The nice folks over at Elorde Alabang contacted me to shoot some pics for their new Alabang branch. I actually just intended to visit the place and see what it was like, but I took 2 bodies and some small flashes just incase there was some activity to shoot. Nothin sadder than shootin an empty gym, right? Bets was there so we were able to get some shots down. Also did some portraits with the trainers… Nothin fancy with the light, just balancing small flash with ambient… Didn’t bring any stands, just took some clamps with me.
I realized right away that I need a decent wide angle lens. The 24-70 on a crop body is not wide enough and the fisheye’s distortion takes away a lot of the “seriousness”, in my opinion. Sometimes you just need wide shots with straight lines.
Will return when I get to borrow some decent wide angle glass. No funds just yet to purchase my own. And I really don’t want to buy a crop lens, when I know I’m eventually getting a full frame body. Man, I wish I had oodles of cash to throw around.
But anyway, I’m posting a few frames I liked.
If ya live in the beautiful suburb of Alabang, and you’re lookin for a boxing gym, you can’t go wrong with the Elorde name. The guys there are warm and friendly too. Follow them here.