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Fitness Photography Reno, NV of USA team Martial Artist

Fitness Photography Reno, NV of USA team Martial Artist

Follow Fitness Photography is one of the areas of photography I am most passionate about.  It speaks to me on a personal level as physical fitness has been a part of my life from a young age.  Being a small kid in high school isn’t easy.  I turned to martial arts and weight training at a young age to try to build myself up both mentally and physically.  Both marital arts and bodybuilding take a significant amount of dedication to reach the goals a person sets out to achieve.  When it comes to great Fitness Photography so many important aspects come into play.  The first and most important aspect is the subjects conditioning.  If the subjects conditioning isn’t at their best this could make or break a photo session.  As an example, I had photographed a male fitness competitor on a couple different occasions.  Our first shoot was on point both from a photography perspective and from the clients conditioning perspective.  So the next time I got a call to photograph him I was expecting the same level of conditioning from our first session.  Unfortunately, he had dieted so strictly and reduced his water intake so much that his muscles looked flat and he no longer had the look he desired for the photo session. The next most important aspect is the lighting and composition of the photos.  How you light the human body and compose the photos is absolutely critical to shape the muscles and define the fitness subject.  Placing the lights at the proper angle and power setting in order to get just enough light on the face and eyes while...
Bellator MMA Weigh Ins 4 3 2014 Reno, NV Minakov vs. Kongo

Bellator MMA Weigh Ins 4 3 2014 Reno, NV Minakov vs. Kongo

I couldn’t be more excited for the Bellator MMA fights on Friday April 4th, 2014!  I will be photographing the Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Championship in Reno, NV!  Tonight I photographed the weigh ins over at the Silver Legacy.  All the fighters looked ready to bring their best performances in the cage. Reno Photographer Marcello […]

Follow I couldn’t be more excited for the Bellator MMA fights on Friday April 4th, 2014!  I will be photographing the Bellator MMA Heavyweight World Championship in Reno, NV!  Tonight I photographed the weigh ins over at the Silver Legacy.  All the fighters looked ready to bring their best performances in the cage. Reno Photographer Marcello Rostagni Photography photographs the Bellator MMA weigh ins in Reno, NV. Cheick Kongo (232.8) vs. Vitaly Minakov (253.4) To see the rest of the weigh in photos visit my website:  Reno Photographer Marcello Rostagni Photography Bellator MMA Weigh In Photos 4 3 2014 Silver Legacy Reno, NV. Here are the weigh in results courtesy Bellator MMA.  Bellator Weigh-In Results from Reno   Reno, Nev. (April 3, 2014) – “The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Reno in preparation for Bellator MMA’s April 4th  event, which will feature the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and a full card of local talent. Bellator MMA will take place from the Reno Events Center on Friday, April 4th with the first fight taking place at 4 p.m. PST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 6 p.m. PST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.” MAIN CARD: Bellator Heavyweight World Title Fight: Cheick Kongo (232.8) vs. Vitaly Minakov (253.4) Welterweight Feature Fight: Herman Terrado (170) vs. Justin Baesman (170.9) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Volkan Oezdemir (205.6) vs. Kelly Anundson (205.8) Catchweight Feature Fight (195lbs): Johnny Cisneros (192.6) vs. Mikkel Parlo (193.5) PRELIMINARY CARD: Welterweight Feature Fight: James Terry (170.3) vs. Rick Reeves (170.1) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Freddie Aquitania (238) vs. Josh Appelt (242.9) Lightweight Feature Fight: Jason...
MMA Photographer Marcello Rostagni of Reno, photographs Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller in his MMA debut!

MMA Photographer Marcello Rostagni of Reno, photographs Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller in his MMA debut!

I love MMA photography! Simply put, it is action packed, and generally never disappoints. WFC in South Lake Tahoe at the Mont Bleu was no different. Matt McGovern put together another great set of fights this last weekend including the Champ Ryan McCarthy who successfully defended his title and now looks to go pro! If […]

Follow I love MMA photography! Simply put, it is action packed, and generally never disappoints. WFC in South Lake Tahoe at the Mont Bleu was no different. Matt McGovern put together another great set of fights this last weekend including the Champ Ryan McCarthy who successfully defended his title and now looks to go pro! If you don’t know Mr. McGovern he is a world class guy and amazing fight promoter. I was thrilled to be able to photograph his promotion WFC for him. Little did I know that the WFC and Matt had something in store for everyone that bought a ticket that not many expected. Ross Miller Nevada Secretary of State made his MMA debut! Ross Miller is a passionate practitioner of MMA and Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Miller not only showed what determination, heart and training can do for you when you step into the ring, he also looked the part. Ross was in peak physical condition for this fight, ultimately leading to a 2nd round TKO victory, after delivering a powerful liver kick followed by a furious ground and pound! Check out a few of the photos from the fight and click the link below to see KTVN Channel 2 news reporting locally on the story!   Ross Miller Video Channel 2 Marcello www.MarcelloRostagni.com 775-525-1499...
My thoughts as an MMA and boxing photographer in Reno, Sparks Nevada.

My thoughts as an MMA and boxing photographer in Reno, Sparks Nevada.

So watching the fights last weekend and almost anytime there is a pay per view on I came to the realization that pro MMA fights have become less and less exciting over the years.  Non professional local fights that I have been the photographer for in Reno, and Sparks always seem to have a bit […]

Follow So watching the fights last weekend and almost anytime there is a pay per view on I came to the realization that pro MMA fights have become less and less exciting over the years.  Non professional local fights that I have been the photographer for in Reno, and Sparks always seem to have a bit more excitement when the bell rings.  Now maybe that’s because I am ring side as the photographer and have one of the best seats in the house.  I also understand that top level professional fighters are so skilled or evenly matched that less mistakes are made leading to less knock outs and less submissions.  Personally I don’t really think the fighters are at fault for some of the less exciting pro fights recently.  They train for years to get in the ring and give everything they have for the win.  I take my hat off to all the men and women that have the heart and courage to be today’s modern gladiators. What I really think needs to be changed in MMA fights today is how the fights are scored.  Fighting in my opinion isn’t just about who lands the most punches, kicks, takedowns, submission attempts or who controls the ring/cage.  I think if the different fight organizations got rid of the 3 round system for non title fights and made it 1 round for say 15 mins and for the title fights 1 round for 25 minutes we would see some pretty incredible fights without jeopardizing the safety of the fighters.  What are your thoughts?   What would you change if it...