A Fitness Shoot I Just Had To Take It Outside

I don’t do much indoor work.  But I do like to shake it up once in a while, come out of my comfort zone, and photograph something different.   As with any shoot I do, I like to use people who are the “real deal.”  So I asked our awesome senior fitness trainer, Tristin, who we know from the Northside Health and Fitness in Taos  if we could do a shoot in her studio with one of her clients.  Her client, Teresa, is also the real deal who works at keeping herself fit.

Personal trainer with client in home studio, Taos New Mexico doing Basu shuffle sqats.

Personal trainer with client in home studio – Taos, New Mexico – doing Bosu shuffle squats.

Well wouldn’t you know it.  The day the shoot was scheduled it snowed.  And the snow stuck to the trees and sagebrush.  This is an uncommon event in Taos because typically the snow is light and dry and most snowstorms come with wind.  This snow was wet, sticky and windless which made for a beautiful wintery landscape.  After a couple of hours of studio work, I just couldn’t take it anymore!  It didn’t take much to convince Tristin and Teresa to do a few rounds outside, doing walking lunges and power walking in the snowy landscape.

Personal Trainer and client doing walking lunges with weights in Taos, New Mexico

Personal Trainer and client doing walking lunges with weights in Taos, New Mexico

For the indoor work, the lighting was ganged speedlights through an umbrella and one speedlight for fill.  The trick was to keep the lights from reflecting in the glass.  Outside, because of the overcast skies and white landscape, it was just point and shoot baby!  Can’t get much easier or more flattering for my seasoned fitness models.  You know my motto:  Shoot what’s happening.  We can shoot indoors almost anytime but this kind of landscape, especially this early in the season, is rare.  Always wish I could have shot longer.

Personal Trainer and client power walking with weights, Taos New Mexico

Personal Trainer and client power walking with weights – Taos,  New Mexico

2 Responses to “A Fitness Shoot I Just Had To Take It Outside”

  1. John Mc Laine says:

    Nice shoot! But, i rather not going outside if it’s snowy. I can’t take the cold. :P

  2. Tammy Andie says:

    “Point and shoot baby”! That’s the kind of lighting I like!

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