Now here's a thing...

Although it's not a regular thing I photograph, sport is a type of photography I can shoot and I enjoy it very much when I do shoot it.  I was told about a local boxing club's upcoming open day so I took my camera along to see what I could do.

  Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. f4, 1/500, ISO 4000.

Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. f4, 1/500, ISO 4000.

The lighting in the club was very poor, and as I didn't want to use flash, it made the shoot very challenging.  I had to really push the ISO - sometimes as high as 4000 but as I was using the D3s, this wasn't a problem.  Obviously, the reason for such a high shutter speed was because I wanted to freeze the action.

  Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. F5.6, 1/640, ISO 4000.

Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. F5.6, 1/640, ISO 4000.

It was important to capture the action and everything which goes on in the club, so that new and prospective members could see what goes on and make an informed decision on whether to join or not.  There's more to a boxing club than just sparring and training with gloves - fitness is a massive part of the sport.

  Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. F7.1, 1/320, ISO 4000.

Nikon D3s, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8. F7.1, 1/320, ISO 4000.

Smaller kids took part as well!

I ended the shoot with a couple of random pictures - just to show the flavour of the club.