Strikeforce held a media day in Hollywood on March 17 to promote their April Nashville card and it gave me an opportunity to take some portraits of MMA fighters Dan Henderson, Shinya Aoki, Jake Shields, King Mo, Gegard Mousasi, and Gilbert Melindez. I set up a small studio area with my lighting kit consisting of Nikon SB-24 strobes with Honl grids, PocketWizards and some light stands.
Las Vegas- Covering a sporting event usually means trying to get peak action photos. The other part is getting moments of jublilation or dejection that can sum up a match in one photo. UFC 108 had all the elements that can make an engaging photo, great action-filled fights along with emotional wins and losses.
I covered an open workout with UFC fighter Tito Ortiz at his training facility in Big Bear Lake, CA. I used three Nikon SB-24 strobes triggered by Pocketwizards. For the formal portraits, I used Honl grids to get a beam of light focused on the subject.