Doing Flips: First Attempts at Capturing Gymnastics

Doing Flips: First Attempts at Capturing Gymnastics

So this was a fun little experiment.  I was able to capture T and some of her friends were trying to do flips on the rings, and I have to say that I love how some of these images came out.  I think they really capture the drama of the moment as well as how incredibly beautiful and amazing some of the women at my gym are.  That said, I think that is more a credit to the lighting than to me as a photographer.  With the sun coming in through the window... well it just makes for some really nice silhouettes.  

Lil Rod, Big Punch

Lil Rod, Big Punch

In an attempt to improve my photography at the gym in relation to some of the enviromental challenges that it represents I have been experimenting around with different ways of framing shots and using the limited lighting that is available.  This is one such experiment in that vein, and overall I am happy with the outcome.  Thanks to my man Lil Rod for taking the time to serve as my subject for these shots.

Short on Age, Big on Skill

Short on Age, Big on Skill

A quick collection of shots showing boxing Yoda (Bryan J proudly rocking a PD Gladiators shirt I might add) presiding over his court of young Padawan learners. I think that first shot in the set is my new favorite. Just really nice framing and I got extremely lucky catching the kid's hand right as it passes in front of the camera for a hook.

Megan Kanai: Beauty Queen of the Team Octopus Ring

Megan Kanai: Beauty Queen of the Team Octopus Ring

Megan is one of the people that I think I have known the longest since I started doing boxing.  She was a member at my former gym, and she was one of the various other people that migrated to Team Octopus after they closed.  And it is truly amazing to see how much she has improved as a fighter in that period.