30 January 2012

Eric Siegal's Boxing Debut

I've always been fascinated by the sport of boxing.
I got an opportunity to bring my camera along to shoot a Co-Worker of mine, Eric's first Boxing Match.

Few things that I had to learn quickly.
Flash is NOT allowed, so I had to rely on mixing up the ISO settings, Shutter speed and hope that my lens was fast enough to capture the shots.

I put my camera on continuous mode and tried to capture everything.
ISO was higher than I wanted, the D700 does really well at ISO 1600, but at 2500 it was a tad grainy, but it was effective.

I had my 70-200mm 2.8 on Shutter priority
Shutterspeed never dropped below 500.

Of course shooting in RAW.

It was so exciting to watch Eric fight. Boxing is really exciting!!!
Here are a few of my favourites.

Psyched Up

The Money Shot

Coach getting Eric pumped for his killer 3rd Round

Eric in ready stance

Supportive Girlfriend

20 January 2012

Baby bump

After doing these photos I realised how much photography is a muscle that needs to be flexed.
Also learned about working a session completely around the moods of the most tempermental client... the kid.
However, I have to thank Amber and her beautiful family for letting me shoot them.
Location: Historic Downtown in McKinney, TX






09 January 2012


It's a new year... and with all of the insanity that has been going on my life... I've realised that I've allowed my blog to lapse.

To the point I'm actually fighting with google to get http://www.laraswanland.com/ back onto this blogroll.

So thus surfaces my new resolve for 2012.
Make sure to keep up with my blog, photos... and focus on what is really important.
Stay tuned.