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09/16/2008 10:16:25 AM · #1
Hey guys, can you guys give me an honest opinion of this set. This was a shoot for Ring Rulers held at the West Monroe Convention center in Louisiana. The lighting in the ring was nothing more than the flourecent house lights. I had to use ISO 3200-6400 to get shutter speeds of at least 1/320 so forgive me for the noisy pictures. But then again these are fight pictures and not wedding photos. I think the grain adds to the drama. Any feedback would help. Thanks for looking!

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09/16/2008 10:24:37 AM · #2
I think you got some great pics there. I am a fight junkie and would have loved to be in a position to score those captures. B&W and grain work great. You caught some great action, great emotion and some very cool compositions. Nice work indeed. The fighters should be pleased to have those.
09/16/2008 10:25:34 AM · #3
Though you may want to contact SC to see about having your thread moved to indivdual photograph discussion. I think only members who are a part of the critique club can see this thread.
09/16/2008 11:36:07 AM · #4
Way cool! you definitely did a great job with these ... the grain really works well here, along with the b/w choice. #82 is my favorite ... you really captured the essence and emotion of that moment ...
10/30/2008 05:35:35 AM · #5
Hi. My experience with fight pics has shown me just how hard it is to get strong pictures. I work for a newspaper and have covered many similar fights and found like you that I have had to shoot at high asa's. Your fight pics are strong, and capture the essence of the fight.
Two issues: Try to eliminate the background by shooting up their nose or down from a height (of course not always possible and the further your are away from the fight the less light you have to play with) Secondly take plenty of pics. On a typical evening I take more than 1000 pictures and often feel that my strike rate is less than 1 percent. Well done.
10/30/2008 09:21:04 AM · #6
Dude, these shots are awesome, well done on some good captures.

If you look at this one quickly...

Hu?

... and you see the ref's arms on either side of the fighters...

Who is holding the mic?

:P
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