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5 Ways To Document Your Fitness Journey In Pictures

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Whether you’re just starting out on a fitness journey or coming to the end of one, you’ll want a document of your time spent honing your body. In the future, if you’re flagging or your motivation is failing you, documenting your journey can really help to pick you back up and show you what results-oriented fitness work can do for you.

 

There are many ways you can track your fitness odyssey, but perhaps the best one is to do so in pictures. After all, what better evidence is there than photographic? You’ll be able to see how you used to look and compare it directly to your new, sculpted physique. It’s not always easy to know how to do this, though, or where to begin. Here are just some of the ways you can document your fitness journey in pictures.

 

Family photoshoots

 

It might not sound like the most obvious method, but setting up bespoke family photoshoots can be a great way to show off your fitness (and get some beautiful photographs of your nearest and dearest in the process). Great services like Venture Photography can provide beautifully-structured photos of you and your loved ones, and there’s no better way to show off how photogenic you feel now that you’re slimmer and more toned. Of course, a family photoshoot isn’t all about you, so you’ll need to give some air time to your loved ones too! If you’re not a family-oriented person, then most services will shoot you with your pet or perhaps even alone. However you choose to do it, a photoshoot is a fantastic demonstration of everything you’ve been working towards.

 

Apps

 

There’s a whole market out there for fitness apps which also allow you to take pictures of yourself to document your progress. Apps like Snapsie and Progress offer dedicated frameworks around which you can take your fitness progress pictures, along with fitness tips, health info and more. Using these apps you can build a comprehensive timeline of what your journey looked like from beginning to end, as well as giving yourself an injection of much-needed motivation when you start to flag. Many of these apps have integrated social media sharing features, so you’ll be able to quickly and easily show your friends how you’re doing, and some of them even have smarter and more interesting features like a video slideshow of your progress.

 

Selfies

 

It sounds pretty obvious, but perhaps the easiest and most cost-effective way to document your fitness journey is simply by using the camera on your phone. If you’re thinking of making a selfie story about your fitness, be aware that you shouldn’t be using those high-angle shots that everyone on social media uses. Those shots are flattering, sure, but they’re also not realistic or indicative of how you actually look. The proper fitness selfie is one that’s taken in front of a mirror where you can see your entire body and its contours and shapes. If you do want to show off your new body, make sure you’re doing it for the right reasons and not just because you’re an incurable narcissist.

 

Stories

 

Many social media apps, like Instagram and Facebook, now offer the possibility of creating stories. If you’re unfamiliar with these, they’re basically like slideshow-style narratives you can construct out of the images you’ve taken. They’re not particularly complex, and there’s no rules on what constitutes a good Insta story and what doesn’t. With that in mind, once you’ve saved up all your fitness photos, why not assemble them into a social media story for your friends? That way you can see all of your progress at once, and you can remind yourself of the good (and bad) times along the way. We’re probably preaching to the choir when it comes to social media savvy types, but if you’re not up on your apps then this is a great way to photograph your fitness journey.

 

Professional fitness photography

 

Believe it or not, some photographers specialise in fitness photography. Unlike live sports photographers, fitness photographers often stage and frame their photos in artistic ways in order to emphasise the skill and prowess of the subject. If you think you’re ready for the next level, why not look into enlisting the services of a fitness photographer? This is an especially great idea for those who are looking to get into personal training. Having professional-quality shots of you at your absolute best is only going to attract more clients, after all. Even if you’re not looking to pursue this line of work, it still pays to have some top-quality shots of you in your element. Think about hiring a fitness photographer to truly maximise the gains and progress you’ve made.

 

 

We hope these tips on how to photograph your fitness journey have helped. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re on a steady maintenance road, we wish you all the best.

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