Amazing Poleshoot at Butterfly Fitness, Sheffield

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It was once again my great pleasure to do another poleshoot with the skilled and all round amazing ladies at Butterfly Fitness.

Previous to this time round we have experimented with crisp white backgrounds, and even taken the shoot out into the stunning Peak District. For the latest shoot, we decided that we would bring the scene inside, to get some texture, and to work with some stark shade and light. Initially we wanted to shoot inside Portland Works which offered great big windows, exposed brick walls, and interesting and dramatic light and shadow.

Unfortunately, at the last moment, Portland Works declined, saying that they did not want to be associated with fitness, meaning that we could no longer use the room for the shoot. It was, as they say, their loss.


With time ticking away and to continue our original plan, we decided to shoot at the Butterfly Fitness studio itself, as it does have some windows that allowed in some natural light. Combining this with the studio strobes I could pick out some beautiful silhouettes and shapes.

Each person had a half hour shoot each, which might not seem that long a time, but pole fitness is hard work and requires immense levels of fitness. Its awe inspiring to see their skill and fitness level – as for me, I can’t even do one pull up although I am working on it.

A little over a week later and I distributed CDs of the edited pictures to everyone, ready to be shared on Instagram, Facebook and other media.

If you run a club or group and would like some professional and stunning photos to show off and share then hit that contact button.

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