Workouts for Photographers: How to Stay in Your Best Shape

Years ago, I entered a mentally dark place that led to me becoming clinically obese. It prompted me to write a popular piece about how photo-walking helped me lose weight. The Phoblographer has also talked to various folks about self-care. With it currently being summer in the US, we believe it’s time to talk about workouts for photographers. So we spoke to a few fantastic photographers about how they stay in shape. 

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Corey Jenkins on Photographing Crossfit Athletes

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All images by Corey Jenkins. Used with permission.

Corey Jenkins is an advertising photographer located in Southern California and he’s always had a thing for photographing sports. In high school, he would photograph his friends riding skateboards, playing sports, riding bikes, etc. But a leg injury prevented him from running for a while and that solidified him spending time on the sidelines shooting rather than playing.

Flash forward to 2015, and he’s recently shown off an incredible photo project highlighting Crossfit athletes as they train for a competition. We talked to him about how he created the scenes, gaining the trust of athletes, and his mentality when going into the project.

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