UFC 114 Portraits

During a open workout for UFC 114 in Las Vegas, I set up a couple of small speed lites with umbrellas for some portraits of fighters.

Rampage Jackson and Michael Bisping

Rashad Evans and Dan Miller

Efrain Escudero and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Diego Sanchez and Jose Aldo

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Strikeforce MMA Portraits

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.

Gegard MousasiShinya AokiMuhammed "King Mo" LawalDan Henderson and Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsGilbert Melendez

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UFC 108 Photos

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.

Martin Kampmann, left, celebrates, Cole Miller comforts Dan Lauzon after defeating him.Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva battle during the main event.Rashad Evans, left, and Dustin Hazelett pray before their bouts.Sam Stout, right, rocks Joe Lauzon in the Fight of the Night.Junior dos Santos, left, trades punches with Gilbert Yvel.Cole Miller, right, catches Dan Lauzon in an up kick.Jim Miller, left, submits Duane Ludwig.Jim Miller celebrates his submission over Duane Ludwig.

Portraits of Tito Ortiz

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.

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