Last weekend I was invited to take pictures professionally of the Brazilion Jiu Jitsu Pan American Championship. It was my first time I got to do photography for pay and doing sports photography.
There was several challenges. First, I had no idea who anyone was. Having to constantly ask “who should I shoot?” amongst the 8 simultaneous matches started getting old. Then there was having to go through almost 1,000 photos – forget even trying to photoshop them. But it was a fun learning weekend, and they came out pretty good.
Several photos are being used for the Pan Am DVD, and about 10 will be used in a japanese publication. Here are a pseudo-random few from the event: