A charity boxing event at Rossi’s in North Walsham was offered to me as a photo shoot. I have never had the opportunity to do a photo shoot at a boxing event.
Needless to say that I jumped at the opportunity.
It was held on a Friday evening and when I got there the place was packed. It wasnt how I expecting it – smoke-filled room, dodgy looking characters with their noses at strange angles, skimpy clad women carrying a board informing the punters which was the next round. It was perfectly civilised – sponsors tables, children, the local GP and not a cigarette to be seen
Having talked to the match officials and organisers I received permission to be able to station my self in one of either of the neutral corners. I was not allowed to use flash so that would bring its own challenges. Fortunately, I was able to shoot at a high iso level and use the lights that were available.
The most challenging part was to judge and predict when the punches were going to be thrown and where they were going to land, if at all! At least with firing bursts of photos, I managed to get some punches being landed.
Anyway, I hope you all like the photos of the event.
People asked me afterwards if I enjoyed the bouts – it is amazing how you get so engrossed in the action of taking photos that you don’t have time to see the overall quality of the bout!!
Would I do it again – almost certainly!