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The Judges

By Drummerdelight
I was invited to make a photo documentation of a local boxing-event. At first I was not sure if I could bare the violence...
After goiing to a training session I soon found out that there we loads of very decent, cheerfull and very wellbehaved people of all ages goiing to keep fit and work like mad to get or keep fit.... I got exausted just looking (trough my lens).

Anyhow, they were very pleased and proud of the results. So I made a photobook of the compulation and the respons of sponsers and boxers was rewarding.

Thanks for reading - this was a fantastic oppertunity and I even got asked for the next event! "Cobra Boxingclub"
More photo's in future coming.

Tags: Photo journalism Boxing Boxing boxer monochrome portraits Judge Sport and action

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what a beautiful black and white image with great attention to detail wonderful photography SmileSmileSmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
16 Jan 2015 7:32AM
what a fascinating opportunity...the mono is quite striking ..makes me reminisce of the early Ali days GrinGrin
revilo 6 6 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2015 7:46AM
Its a great shot, I would be interested to know if you lit it.
Richsr 13 91 223 England
16 Jan 2015 8:54AM
A good image of the judge for the event, captures the mood well
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2015 8:59AM
Very well done, this tells the bigger story, the work involved. The composition is effective, you have in a way three viewpoints in one - the audience's, the judges' and the boxer's. Good to get both faces top right, despite the ropes.
I have much the same views on boxing, I hate the idea. But some years ago I photographed the local club in training and found them very constructive, thoughtful, positive in their work. Giving discipline and guidelines to lads who maybe lack that in their lives, channelling aggression. I just wish they could do it without hitting each other...
As a sport I found it darned difficult. When something happens it happens fast and there's a 50/50 chance that it will happen on the wrong side for you...
16 Jan 2015 9:07AM

Quote:Its a great shot, I would be interested to know if you lit it.
hij, thank you, no extra lights,thats why I had tot use high ISO. Looking forward tot show atual boxing!
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2376 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2015 12:47PM
I didn't comment on the light, it's obviously what was available - they don't pander to photographers' needs in a situation like this! (And flash is absolutely, totally, 110% out of the question). Part of the joy and challenge of photography. Extremely well exploited here.
16 Jan 2015 5:59PM
Hi, thank you all for your nice, frendly and interesting comments!
For those who feel like it, and are interested, I do have many, many more pics of that event.

Thanks again! greetz, to all! enjoy your passion
Guy from Bruges
DannoM 12 58 England
2 Feb 2015 3:10PM
Great shot Guy, love the story telling in this one and the mono works really well.

all the best

ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2016 3:59PM
Everything has been said all very good advice. - welcome to the site

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