beautiful Winner!

A Very Beautiful Winner!

A huge congratulations to Randalene Sergent winning the Overall Bikini Competition at the NPC Southern California Championships this Saturday in San Diego! When I first photographed Randalene and spent the day with her, a couple of years ago, I knew she was someone very special. She is just beautiful, and has sculpted an amazing physique topped off with a wonderful personality. And looking at Randalene though the viewfinder of a camera is one of life’s great wonders! Going to be seeing much more of Randalene Sergent! Outstanding!


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Team Kim Oddo Welcomes You To the NPC Grand Prix!

Team Kim Oddo Welcomes You To the NPC Grand Prix!

My photograph of Xavisus Gayden Ifbb Pro is the one inviting you by Team Kim Oddo to Jon Lindsay’s NPC Grand Prix in Culver City on April 12th. Stand on stage and go and have fun! And don’t forget to send me a note about being in front of my cameras. Maybe it is time!


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Looks Good There!

Loks Good There!

I am sure happy I shot this photograph of Travis Ely. It looks really great on the website for the Iron Man Magazine Naturally Championships. Very Fun!


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Another Look At Travis Ely…

Another Look At Travis Ely...

Another look at Travis Ely at his win at the Iron Man Magazine Naturally Championships this weekend at the Los Angeles FitExpo. The three things he had going right for him in getting ready for this show… 1. His willingness to listen and learn. 2. Coaching and training by Jake Sawyer. 3. A great haircut lol!


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Winner!

Winner!

What is this guy yelling about! Well he won his class at the Iron Man Magazine Naturally Championships yesterday at the Los Angeles FitExpo! That’s why!

Travis Ely looking great alongside a total of 164 competitors at the Los Angeles Convention Center amidst 460 booths and displays, other sports events and record breaking crowds.

And a win for Travis is also a win for Jake Sawyer who coached him through his training, nutrition and posing even right up when he was on stage. Outstanding!

By the way, do I take great show photos or what lol !


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Getting Ready!

Getting Ready!

Travis Ely has been working hard! He is getting ready for the Iron Man Magazine Naturally Championships this coming Saturday at the Los Angeles FitExpo. Jake Sawyer has been coaching him throughout the last couple of weeks and the difference he has made in Travis is just amazing. A big round of applause for both these guys! Outstanding!