A&P Muay Thai / MMA Fighter Portraits

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  1. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Did a mini shoot as a favor for a friend for the local MMA gym. Warrior Training Center, Las Vegas, NV. We had about 1-2 min per fighter. Pretty much the fastest pace shoot i've ever done

    Strobist Info: 580ex from cam left behind the fighters with flag to block light from the Warrior Logo (caused a nasty glare), 580ex into a Shoot through umbrella cam right.

    Havent had the time to process just yet, it needs some fill in some areas, some burning in others. These are all SOOC.

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  2. Gvidon

    Gvidon New Member

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    You should of just used 1 flash with umbrella right above your head when shooting.

    You like how one eye is totally dark and the other is all lit up?
    Using multiple flashes is cool, but you have to know when and how to use them.

    Better luck next time.
     
  3. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Yeah i was going for that look actually. since its the typical "Fighter" image look.

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  4. Meat Popsicle

    Meat Popsicle What's that smell? OT Supporter

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    Don't like the lighting. :dunno:
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    its ok. I was trying to recreate the UFC loo, i guess it didnt work out as well as i hoped. I have to try again.
     
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    i think it worked
     
  7. Gvidon

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    If you going for that look, then work on it and lets see it.
     
  8. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    u dont think my lighting matched the sample i produced?
     
  9. Bloke

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    it looks like there was less ambient lighting in thier shots, thats all i see
     
  10. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    yeah i was going to bring a backdrop in and try to make a mini studio and just kill it all, but students were rolling to the left and right of me. I was in the middle of their MAT time. kinda sucked :(
     
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    Your shutter was 1/200th, whats your flash sync speed? You could bump the shutter speed up to kill some of the ambient
     
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    Technically they are good, but their poses just look too forced and make me want to lol instead of cower in fear.
     
  13. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

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    lighting is good, but just don't have the same feel to them of the ufc posters that you posted. i think it might be the goofy faces that some of them are making.
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    5d... 1/200 :(



    and i feel you, none of them really have an intimidation factor. Plus they are all clothed and do not have gloves on. But for promo pics for teh gym, the owner wanted them to have Warrior shirts on.
     
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    the line of that matt behind them cutting through their head really bothers me, but the lighting is good. i think the owner of that gym will like the pictures none the less. next time get on your knees to take the picture, it makes them look bigger and more threatening. also back up and use more of a telephoto lens (unless there isn't enough room in the gym)..lastly have the guy take his watch and jewerly off. if you're going to show their legs have them stand in a fighting stance or at least more of an agressive stance than just having them stand there like their waiting in line at the grocery store. but these are just some nit-picks. i think the owner will reallly like these and the fighters look great too.
     
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    i would say they need more head room
     
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    disagree.
     
  18. NauticaX

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    not bad for out of camera.. im sure they will match up more after some post processing. on some of them there right side seem to be a bit too blown on exposure. a strip box w/ grid might have helped control the lighting a bit better instead of a bare 580ex
     
  19. Gvidon

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    Why don't you just take a it like a normal pic and darken the half side in pp. And you can have both eyes lit.
     
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    The poses are not that good. They don't look badass :o
     
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    not diggin the background.
     
  22. f/2.8L

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    Pics would be better with club bitches hanging on their arms.

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    Not bad, lighting works for what you wanted, don't like the bg where the top of the padding cuts their head in half.
     

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