Photo Shoot: Bodybuilder (Nigel St Lewis)

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: October 9, 2012

Category: Videos

Hey Folks,

How’s it going?

Tuesday already? Geez seems like only yesterday it was Monday 🙂

Ok a quick post today to share some new pictures with you; so new in fact these were only shot yesterday.

This was a promotional photo shoot for Bodybuilder Nigel St Lewis who is competing this coming Sunday where a 1st place will see him off to compete in Atlanta, USA; fingers firmly crossed!

Keeping it Simple
As for the photo shoot, when it comes to photographing physiques I’m a huge fan of using minimal lighting; in fact for this entire shoot I used just 2 lights and for a few shots used just the one.

As for editing/retouching very little was done to these images; in fact I’m guessing no more than 2 minutes per picture:

  • Removing Blemishes
  • Midtone contrast boost
  • Sharpening
  • Vignette

Of course there’s the Black & White conversion but this time rather than using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, I used the Film Pack from DXO Image Science which incidentally is pretty much where I’m turning to now but more on that in another post.


In case you missed it, here’s a preview of some video footage I shot of Nigel some weeks back which along with photos will be used to create a digital ebook portfolio for Nigel’s promotional side of things:
Of course there’s a lot more images that came out of this 2 hour shoot but I thought I’d just post these up to give you an idea of the kind of look we were working on.

Oh and regular readers of this blog may remember I’ve photographed Nigel before following his first ever competition. You can check out pictures from that shoot here [Link] and what you’ll notice is how much Nigel’s physique has moved on since then; geez what I would have given for genetics like his back when I was competing!

As always if you have any questions or comments then please feel free to make use of the comments section below or drop me an email.

In the mean time though I’m off out with Mrs D as today is Usday i.e. putting down the tools and spending a day away somewhere together 🙂

Have a good one and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow,

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  1. Clive Litchfield

    I really like the low key minimalist lighting plus you managed to get plenty of detail in muscle definition. Looking froward to your selections ebook.



  2. Stu Cosgrave

    love the lighting and composition on these – very nicely done Glyn.



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