WCK Muay Thai World Champion, Mike Lemaire

Posted by Ryan on Apr 28, 2013 in Feature Slider, Photography, Portraits, Sports | 1 comment

WCK Muay Thai World Champion, Mike Lemaire

Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing the Current WCK Muay Thai World Champion, Mike Lemaire, who is also my training coach at Art of 8 Training Center in San Diego. Since Mike will be leaving soon to train in Holland for a few weeks before his next bout in New York for Glory 9 Kickboxing, we got together to update his Fighter Profile images.

 

As for lighting, I setup most of the shots quite similar to these boxing shots. However, this time I used a parabolic umbrella as my key light. I still kept the 2 kicker lights behind the subject in order to create the highlighted separation from the black background.

 

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Weekend Warriors

Posted by Ryan on Mar 26, 2012 in Feature Slider, Photography, Sports | 0 comments

Weekend Warriors

Just this past weekend my friend organized a private group paintball event at Velocity Paintball Park, located in Ramona California. However, due a to a recent boxing hand injury I was unable to play. I don’t play much often anymore, but I still love this sport. Back in my college days, my older brother and I would play competitively in tournaments. I loved the rush you get playing competitive paintball!

Since I didn’t get to play this weekend, I did the next best thing. Brought my camera and shot the action. I focused most of my shots on my little brother, since he was making more of the aggressive forward movements up the field. Here are my 3 tips for photographing paintball:

  1. Always use a glass filter on your lens. This will protect your precious glass, and will make clean up a lot easier at the end of the day.
  2. Cover your camera body with a clear plastic bag. Cut a hole for your lens and cover the body. This will allow you keep your camera pointed at the action without having to worry about your body getting damaged from paint splatter.
  3. Anticipate the action. Know the rules and flow of the game. This will allow you to better position yourself to get the best action shots.

Here are just a small collection of photos I shot from our private paintball group event.

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