Many of you guys know that, given my druthers, I'd shoot martial arts/MMA type photos any day of the week! Mostly that means that my little man has to endure me and my camera at all of his judo and muay thai classes. But rarely, I get to shoot the big guys too.
Last spring, I got to shoot the owners of the gym where Loli takes his muay thai classes (as they are all amateur MMA fighters). They have now built a team of about 10 amateur MMA fighters, a couple of which are about to turn pro. And they asked me to do some shots for the team! OH HAPPY DAY!
The full team shoot isn't until later this summer, but I got a chance to shoot a young guy and girl who both have amateur fights in the next month so that they can use them for their promo material. And I wanted to share a few as I am editing their set (I'm only about 1/2 done, but my 'day job' is keeping me real busy and I likely won't finish the rest until next week or so).
Anyway ... I know there are a lot here, so don't feel like you have to comment on them all, but if you wouldn't mind picking one or two and letting me know what I can do better (I know there is a LOT of room for improvement), I would really appreciate it. I have about 6 other individual team members I'm going to shoot and then I'll be doing some group shots w/ the whole team as well. So I will take all advise and put it into play for those shoots.
1. 5omm f/2.8 ss=1/80 iso=640 speed light bounced off reflector to camera right, diffused natural light to camera left
2. 5omm f/2.8 ss=1/80 iso=640 2 AB 800s for light
3. 5omm f/2.8 ss=1/80 iso=640 2 AB 800s for light
4. 5omm f/2.5 ss=1/200 iso=640 speed light bounced off reflector to camera right
5. 5omm f/3.2 ss=1/80 iso=640 2 AB 800s for light
6. 5omm f/3.2 ss=1/80 iso=640 2 AB 800s for light
7. 5omm f/2.8 ss=1/80 iso=640 2 AB 800s for light