Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 21, 2010
Rarely do men get credit for their strenuous leg workouts, but a new tabletop photo book, "Great Male Legs," is about to change that.
Bodybuilders, gym members, or simply guys with excellent leg genes are asked to take and submit digital pictures of their legs--calves, thighs, or full legs--in exchange for a featured photo spread in the book, and a link to their website in the back under Contributors. Creativity, sharp focus, and good lighting are the key to getting your photos included.
"This is a great way for a gym or an independent bodybuilder to gain some attention," says editor, Victor Rook. But the book is open to all men, not just diehard muscled gym-goers. "Even guys with beer bellies are often gifted with great leg genes. We're looking for all varieties, not just the most muscular."
The book will also include archival photos from famous 19th and 20th century bodybuilders, like Eugene Sandow, who was known for his sinewy leg muscles. Men active in sports like wrestling, rugby, and mixed martial arts, where strong legs are a great advantage, are also encouraged to submit their photos.
"Many men have been told they have great legs, but may be reluctant to take pictures and be honored in this way," says Rook. "But women have been for centuries. Now it's time for guys to get their just recognition."
When taking photos, use a tripod and camera timer, shoot handheld close-ups, or have a friend take the photos for you. Good lighting is essential, and the camera must be able to take pictures at two megapixels or greater. The larger the resolution, the better. Including props like bicycles, balls, and gym machines will add to the creative aspects of the shot. Experiment from many angles, and submit as many photos as you like.
Deadline and details for photo submission are available at http://www.wrestlemen.com/legs