If youve been reading our fitness blog I know what youre thinking: Uh oh. Foxhound with their shirts off again. Yep. Our first official bodybuilding photo-shoot has become our second official Foxhound-team-effort-photo-shoot (if you missed our first one, the grad shoot, its right here).
So what makes this one special? Well. It took a lot of work, mostly in the gym. The photo-shoot itself was also rather tough. Flexing isnt as fun as our smiles make it seem. But thats the test of a true bodybuilding pose, right? Can you hold it while smiling. So we tried our best to smile our hearts out. A lot of effort went into the poses themselves, too. There are a lot of particulars to each pose.
The photography is probably what youre curious about though. They arent HDR photos and they arent paintedin fact, they arent even touched up! We got this effect by combining four things: Dynamic lighting, olive oil, boosted clarity (Adobe Lightroom) and Jareds sharpening algorithm (Adobe Photoshop). I know everyone paints on muscles these days, and its more or less accepted. But this isnt 300 or Twilight, this is our attempt at a legitimate bodybuilding shoot, so we tried to keep it real. We didnt brush on muscles with make-up, we didnt paint them in Photoshop, we didnt selectively boost shadowswe didnt even remove pimples or smooth out pores. This is us . . . albeit well lit and covered in olive oil.