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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #15 on: August 24, 2012, 18:28:26 PM
http://digital-photography-school.com/tips-on-shooting-ringside-an-introduction-to-boxing-photography

Spookily good timing, ish...

90% of that is taken verbatim from a forum reply I read earlier today, hopefully it was by the same person and has not been copied.

My main concerns are going to be that the lighting will be terrible, I wont be able to get into a good spot in front of the crowd and that if I do get up close I dont have a wide angle lens. Time will tell!

Either way there's nothing to lose, no one is expecting any shots from me so if I dont get any there's no harm done.
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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #16 on: August 25, 2012, 07:53:34 AM
Well! The 70-200 2.8 wasnt much good. Even at ISO 1200 it wasnt fast enough, couldnt get above 40 on the shutter which meant everything was blurred. I quickly changes to my 50mm 1.8 which was fast enough but slightly long for ring side.

Its massively tough to frame shots with the fighters moving around the ring so fast and you have such a limited focal length.

I think I got one of two worthwhile shots, sadly the guy I was backing is now in hospital, needless to say, he didnt win.
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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #17 on: August 25, 2012, 11:12:59 AM
That's a real shame, sorry to hear your mate is in hospital too, hopefully he'll have a speedy recovery.

Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #18 on: August 28, 2012, 08:56:23 AM
A couple of the better ones:











Frustratingly most of them are slightly soft, and all required massive noise reduction because of the high ISO.
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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #19 on: August 28, 2012, 09:52:34 AM
I like #2 and the last one. I think they're pretty good given the environment and the subjects.

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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #20 on: August 28, 2012, 13:12:38 PM
Number 2 is great, the black and white really gives it a nice feel  for me. Nice job!

Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #21 on: August 29, 2012, 08:54:52 AM
#2 is a winner for me, the black and white really works and the slight softness doesn't bother me at all.

Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #22 on: August 29, 2012, 09:37:27 AM
Have downloaded SilverFX for lightroom and it's got me making everything black and white. I'll upload more soon. A colleague of mine asked for the RAW of one of the shots and produced the below which I love.


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Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #23 on: August 30, 2012, 22:33:16 PM
Got to say the 2nd one is really good, love it how you can just see some of the other boxer out of shot.

Re: Which lens? (rental)
Reply #24 on: September 02, 2012, 18:54:45 PM
Thanks, I really liked the second as well, and the one processed by someone else above, so I've gone black and white with the whole set.


2012-08-24 22.11.04 by addictweb, on Flickr


2012-08-24 22.11.35 by addictweb, on Flickr


2012-08-24 22.13.37-2 by addictweb, on Flickr

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