When taking portraits of men, a photographer wants to focus on different features.
With fitness fashion, men desire to look masculine. As a photographer I would want to emphasize parts of his physique such as his chest, arms, and jaw line to portray strength and masculinity. I’d angle the man to create shadows and highlights in these certain areas to show more definition.
With my fitness model, I encouraged him to improve his pose by lifting one arm around his head. I then asked him to rotate his bicep which emphasized the muscle for the photo. I also encouraged some of my male models to bring their shoulder blades together which lifted their chests and improved posture. I had my models touch an item of their clothing such as a tie or their suit jacket.
The portraits of men below are examples of fitness and fashion photoshoots.
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