I have just recently concluded a photo shoot of fitness personality Herny Suraya at Tiffani by i-Zen, Mont Kiara. The supposedly quick and simple shoot was to be at a roof-top infinity pool overlooking Mont Kiara. Coach Herny is an outdoor specialist and Head Coach for Daily Muscle Transformation Camp, a certified GX instructor for RPM and Body Pump, and a certified Yoga instructor.
Herny comes with over 10 years of hands-on experience in the Fitness Industry. She specialized in Fat loss, Outdoor Lifestyle Management, Pre & Post Pregnancy Fitness, Functional Training and Heart Rate-Specific Training. She was the former Group Exercise Manager for the largest fitness chain in Malaysia.
Here are some of the pictures taken during this roughly one and a half hour shoot in a non-planned “gun-and-go” style. Told you it was a quick and simple setup! I used a shoot through umbrella speed light as my key and another 1-2 bare headed speed lights (cross lit at most instances) to carve her body and bring out its tone.
I never expected the shooting location to be this “exposed” before I arrived. Not having brought my “weights” or sand bags, my umbrella light stand was waving like a sail in the wind. Working next to water wasn’t a comforting experience with all my sensitive equipment. I had to take extra care. In fact, my umbrella slipped and fell into the 1.2m pool when I was setting up!
It was a cloudy day and thankfully, it wasn’t a nuked-up afternoon to make life difficult for my speed lights in trying to overpower the ambient. I still managed to stop down and squeeze some details out of the sky.
Don’t let her looks and size fool you; this mother of two is tough-as-nails, and tougher still is her determination. As a Federation of International Sports, Aerobics and Fitness-certified personal trainer, lifestyle coach and mountaineer, Coach Herny is always setting new and progressively more ambitious goals, and it is no wonder that she inspires the same in others, giving good tips for better health and living (learn more at fitnessgeko.com).
Herny is also a Mountain Hiking enthusiast, having climbed many mountains across Malaysia including Mt Tahan and Mt Kinabalu which she has scaled 10 times. Her most recent feat is completing her maiden journey to the Everest base camp. Next up on her list is conquering Mount Kilimanjaro, and eventually, Everest.