Here is some information about a shoot with me, here in my studio at Newcastle.  I have the coolest old school gymnasium,  built with handmade weights and equipment from my father's gymnasium, one of the first in the country.

It has a gritty realism to it, no padding, no chrome and not a mirror in sight. I like to start with simple plain backgrounds and lighting that shows off your form beautifully. Then I break that set down to start working in the old gym.

The shoot itself goes for approximately 3 to 5 hours and we shall shoot hundreds of images.  From these, I then pick the very best to be part of the final edit.

Prior to the shoot, I want you to search the internet to find images that you like and send them to my email address at

If you give me this guidance, I know that along with my ideas, that you will be really happy with what we create. I can go about the shoot without this input from you, but it does help me understand how you would like to be photographed.  I can create any look or style of image that you may want.

In peak muscle season, the final edit can take between 2 to 4 weeks to complete as I am shooting every day.  I put as much time in to the edit as I do the shoot.  The final selection of images will be burned on to 2 discs. One that you can use, the other for you to put away in a safe place as a backup.

From start to finish, this will cost you $600. A $200 non-refundable deposit needs to be paid to secure the date.  For couples, it is $900 and we shoot for an entire day, to get it right.

You will treasure these images for ever. I will give you the very best photographs that you have ever had taken of yourself.

Dates fill quickly around the major competitions so please book me early so you do not miss out on a day that best suits your schedule.

If you have any questions at all regarding this, please do not hesitate to call me on

0417 210 010

Competitions come and go… photographs are forever

Have a great day

Carl Hensel

The Master of Muscle