UBL 11 Boxing Photography

by Paul Hands

So I've just completed the post processing of over 1600 images.  During a boxing match I don't have time to see if I have got the shot or not.  I just have to click for the next photograph.  I hope and pray that this will be the shot of the match.  The one that's perfectly in focus and no lens refraction.  I've covered several boxing matches now and I think I'm getting better each time.  My last few projects have been shot in black and white but this time I wanted to shoot colour.  Boy was this the show to shoot colour!   There was a series of strange lights in the ceiling that changed colour every few minutes.  It gave off a weird cast that effected my imagery, sometimes in a good way but also in a bad way, forcing me to delete several hundred images.  Paul Hands Photography in Hinckley and Burbage has now been on the road shooting several boxing matches in Leicester and the West Midlands.  This latest show was at the Maher Centre in Leicester.  I've picked out my favourites from the whole night.  Have a look through and let me know what you think.

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