Portrait of a mma fighter.

Portrait of a mma fighter.

When Nick is not suited up selling real estate you can find him in a gym practicing mma.

I was really thrilled when Nick told me he wanted to get some shots with his mma “outfit” besides the corporate shots we talked about. We didn’t have any time or location available for the shoot so I suggested him to  have them done in a grey background and I would do some magic in photoshop and composite the image in a cool environment. I even sent him a pinterest board  to share the ideas I had on mind. I find myself using pinterest a lot lately with my clients for inspiration. It’s a great way to have feedback and get to know a little bit more of their taste and expectations.

So Nick came over on Wednesday and after shooting his pics with his suit on he got changed and started to throw kicks and punches around for this shot.  (at one point I was scared he was gonna whack my camera out my hand lol!) and man! I have lots of great shots I will work on later but I wanted to start with this one.

On the technical side I used my (3) Elinchrom strobes, one in each side of him with Strip light softbox, and a the third one right on front of him with a beauty dish.

I used my one and only Canon 5D Mark II and my 24-105 f/4 handy lens.

The background is I got it from Photo Art StreetScapes. They have a great selection for sport composites.

And well, this is the final image.Nick L. mma

2 Comments
  • Ricardo
    Posted at 11:26h, 26 July Reply

    And well this is a great shot. This is very well done Gilmar, love it. Great example of how to do composites and how to use a 3 light setup.

    • Gilmar
      Posted at 12:03h, 26 July Reply

      Gracias Morcillita!!! glad you like it 🙂

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