Glamour Model Portfolio For Miss Fitness Contestant

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Miss Fitness contestant for NPC show in Las Vegas sought Glamour Photographer

Recently I received an enquiry from Taletha enquiring after a Glamour Photography Model Portfolio.

Taletha had entered a Miss Fitness contest in Las Vegas.  She’s American but working in Afghanistan as a civilian!

Not sure how I could help, I replied checking she knew where our studio is based.  She was stopping off in Suffolk on her way back to America.  And she was very impressed with the photographs I took of Aaron in Suffolk Guys Photography For Mr Fitness Contestant.

We booked Taltha’s photography for her model portfolio at the best time possible.  It was about ten days out from her competition so she was not as close to competition condition as Aaron.  Women can get as low a fat level as men, and Aaron had got exceptionally lean.

Intrigued about how Taletha was working in Afghanistan, we chatted quite a bit about it during her photography.  She’s an ex-US Marine and actually likes it over there.  She had some previous experience modelling for bridal gowns back in America when she used to be something like a size zero.

Taletha had the posing bikini made especially for the competition.

As I discovered, there are quite a lot of differences between Miss Fitness and Bodybuilding contestants.  The following images are the only poses they do for Miss Fitness and they never clench their fists for maximum muscularity.  The poses are designed to retain feminity whilst displaying the their form to great affect.

Taletha just over a week away from her Miss Fitness contest with the NPC in Las Vegas.

Taletha just over a week away from her Miss Fitness contest with the NPC in Las Vegas.

The placement of her hands and in particular the two fingers pointing forward from her hand on her hip is an important part of the Miss Fitness pose.

The placement of her hands and in particular the two fingers pointing forward from her hand on her hip is an important part of the Miss Fitness pose.

I enhanced the contrast in this image to deep the shadows that sculpt her form.  Her abdominal muscles are starting to show and I've no doubt will have been much more defined by the competition.

I enhanced the contrast in this image to deep the shadows that sculpt her form. Her abdominal muscles are starting to show and I’ve no doubt will have been much more defined by the competition.

A side pose still required all the precise positioning of her hands.  To help create an accurate pose, I bought the full length mirror from the make-up changing area into the photography room.

A side pose still required all the precise positioning of her hands. To help create an accurate pose, I bought the full length mirror from the make-up changing area into the photography room.

How I Took These Glamour Photographs

In contrast to the photographs I took of Aaron I wanted to retain a feminine look rather than a completely chiseled appearance.

So, instead of using my beauty dish, I used my 1.4M Bowens umbrella.  This creates a much softer light as the light is generated over a larger area.  Also the umbrella’s inside is covered with a white cloth, which greatly reduces speckled highlights.

tI used the same techniques to deepen the shadows and bring out Taletha’s form but not as stark.

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About the author: Director, Photographer & Artist of PatB Photography. Award winning photographer and member of SWPP & SIFGP. Featured in cosmopolitan.co.uk, Photo Pro, Alt Fashion. Clients include; BT, Samurai Sports, ItalClean, KeyAgent & AutoTrader.

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