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Strobing boxing
Radu Rosca, Photographer
Tirgu Mures | MS | Romania | Posted: 5:24 AM on 02.07.11
->> So i was watching the infamous Pacquaio vs Margarito game the other day and noticed all the photographers were shooting ambient, haven't noticed any flash popping from the catwalks or any other place, and i was wondering if there are any rules about this. Besides that, i don't know if i've ever seen a boxing photo that looked like flash was used..

(i have no experience shooting this sport, so go easy on me :)
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Renay Johnson, Photographer
San Diego | CA | | Posted: 12:21 PM on 02.07.11
->> No Flash in boxing. Just fast glass. I shoot boxing and do not use flash. Even after the shot, I don't bother with flash because there is enough light since they are televised events. I'll use flash if I go around and shoot crowd shots before the fights.
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Butch Miller, Photographer
Lock Haven | PA | USA | Posted: 12:47 PM on 02.07.11
->> As a general rule, flash is generally not desirable for boxing as Renay points out. If the boxing event is televised, there likely will be decent light to work with.

That said, I have shot college boxing and lower rounds of Golden Glove boxing in less than desirable lighting conditions using both on-camera and off-camera flash/strobes ... I would prefer not to use flash for boxing ... but if needed, and more importantly, where permitted, I will use flash. In some venues, fast glass and higher ISO's can only do so much ...
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