A few weeks ago my buddy invited me to shoot a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tournament . I'm always down to try something new and I have a casual interest in BJJ and MMA. Yeah, why not shoot it.
It was a very different experience than what I'm used to shooting. I usually photograph action sports which take place outside with a decent amount of light, the action is relatively fast and the actions of the athletes are predictable (they are going to hit a jump, go over an obstacle or do a trick roughly the same way). The BJJ tournament was inside with bad light, the action was slow relative to action sports and it is much harder to predict what the athletes where going to do. It was definitely a challenge that pushed me outside of my comfort zone.