Siam 1 Favourites

Ring-side fight photography is not easy. I read so many blogs/articles on fight and ring-side photography, as well as watching a lot of photography podcasts, and stalking photography forums for tips and tricks before I did my very first ring-side shoot at Combat 1. I ran into a few challenges, but I learned a lot then, and when I was given another opportunity at Siam 1, I said yes in a heart beat. Below are my favourite photos from the fight night. To view all the photos from this event, click here.

Shot using Canon 50D and Canon 20D, with Canon 50mm F1.4 and Canon 18-200mmF3.5-5.6

All images are © copyright of the photographer. You may NOT replicate, manipulate, modify, or use these images in any way without permission.

Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne

Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne

Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield

Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield

Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach

Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach

Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan

Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan

Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells

Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 8)

And finally, Siam No. 1 Main Event!

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

VIew part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

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Kru Chain (JAI) vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells (SMAC)

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 7)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

VIew part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

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Alexi “Phet” Serepisos (JAI) vs Joey Baylon (ETK)

Pearse Shields (Scorpion Gym) vs Andrew McGrath (MTI)

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 6)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

VIew part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

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Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward (JAI) vs Jade “The Blade” (He Toa)

Tom Wilson (JAI) vs Rehua Smallman (Combat Room)

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 5)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

VIew part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

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Tomo Greer (JAI) vs Mamta Morganan (ETK)

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Keith Dube (JAI) vs Carlos Broughton (Assassins)

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Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 4)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

All images are © copyright of the photographer. You may NOT replicate, manipulate, modify, or use these images in any way without permission.

Aidan Johnson (JAI) vs Gerard Roach (Alpha)

Jason Solomon (JAI) vs Craig Turner (Arch Angel Thaiboxing)

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 3)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

All images are © copyright of the photographer. You may NOT replicate, manipulate, modify, or use these images in any way without permission.

Xan Humphries (JAI) vs Ramona Sargent (Featherston Muay Thai)

Cyndi Ochs (JAI) vs Jen Ryan (Fighting Fit Academy)

Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 2)

View part 1 here (Desmond Jones vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne & Hannah Merritt vs Rosie Duxfield)

View part 3 here (Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan)

View part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

All images are © copyright of the photographer. You may NOT replicate, manipulate, modify, or use these images in any way without permission.

Ben Evans (JAI) vs Hane Rua (He Toa)

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Darren Gibbs (JAI) vs Iggy Phillips (He Toa)

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Siam No. 1 Muay Thai Show (Part 1)

Siam No. 1 happened at ASB Sports Centre, Kilbirnie, Wellington on 11 October 2014.

View part 2 here: Ben Evans vs Hane Rua & Darren Gibbs vs Iggy Phillips

View part 3 here: Xan Humphries vs Ramona Sargent & Cyndi Ochs vs Jen Ryan

View part 4 here (Aidan Johnson vs Gerard Roach & Jason Solomon vs Craig Turner)

View part 5 here (Tomo Greer vs Mamta Morganan & Keith Dube vs Carlos Broughton)

View part 6 here (Tommo “Khunseuk” Ward vs Jade “The Blade” & Tom Wilson vs Rehua Smallman)

View part 7 here (Alexi “Phet” Serepisos vs Joey Baylon & Pearse Shields vs Andrew McGrath)

View part 8 here (Main Event – Kru Chain vs Chris “Butcher Boy” Wells)

Thank you to Jai Thai Boxing gym for offering me the opportunity to shoot at the ringside at this event. And of course I was also there to support one of our friends from Combat Room who was fighting that night.

Shooting at this event had its own challenges compared to Combat 1, but in the end everything is a learning curve. The issue remained the same, lighting. Though all these times I’ve managed to work around the limitations of my zoom lens, I did find myself wishing for more (though I must add that the prime lens produced some beautiful photos, butt he zoom lens was more suitable for the setting). It was a clear indication that it’s time for me to upgrade my gear. Despite the challenges and the headache I was having from earlier in the day from another shoot, it was a fun night, and I’ve been trying to be more selective with my shots.

All images are © copyright of the photographer. You may NOT replicate, manipulate, modify, or use these images in any way without permission.

Desmond Jones (JAI) vs Gene-Gregory Elbourne (MAI Dojo)

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Hannah Merritt (JAI) vs Rosie Duxfield (Alpha)

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