Photo Guide

Why Are Progress Photos So Important?
Progress photos provide the kind of insight that no other method of measurement can. Weight, body measurements and even body scans are fantastic methods of establishing starting points and tracking progress but being able to visually see your body structure allows us to provide the most accurate and tailored program to suit you as an individual.

A perfect example of why photos are so vital is when someone shows minimal changes in weight throughout the Challenge but their before and after photos are completely different. This is because it is possible to reduce body fat AND build muscle over the course of the Challenge, therefore, physical weight may not change substantially but body composition and shape will.

What Do My Photos Need To Show?
All photos must show your entire body from head to toe.

When Should I Take My Photos?
We want you to be consistent with the time of day your photos are taken. Photos taken first thing in the morning after waking and before eating or exercising are ideal.

What Should I Wear For My Photos?
For Men: Shorts, briefs or underpants with no shirt on.
For Women: Bikini or crop top and shorts.

How Many Photos Do I Need To Take?
We need you to take 3 photos in 3 different body positions:

  1. Facing front on to the camera.
  2. Facing side on to the camera (either facing left or right) with your arms by your side.
  3. Facing away from the camera showing your back.

    Remember that all photos must show your entire body from head to toe.

What Pose Should I Hold While Taking My Photos?
You should have a relaxed pose in each photo, with:

  1. Your feet approximately shoulder width apart
  2. Your arms hanging by your sides
  3. Your hands relaxed
  4. No flexing

Other Things To Take Note Of

1. The Height Of The Camera

  • If you have someone taking photos for you, take note of the height that they take your photos at so that they can be replicated.
  • If you are taking photos yourself, take note of, or take a photo of the setup/position where the camera will be placed so it can be replicated.

2. The Distance From The Camera To You

  • You will need to note how far away you are standing from the camera. Use either a tape measure or an approximate number of steps. This will ensure your photos can be replicated.

3. The Lighting In The Room

  • Lighting can play a major part in progress photos. We suggest taking your photos in an artificially lit room so that you can ensure the lighting is consistent throughout the Challenge. We suggest closing the blinds/curtains in the room to remove the natural light and taking note of which lights you have on for your photos.
  • Alternatively, if you choose to use natural lighting (having a window open) please ensure you take note of the time of day that your photos are taken so that you can replicate the conditions.

4. Position In The Room

  • It is essential to take note of the position in the room that you are taking your photos as shadows can be cast differently by changing your position. Make note of where you stand. Also, make note of where the camera or camera person is positioned to ensure your photos can be replicated.

Tips & Tricks
• Clean your camera lens. Your phone lens and camera lens can get really dirty. Give them a quick clean before taking your photos.
• No filters, no adjustments, leave your photos as they are taken.
• Using the same clothing can be beneficial to see progress when comparing before to after photos.
• Removal/trimming of body hair can help show definition.
• Use a well-lit room. Ensure the room is bright enough by using all lights available.
• Use the same room and the same position in the room for consistency purposes.
• Take photos at the same time of the day.
• No pumping up or doing push-ups before photos.
• Smile in all your photos.