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BTS: Photographing a Boxing Poster for the Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV Fight

Ever wonder where those gritty posters promoting hyped boxing matches come from? Check out this behind-the-scenes video in which New York-based photographer Monte Isom offers a brief glimpse into how he recently photographed boxers Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez for their upcoming fight (Pacquiao vs. Marquez IV).

When shooting boxers, you need to use hard dramatic light to emphasize their ripped muscles, but you still want to see their face [...] With my subjects, I like to lead by example; show them facial expression, body position, and anything else to set the mood and tone.

What’s hilarious is that when Isom photographs boxers, he likes to end shoots by jumping into the frame and posing as a boxer himself:

You can find the photos that resulted from this shoot over on Isom’s website (look under “boxers”).


Thanks for sending in the tip, Phil!


Image credits: Photographs by Monte Isom


 
  • Mansgame

    So did he use any modifiers or was it straight up?

  • Monte

    Hey Mansgame, to answer your question the modifiers I used are a beauty dish up front as well as a 7″ reflector with a grid. Medium strip banks in back as edge lights. Another grid on the legs. I think you can see all of them in the BTS video. Hope this helps. Monte