MOST Magazine Fitness APR-MAY'15 ISSUE NO.1 - Page 14

FMM: What do you believe makes a perfect fitness model? JG: Besides the obvious-being fit, I need a model to be powerful in the eyes. They need to work hard, yet be comfortable and easy going. FMM: What kind of tools do you use for post processing? Explain your work flow. JG: I use Adobe Bridge to sort through and organize my photos. I then do all of my post-work in Camera Raw and Photoshop CC2014. FMM: You have an amazing way of making your subject stand out in the image. Is it your lighting or the post production or both? JG: It’s absolutely both. I can’t bring out drama in post if the lighting wasn’t just right. I’m very meticulous with my lighting because I know what I can bring out later in post. The two combined together make photos come alive! FMM: Do you prefer color vs BW and why? JG: I really have no preference. I think each photo calls out to be either color or BW. I do love the 14 || FITNESS M A G A Z I N E || APRIL / MAY 2015 power of BW though and feel they tend to be the most dramatic, but just not every photo is meant to be in BW. FMM: You also paint-tell us about your painting and what is your motivation? JG: I always sucked at drawing and painting… BAD. There was just something in me that wanted to figure it out. So I did, and I was absolutely shocked and thrilled to death. It’s been one of the most enlightening and exciting experiences for me. It’s a lot of fun creating something with hands on materials (oil and canvas) as opposed to the digital process. I feel every ten years I do a creative shift and it’s been ten years since I started photography. Painting and video have been my new outlets, outside of photography of course. FMM: How can MOST readers find you? Website, blog, facebook, etc. JG: (blog link is on my site), facebook/justingrantphoto & justingrantphotography, Instagram: justingrantphoto