Two of the biggest challenges for me during the shoot was getting the lights in right places and getting my timing right. Lights did not take much time but timing did require some patience. Patience not just from me but the person who had to go back to the spot and kick the heavy tyres again and again. At one point I was hoping the fighter would stay cooperative and won’t replace me with the punching bag. Who would make the photos then if that was to happen??
As it happens after every shoot, now when I look at my images I start looking at the things I did not notice on site. I could have tried a few things if I was more present. But it’s a learning for future shoots and I always walk in knowing that I’ll miss seeing a few things. Rather than being too hard on myself I try to apply myself better in the next shoot. I think I brought a lot of learning from my previous shoots that helped me really lead the shoot and not allow getting overwhelmed by the location and great subjects. I was the leader on site and it showed the way I directed the subjects.