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Summer Portfolio Update

After my summer in Reno I finally got around to updating my portfolio. Here are a few of my favorite  images.

Little Leaguers wait for the Aces starting players to come out of the dugout at Aces Ballpark in Reno, Nev., Friday, June 1, 2012.

Larry Gunter, of Havik Skwod, hugs one of his coaches before his fight against Isaiah Wright, of Sektion 8 Fight Team, during Ultimate Reno Combat 34 at the Grand Sierra Resort Friday, June 30, 2012. Wright won the fight with a knockout.

Jason Miller, of Lance Creek, Wyo., wrestles a steer to the ground in 11.5 seconds during the steer wrestling section of the Reno Rodeo at the Reno Rodeo Arena Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Reno fire fighters exchange water during a fire in Sun Valley on Chocolate Drive that destroyed two mobile homes Sunday, June 17, 2012.

Nick Troutman, of Canada, participates in the freestyle competition finals at the Reno River Festival at Wingfield Park Sunday, June 17, 2012.

J.J. Henry bends over after his putt nearly makes it into the 15th hole during the second round of the Reno-Tahoe Open at Montreux Golf & Country Club Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.

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Ultimate Reno Combat 34

I was able to try my hand at shooting Mixed Martial Arts on Friday, June 29, 2012. Ultimate Reno Combat 34 was held at the Grand Sierra Resort only two minutes away from the RGJ. I was pretty happy with what I got from the fights, and as a fan, it was great to see the fights live.

With any sport I shoot after the first time I always come away seeing something I could have done better, and I’m hoping I’ll be able to shoot their next event on July 20. Working at a venue like this you are at the mercy of the lights, and from what I was told the lighting at this one was some of the hardest to shoot in. While not perfect I can’t seem to find anything worse than the Lantz Field house at EIU.

Here are some of my favorite shots from the night.

David Sallee, of Havuk Skwod, walks out to the cage for his fight with Kyle Burks, of Team Voodoo.

Kyle Burks sends David Sallee to the ground with a right hand and follows up with ground and pound to win the fight by TKO.

Jose Quintero, of Team Norcal MMA, reacts after his submission win with a rear naked choke over Brock Peterson, of Peterson Athletic Systems.

Hugo Valadez, of Team SharpNux, lands a punch on Erick Sanchez, of Team Alpha Male. Sanchez won the fight by unanimous decision.

George Viveros, of Reno Academy of Combat, is inspected before going into the cage.

Brandon Thomas, of Team SharpNux, slips past one of Travis Morley’s, of Mountain Warrior Fight Club, punches. Morley won the fight by TKO.

Chad Steiner, of Team SharpNux, takes a kick to the gut from Jose Medina, of South Lake Tahoe Wing Chun. Steiner won the fight by unanimous decision.

David Sallee throws a right hand at Kyle Burks.

Jose Medina takes a swing at Chad Steiner but isn’t fast enough to land.

Isaiah Wright, of Sektion 8 Fight Team, jumps onto the cage after knocking out Larry Gunter, of Havik Skwod.

Chad Steiner attempts a rear naked choke during his fight with Jose Medina.

Chad Steiner is announced as the winner by unanimous decision after his fight with Jose Medina.

Now onto the main event.

Ricky Steele, of Twisted Genetiks, lands a head kick on Mike Crowell, of Team Voodoo. Steele won the fight with a submission by standing guillotine choke.

Ricky Steele catches Mike Rowell in a standing guillotine choke that ended the main event in the first round.

This is probably my favorite sports reaction photos I’ve taken so far.

Mike Crowell recovers after being submitted by Ricky Steele with a standing guillotine choke.

As I was editing these I thought to myself I haven’t done a black and white photo since I shot for The Daily Eastern News, so here you go.

Larry Gunter, of Havik Skwod, is wished good luck by one of his coaches before his fight with Isaiah Wright. Gunter lost by knockout.

If you want to see more click here for my gallery at the Reno Gazette-Journal.

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