Nicole Wilkins

40 Day Buns & Guns Challenge- How To Upload Your Photos

It’s time to upload your Before photos for the 40 Day Buns & Guns Challenge!


Please  take the time to read these tips that cover the the best way to take your photos – what to wear, how to pose and what not to do.  How you take these photos can make or break your final results in the eyes of the judges.


As always, one of the most helpful tips  is – make sure you are logged in to the website when trying to upload your photos and measurements!


You have until Wednesday, March 27 at 11 pm EST/8pm PST to upload your photos and info.


If you have done a Challenge before and want to skip right to uploading your photos and measurements, go here.



• Take three full-length photos – front, back and side – and make sure your entire body (head to toe) is visible in every photo. 


• Stand roughly 10-15 feet away from the camera to make sure you are getting your whole body in the photo, and make sure the camera is just below chest height to show your entire body without distorting any of it.


• Do NOT take your photos through a mirror. Use a camera or cell phone with a timer app. Take several test photos if you need to before settling on your final versions.


• Feel free to flex! We do not want any variations in how you pose in your Before/After photos, because this makes it harder to judge your true transformation.


But above all else, make sure you are posing the same way in your before and after photos.


• We recommend women wear a bikini (top and bottoms) or a sports bra and bikini bottoms. Men should wear shorts that fall above the knee to show off your leg development.


• Wear the same outfit in your before and after photos.


• Take your Before and After photos in the same spot, in the same consistent lighting.


• In your front-view photo, make sure to hold up a piece of paper with the below hashtag written on it. Hold it out to the side so we can see your entire body! You do NOT need to hold this in any of your other photos – just your front-view photo. The hashtag is:




Check out this  “8 Tips To Take The Best Progress Photos” to see how I took photos when prepping for competitions. You will not be posing this way as this was for a figure contest prep, but pretty much everything else applies here.



Here’s a video with my tips on the best way to do it.


Ready? Click the graphic to upload your photos! 

(Make sure you are logged in to your account or you won’t be able to access the page)