June 28th, 2011 East Troy , Wisconsin Studio
Here's a few thoughts about "weight-in's" and why there are challenges in photographying them...If you ever photography a weight-in ..Remember;
* All fighters there are to weight-in and are focused only on that;
* Most fighters are going to be dehyrated, hungry and possibly weak but all are going to be concerned with making weight. If they do not make weight, they have an hour to do so;
* One fighter last week had one hour to lose five pounds and did so (for a total of 13 pounds for a 24 hour peroid) ...I can't even imagine myself doing that;
Joey "the real" Diehl
Why I thought about this posting as I was driving home that night, is I was wondering what the time was of fighter actually in front of camera was and I was going to check data and figure out the average. But alas , my dance card is to full and I must move on ..My guess is less than a minute with five poses. I was feeling pretty good about that till I remembered Yousuf Karsh's photograph of Winston Churchill was probably less than that ( OK and alot better then anything I have ever done)...a really lot better..