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People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig

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4. Endurance

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I was on assignment to photograph Chris Lieto, four-time Ironman Champion, for a cover and feature story in Triathlete magazine. The first part of the shoot involved capturing some pictures of Chris in action while he was riding up a world-class climb in the Santa Barbara Mountains. This is what he calls fun and the definition in his leg muscles tells a thousand tales.

Canon 5DMii, 24–70mm lens, f/5.6

ENDURANCE ATHLETES fascinate me the most. I think this is because their efforts have so many parallels to life—they are in it for the long haul and their goal is to win. Chris Lieto is one of those athletes. A top ironman triathlete, ...

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