Mixed Martial Arts

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by SnapLocally, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. SnapLocally

    SnapLocally TPF Noob!

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    I took these shots a few hours ago.

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    Very bad ass. The pic second from last is just toooo funny!
     
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    Oh I wish you wouldve never posted these. My brother recentley started MMA in college.. I thought it was like karate classes (and he let me believe that). You've ruined my day.. but great catches.
     
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    what body & lens are you using?
     
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    Very nice pictures.

    What kind of settings were you using to capture such good pics in low light? I assume you didn't have a flash.
     
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    Shooting the D3 with the 28-70mm f/2.8 at f/2.8, ISO 1600, and a shutter speed of 640. No flash permitted ringside.

    The D3 is awesome.
     
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    [/camera envy] :greenpbl:
     
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    Hey, thanks for the replies and compliments.

    I was shooting with a 7D and a Tamron 17-50.

    I was shooting at ISO 3200. The lighting I was shooting under was the same lighting you see in the background- those goofy ballroom lightdome things. Given better lighting I can make miracles happen. Here's an example of my work under better lighting using a 40D:

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    Amazing work with the MMA shots, but the boxing ones are simply on another level. How long have you been doing this type of photography?
     
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    Thanks Steve.

    Strictly speaking about circumstances beyond my control, two of the key components that help make great shots are the lighting/atmosphere, and the action itself. Of course it takes competence of the photographer to put these factors together and tell a story, but that's another topic altogether.

    I've been shooting Combat Sports since August '06, starting with MMA. Funny thing- I wasn't a photographer before I started shooting fights; I had a point and shoot camera, but I was no photographer. I learned photography by the side of a cage in some pretty crappy lighting. There weren't any photographers around to learn from, so I had to by immersion- a lot of trial and error. Anyhow, I've expanded from MMA to boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, seminars, Traditional Martial Arts, Professional Wrestling, and music from time to time.
     
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    Nominated. :thumbsup:
     
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    very nice, any post production or is the d3 really that good
     

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