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June group shoot – Boxing club

June 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


What: Cedar Rapids Boxing Club

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 50 2nd Ave Bridge, CR

When: Thursday June 8

Time: 5pm to 7pm

I don’t remember how I got the idea that I’d like to shoot sweaty boxers doin their thing with the bonus of a boxing ring. But it’s definitely sticking to my theme of ‘shoots you wouldn’t normally try on your own’! But we’re going to do it and I couldn’t be more excited! I think it is going to be one of those good ones, right up there with the skateboarders & paramount!

I really try hard not to plan shoots during the week, but this one can’t be helped. They practice two nights during the week and that Thursdays is the night that he’ll have most of his group there. Their practice goes from 4:30 to 7pm. Our shoot is from 5-7pm. Go in the 2nd Avenue door, go to the right to the elevator or stairs and go down 2 flights to the basement. We’ll find a place to drop gear.

Please don’t go exploring on your own. I don’t have permission to go shooting the rest of the building.

Coach has asked for NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY in the ring or working the bags.  Flashes are ok in portraits or if you pull one aside in any of the areas we have access to in the basement – so you’ll really have to practice your Tyler Stableford skills! But coach has promised to get them nice and sweaty for us.

Photo Pro will be providing a backdrop and lights to try out –  that anyone can use for portrait work.  (Thank Dave & Justin).

There will be shooting in the cavernous ring area; a cramped training room complete with all sorts of boxing gear & boxers; we’ll have a portrait set up in the big room with the stage, lots of brick walls to shoot with and a beautiful industrial flood door that would make a great backdrop as well.

As with most of our club shoots, this shoot is free to attend for all current LAPC members. Please RSVP to [email protected]g by so I can let our Boxing club contact know. I did tell him that a handful of photographers would donate a few images back as a thank you. Send all images or links to images to [email protected] with an image release. I will forward to our contact.

“CRBC is the premiere boxing team out of the C.R. area. We are a competition team, NOT a fitness club, & fight locally & nationally.” For more information here is their facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/CedarRapidsBoxingClub/

(Photos by Amy via cell phone)


June 8, 2017
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Amy Mueggenberg