Portraits

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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In the Studio with the Multi-Talented…

Posted by Ryan on Mar 14, 2012 in Photography, Portraits | 0 comments

In the Studio with the Multi-Talented…

Recently, I had the chance to work with the multi-talented Mr. Robert Ortiz, NFL Athlete, Model, Actor, Reality Game TV Show Contestant, and Entreprenuer. We met at my studio to update his Modeling portfolio. Here are just a couple picks from the shoot in the following gallery…

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Boxing Portraits

Posted by Ryan on Sep 28, 2011 in Feature Slider, Photography, Portraits, Sports | 0 comments

Boxing Portraits

A few months ago, I photographed my Boxing Personal Trainer in the studio. This shoot was strictly a personal project, so for these occasions I absolutely make sure to be creative, try new techniques, and more importantly make mistakes. Mistakes are very important because I learn the most from them. I played around with my lighting and setup until I got the look I was going for. I wanted a very dramatic feel for these images, and achieved it by using 2 kicker lights, 1 softbox directly above, and 1 bare strobe reflected directly below the subject.

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Joy

Posted by Ryan on Jun 10, 2011 in Fashion, Feature Slider, Misc, Photography, Portraits | 0 comments

Joy

Joy

I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful Joy for her upcoming Album release. You can view her Artist page here, Official Joy. Following are my favorite photos from the shoot…

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Shadowing Josh Lee, Muay Thai Fighter

Posted by Ryan on Mar 28, 2011 in Adventures, Feature Slider, Photography, Portraits, Sports | 1 comment

Shadowing Josh Lee, Muay Thai Fighter

I was very fortunate to have had an opportunity to shadow Josh Lee, Muay Thai Fighter from The Boxing Club San Diego. I love sports and I love photography, so I couldn’t pass up this opportunity, all the while overcoming lack of sleep and energy from previous shoots and gigs. Enough words, enjoy the images of a Muay Thai Fighter on Fight Day…

Josh Lee

Taping up…

Warming up…

Walking out…

Fighting…

Awaiting Decision…

Coming down…

All images can be seen here.

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In the Studio…

Posted by Ryan on Oct 27, 2010 in Fashion, Feature Slider, Photography, Portraits | 0 comments

In the Studio…

Last weekend, I helped out a friend by taking studio shots of him to submit to his agency in LA. We did 4 different looks, with 4 different lighting techniques. Below are the shots & lighting techniques used.

In the Studio...

"Clam" technique done with Octabox directly front & above subject, and softbox directly front & below subject.

In the Studio...

"SNL" style shot done with a single ring flash directly front & equal axis with subject.

In the Studio...

Soft lighting technique done with a single octabox on camera left & above subject.

In the Studio...

Harsh lighting technique done with a single bare strobe camera left & above subject.

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