THE BODY PHOTOGRAPHER:
Bill Dobbins is a photographer, writer and video maker based in Los Angeles.
FITNES MODEL PHOTOS
THE BODY PHOTOGRAPHER
Bill Dobbins was the Founding Editor of Flex Magazine. He was editor-in-chief, writer and photographer for Flex as the modern era of bodybuilding for men began in the 1980s. He was also on hand for the beginnings of bodybuilding for women - which then evolved into fitness, figure and physique - and was the first photographer to specialize in caputring great images of these amazine women.
Bill Dobbins physique photos have not only appeared in a wide variety of physique magazines and mainstream publications as well, but his work has also been exhibited in numerous art galleries and two museums. His attempt to show the artistic quality of both the male and female aesthetic muscular physique set his images apart from all other photographers who have attempted to capture the special nature of these bodies.
PHYSIQUE PHOTOGRAPHY IS SPECIALIZED
Whether for bodybuilding, fitness, figure, fitness modeling or male/female physique, getting great physique photographs is a very specialized effort. There is certainly the matter of lighting. It takes a very precise knowledge of studio lights or making use of natural light outdors to bring out the sculptural quality of the defined, muscular physique that makes it so unique and attractive.
There is also posing. How the muscular body is posed, what angle it is photographed from, contribute to a great degree in capturing the special nature of this kind of body and communicating to the viewer its special qualities.
Some excellent photographers wihout the experienc of doing this kind of work are not able to totally capture the excitement of the aesthetically devleoped athletic physique. Scores of people who are less photographers than they are owners of a digital camera can produce some nice, clear and well-exposed images that look like every other photo shot my modern digital cameras and have no great appeal except perhaps to the model who poses for them.
Remember - you many find it very exciting to see a nice likeness of yourself and upload it to a website or social media like Facebook. But if you have any ambitions to marketing yourself in an effective manner you need photos that other people are impressed by, that makes them pay attention and remember you. In the end, quality photos are created by talented, experienced and knowledgeable photographers - not by cameras.
And free photos are like free advice - easy to come by, not worth very much.
Bill Dobbins has three websites devoted to female physique photos - which are all accessible through this URL: