Taking Gym Photos
I have been going to the gym almost everyday for the past 8 years. I rarely miss it, if I do miss a day I just don’t feel the same. A couple of weeks ago, the gym heard that I did a little amateur photography and asked me if I would take pictures for the new website that they were putting up. Seeing as a rarely decline the chance to take pictures I took on the project. We started yesterday and the first phase was taking portrait photos of all of the trainers against a white background. They wanted a super clean look that they could use on the website and something that would be easy to layer text and trainer bios up over. Photographing against a white background can be tricky and is actually one of the hardest things to do. To create a truly floating image you really need to over-expose the white background while getting the exposure on the subject just right. I have tried various methods to achieve the look but my favorite at the moment is to use continuous fluorescent lights to brighten up both the background and the subject. I have just found flashes to be too slow and do let me shotgun photos which I really like doing. Photographing against a white background can be hit or miss but it definitely provides a clean and distinct look for websites. Here is what I came up with for them.